Harkness strikes out 24 batters in 1-0 victory

Jess Harkness struck out 24 batters and Fallon Bevino drove in the game-winning run in the top of the 10th inning when Foran High opened its softball season with a 1-0 road win over Branford on Wednesday.

Harkness allowed only one hit.

Coach Jeff Bevino’s Lions will host Mercy High of Middletown today at 4.