STRATFORD >> Denise Dennis and Hannah Cooper had five RBIs apiece as the Stratford Brakettes defeated a collection of Connecticut high school all-stars, 22-3, Thursday night at DeLuca Field.
Dennis, an 11-year Brakettes veteran who played at UMass, hit a home run and had a double as the Brakettes erased a 2-0, first-inning deficit, which came courtesy of Cheshire’s Megan Hodgdon’s two-run single.
Danbury’s Julia Lener and Bristol Eastern’s Charline Plascynski set up the All-Stars’ scoring with hits.
The Brakettes rallied back with three runs in the second, two in the third and six in the fourth to take a commanding 11-3 lead.
Dennis had a home run and a double. Cooper, who recently finished her career at Central Connecticut State, led the way with five hits and a home run.
Julia Lener of Danbury hit a home run in the fourth inning.
Brakettes’ pitcher Patti Sciglimpaglia, a former All-FCIAC player from Norwalk who now plays for the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, threw five innings to earn the victory. She surrendered five hits and two runs and also struck out three to improve to 3-0. She also hit a home run.
St. Joseph’s Nicole Williams took the loss. East Haven’s Laura Anderson, Seymour’s Reanne Geffert and Maloney’s Paige Mickensuliase also pitched several innings apiece.
Former Masuk All-Stater and 2014 CT Gatorade Player of the Year Tatum Buckley, who now plays at Florida Atlantic, closed with four perfect innings for the Brakettes. She struck out nine.
Val Suto, Amber Radomski and Mary Sciglimpaglia each had three hits for the Brakettes (9-0).
The Brakettes play Friday and Saturday with double headers at 7 p.m. against the Newtown Rock Gold at DeLuca Field. All games will be broadcast on Brakettes.com.
Brakettes 22, CT All-Stars 3
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|Batteries: All-Stars- Nicole Williams (L), Lori Anderson (3), Reanne Geffert (5), Paige Mickensuliase (7) and Morgan Hodgdon, Charline Plasczynski (3), Hodgdon (5), Placzynski (7); Brakettes- Patti Sciglimpaglia (W, 3-0), Tatum Buckley (6) and Mary Sciglimpaglia, Hannah Cooper (6)
Homerun: All-Stars- Julia Lener; Brakettes- Denise Denis (1), Patti Sciglimpaglia (1), Hannah Cooper (1)