Greenwich’s bats hot in win over Wilton

Scoring in all but one inning and pounding out 16 hits, the Greenwich High School softball team cruised to a 13-7 win over Wilton on Monday.
The Cardinals (4-2) received another strong outing from junior left-hander Allison Kach, who struck out eight in a complete-game effort. Greenwich’s defensive play was also solid, as it played errorless softball, spearheaded by senior shortstop Erica Ambrogio (four putouts).
As for the Cardinals’ offense, everyone in the starting lineup had at least one hit. Kach, who went 2 for 4 with three RBI, got the game started on a positive note for the Cards, delivering at two-run triple in the first inning. The Cardinals scored three times in the first, added three more runs in the second, two in the third one in the fourth and three in the sixth.
Gabrielle Fratello went 3 for 5 with three RBI, Ebba Mark was 2 for 3 with three runs scored, Lindsay Bemis was 2 for 4 with triple, a run scored and an RBI, Madison Burhans was 2 for 2 with two runs scored and Ambrogio had two hits and an RBI.

As they did when they began the second inning with four straight hits, GHS strung hits together throughout the game – something they didn’t do much last season.
“Our hitting is something we’ve really improved on,” Greenwich coach Mary Beth Fratello said. “We are not just getting a hit here or there like last season. We are putting hits together and scoring a lot of runs, which is nice to see. That’s something we haven’t done the past couple of years.”

The Cardinals will look to remain hot against host Brien McMahon on Wednesday.

Dave Fierro