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Wilton Softball Betrayed Again By One Bad Inning

WILTON, Conn. – The fifth inning of Wilton’s 12-0 softball loss to Norwalk illustrated the problems the Warriors have encountered this season.

The Warriors trailed 2-0 – Norwalk scored a pair of unearned runs in the first inning – and pitcher Dani Miskinis had held the Bears (9-1 overall, 9-0 in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference) to just two hits.

With one out in the fifth, Miskinis walked two batters and another reached on a bunt. He induced a ground ball that could have been a double play. Instead, there was throwing error, a run scored and the floodgates opened. Norwalk went on to score seven runs in the inning.

“That’s our season in a nutshell,’’ coach Mark Salottollo said. “When one thing goes wrong, it all goes wrong. We’re just having a tough time. We have to learn from it and hope to get better.”

Wilton (1-9 overall, 1-7 FCIAC) had its chances. The Warriors left eight runners on base. They were also the victims of some bad luck, as a few hard hit balls were grabbed for outs. Michelle Holland, Ally Rauccio, Miskinis and Megan Stanzione had hits for Wilton.

Miskinis kept Wilton in it for a while and finished with seven walks and two strikeouts. The Warriors were also hurt by four errors.

“Dani did a good job,’’ Salottollo said. “We were right there with them. We just couldn’t get the big hit when we needed to. That’s the way this season has gone.”

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