Friday May 3, 2013

TOWNSHEND -- Jordan Gouger hit a two-run homer out of the park and scored three runs, Cori Griffin singled and scored four runs, and the Rebels beat Bellows Falls, 12-3, on Thursday night.

"We made the plays, and our defense was sound," said Leland & Gray coach Tammy Claussen, whose team gets their fourth win in a three-game streak.

Elizabeth Symanski pitched a full game for the victors, striking out 12 Terriers, scattering seven hits, and walking five.

Chelsea Wilder started for Bellows Falls but was stronger at bat with a 2-RBI triple. Teammate Mackenzie Crawford hit safely. The Terriers scored all of their runs in the third. L&G’s Emily Thibault had a single.

The Rebs were up 10-3 after four innings.

"We had a couple of errors on routine plays," said Bellows Falls coach Pete Fry. "Symanski was tough. They didn’t have to work too hard, but it was a good win for them."

4-2 Leland & Gray will play at Burr and Burton on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Softball

Black River 18, Twin Valley 9

WILMINGTON -- The Wildcats were plagued with errors Thursday night as they fell to Black River.

"We’re playing better, but we made a ton of mistakes," said Twin Valley coach Aaron Wood. "The girls played well though, and I’m proud of them."

Abigail Putnam had her debut from the mound and was 1-for-2 from the plate with two RBIs for the Wildcats. TV’s Sammy Cunningham-Darrah went 3-for-5 with two singles and a triple. Teammate Colton Butler had a single, a triple, and drove in three.

The 3-3 Wildcats will play at Poultney on Saturday at 11 a.m.