Glastonbury softball Lady Tomahawks making mark in tournament
By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Glastonbury - posted Fri., May. 31, 2013
The Glastonbury High School softball team is off to a good start in the Class LL tournament. The #8-seeded Tomahawks followed up a 15-5 regular season with a first-round 6-1 win over Brien McMahon (Norwalk) on May 28 and a second-round triumph over #9 Greenwich on May 30.
In the first game, Glastonbury and McMahon held a 1-1 stalemate until the fifth inning, when the Tomahawks scratched a go-ahead run across before tacking on four more in the ninth.
Coach Georgeanne Dicenso said her team often finds that next gear late in matches. “We seem to be a late-blooming team sometimes, in terms of batting,” she said, adding that the team is still capable of making a few mental mistakes, but places confidence on the overall strength of its hitters, and is just about peaking at the right time.
“We're in a good place,” she said. “If we make too many mistakes, it's going to be hard to win a game, but we hope we've got the mental ones over. They need to focus and now need to be in tournament game pressure.”
The team's second-round win marked the furthest the Tomahawks have gone in the tournament under Dicenso's tenure. “We're kind of in an untested pressure situation,” she said.
Regardless of how it ends, Dicenso said it was a great season where she saw great leadership from the team's seven seniors. “You can't say enough about them and the team,” she said. “The team chemistry was outstanding this year. If it ends tomorrow, we'll be sad to see a group of kids go who have had so much fun and have worked so hard.”
At press time, Glastonbury was preparing to face top-seeded Southington on May 31.
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