TUESDAY SOFTBALL: With three-run rally, Cheshire walks off on Amity in SCC semis

TUESDAY SOFTBALL: With three-run rally, Cheshire walks off on Amity in SCC semis



WEST HAVEN — The Cheshire softball team gave head coach Kristine Drust a memorable birthday present on Tuesday night.

The No. 2 Rams scored three times in the bottom of the seventh inning to ring up a 4-3 walk-off SCC semifinal win over No. 6 Amity at Biondi Field and advance to Thursday night’s conference tournament championship.

Trailing 3-1, Grace Lurz and Mia Juodaitis led off the seventh with walks. Both moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Lurz scored on an error and Juodaitis scored the tying run on a RBI single by Ari Perlini.

Emma Watkinson provided the game-winning RBI on a sharp groundball. Perlini was safe at the plate and started the celebration.

Cheshire will face top seed North Haven (20-2) in Thursday’s final back at Biondi Field. First pitch is 7 p.m.

Against Amity, Cheshire (19-3) took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning. Courtesy runner Sarah Capute scored on a throwing error.

The Spartans responded with two runs in the top of the fifth, tying the game on an RBI groundout by Juliette Zito and a Rachael Crow RBI single.

Amity (14-8) tacked on an insurance run in the seventh when Olivia Greco scored on a wild pitch.

Cheshire and Amity shared the SCC Hammonasset title after splitting during the regular season.

The Rams won 3-0 at home on May 7. The next day, the Spartans won 3-2 in Woodbridge.

Berlin 12, Platt 0: Alyssa Donahue, Victoria Talento and Jaz Hudson provided the only Platt hits in a CCC South-Colonial Division matchup in Meriden.

Caitlyn Hart took the loss for Platt, which dropped 9-9 on the season.

The Redcoats are 12-7.

CTC Tournament, semifinals at Wilcox Tech, 3:45 p.m.

Enfield at Southington, 4:45 p.m.

The Blue Knights were coming off a 21-3 romp of Northwest Catholic on Monday. In that game, Southington piled up 25 hits, nine of them for extra bases.

Gabby Verderame-Malachowski, Katie Gundersen, Alex Rogers and Kelsey Fernandez all tripled as part of three-hit afternoons. Verderame-Malachowski drove in five runs. Jazmin Lasane also tripled for Southington.

Kayla Pelletier and Chrissy Marotto both had two hits and two RBI.


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