ORANGE >> It took over 24 hours due to rain, but when the field dried, it was Seymour that came out victorious capturing a 10-2 five-inning victory over Mystic in the Little League softball State final at Stankye Field Tuesday. Mystic conceded during the bottom of the fifth inning after the game was halted due to rain and lightning.
Weather played a factor a day earlier when the game was suspended due to rain and game was resumed in the second inning Tuesday. Pitcher Megan Condo said waiting was the hardest part.
“It was hard sleeping,” she said, with a laugh. “All I could think about was us coming back and winning. I knew we could come back and do this.”
Seymour wins its second straight state crown and will now face an opponent to be determined Friday in the East Regional. Seymour won the first game if the double elimination final before dropping the second 1-0. Coach Dawn Supranovich said her team was motivated.
“The loser’s going home so give it everything you’ve got today and they all stepped up to that challenge,” she said.
Seymour extended the lead in the second as Reilly Bronson scored on an error.
The lead pushed back to two runs in the fourth after Jill Andes hit a routine pop fly that was mishandled by the centerfielder, allowing Megan Condo to score. Condo tripled earlier in the inning. Condo said this was all about the team
“We’re representing Connecticut,” she said. “Not only Seymour, but Connecticut.”
Seymour kept it coming after loads the bases with no outs in the bottom of he fifth. Five Mystic errors allowed five Seymour runs to score.
Seymour doesn’t play until Friday in the East Regional to begin in Bristol. After struggling to sleep waiting to win the state title, Seymour will gladly take a well-deserved break.
“They were determined to win this game,” Supranovich said.