Foran to play Masuk in Class L softball quarterfinals

The Foran softball team defeated a pair of higher ranked teams to advance to the Class L quarterfinals.

No. 25 Foran (11-9) will visit No. 1 Masuk on Friday at 4 p.m. in Monroe.

Coach Julie Johnson’s Lions opened states with a 3-2 win in 12 innings over No. 8 Wethersfield. They upended No. 9 Woodstock Academy 19-9 on Wednesday.

Wethersfield (17-3) took a 2-0 lead in the second.

Kendall LaMorte hit a lead-off home run to tie things at 2 in the top of the sixth.

Chloe Nittoly knocked in the first run of the frame after a Kaitlyn Beaupre single and a double by Mary Rodrigues.

Wethersfield intentionally walked LaMorte in the top of the 12th.

Beaupre reached on a bunt single. LaMorte moved to third on a fielder’s choice grounder.

Morgan Viesselman’s sacrifice fly gave Foran the lead.

Viesselman struck out two and fielded a ball back to the circle to account for the final three outs.

Rodrigues (three hits) and Alex Hart (double) each drove in four runs against Woodstock Academy (17-3).

Sarah Connelly hit a home run and drove home two runs.

Nittoly and Viesselman (three hits) had two RBIs each.

Viesselman struck out six and didn’t allow an earned run.