2013 Class LL Champions; Moquin shuts out Mercy; Softball captures 15th state title

Both teams had chances. Mercy had runners on base in all but one inning. Southington had two chances to score that were spoiled by the Tiger defense. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Mercy third baseman Haley Lamotta reached over the fence to catch a foul ball with Knights on second and third. The following inning, a Southington runner was thrown out at the plate with a perfect relay from shortstop.

“I thought Mercy played great. I thought they gave us everything that we could handle,” said Bores. “It’s the old cliché. It’s a shame that one team had to lose, but they played really well, too. I thought we hit the ball really, really hard. We hit some shots, and they made some nice plays.”

When the dust settled, Southington celebrated their 1-0 victory. Bores celebrated his second title in five chances, and the Knights are back on top in the softball world. In other words, it was business as usual.

“These guys were on a mission from day one,” said Bores. “This was one of the nicest groups if not the nicest group that I’ve ever had. They all came out, accepted their jobs, accepted their roles, and played hard every single day—every at bat, every ground ball, every fly ball. I couldn’t be prouder of these kids.”

To comment on this story or to contact sports writer John Goralski, email him at jgoralski@southingtonobserver.com.

By John Goralski Lauren Zazzaro looks to the official after scoring the eventual game-winner in the second inning of the Class LL championship game. Southington beat Mercy, 1-0, to capture their 15th state title.

By John Goralski

Lauren Zazzaro looks to the official after scoring the eventual game-winner in the second inning of the Class LL championship game. Southington beat Mercy, 1-0, to capture their 15th state title.

By John Goralski

By John Goralski

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