Tag: softball

Proving they belong: Another giant step for Blue Devils softball

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The journey began in earnest three years ago when head coach Scott Marcucio took over the helm of the Lady Blue Devils softball program that went 3-17 the year before.  The first order of business was…

Softball: Blue Devils still battling for tourney berth

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville softball team took another step closer to qualifying for the state tournament for the first time since 2014 with a 17-0 win over Bulkeley on Friday May 10. That improved the Blue Devils to…

Softball: Devils are the comeback kids

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville softball team has learned quite a few lessons from head coach Scott Marcucio over the past few seasons in their pursuit to get back to the state tournament. One key lesson is to not…

Blue Devils round-up: Track, golf, softball, tennis

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Sydni Spencer won two events to lead the Plainville girls track and field team at this past Saturday’s Greater Bristol Invitational, held at Bristol Central High School. The invitational was contested in unseasonably cold temperatures…

Blue Devils softball shows resilience

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Blue Devils showed some resilience shaking off a pair of lopsided losses to Bristol Eastern and Bristol Central. Plainville strung together the longest win streak in five years and now stands halfway toward their state…

Softball’s comeback boosts confidence

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT It’s often said that it’s not how you start; it’s how you finish. For the Plainville softball team, it had everything to do with how they started the season during a come-from-behind, 13-8 victory on Monday,…

Softball preview: Expectations are running high

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT Expectations are running high for the Plainville softball team as they enter the season with 10 veteran players. The Blue Devils appear ready to take the next step in their rebuilding process under third year head…

Blue Devils: A final look back at Spring 2018

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER It was an up-and-down spring in 2018 for Plainville High School sports. Baseball and outdoor track and field made the most noise out of the Blue Devil contingent. Here’s what happened in each sport: Baseball…

Lady Devils win pair

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Devils (2-8) achieved their first two wins of the season after going 2-1 this past week. One of those wins came down to the last inning. Seventh-inning stretch Plainville hosted Wethersfield (1-9) on…

Blue Devils hold their own before bowing to Lancers

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL  – When your squad has the ability to win those close games, then the team is poised for a successful campaign. And for the Bristol Eastern softball squad, getting those tough wins has led…