WINDSOR LOCKS, May 26 – A year ago, the East Granby softball team ran the table in the North Central Connecticut Conference with an undefeated regular season campaign (20-0) to win a conference championship. It was the first league title by the Crusaders since the girls basketball team nearly 20 years earlier in 1996.
But there was a sense of unfinished business, especially in the NCCC, after the Crusaders were upset in the NCCC Tournament by Suffield, 4-3.
This spring, East Granby and Ellington each finished a game behind Granby and their outstanding sophomore pitcher Kari Marks, who captured the NCCC championship for the fourth time in the last six years. It just added additional fuel to East Granby’s drive.
In a duel of two outstanding pitchers, East Granby junior Genna Hartman struck out 14 and limited the Bears to just four hits as the Crusaders won the NCCC Tournament Thursday at Veteran’s Field in Windsor Locks with a 2-0 victory over Granby.Continue Reading