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Balls and Strikes: New Canaan hands Norwalk first conference loss

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New Canaan’s 2-1 win over Norwalk on Monday afternoon wasn’t exactly the sharpest game you’ll see this season. The difference was a two-out double in the fourth inning by New Canaan first baseman Katie Krueger to plate two runs. The performance was somewhat uncharacteristic of Norwalk, which came into play on Monday a perfect 10-0 […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Newest state softball poll released

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The latest Connecticut high school softball poll, compiled by the New Haven Register is out. Not much has changed, the Top 10 remains intact from a week ago, with Seymour continuing to hold its place alone atop the poll. The only big change is a loss last week dropped Brookfield from No. 2 to No. […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, General, NVL, SCC, SWC

St. Joseph belts Staples

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The St. Joseph softball team belted 20 hits in its 16-4 win at Staples. Jenn Vazquez led St. Joseph’s offense with three hits, including a double. Amy Chacho may only be a freshman, but showed she can play. Chacho had two hits, including a triple. Staples shortstop Nikki Bukovsky is a special player and is […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bethel knocks off Brookfield in unexpected slugfest

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Some thoughts from Kasack Field in Bethel, where the upstart Wildcats edged reigning SWC champion Brookfield 9-8 Wednesday afternoon to serve the Bobcats with their first loss: A senior versus senior matchup that pitted Brookfield’s Brittany Fusek against Bethel’s Sen Evaristo seemed like a surefire pitcher’s duel. That’s why we play the…yeah, you know the […] [Read More]
Categories: SWC

Darien defeats Staples via mercy rule in four and a half innings

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Darien rode a 12-run second inning outburst to a 12-0 win over Staples in four and a half innings. The win was Darien’s fifth straight which improved its record to 8-2 while Staples dropped to 4-6 with the loss. The Darien lineup has a knack for the big inning: If you want proof of the […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC

Softball tripleheader May 12 at DeLuca Field

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St. Joseph softball coach Jeff Babineau has organized a tripleheader on May 12 at DeLuca Field in Stratford, featuring three rivalry games in order to raise money for the Erin Babineau Memorial Fund. Masuk plays Lauralton Hall at 3 p.m., followed by Trumbull against St. Joseph at 5 and Bunnell vs. Stratford caps the evening […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC, General, SWC

St. Joseph’s bats break out

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Howdy, Cardillo checking in here after St. Joseph’s 13-0 five-inning win over previously unbeaten Danbury Wednesday afternoon. Pretty sure the Cadets’ 12-run third inning is finally over. In my years on the high school softball beat I’ve seen some big innings, but nothing quite like that. The Cadets sent up 10 batters before Danbury recorded […] [Read More]
Categories: FCIAC

Stonington pitcher strikes out 21 in perfect game

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Stonington pitcher Andrea Chiaradio did something on Saturday that brought back memories of former Masuk pitcher/legend Rachele Fico. In a 3-0 win over Norwich Free Academy she struck out all 21 batters she faced, en route to a rare  perfect game as reported by the New London Day. Consider these facts, which make Chiaradio’s feat […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Weekly softball poll released

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The weekly New Haven Register state softball poll is out and Seymour cemented it’s place atop the list. Fellow undefeated teams Brookfield and Maloney moved up a few places, while Foran and Masuk fell a couple spots after suffering their first defeats of the season. Slowing climbing toward the Top 10 are teams like Law, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Balls and Strikes: Norwalk outlasts Ludlowe in 13

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Finally, in the top of the 13th inning, Norwalk left field Kerry McCabe singled with two outs to lift the Bears to a 5-4 win over Fairfield Ludlowe on Friday afternoon at Sturges Park. *Both Norwalk senior right-hander Patti Sciglimpaglia and Ludlowe junior Aliza Guerrero had bouts of wildness at times, combining for nine walks and […] [Read More]
Categories: General