Fairfield Ludlowe softball rallies to stun Fairfield Warde

A five run deficit with just nine outs left was not enough to slow the Fairfield Ludlowe softball team's amazing win streak.

The Falcons scored eight runs in the final three innings capped by Rachel Ehrlich's game-winning walk as Ludlowe stunned Warde, 9-8 on Friday afternoon at Sturges Park.

"What a great high school game," Ludlowe interim Coach Tony Samuelian said. "This game had everything."

The Falcons won their ninth consecutive game, improving to 12-5 on the year.

Gina Treglia was 3-3 and a home run short of the cycle with a pair of RBIs, but was the loser in the game. The Mustangs lost their second straight game, falling to 13-4.

"They battled the entire time," Warde Assistant Coach Samantha DiLeo said. "Somebody had to win, somebody had to lose."

Warde scored four runs in the first inning, as the Mustangs hit for the cycle in the top of the first. Alyssa Borowy and Bianca Passaniti blasted a triple and then a home run to put Warde up 4-0 before the Falcons even stepped to the plate.

"This is probably the best I've seen our bats against a good hitting team," DiLeo said.

Warde's lead peaked at 7-1 in the fifth, but Ludlowe answered with five in the fifth keyed by a bases clearing double by Elise Perazzini. Ludlowe then scored one in the sixth and two in the seventh to stun their crosstown rivals.

"We were just trying to stay positive," Perazzini said. "We knew we could come back."

Warde will play against Harding on Monday. Ludlowe will play CSWA No. 9 St. Joseph on Monday at 4 p.m.