H.S. softball: East Lyme rallies late to edge Ledyard 3-1

East Lyme — Angie Venditti's two-run triple led to a three-run sixth inning as East Lyme High School rallied for a 3-1 softball victory over Ledyard on Tuesday.

Venditti later scored the third run on a groundout.

Isabel Siciliano pitched a three-hitter to earn the victory for the Vikings (5-8) and also added a double. Ledyard took the lead with a run in the second inning when freshman Aaliyah Amidon tripled and scored. Amidon had two hits for Ledyard (8-2) and Sara Rivers pitched a five-hitter.

In other games:

• Maddy Stepski hit a game-winning three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Stonington past Woodstock Academy 8-7. After Woodstock scored four runs in the top of the seventh to take a 7-5 lead, Tori LoPresto led off the bottom of the inning with a walk for Stonington. Colette Dreher singled to put runners on first and second. Stepski homered to left-center field with one out. Stepski finished 2-for-3 with a triple, homer and four RBI for the Bears (5-6), Dreher was 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored and Maggie Constantine was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

• Norwich Free Academy pitcher Bailey Comeau struck out 13 and allowed two hits, giving up just one unearned run in a 1-0 loss to No. 8 South Windsor, a game which featured a duel between a pair of Class LL all-state pitchers. Maria Hanchuk struck out 10 for South Windsor (10-0). Sara Cote and Alicia Abde had two hits each for NFA (9-3).

• Ariana Guinassi went 4-for-4 and drove in a run during St. Bernard's 14-3 loss to Plainfield on Monday. Meghan Bergeron added three hits, including a double, and scored a run for the Saints (1-7) while Taina Quinones was 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs.

• Keylin Robles had five hits, including a pair of home runs, and drove in eight as Grasso Tech outlasted Prince Tech 29-27 Monday in the Connecticut Technical Conference. Erin Blake added four hits, including a double, with three RBI and three stolen bases for the Eagles.


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