Softball: Norwalk pulls away with late rally, hands WHS third straight loss

Norwalk broke open a one-run game with seven runs in the top of the seventh and went on to defeat the Wilton High softball team 16-8 on Wednesday in Wilton.

It was the third loss in three days for the Warriors, who are now 2-3.

The Bears (5-0) scored a run in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth to go up 4-0, before the Warriors scored three times in the bottom of the fourth to make it 4-3.

Norwalk plated four runs in the fifth, and Wilton answered with three runs in the bottom half, highlighted by Sage Zunda’s two-run triple, to make it 8-6 after five.

After the Bears scored one in the top of the sixth, the Warriors added two more in the bottom of the inning, cutting the lead to 9-8, before Norwalk’s seven-run seventh crushed Wilton’s hopes.

Eliza Ward was 2-for-4 with a run scored for Wilton. Also getting hits were Sophia Strazza (run), Zunda (triple, 2 RBI, two runs), Maya Farrell (run), Claire Wilson (2 RBI, run), Iso Casiraghi (double run) and Pippa Gosden (RBI, run).
New Fairfield
Wilton was coming off an 8-2 loss on Tuesday at New Fairfield. The Rebels broke things open with five runs in the bottom of the sixth to build an 8-0 lead.

The Warriors scored twice in the seventh as Ward singled and Strazza slugged a two-run homer.

Wilton had nine hits in the game, but left five runners in scoring position over the first five innings.

Hannah Belanger (2-for-4, double), Juliana Musilli (2-for-4) and Wilson (2-for-4) all had two hits for Wilton. Strazza was 1-for-3 with a homer, walk, two RBI and run scored. Ward and Farrell each had one hit, and Zunda walked,