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Staples Softball Captures Fall League Title

Staples' softball fall league champions include Emily Lustbader, Gabriella Perry, Katie Burke, and Maya Mandell and (back row) Chrissy McCarthy, Emma Moscovitz, Morgan Didonato, Maggie Mills, Shanon Connors, Katherine Friend and coach Dana Levy.
Staples' softball fall league champions include Emily Lustbader, Gabriella Perry, Katie Burke, and Maya Mandell and (back row) Chrissy McCarthy, Emma Moscovitz, Morgan Didonato, Maggie Mills, Shanon Connors, Katherine Friend and coach Dana Levy. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – The Staples softball team won the championship in a fall softball league for high school teams.

Staples beat Fairfield Ludlowe, 9-8, in extra innings in the semifinals. In the championship, Staples defeated Fairfield Warde, 15-1.

Against Ludlowe, freshman Gabrielle Perry stole home to score the game-winning run. Pitcher Katie Burke also made several fine defensive plays, while Nikki Bukovsky powered the offense. Shannon Connors and Maya Mandell also contributed offensively as Staples battled back three times during the game.

Against Warde, freshman pitcher Emily Lustbader got the win while Chrissy McCarthy slugged a home run. Maggie Mills, Emma Moscovitz, Morgan Didonato and Katherine Friend also supported the offense along with Bukovsky, Connors and Mandell. Warde advanced to the championship game by taking out top-seeded Bethel.

Staples was coached by former Wrecker Dana Levy.

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