A similar but heartbreaking situation stung the Weston High varsity softball team for the third time in the past two weeks in its game against New Milford.Sporting a 2-1 lead for most of the match, Weston had a lapse in the game’s final minutes, giving up three runs and losing 4-2 on Monday, April 30.
The heartbreaking part was that Weston already had two outs under its belt when Green Wave catcher Kelsey Fuchs brought in New her team’s third run.
Pitcher Kat Fischer gave up only five hits to the Green Wave and struck out 12. All four New Milford runs were unearned. By comparison, New Milford’s Kara Golembeski yielded seven hits and three strikeouts. Kaidy Wollman and Erika Wollman scored Weston’s two runs, with the former nabbing three total hits.
Bethel upset the Trojans 7-0 two days later although the game could hardly be considered a traditional loss.
The game began in a spark-filled deadlock. Runs were absent on the scoreboard until the sixth inning. Both teams had trouble hitting the other pitcher, but even as the Wildcats attempted to advance on the bases, the Trojans were usually there to throw them off the field.
Lianna Hursh had six putouts at first base. She and shortstop Shelby Merberg also turned a double play.
However, an offensive break came in the fifth and sixth innings, when Bethel scored four and three runs, respectively.
The Trojans did not bring in any hits until the top of the seventh. Merberg and Kaidy Wollman managed one hit each for Weston.
The Trojans are 2-for-10, and 1-8 in the South-West Conference. They host Oxford today (Thursday) at 4:15 p.m., visit Notre Dame on Saturday at 10, are at Immaculate on Monday at 4:15 and host Lauralton Hall on Wednesday, also at 4:15.