In a 10 inning thriller Moran scored in the bottom of the 10th to win their final game of the season against cross town rival Dag. Zach Fazzino went 7 strong innings allowing only 2 hits. Danny Hager entered in the 8th innings and shut down the Dag offensive. Down 1 to 0 in the bottom of the 9th with Mark Grasso scored on a ground ball past the pitcher to tie the game at 1. In the bottom of the 10th Adam Leone crushed a lead off double. Advancing to 3rd Leone was in scoring position. With 2 outs Leone aggressively stolen home on pass ball by the catcher to win the game for the Mustangs. As the season comes to an end I am extremely proud of my players and their accomplishments this year. Go Mustangs!
The bats started to wake up some in the second part of a home and home vs Kennedy of Southington yesterday. After being 1 hit on Friday, the Lady Mustangs hammered out 8 hits to score 6 runs but fell short 13-6. The offense was led by Alexandra Tenero’s 2 singles and 2 RBIs. Nicole Dorsey scored 3 times thanks in part to a long triple to left from Mia Ferry and a double from Te’a Martin. Lauren Lindberg, Sammi Fers and Caitlin Hunt also singled. Feery also struck out 3.
The Lady Mustangs close out the season, Wednesday vs Dag…
Congratulations to both the girls and boys Track & Field teams that competed in the 9th Annual CT Middle School Track & Field State Championships. The girls team finished 4th in the state out of 32 schools and the boys’ team finished 2nd in the state out of 31 schools. Despite the extreme weather conditions, both the girls and boys athletes from Moran did an outstanding job.
Highlights from the meet:
We have two relay teams that finished first in their event which makes them the fastest relay teams in the State of Connecticut and are your State Champions for those events.
The Boys’ 4×800 meter relay:
Zachary Kremzar, Jason Myers, Travis Christopher, and Micah Lee
The Girls’ 4×100 meter relay:
Kinsley Wallace, Hayleigh Lagase, Marley Esch, and Katherine Cappetta
NEW SCHOOL RECORDS:
These runners set new school records in their events:
100 meters – Terrence Bogan – 11.88 seconds – finished 2nd
400 meters – Olivia Dubuc – 1:00.33 seconds – finished 3rd
800 meters – Olivia Dubuc – 2:26.21 – finished 2nd
Other notable runners, throwers, and jumpers were:
Boys 200 meters – Terrence Bogan – 2nd
Boys 400 meters – Tyler Jasinski – 5th
Boys Discus – Dylan Poet – 9th
Boys 4x100m relay – Jacob Smolenski, Stanley Franzik, Ryan Villano, and John Oneto – 4th
Girls 200 meters – Avery Winters 9th
Girls 400 meters – Avery Winters 5th
Girls 800 meters – Elisabeth Brown 8th
Girls 1600 meters – Elisabeth Brown – 7th
Girls Long Jump – Marley Esch – 3rd
Girls High Jump – Eliana Tolentino – 8th
Girls 4x400m relay – Rylee Masson, Amelia Mansfield, Sarina Kapoor, and Grace Waldron – 7th
Girls 4x800m relay – Rylee Massoni, Karly Martino, Arianna Amodio, and Sarina Kapoor – 6th
Congratulations to both teams on a successful season!!!
The Lady Mustang bats were shut down on Friday, with the exception of Jess Davies single to right in a frustrating 6-0 loss at Kennedy. Moran struck out 8 times, 9 ground outs and 4 pop ups….
Mia Ferry kept Moran in the game scattering 5 hits thru 6 innings while striking out 7. Ferry only gave up 2 earned runs.
The Lady Mustangs close out the season at home on Thursday vs cross town rival Dag Hammarskjold. Come on down….
After a tough first inning and 6 errors Moran fell to Kennedy. Moran looks to rebound in their final home game vs Dag next Thursday. Zach Fazzino and Nate DeMaio went 1 for 2 as Dev Patel came in for relief for the Mustangs.
The Moran Lady Mustang Softball Team came out on Friday to avenge an earlier loss to a feisty Strong Middle School team in Durham. The Ladies used singles by Nicole Dorsey, Te’a Martin, Mia Ferry, Sammi Fers and Caitlyn Hunt to open up a 3 run lead before Strong had a chance to bat.
It was the defense that shined. Aleiya Noone grabbed a single to deep center hit Mia Ferry on the cutoff and Sammi Fers applied the tag at home. Fers threw out one runner trying to steal and picked off another runner at third along with Nicole Dorsey got a speedy runner in a pickle and again applied a tag. A line drive to Te’a Martin playing the short stop position, doubled off a runner at first thanks to a great throw and a long stretch by Caitlyn Hunt..
Colleen Kelley came in for defensive purposes and had a put out in left, while Jess Davies singled along with Summer van Dyke and each had an RBI. Again the Lady Mustangs hammered out 15 singles and Ferry again had 6 K’s and scattered 7 hits.
The record is now 5 and 4 with 2 games left.
On Friday Moran beat Strong of Durham 5 to 4. Kyle Barth took the mound in the first inning and never looked back. Barth went 7 innings shutting down the Strong offensive. Down 2 to 1 Moran’s offensive sparked in the 4th innings as Jordan Davis had 6 stolen bases in the game and Andrew Carey’s single plated two Mustangs. Mark Grasso’s defense in Right secured the win for the Mustangs.
The Moran track and field team participated in the Woodrow Wilson Invitational on Thursday May 19th, the girls team finished 2nd behind RHAM middle school 107-101.5. The boys team finished 4th place behind Cromwell,Wilson,McGee.
The first 8 places scored points toward the final results. Scoring points for Moran were:
Ryan Villano 5th 100 meters
Tyler Jasinski 1st 400 meters/4th Long Jump
Dylan Poet 5th shot put/6th discus
Jason Myers 3rd 400
Travis Christopher 4th 400
Zach Kremzar 7th 400
Micah Lee 3rd 800/ 2nd 1600
4×400 Relay 1st Zach Kremzar-Micah Lee-Jason Myers-Tyler Jasinski
Hayleigh Legase 8th 100
Grace Waldron 6th Discus
Kinsley Wallace 5th 100
Katherine Cappetta 7th 200
Eliana Tolentino 5th Long Jump/2nd HJ
Kiley Mastel 6th High Jump
Avery Winters 2nd 200/ 2nd 400
Olivia Dubuc 1st 400/800
Lizzie Brown 4th 800/3rd 1600
4×100 relay 3rd Kinsley Wallace-Hayleigh Lagase-Marley Esch-Katherine Cappetta
4×400 Relay 1st Grace Waldron-Lizzie Brown-Avery Winters-Olivia Dubuc
Olivia Dubuc set a new school record in the 800 meters
Congratulations, job well done!