Jun. 1—The Enfield Excessive softball crew had no longer allowed double-figure runs in any recreation since its season-opening accumulate over Somers.
But after taking a third-inning lead against Southington in Monday’s CCC championship recreation, it happened a second time. And the Blue Knights, ranked No. 3 within the GameTimeCT verbalize ballot, did it in one inning.
Southington’s 10-mosey outburst within the bottom of the third erased its deficit and the second-seeded Blue Knights went on to defeat the fourth-seeded Eagles 12-1 at Quirk Field in Hartford for the CCC crown.
Julia Panarella pitched a two-hitter for Southington (22-1), which has obtained 21 straight. She walked three and struck out 11.
Enfield attach its hits collectively within the head of the third as Meredith Higgins led off with a single and later scored on Olivia Stebbins’ single to place the Eagles in entrance.
Southington, though, had the immense reply that included a wide slam by Jazmin Lasane that made it 6-1 and a three-mosey homer by Ashlyn Desauliners that capped the inning’s scoring. Lasane completed 2-for-4 with five RBIs while Desauliners became as soon as also 2-for-4 with two runs scored and the three RBIs.
Tiffany Lubanski became as soon as the losing pitcher for the Eagles (19-4), who procure lost twice in their final 13 games with every being to Southington. The Blue Knights obtained in Enfield 5-2 a week ago within the stylish-season finale.
Southington and Enfield now head to the Class LL verbalize tournament. The Blue Knights are the reigning champion and No. 1 seed and must always host a second-spherical recreation Wednesday against the winner of these days’s contest between No. 16 Pomperaug and No. 17 New Milford.
The Eagles are seeded fourth and likewise obtained a first-spherical bye. They’ll entertain the winner of these days’s recreation between No. 13 Stamford and No. 20 West Haven on Wednesday. If Southington and Enfield accumulate two games, they would perchance face off all over again within the Class LL semifinals.