WETHERSFIELD - A fifth inning rally brought the Wethersfield High School softball team (1-0) back from a one-run deficit to edge Tolland High School 5-3 at home last Monday, April 8.
Senior third baseman Brianna Godlewski had a homer and a double in the victory, making key defensive plays for the Eagles as well. Sophomore pitcher Megan Kieselback was on the mound for the entire game for the Eagles, narrowly escaping multiple man-on-base situations with zero to minimal scoreboard damage.
The Eagles’ rally came at the top of the fifth inning, with the team trailing 3-2. A routine play to first base was flubbed by a dropped ball, landing Wethersfield’s Alexandra Saharek on with Susie Kieselback up to bat. The senior second baseman worked it up to a full count, and then laced one to give the Eagles first and second.
Rachel Lombardi, however, would show the most resilience, hanging on with two strikes by foul tipping four times before blasting one out to left field where a barehanded attempt for the out was dropped, putting the Eagles up 4-3.
Godlewski added her homer in the sixth inning to give Wethersfield the one-run cushion, at 5-3.
The Eagles escaped a third inning bases loaded jam. Kieselback rescued the ball from Wethersfield’s own fluke off a play to first base, firing to Saharek at home plate where the would-be Tolland scorer was tagged out to shut down the scoring opportunity.
Wethersfield takes to the road to battle Fermi High School in East Hartford April 17 at 3:45 p.m.