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 in FCIAC play and 10-1 overall.
“We’ve had days where it all comes together and maybe this was one of those days where none of it came together,” Norwalk head coach Elaine Gratrix said. “We seemed to have issues on the bases, we had issues in the field, we had issues on the mound, we had issues at the plate. All around, this was not a sharp game. It was not Norwalk softball today.”
The Bears produced 10 hits against New Canaan right-hander Jordan Ventura, but they didn’t do much at all with the runners they put on base. The Bears loaded the bases in the first inning on three singles and then put another two runners on in the second. Both times, they ultimately came up empty on the scoreboard.
Gratrix knows that her team can’t dwell on the loss.
“We’ve got to come back from it. We can’t let it bury us,” Gratrix said. “I know they’ll be back. They’ll come back tomorrow and they’ll be ready to work.”