Trumbull defeats Newtown, to play Ludlowe in softball semis

Cassi Barbato and Jenna Duffy drove in three runs each when No. 14 Trumbull topped No. 11 Newtown 8-2 in the Class LL softball tournament quarterfinals on Saturday.

Coach Jacqui Sheftz’ Eagles (16-6) will play No. 2 Ludlowe (18-1) in the semifinal at a time, day and place to be determined.

Mackenzie Bruggeman had four hits and pitched six action-packed shutout innings to knock off the 14-6 Nighthawks.

Newtown had shutout Norwalk (4-0) and Amity (1-0) to get to the quarterfinals.

Maura Carbone had four of Trumbull’s 17 hits. Each of her singles came on the first pitch.

Duffy, Barbato and Caroline Hall finished with three hits.

Kiley Barbagallo, had a single.