Coyle-Cassidy’s five-run fifth inning erased Bishop Feehan’s shutout and the Warriors won, 7-4, handing the Shamrocks their first loss of the season in softball Thursday in Taunton.
Entering the game, both teams were tied for first place at 2-0 in the Eastern Athletic Conference, but the Shamrocks were undefeated overall at 6-0. The Shamrocks had a shutout and three-run lead heading into the fifth inning, ‘‘then the wheels fell off,’’ Bishop Feehan coach Gary Warren said.
Two errors and an intentional walk to load the bases enabled the Warriors to gain the lead with two outs.
“I really like the way our bats game around finally,” Coyle-Cassidy coach Bill Molit said. “It was a very exciting game.”
Warrior Sarah Milot led off the fifth inning with a single but Shamrocks pitcher Steph Martin was able to get the next two batters out. Then, Stephanie Skiba hit a two-out blooper over the left fielder’s head for a double, scoring Milot. Allison Gouveia singled home Skiba to cut it to a 3-2 game.
Gouveia scored the tying run after an error on an infield single allowed her to score from second. After Bishop Feehan walked the bases loaded to avoid cleanup hitter Brooke Gubala, an error on a routine grounder to second scored two more runs to end the inning at 5-3 Warriors.
‘‘Give them breaks, they’re take advantage of it,’’ Warren said.
The Shamrocks threatened in the seventh with the tying run at bat, but Kelsey Boarman got two strikeouts to end the game.
“They made us a little nervous at the end there,” Milot said.
Georgetown 7, Lynnfield 6— After finishing last season at 4-16, the Royals improved to 7-1 to start the season. After Georgetown started the sixth inning down by four, Shannon O’Brien belted a two-run double into short left centerfield to bring home the tying and winning runs.
Bridgewater-Raynham 12, Marshfield 0— On the mound, Sarah Dawson earned her fourth shutout, striking out five and allowing three hits. At the plate, Chelsea Correia went 3 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Madi Shaw hit a fifth-inning grand slam and a sac-fly, finishing the day 1 for 3.
Arlington 12, Watertown 0— Junior Mary Pieroni tossed a no-hitter for the Spy Ponders. Pieroni struck out 10 and walked one, improving her season record to 3-1.
St. Mary’s 8, Cardinal Spellman 0 — Senior Victor Molle struck out seven in a complete game effort for the Spartans (6-3).
Stoneham 9, Melrose 1 — Spartans senior Andrew Cann went 3 for 4 with a home run and five RBIs.
Cohasset 7, Monomoy 4 — Senior Shane Haggerty struck out nine in a complete game effort.
East Boston 7, Boston International 1— Junior Michael Theriault pitched seven innings with 12 strikeouts and allowed one earned run. He also had two RBIs and a run scored.
Arlington Catholic 6, Belmont 0 — Senior goalie Andrew Uglietto made 11 saves in the shutout.
Xaverian 10, St. John’s Prep 9— Junior Jack Wheeler scored two goals, including the winner with just under two minutes remaining.
Masconomet 13, North Reading 3 — Sophomore Lili Miller made 12 saves in the Chieftains’ win. They improved to 6-2.
Wayland 16, Waltham 3 — Freshman Emily Barnard and sophomore Maddie Schwartz both scored three goals for the Warriors (6-0-1).
Acton-Boxborough 12, Concord-Carlisle 8 — Senior Delaney Carroll scored a hat trick for the Colonials (5-2-1).