MANCHESTER — Sharp hitting eyes up and down the lineup combined with a sharp eye by head coach Trish Wodatch from the dugout enabled the Platt softball team to draw a victorious 10-8 bead on East Catholic on Tuesday afternoon.
The Panthers plated six runs to take the lead in the top of the sixth. Wodatch helped Platt stay on top when she noticed East Catholic slugger Pam Parent had missed third base while running out a home run in the bottom of the seventh.
The umpires agreed with the appeal. What would have been East Catholic’s ninth run came off the board and Platt pitcher Caitlyn Hart stuck out the next batter to end a marathon CCC interdivisional affair.
Platt came away at 3-3. East Catholic fell to 2-4. Despite the high run totals, Hart and East Catholic counterpart Isabella Flavell were dominant at times. Hart struck out 14. Flavell fanned 12.
Platt pieced together the pivotal rally in the sixth with six hits. Hind Mouman got it going with a base hit. Caitlyn Hart and Tori Talento followed with RBI singles. Dani Fuentes singled home two more runs before Alyssa Donahue delivered a RBi double.
Jazmir Hudson added a single and Platt’s sixth run of the inning scored on a wild pitch.
Fuentes finished 3-for-5 with three RBI. Hart (2-for-5) also drove in three runs. Talento was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Lyman Hall 14, Rocky Hill 1: Paige Hansen smashed a grand slam and Morgan Tuscano added a two-run shot as the Trojans battered the host Terriers at Elm Ridge Park.
The non-conference rout halted a six-game slide and improved the Trojans to 3-6 overall.
Faith Barbieri and Sydney Nilsen both enjoyed 3-for-5 games for Lyman Hall. Theresa Lynch stole four bases.
Tuscano finished 2-for-5 with three RBI. Hansen was 2-for-3.
Alex Tenero earned the pitching win with a four-hitter. She struck out five and walked one.
Cheshire 5, Mercy 0: Bri Pearson and the Rams notched the SCC Hammonasset shutout in Cheshire to raise their record to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the division.
Pearson allowed just five hits and struck out nine to send Mercy to 3-6 and 0-3.
Ari Perlini and Emma Glover had two hits apiece for Cheshire. Glover also drove in two runs.