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Middletown Softball Gears Up For Tournament

Middletown Softball Gears Up For Tournament

On May 16, when the Middletown softball team went to Seymour to play the No. 7 team in The Courant's state rankings, the Blue Dragons were 16-1 and feeling pretty good about themselves.

Then they found themselves trailing 3-1 after the third inning and down 5-3 heading into the seventh.

"That was a crazy game," senior center fielder Alex Giardina said. "Probably one of the craziest games I've played in. We played a lot of catch-up."

In the top of the seventh, with two on, two out and Middletown down to its last strike, senior Rachel Thompson hit a three-run home run to put the Blue Dragons up 6-5. Senior pitcher Sam Pizzonia, who had allowed the...