HARVARD -- Bromfield exploded for 17 hits in its 13-9 victory over the Advanced Math and Science Academy, of Marlboro, Friday. Bromfield brought 12 batters to the plate in the first inning and scored seven runs.
Lady Trojans' head coach Sue Silver said the large first inning served as a good boost.
"It gave the kids good confidence right away," said Silver. "They were making good plays in the field, and we were holding them to one run an inning. That was good for us."
AMSA's Allie Mac plated Liz Duross for the game's first run with a two-out poke to left center field that put the Lady Eagles up 1-0, after the top of the first.
The first seven batters of the game reached safely for the Lady Trojans. Haley Newsham started things off with a double to the gap in left-center. Sam Igo plated Newsham for the Lady Trojans' first run with a screaming single over the charging center fielder Liz Duross, to tie the game at 1-1.
Alli Hanlon kept the good times rolling with a hefty poke to dead center field to plate Janet Sorrells. Sorrells singled earlier in the frame to left. Bromfield starting pitcher Christina Perrini helped her own cause by driving an RBI single up the middle.
Perrini later scored on a Newsham two-out double to left as the Lady Trojans batted around in the inning. Bromfield's seven runs on six hits in the first inning allowed Perrini to settle in and go to work inside the circle. The Lady Trojans carried a commanding 7-1 lead into the second inning.
AMSA's Alex Russell singled up the middle to start Lady Eagles' second, but Perrini received a little help from her defense on the ensuing play. Emma Foster aired a routine pop-up to Newsham in center.
Newsham made the running catch and proceeded to hose down Russell at first for the 7-3 twin-killing. Perrini then forced Monica Faldou to ground out to Nicole West at short to end the inning.
Bromfield added another run in the bottom half of the second when Perrini boomed an RBI single deep to right-center field. Perrini brought across Hanlon, who also reached on a single in the inning.
AMSA plated a pair in the third inning when Mac stroked a 2 RBI triple down the third-baseline. Mac's triple brought home Duross and Izzy Russell, who both walked in the inning. The Lady Eagles were in business down 8-3 with two outs in the third.
AMSA left Mac stranded at third, as West charged into the weeds behind the home dugout and made a beautiful catch to retire Elysha Sathyaraja for the inning's final out.
AMSA starting pitcher Izzy Russell kept the Lady Trojans' bats at bay in the bottom of the third. Igo provided the Lady Trojans with a two-out double, but that would be the only offense they would receive in the third. Izzy Russell caught Hanlon swinging on a rise-ball to end the inning.
Perrini allowed two hits in the fourth inning, but neither caused damage as the score remained 8-3. Bromfield tacked on a couple of insurance runs in the bottom of the inning, as West shellacked a triple into the center field alley.
West would come across to score on a Perrini ground out to extend the Lady Trojans lead to 10-3 lead. Nikki Margaretos scorched a triple to left field and later scored on a Heather Grant ground out.
Perrini failed to escape the fifth unscathed despite striking out the side. Mac screamed a one-out double down the left field line and later scored when Izzy Russell reached on a fielding error.
Perrini battled her way out of a two-out, two-on jam in the inning by getting Faldou to fan on a rise-ball to end the inning up 10-4.
Bromfield loaded the bases in the bottom half of the inning and were rewarded with a pair of runs. Perrini cracked a one-out RBI single to right field that plated Sorrells and McDonell, who both reached on singles. The Lady Trojans tacked on another run in the sixth when Sorrells scampered across on a passed ball.
Bromfield weathered a six-hit, five-run Lady Eagles` rally in the seventh. Bromfield left fielder Jilly Nelson shattered AMSA's hopes at a seventh-inning comeback, when she stormed in and snared the game's final out.
Silver said that Friday's win should serve as a good momentum builder going into the final stretch of the season.
"We beat Ayer-Shirley and we won this game," said Silver. "We have six games left and some are winnable. We will give it our best shot."