CANTON – Canton softball coach Charlie Batan was a bit concerned before his squad opened the 2014 Connecticut Women’s Softball League championship tournament Saturday morning at Canton High.
The players were all discussing the championship game and a potential clash with the Connecticut Tides, who won the regular season championship with an 11-3 record. But Canton had two games to win before they could play for a title.
Game one didn’t start well. Canton gave up three runs to West Hartford in the first inning. West Hartford still had a three-run lead in the fifth inning. However, Canton scored one run in the fifth and three in the sixth inning to take a 4-3 lead.
And then Canton preserved the win by throwing out a West Hartford runner trying to tie the game in the top of the seventh inning for a thrilling 4-3 victory. Continue Reading