ATTLEBORO — Bishop Feehan High starting pitcher Brooke Sroczinsky launched a grand slam to center field in the top of the fifth inning and completed her 10-strikeout shutout in the bottom half of the inning as the third-seeded Shamrocks rolled to a 19-0 five-inning victory over No. 19 seed North Quincy in a MIAA Division 1 South Sectional first-round game Saturday.
Feehan held a 3-0 lead when it broke the game open with a seven-run third inning and then added nine more runs in the fourth, capped by Srocinsky’s grand slam as she went 2-for-3 with four runs scored.
“We just came out and said we have to play our game and be aggressive at the plate and make the plays in the field,” Feehan coach Bill Milot said. “There wasn’t any special formula. It’s just one game at a time and this is what we’ve been aiming for all season.”
Sroczinsky was impressive with her mix of pitches, fanning a pair of North Quincy batters in each of her five innings of work for a total of 10 strikeouts, while scattering four hits and a pair of walks.
“We’ve come to always expect that from Brooke,” said Milot. “Her rise ball was working and she threw a few changeups in there but she went out and did what she always does.”
Batting third in the order, first baseman Caroline Deem (2-for-2) began her day with a solo home run in the first inning, doubled and scored in the second inning and walked in her final two at-bats, while Haley Coupal (1-for-1) earned a pair of walks and ripped a two-run single in the third inning batting in the nine hole.
Also making key contributions for the Shamrocks, who totaled 12 hits, were Jessica Levesque (2-for-3, two runs), Isabella Sheeran (2-for-4, 2B, RBI) and Kaleigh Mankins (2-for-2, 2B, sac fly).
“This is a very special group — you can sometimes lose the seniors at this time of the year because they’re done with school — but this team is showing no signs of letting up,” Milot said.
The Shamrocks will host No. 11 seed Franklin (16-6), fresh off a 9-3 victory over Braintree, in a quarterfinal Monday at 4 p.m.