GREENWICH — The Brookfield softball team brought its hitting shoes to Greenwich on Tuesday afternoon.
The Bobcats pounded out 20 hits, busting open a close game with 11 runs over the final two innings on the way to a 16-4 win over the Cardinals.
“They all hit today, one through nine,” Brookfield coach Nick Castellano said. “This is the best they hit this season and, hopefully, it will be contagious and continue. So, they hit well, they fielded well and Adriana (Fiori) pitched well. Those are the three ingredients and they had all of them today.”
Avery Katz had two doubles, scoring two runs and driving in one; Laila Cofone had two hits, two runs and a RBI; Emily Parchinski scored three runs and had a RBI and Alexandra Fitzgerald had a home run, two RBI and two runs for the Bobcats.
Eight Brookfield starters scored runs.
Brookfield struck first, scoring three times in the top of the first, punctuated by a two-run homer by Fitzgerald to left field.
Greenwich got two runs back in the bottom of the first on an infield throwing error with two outs.
The Cardinals would tie it in the third on a solo home run by Julie Gambino.
Greenwich had chances for more, but left runners in scoring position in four innings.
“Brookfield hit well today and they string the hits together,” Greenwich coach Mary Beth Fratello said. “We got people on base, but we just couldn’t string together the hits. We started innings off with runners on first and second and we can’t score. I give the girls credit for coming back, but we need to score more runs.”
For Greenwich, Kelly Brogan had two hits and scored two runs; Olivia McClammy drove in a run and scored another and Gambino had the big fly in the third.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Cara Lennon, Brookfield. The Bobcats’ shortstop was 4-for-5 at the plate with three RBIs, two runs scored and a 2-run home run in the sixth.
“It is good to see all of us working together and getting a lot of runs in and feeding off each other,” Lennon said. “This was the first game where we all worked together to get a bunch of runs. We have really good chemistry and that helps us a lot both in the field and up at bat.”
BROOKFIELD 16, GREENWICH 4
BROOKFIELD 300 205 6—16 20 1
GREENWICH 201 000 1—4 8 2
Records: B—3-0; G—1-3
Batteries: B—Adriana Fiori (W) and Laila Cofone; G—Sophia Prieto (L), Thalia Doundoulakis (6), Marissa Munoz (7) and Olivia McClammy