Softball: East Haven holds off Jonathan Law
The Jonathan Law softball team lost a 10-5 SCC decision to visiting East Haven on Friday.
Coach Melanie Blude’s Eagles rallied from a 6-0 deficit to draw within 7-5 before the Easties closed out their sixth consecutive win to open the season.
“I’m happy with the way we played today,” Blude said. “We had a couple of errors we don’t normally make, and we swung the bats well.”
Cali Jolley drove home Erin Saley, who had opened the home third with a single, to make it 4-1.
After scoring a pair of unearned runs in each of the first two frames off of Law sophomore Erin Harrigan, East Haven put five hits together to plate three more in the fourth. Winning pitcher Laura Anderson knocked in two runs and Kara Hanson had the other RBI.
Law answered with a three-run rally in the bottom of the inning.
Skyler Bender hit a first-pitch double to the bases of the fence in left field to open the inning.
She scored when Gina Boccamazzo’s grounder was misplayed. Kacy O’Connor singled her home.
Saley bunted her way on base, and the senior then intentionally got caught in a rundown that ended with an Eastie error. O’Connor scored on the play.
Ally Stein singled and Meg Smith bunted Stein to second.
The Eastie’s Alyssa Barcomb then saved two runnings with a lunging dive on Gege Romero’s sinking liner to left.
Law took another off the deficit in the fifth.
Maddie Murphy spoiled three two-strike pitches before driving a base hit up the alley.
Anderson put the next two batters in the book, before O’Connor delivered a clutch two-out RBI single.
East Haven scored two runs in the sixth and another in the seventh to wrap up the scoring.
Saley’s throw from center on Julia SanGiovanni single was cut off by Murphy at first, who threw a strike to erase Bianca Pappacoda trying to score for the third out.
Law (0-4) will visit Hale-Ray in Moodus Saturday at 10:30 a.m.