Mirage handcuff Canton softball in CWSL doubleheader sweep

Softball graphicCANTON, July 10 – Canton was held to four hits in two games and dropped a pair of games to the Connecticut Mirage from Suffield Sunday in Connecticut Women’s Softball League play at the high school.

Mirage beat Canton in the opener, 12-0 in five innings and swept the doubleheader with a 3-0 victory in game two. The Mirage remain in first place in the league at 8-0 while Canton slips to 5-3.

Mirage hurlers Meg Maliga and Colby Norris combined to strike out 15 batters in the two games. In the opener, Mirage’s Rachel Monroe had a pair of triples to lead the winners while Norris struck out seven.

In game two, it was scoreless until the sixth inning. But the Mirage put runners on first and third base thanks to a walk and an error. One run scored on an error and two more came in on Monroe’s two-RBI double for a 3-0 lead.

Danielle Leone and Emily Laliberte had singles for Canton in game one while Savannah Thibault and Nicole Batan had hits for Canton in game two.

Canton returns to the diamond next Sunday when they host Windsor in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.

CT Mirage 12, Canton 0 (5)
At Canton
Canton (5-2)                      000  00 – 0-2-2
CT Mirage (7-0)                 315  3x – 12-15-0
Danielle Leone and unknown; Colby Norris, Meg Maliga (5) and unknown; WP: Norris; LP: Leone; 2B: Elizabeth Newkirk (M), Sam Groskritz (M); 3B: Rachel Monroe (M) 2

CT Mirage 3, Canton 0
At Canton
CT Mirage (8-0)                 000  030  0 – 3-6-1
Canton (5-3)                      000  000  0 — 0-2-1
Meg Maliga, Colby Norris (6) and unknown; Anne Pitkin and unknown; WP: Maliga; LP: Pitkin (2-1); 2B: Rachel Monroe (M)

CWSL standings          W-L
CT Mirage-Suffield         8-0
CT Tides-Durham           6-2
Canton                            5-3
Windsor                          4-4
Thomaston                     3-5

West Hartford                 3-5
CT Bombers-Mansfield  2-5
z-Rocky Hill                    0-8
z-club disbanded 

Sunday’s results
CT Mirage 12, Canton 0 (5)

CT Mirage 3, Canton 0
CT Tides 16-10, Thomaston 3-0
CT Bombers 7, West Hartford 0
CT Bombers 9, Windsor 0 (makeup, June 5)
Windsor 7, Rocky Hill 0, forfeit
Windsor 7, Rocky Hill 0, forfeit
Exhibition: WIndsor 8, West Hartford 4

 

Week 6    July 17, 2016
Windsor at Canton (2), 4 p.m.
Thomaston at CT Mirage-Suffield
Rocky Hill at CT Bombers, forfeit
West Hartford at CT Tides (Coginchaug)

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