Tuesday, May 3, 2016

St. Paul softball stuns Holy Cross

On April 28, St. Paul softball suffered a disappointing 7-2 home loss to Watertown at St. Paul Catholic High School.
The Indians hit the ball, to be sure, but the Falcons also made three errors.
April 29 didn't bring any relief, as St. Paul was scheduled to host Holy Cross. The Crusaders came in undefeated, but the Falcons put an end to that. St. Paul scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a scoreless tie, then added another run in the sixth for a 3-0 lead. Alessandra Milardo gave up a single run in the top of the seventh, then held off Holy Cross to secure a huge 3-1 victory.
Milardo fired a complete game five-hitter for St. Paul with seven strikeouts to just one walk. 
In the fifth, Katelynn Oullette led off with a single. Pinch runner Biance DiLernia reached second on a ground out, then third on a passed ball. Jessica Persechino singled to drive home DiLernia for a 1-0 lead. A ground out moved Persechino to second, then Brigid Johndrow ripped a single to score Persechino and make it 2-0.
Milardo singled to lead off the sixth. A Brooke Perez bunt moved Milardo to second, then Corinne Johndrow singled to score Milardo.
St. Paul (7-2) is scheduled for another tough matchup at home today against Torrington at 3:45 p.m., weather permitting of course. A win puts Gary Hovhanessian's girls in the Class S state tournament. 
The Falcons are also scheduled to play tomorrow at Wolcott, Thursday at home against Kennedy, and Friday at home against Oxford.

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