Tuesday, May 14, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Streaking Mercy rallies against Foran, 4-3

A three-run homer by junior Astin Donovan erased a 3-0 deficit in the fifth inning, sparking Mercy softball to a 4-3 win against Foran Tuesday in Middletown.
Even at 3 runs apiece, Mercy’s Steph Mangiameli hit a sacrifice fly to send Catherine Wrang home with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth.
Mercy scored four runs on four hits against Foran starter Jess Harkness, and took advantage of a Foran error in the sixth inning before scoring the winning run. Mary Adametz was the winning pitcher, striking out three and scattering five hits in a complete-game effort.
The win is Mercy’s 13th in a row, lifting the team to 15-2.
Foran is 13-4, and the loss snapped a four-game winning streak.
The two teams will meet again in a regular-season finale Monday in Milford. The Southern Connecticut Conference quarterfinals will take place Tuesday.

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