OLD LYME — Colette Dreher hit a grand slam, Maddie Mendez had a key three-run double and the Stonington High softball team outslugged Old Lyme, 13-8, in a nonleague game Monday.
Shea O'Connor added a solo homer for the Bears (10-10), who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Stonington trailed 5-1 when Mendez cleared the bases with her double to highlight a four-run fourth inning that made it 5-5.
Old Lyme (12-8) retook the lead, 8-5, with three runs in the bottom of the fifth, but Stonington responded with five runs in the sixth to take the lead for good. O'Connor led off the inning with a shot over the fence in left field. Later, Dreher hit her grand slam to dead center on a two-strike pitch.
"It was awesome," Bears coach Ann-Marie Houle said.
Dreher finished with two hits, two runs scored and five RBIs. Miranda Arruda was 2 for 3 and scored three runs, Mendez was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and three RBIs, and Sarah Flakus was 2 for 4 with one run scored and one RBI.
The teams combined for 31 hits, with Stonington having 15.
Cayla Beverly pitched six innings to earn the victory.
The Bears next host East Lyme in an ECC tournament game on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
— Ken Sorensen