If anyone deserves an MVP nod for her performance in a game it would be Amity Katie Koshes who bunted the ball on her first pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning against South Windsor in the 2-1 CIAC semi-final win in West Haven.
Koshes was a master on the mound keeping the Bobcats down to just two hits and allowing four walks, but she struck out 16.
With the score tied at 1-1, and the Lady Spartans up at bat, it was important to make the right decisions if Amity was going to get into the Class LL state championship game this weekend.
Heather Watt singled to left field with one out in the bottom of the seventh. She stole second on a passed ball, and on to third on a ground out.
With two outs, and Watt in position, Koshes bunted and safely ran to first, allowing Watt to score the winning run.
Jenna DiLorenzo walked in the second inning after she was hit by a pitch. She stole second and then scored on a single by Jill DeMaio.
Krista Reynolds had a single and triple for the Lady Spartans.
In the third, the Bobcats’ Linda Nguyen scored on a single by Miread Kelly.
Amity will play for the title against Southington in the Championship game this weekend (time and location to be announced)
The two teams have faced off for the title seven times, with Amity taking the last three.
Amity is the #7 seed with a 22-5 record.