GrotonMystic 10s section champs

The Groton/Mystic Little League 8-10s pose for photographs after winning the Section 3 championship on Saturday night. The All-Stars captured the title with a 10-1 victory over Glastonbury. Leilani McCoy had two hits and two RBIs in the win, and pitcher Jillian Fugere struck out 10 and hit a three-run inside-the-park home run. | Photo courtesy of Becky Bogle

 

MANSFIELD, Conn. — Pitcher Jillian Fugere struck out nine and allowed four hits as the Groton/Mystic Little League 8-10 All-Stars opened the state softball tournament Sunday with a 4-1 victory over Preston/Jewett City.

Mallory Bogle finished with two hits and an RBI for Groton/Mystic.

Alexia Lemmon struck out 15 for Preston/Jewett City.

Groton/Mystic advanced to states after capturing the Section 3 title on Saturday night with a 10-1 win over Glastonbury.

Leilani McCoy finished with two hits and two RBIs, and Fugere hit a three-run inside-the-park home run and struck out 10.

— Keith Kimberlin

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