Shelton scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning and held off host Branford 7-6 on Friday. The win was the seventh straight for coach Lindsay Wheeler’s Gaels, now 12-5.
Julia Krijgsman retired Marzia Johnson on a ground ball to Rachel Kiman at third to end the SCC clash. Johnson keyed the Branford attack with a single, a home run, a run scored and an RBI. The Hornets (4-10) had won their last two games.