Wilton softball team hangs tough in loss to Ludlowe
The Wilton High girls softball team gave one of the top squads in the FCIAC a good battle Wednesday afternoon, but the Warriors came up short against visiting Fairfield Ludlowe.
The Falcons (4-1) picked up a 4-1 victory over the 0-4 Warriors.
Dani Miskinis drew the start on the mound for Wilton, pitched in trouble in all but the first inning, but allowed only single runs to Ludlowe in the second, fourth, fifth, and sixth innings, as she scattered nine hits and six walks in the losing effort.
Ludlowe’s first run came off the bat of Brenna Martini, who hit a line shot over the leftfielder's head for a round tripper and a 1-0 lead.
The Warriors and Miskinis caught a break in the top of the fifth. With two down and the bases loaded, a pinch-hitting Ludlowe player got an infield hit to score a second run in the inning. However the Ludlowe coach didn’t notify the umpire of the change and the player was called out and the run came off the scoreboard.
Ludlowe pitcher Aliza Guerrero set the first nine Warrior batters down in order. Wilton got to her in the fourth with singles by Miskinis and Ally Rauccio. Daria Acosta-Rue hit a ball between short and third and the shortstop couldn’t make a play on it as the Warriors plated their only run of the game.
"We’ve made some good strides since the beginning of the year and the team is moving in the right direction," said Wilton coach Mark Salottolo. "The way we played today is huge confidence builder for the team. The hard work they are putting in at practice is starting to show on the field.”