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Nighthawk Softball Squad Continues Success With Conference Wins

Published: May 09, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Outfielder Rachel O'Grady tosses the ball to the infield during a game this spring. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Outfielder Rachel O'Grady tosses the ball to the infield during a game this spring. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Newtown High School's softball team ran its winning streak to four and won its tenth contest in 11 games to carry an overall record of 12-4 and South-West Conference mark of 8-1 into a Wednesday, may 9 visit to Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport.

The Nighthawks walked off with a 3-2 victory over visiting Brookfield, in the tenth inning, on May 2, beat host Bunnell of Stratford 9-1 the next day, and run-ruled visiting Weston 12-0 in six innings, at Treadwell Park, on May 7.

Kaysie Fisher delivered the game-clinching run batted in (RBI) against Brookfield. Heather Stroili delivered three hits and scored a run; Jackie Moccio had two hits, an RBI, and a run scored; Tess Mubarek had two hits and an RBI; and Shannon Cheh had two hits. Pitcher Sara Kennedy fanned 11 batters and did not issue a walk.

In the triumph over Bunnell, Shauna Tucker pitched and picked up her second varsity win, allowing four hits and striking out five, while not allowing a walk. Kendra Saunders and Ryssa Swanson each had two hits, an RBI, and a run scored; and Fisher had a pair of hits and two runs scored.

Newtown blanked Weston behind Kennedy's one-hitter; she allowed only a bunt single in the first inning, and struck out 15 batters, walking just one.

The Hawks compiled 17 hits and drove in 11 of their 12 runs. Carriero had two hits, including a home run, drove in four, and scored; Mubarek had three hits, an RBI, and two runs scored; Kennedy contributed two hits and a pair of runs batted in; Cheh was 3-for-3 with three batted in and two runs scored; Fisher was 2-for-2 with an RBI; and Moccio had two hits and a pair of runs scored.

The Nighthawks host Pomperaug of Southbury at Treadwell Park on Friday, May 11, beginning at 7 pm. They visit Stratford on Monday, May 14 at 6 pm, and close out the regular season against Masuk of Monroe (16-0 overall and 9-0 in SWC play) on Tuesday, May 15, starting at 7 pm.

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