Norwalk downs Wilton softball team

Monday afternoon’s softball game between Wilton and Norwalk  pitted two teams with similar records and had the makings of competitive contest.

Which it was, until the top of the fifth inning.

Wilton committed several errors in the inning and Norwalk pushed five runs across the plate to take a 5-2 lead en route to an 11-2 victory over the Warriors, who committed a total seven errors in the game.

Wilton (2-9) scored single runs in the third and fourth innings for a 2-0 lead. Senior Dani Miskinis was on the mound for the Warriors and allowed three hits and had five strikeouts over the first four innings.

In the fifth, Norwalk (4-8) scored its five runs on just two hits, as all the runs were unearned. The Bears plated two more runs in the sixth and four in the seventh, again with the aid of Warrior errors. The Bears scored their 11 runs on just nine hits.

“We’re not a good enough team to give them extra outs. Dani pitched well but didn’t get the support she needed from her infield. They really didn’t hit the ball hard and they only had a few balls to the outfield," said Wilton head coach Mark Salottolo.

On the bright side for the Warriors was Daria Acosta-Rua, who was 3-for-4, including a lead-off triple in the fourth. Acosta-Rua scored on a single by Ally Rauccio.

The defensive highlight came from Rauccio, who turned an unassisted double play in the sixth to end the inning. Rauccio caught a line drive and tagged the runner caught off second.

The Warriors could register only six hits off Norwalk pitcher Aly Brown, who pitched a complete game for the win.