H.S. softball roundup: NFA advances to LL quarters
Norwich — Sara Cote hit two doubles, walked twice, scored twice and drove in two runs as No. 6 Norwich Free Academy routed No. 22 Staples 8-0 Wednesday in a CIAC Class LL softball second-round tournament game.
The Wildcats (20-5) advanced to play at No. 3 Cheshire in Thursday’s quarterfinal at 4 p.m. The Rams thumped No. 14 Stamford 11-2.
Hailee Schrader went 3-for-4, including a triple, with two RBI for NFA and Shea Gendron had two hits, including a double, with two runs. Also, Sophia DiCocco and Bailey Comeau combined on a seven-hitter with five strikeouts for NFA and Comeau added two hits.
In other games:
• Cara Lennon had two doubles and five RBI as No. 3 Brookfield scored all its runs in the fifth inning to beat No. 14 East Lyme 9-0 in a Class M second-round game. Nikki Marsh had two hits for East Lyme (13-11).
• Colette Dreher was 3-for-3 and Lainnie Connor hit a home run over the center field fence in the sixth inning of No. 12 Stonington's 7-2 loss to No. 5 Granby in the Class M second round. Stonington finished the season 15-8.
• Ellie Hohlfelder and Allison Georgetti combined on a three-hitter with eight strikeouts as No. 18 Fitch topped No. 15 Platt 8-0 in Tuesday's Class L first round. Casey Flax had two hits, including a triple, with two RBI and two runs for the Falcons and Angelina Doak had a double and triple. Also, Karly Morales had two hits and Georgetti also had two hits, including a triple. Fitch was eliminated from the tournament Wednesday with a 3-1 loss to No. 2 Hand. The Falcons finished 11-13.
• No. 20 Ledyard was ousted from the Class M tournament with a 2-1 loss to No. 13 Notre Dame of Fairfield in a first-round game on Tuesday. Madison Sanborn pitched a four-hitter for Ledyard (13-10).