Pressure fizzled in Brianna Melchionda’s hands as she twice worked her way out of bases-loaded jams to deliver Marshfield its fourth win of the young softball season.
The unranked Rams (4-0) blanked host No. 6 Bridgewater-Raynham, 4-0, handing the Trojans (3-1) their first loss of 2018.
“She did an unbelievable job against an excellent team,” said Marshfield coach Rick Fredericks. “Nothing rattles her. She might have been a little tired from [yesterday’s perfect game against Falmouth], but she was able to bear down on strikeouts.”
The bats on both sides slept in late on this Saturday morning, going quiet until the top of the third when the Rams’ top five in the order reached five times to put two runs on the board.
The Trojans picked up steam in the bottom of the 4th, when Melchionda — who ended up walking five on the morning — gave three free passes to fill the bases. But just as she had in the bottom of the first, the sophomore (nine strikeouts) collected herself to fan one and force a liner to third to keep things scoreless.
“We lost momentum then, and you can’t lose momentum in the game of softball,” said B-R coach Mike Carrozza. “It’s uncharacteristic of our offense. I can’t think of the last time we only had two hits, and I’ve been doing this 21 years.”
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Georgetown 1, Hamilton-Wenham 0 — Despite only three Royals reaching base over the course of Paul Horgan’s no-hitter, Cam Martin made the most out of his time on the basepaths. After being hit with a pitch, he stole second to move into scoring position. From there, he went to steal third and the throw sailed to the outfield, allowing him to break the scoreless tie in the top of the 6th. In their last at-bats, the Generals loaded the bases with only one out when a fly ball was lifted to right field. Martin was the one in charge of patrolling that area and threw home to catch the runner trying to tag up from third and secured the win for visiting Georgetown (3-0).
BC High 7, Medfield 6 — After dominating the first half, the Eagles stopped the Warriors’ rally by holding Medfield without a shot in the final 90 seconds.
Wellesley 8, Lincoln-Sudbury 5 — Junior Maddy Balter (4 goals, assist) paced the No. 3 Raiders (6-0). Senior Grace Ahonen added a pair of goals as well.For more highlights, go to bostonglobe.com/schools. To report scores, call 617-929-2860/3235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.