WALLINGFORD - In the first two games of the District 5 tournament, Bristolâ€™s 10-year old Little League All-Star softball team has made it known that it is a team that can put up runs in a hurry.
Through the first two games, Bristol is 2-0, with wins against Meriden and Berlin, and both games ended with the mercy rule in effect. Bristolâ€™s win margin is 32 runs.
In the first game against Meriden Bristol won easily, 25-8.
Every player on Bristol reached base safely and scored at least one run.
Desiree Nickerson was dominant. She hit for the cycle and finished with 8 RBI in a 4-for-4 performance at the plate with a walk and five runs scored. The highlight for Nickerson was a grand slam to left field.
With the win Monday, Bristol moved on to face Berlin Tuesday.
Brooklynee Whitlock threw a no-hitter for Bristol and faced just one batter over the minimum required. She finished with six strikeouts and it took just 25 pitches to complete the no-hitter.
Bristolâ€™s starting catcher Kayla Webber scored the final run on a walk-off single to right field by Nickerson.
Whitlock, Webber and third baseman Madison Foertsch all scored three runs in the game for Bristol. Left fielder Bella Loveall had a strong day at the plate, going 2-for-2 with two doubles and one run scored.
At first base Hailey Beebe has reached base safely eight times in the two games played with four runs and 4 RBI.
Also off to strong starts to the tournament are outfielders Gia Hatcher, Siena Ricciardone, Madison Poskus and Briana Provenzano.
The trio has combined to reach base 13 times and score 10 runs.
Bristol (2-0) is set to play Wallingford (1-0) tonight at 6 p.m at Pragemann Park in Wallingford with the winner advancing to the District 5 championship game this Friday.
Dan Orencole can be reached atÂ 860-973-1811, orÂ firstname.lastname@example.org