HINSDALE, N.H. -- Skylar Bonnette came home on a ground ball in the sixth inning, and the lady Pacers took a 6-5 win over Monadnock in a varsity softball game held Wednesday afternoon.
"Monadnock was 3-1 coming in, but we held on with good defense," said Hinsdale coach Terry Bonnette, whose team moves to 2-2. "We’ve still got to tighten up though."
Down 4-3 heading into the sixth, Bonnette slugged a 2-RBI triple to give the hosts the lead. Hinsdale pitcher Elise Atkins scattered five hits and walked two. She and Bonnette had two hits apiece.
The Pacers head to New Market on Saturday for a double-header that will begin at 11 a.m.
Windsor 6, Leland & Gray 5
WINDSOR -- Mariah Marsh went five innings for the victory and Nikki Kibling paced the winners with three hits.
Trailing 6-3, the Rebels rallied for two runs in the seventh before falling short. Ashley Goddard’s solo homer and an RBI single from Chelby Nystrom were the highlights during that late surge.
Emily Stockwell also had a fine day for the visitors, as she threw a runner out from left field, pitched one inning of scoreless relief, and went 2-for-2 at the plate with a run batted in. Elizabeth Symanski also had a pair of hits for the 1-2 Rebels, who will host rival Twin Valley on Friday.
Twin Valley 22, MSJ 16
WILMINGTON -- Lexi Reinertson and Skyler Pronovost each made a fine catch in the outfield, and Christina Moore drove in eight runs, as the Wildcats improved to 3-0 this season.
Twin Valley had already crushed Long Trail 31-15 and outscored Arlington 21-5 earlier in the week. They will face rival Leland & Gray on Friday.
Over the first three games, Colton Butler is leading the attack with nine hits and 13 runs driven in. Abigail Putnam has seven hits, Moore has nine RBIs, Jordan Niles has six steals, Veronika Vernon is 4-for-7, Kaylea Niles has been solid behind the plate, and second baseman Jess Fox turned four double plays versus Arlington.
Leland & Gray 9, Windsor 7
WINDSOR -- After falling behind 5-0 in the first frame, the Rebels battled back to pull even by the fourth frame before taking control.
Corey Nystrom went 4-for-5 to pace the victors. Riley Kenney, Chris Wilson and Zac Wilkins had two hits apiece.
Rob Litchfield started and lasted five innings for the 2-1 Rebels, who will play at Springfield on Saturday. Wilkins pitched two innings of relief and escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh.
MAU 13, Brattleboro 12
MANCHESTER -- Colleen Hendery scored five goals to help the Patriots beat the Colonels (1-1) in overtime in the Burr and Burton Tournament on Tuesday. Emily Cross and Madison Paro each tallied twice for the 2-0 Patriots.
BELLOWS FALLS -- In the Weiser / Howard Relays at Bellows Falls Union High School, Brattleboro finished second in the javelin and triple jump, while the host Terriers earned silver in the discus. The Terriers added bronze in the shot put and javelin.
BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department will be holding a new session of gymnastics classes for children ages 3-17 (co-ed),
as well as a Parent/Tot class for 18 months and up.
Registration will be on Thursday, May 2, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Gibson-Aiken Center. The classes are scheduled to begin the week of May 6 and will run for a six-week session. The cost of the six-week program will be $45 for Brattleboro residents and $60 for non-residents.
Lorraine Cote will direct the program. She has a B.S. in Physical Education and Health and taught gymnastics for 40 years in private clubs. She has been associated with Brattleboro Gymnastics for the past 16 years.
For more information, call the Recreation & Parks Department at 802-254-5808.