Cadets defeat Wolcott, 15-0, in state opener

Katie Gardella and Lauren Pitney hit home runs to pace a 21-hit attack when the St. Joseph softball team defeated Wolcott High, 15-0, in Class M state tournament first round action in Trumbull on Monday.

Coach Jeff Babineau’s third-seeded Cadets (23-1) will host No 19 Haddam-Killingworth (14-7) on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The Cougars defeated 14th-seeded Holy Cross of Waterbury, 6-0

Nicole Williams allowed only one hit and struck out 10 batters, as 30th-seeded Wolcott finished at 8-13.