BRIDGEWATER — The Bishop Feehan bats were silent through the first three frames of Monday’s Division 1 South girls’ softball quarterfinal.
But the 14th-seeded Shamrocks struck for six runs in the fourth and plated another in the fifth on the way to a 7-0 victory over host Bridgewater-Raynham.
“It took a little while to come around [on pitcher Julia Ferry] but we moved up a little in the box and we tried to take away her rise ball, which was killing us in the beginning of the game,” said Feehan coach Bill Milot. “Luckily our bats got hot.”
Feehan (15-8) will play the Dartmouth/Taunton winner in Wednesday’s semifinals.
In the fourth, Kaylee Mankins singled to left, Caroline Deem walked, and after a wild pitch, Gabrielle Comeau knocked in Mankins with a grounder.
After a single to left from Lauren Archambault, Isabella Sheeran doubled in a pair with a fly to deep left field. Jessica Levesque doubled to right field for two more. Brooke Sroczinski lined a double to left-center for the sixth run. Archambault doubled in the final run in the fifth.
“[Julia Ferry] is a very good pitcher but I think we just went with what she gave us,” Milot added of his team’s monster sixth inning.
“Instead of trying to hit it where we want we just took what she gave us and that seemed to work.”
Bridgewater-Raynham (17-5) loaded the bases in the fifth with one out, but Feehan forced out a runner at the plate and included a popup at short for the third out.
“We made some great plays in the outfield, the infield did a great job,” Milot said of his defense. “Everybody did their job today.”Brandan Blom can be reached at email@example.com.