West Roxbury held on to a late two-run lead to defeat Burke, 18-16, in girls softball Wednesday afternoon at Casey Field in Dorchester.
The teams went back and forth, but West Roxbury (5-1) was able to take advantage of its offensive opportunities to collect the win.
Clutch hitting (was the key), said West Roxbury assistant coach Wilson Mercado. We struggled a bit defensively, but we were able to pick it up offensively in the later innings.
The Raiders scored in each of the first six innings, including a five-run second and five-run fifth.
Burke scored in each of the seven innings, but wasnt able to get enough runs off West Roxbury pitcher Maritza Serrette. The junior went all seven innings to pick up the win. She also contributed with the bat, going 4 for 5.
Also aiding the Raiders offense was junior catcher Selena Gonzalez, who went 2 for 4.
West Roxbury is in first place in the Boston City League and Mercado says his team has been able to put all aspects of the game together.
Defense and offense on the same day, Mercado said. Last year we would have good defense one day and good offense another, but this year we have put them together.