H.S. softball roundup: NFA outslugs Griswold 11-6

Griswold - Emily DeVito went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBI, powering the Norwich Free Academy softball team past Griswold 11-6 Wednesday in the opener for both teams.

Bethany Stone had a hit and two RBI and Emily Arico had a hit and an RBI while Megan Weir earned the win for the Wildcats, who never trailed after scoring five runs in the first inning.

In other games:

• Kathrine Welles and Sara Bennet each had two hits and scored twice as Ledyard beat Wheeler 5-2. Jessica Monday earned the win, pitching a seven-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks. Julie Wanstall had two hits and drove in two runs for Wheeler and Summer Cipriani took the loss, but struck out 15 with one walk and allowed only one earned run.

• Danielle Faries' suicide squeeze scored Colleen Topliff in the bottom of the seventh and gave Woodstock Academy its 13-12 win over Montville. Stephanie Szot had three hits for Montville.

• Ellis Tech scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to beat Grasso Tech 20-19 in a Constitution State Conference game. The game was called after five innings due to darkness. Mary Murphy and Amanda Overton had doubles for Grasso.

• Manuela Duran, Kate Ashbey (double) and Bryanna Parkes accounted for New London's three hits in an 18-0 loss to Coventry.


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