Fairfield, CT — In a bout between two FCIAC rivals ranked in the GameTimeCT Top 10 poll, No. 2 Fairfield Ludlowe shut down No. 9 Trumbull 2-0, as starting pitcher Alex Lewey and reliever Anna Gedacht combined to pitch a shutout. Lewey completed the first five innings, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out six. Gedacht earned the win, finishing the final two innings with three strikeouts and allowing two hits. "I stretched Alex (Lewey) to five today, and those two just keep us in every game," Ludlowe coach Lou Bunosso said. "Anna (Gedcaht) comes in with a closer mentality every time, and she did a fantastic job." Ludlowe (9-1) was held scoreless by Trumbull pitcher Becca Sexton until the bottom of the sixth. With two outs, Gina Solow singled up the middle. A batter later, first baseman Ellie Gallagi hit a bloop single to center, scoring Solow. "I took a chance there sending my runner in the sixth," Bunosso said. "It ended up working out, but nine times out of 10, I am not doing that. At that point in the game, 0-0, you have to do something. We got the lucky bounce." Ludlowe added a second run when second baseman Lauren Foley, who went 3-for-3, singled in Gallagi's pinch runner. "(Foley) just came back from an injury, so she missed the first month," Bunosso said. "We are happy to have her back. She has a base hit swing and she goes out there with a simple process. It showed today with her going 3-for-3 and a big RBI that sealed the win for us." Foley was the only batter in the game to get an extra base hit, and she added a stolen base to her perfect day at the plate. "I knew that our team needed us today, we were kind of slow hitting wise," Foley said. "We knew that Trumbull is one of our biggest competitors this year, so we went into this game knowing we had to hit." Trumbull falls to 8-2 with its first loss in FCIAC play. "I think our defense played really well today and kept us in the game, but at the end of the day we have to hit," Trumbull coach Jacqui Sheftz said. "We can't be stuck on zero in the run column in the seventh inning. We have to hit better next time we play them." Trumbull made runs to the FCIAC championship in 2018 and 2019, but Ludlowe has taken back-to-back FCIAC titles in the last two years. Both coaches expect to meet again down the line. "I didn't expect anything different to be honest with you," Bunosso said. "I didn't expect it to be so low scoring, but I think they did a good job keeping our hitters off balance. It is just one of those games, Trumbull and Ludlowe, nailbiter to the end." LUDLOWE 2, TRUMBULL 0 TRUMBULL 000 000 0 – 0 3 1 LUDLOWE 000 002 0 – 2 9 1 L — Alex Lewey, Anna Gedact (W, 6) and Allie Tournas; T —Becca Sexton (L) and Caroline Hall. Records – L: 9-1; T: 8-2 https://www.ctinsider.com/gametimect/softball/article/no-2-fairfield-ludlowe-softball-defeats-no-9-17916077.php