H.S. softball: Waterford rallies past Ledyard for ninth straight win

Ledyard — Lily Marelli's two-run single in the top of the seventh gave Waterford its first lead and the Lancers went on to beat Ledyard 6-3 in a high school softball game on Tuesday for their ninth straight win.

Ledyard (10-4) led 3-0 after five innings before Waterford (13-3) scored twice in the top of the sixth and had a four-run seventh. Marelli's hit gave the Lancers a 4-3 lead. Rachel Miller pitched a four-hitter for the win, striking out five with no walks. Lily Marelli had two hits and Emma Marelli doubled and drove in a run for Waterford.

Sara Rivers pitched an eight-hitter for Ledyard, striking out four.

In other games:  

• Maggie Constantine provided the offensive power as Stonington defeated New London 6-3. Constantine went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, a triple, two runs and three RBI for the Bears (8-6), while Colette Dreher went 2-for-4 with a double and Miranda Arruda also doubled. Ella Cook was 3-for-3 for the Whalers (9-7) while Joe Potter was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Jaelynn Potter and Anaya Vega each had a hit and drove in a run.

• Winning pitcher Emily Nelson threw a three-hitter and also belted a three-run home run, powering St. Bernard past Immaculate, 10-3. Meghan Bergeron had a hit and three RBI and Natalie Cruz added a hit and two RBI for the Saints (3-9).

• Old Lyme took a 6-0 lead and held on for a 6-5 win over Hale-Ray in a Shoreline Conference game. Victoria Gage, Catey Battalino and Sadie Rubitski had two hits each and Gage doubled for Old Lyme (9-3, 9-2).

• Senior Allison Georgetti had her 100th career hit during Fitch's 12-3 non-conference road loss to eighth-ranked Southington. The Falcons are 4-11.

• Norwich Tech scored two runs in the fourth inning on the way to beating Wheeler, 2-0. Molly Butremovic had two hits for the Lions (4-9).

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