Stratford softball was clicking on all cylinders tonight as they defeated Bunnell 13-0. Angela Gindrod fired a shutout and the 1-4 hitters combined to go 8-11 with 8 runs scored and 5 RBIs #ctsb @GameTimeCT pic.twitter.com/4h4jt20dZl
— Will Aldam (@AldamWill) May 10, 2019
STRATFORD — The Stratford and Bunnell softball teams traded in their regular school colors for a cause in Thursday night’s cross-town matchup at DeLuca Field.
The Red Devils wore baby blue uniforms and the Bulldogs sported bright pink as the teams came together to raise money for Coaches versus Cancer and the Danni Kemp Memorial Fund.
Danni Kemp played softball at Foran and Stony Brook University. She passed away from an inoperable brain tumor in March, 2017 at the age of 19.
Stratford put on a clinic in the game, with its offense exploding for a 13-0 victory in five innings to go along with a shutdown performance on the mound by Angela Gindrod.
Gindrod threw a complete-game, five inning shutout, allowing three hits and striking out six. She also reached base all four times with a single and three walks.
— Will Aldam (@AldamWill) May 9, 2019
Taylor Lubas had three hits and scored three runs in the leadoff spot. Rachel Newall, Stratford’s No. 2 batter was 2-for-3 with a triple, double with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Riley Matto was also productive for the Red Devils, hitting two doubles with a run batted in and a run scored.
Stratford’s first four batters combined to go 8-for-11 with eight runs scored and five driven in.
“When they are relaxed and have fun and just play our game, then we come together,” Stratford coach Jackie Sherrick said. “Overall, tonight it was a great game. We really clicked and it was for a good cause, too.”