Pomperaug upsets Barlow softball team

Craig Sears hopes his players learned a lesson on Friday afternoon. “I think we got a little caught up in the early success that we had and didn’t think that the other team is going to fight hard,” said Sears, the head coach of the Joel Barlow softball team, following a 3-1 loss to struggling Pomperaug in Redding. It was just the second setback this season for the Falcons, the reigning Class L state champs, who are now 6-2. Meanwhile, the victory was just the second for Pomperaug (2-7), which had opened the season with six straight losses. Pomperaug took … Read more

Six-run rally leads Barlow softball past New Milford

Scotland Davis led off the bottom of the sixth inning with a solo home run that gave the Joel Barlow softball team a 5-4 lead over New Milford on Saturday afternoon in Redding. Eight batters later, Davis returned to the plate and lined an RBI single to left field, capping the six-run rally that lifted Barlow to a 10-4 triumph over the Green Wave. The Falcons raised their record to 5-1, while New Milford dipped to 3-2. Barlow ended the game with 13 hits, including two home runs. “They’ve just been working. They’ve been seeing more live pitching,” said Barlow … Read more

Barlow softball knocks off Holy Cross, 5-3

In an early season meeting of reigning state champs, the Joel Barlow softball team defeated Holy Cross of Waterbury, 5-3, on Saturday afternoon in Redding. Barlow received a strong pitching performance from sophomore Claire McCann, who kept Holy Cross scoreless until the seventh inning. McCann struck out 16 batters, while allowing seven hits and walking five. The Falcons (2-0) got their first two runs in the bottom of the third. Theresa Galban led off with a line drive single to left field and went to second base on Gracie Neville’s sacrifice bunt and third base on Abby Ota’s bunt single. … Read more

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