Spartan softball finds its groove Pickett's charge could earn state tournament berth
Pickett's charge could earn state tournament berth
A late-season surge had Shepaug Valley High School's resilient girls' softball team on the verge of state tournament qualification.
It appeared last week the Region 12 bat crew might be headed for an early exit to their season when four straight losses dropped the won-lost ledger to 5-12.
However, junior southpaw Gwen Clair pitched back-to-back mound gems and received strong defensive support as the Spartans shut down Litchfield, 7-1, last Friday at Ayer Field in Washington Depot and edged Housatonic Valley, 4-1, Monday in Falls Village.
That left it up the Shepaug to ease past Wolcott Tech, a team the Spartans had handled, 18-3, in their first meeting, in order to qualify for post-season action.
Seedings and pairings for the state class `S' tournament will be announced today (Friday) or Saturday.