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Softball: East Haven Hangs On, Nips Amity 10-9

A trip to Woodbridge Wednesday - Girls Softball - East Haven at Amity - both teams with 1 thing in common - both lost to Cheshire - but oh my - was this a memorable game.

East Haven jumped out with 4 runs in the 1st inning - 4 singles, a walk and an error. They added 3 more runs in the 4th - 2 singles, 3 errors and a sac fly and the Easties led 7-0.

Amity got 1 back in the 4th on an rbi single by Sydney Manzione.

East Haven countered with 2 runs in the 5th on 2 singles and a double and East Haven led 9-1. Game over - I think not!

Jill Ciccarelli homered for Amity in the 5th to make it 9-2 after 5 innings. Game over now - No way!

Amity scored 3 runs in the 6th to cut it to 9-5, - Nicole Bier homered and 2 errors by East Haven.

East Haven got a run in the top of the 7th - it proved to be the game winner -an rbi double by Sammie Franceschi. 10-5 bottom of 7

A double, 3 singles and an error - and before you know it - it's 10-9 and the tying run at 3rd base.

But reliever Emilee Bishop got Jill Ciccarelli to ground out - for the final out - and East Haven had a 10-9 nail biter win.

On offense for East Haven - Sammie Franceschi had 4 hits, 2 rbis and scored 3 runs, Lena Barthel had 2 hits 3 rbis , Adriana Franceschi had 2 hits and scored 2 runs.

Tori Heaphy was the winning pitcher but needed relief help from Emilee Bishop to preserve the win.

Juliette Zito had 3 hits and scored 3 runs, Nicole Bier 2 hits(HR) 3 rbis for Amity.

Just a wild game.

Softball Scores: Wilbur Cross 12 Branford 6, Cheshire 11 Lyman Hall 2, Guilford 2 Sacred Heart Academy 0, Seymour 15 Sacred Heart(Wtby) 0

Baseball Scores: Hand 4 Guilford 1, East Haven 2 Career/Hillhouse 0, Hamden 10 Sheehan 3, Fairfield Prep 13 Cheshire 3, Amity 8 Shelton 3, Lyman Hall 8 Xavier 6, Seymour 11 Sacred Heart (Wtby) 4, Ansonia 10 Wilby/Crosby 3, West Haven 3 ND(WH) 0

Next Broadcast - FRIDAY - Softball - East Haven at West Haven 6:55pm on ESPNradio1300, & iheartradio

You can watch the game on the Website.

The Spring Season is heating up - and I love it!

Photo taken by George DeMaio

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