Softball: International League 10U’s win District title

The Milford International Little League 10U District All Star softball team team rallied in the sixth inning to defeat previously unbeaten and top-seeded North Branford 3-2 at Stanyke Field in Orange on Tuesday to win the District 4 championship.

MILL will meet District 1 champion Darien today at 5:30 in the state sectionals at Unity Field in Trumbull.

North Branford scored two runs on two singles and a pair of walks to score two runs and take a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning.

In the top of the sixth, MILL starting pitcher Judy Tarczali led off with an infield single and Emily Krauss walked. Angelina Robinson worked another one-out walk to load the bases.

Erin Donegan then hit into a fielder’s choice in a close play at first base, scoring Tarczali to tie the game at 2.

With runners on second and third, Haley Stroffolino stepped up and took the first pitch for a ball. As the second pitch crossed the plate in the dirt and passed by the North Branford catcher, Emily Krauss raced home to score the winning run giving MILL the win.

MILL scored a run in the second.

Krauss was hit by a pitch and advanced to third on a pair of stolen bases.

Brianna Madelung and Robinson both worked walks and Krauss scored on a wild pitch to give Milford a 1-0 lead.

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