Sweet Revenge: Nonnewaug Baseball Starts with a Bang



The Nonnewaug baseball team poses after a 14-2 win over Northwestern on April 11.

Samantha Conti, Senior Editor and Sports Editor

WINSTED — After going 0-2 in two tough games against Northwestern last year, the Nonnewaug baseball team came through with a big win at Northwestern’s home field in their first meeting of 2022.

Nonnewaug’s Ben Conti came through on the mound, pitching a complete game and only giving up two runs on four hits, as the Chiefs beat the Highlanders, 14-2, on April 11. 

The Chiefs came out strong, scoring three runs in the first inning. Dylan Chung showed up with four RBI and three hits.

Dylan Chung, who had three hits and four RBI, and Ben Conti, who allowed four hits in a complete-game effort, shared the team’s player of the game honors.

Leadoff hitter Brett Davino tripled in his first at-bat. Conti followed up by singling to bring Davino home. Next up, Chung doubled to allow Conti to score. Ben Stewart grounded out to second baseman to advance Chung home. 

“It felt awesome. The first inning we started off strong and never looked back,” said Conti.

The first inning set the tone for the rest of the game. The Chiefs could not be stopped, finishing the game with six runs in the sixth inning led by Braeden Purser-Eber, Stewart, Jason Mauro and Matt Palumbo all earning RBIs. Palumbo rocked one over the fence, bringing in two runs. 

Brendan Burke did his job defensively and captained the outfield, snatching away hits from Northwestern’s boys. 

“As a whole the team played together and everyone contributed,” said Conti. 

Conti and Chung were awarded the team’s players of the game for the win. The Chiefs are 2-0 and will host Wamogo on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m.