TOWNSHEND >> The Leland & Gray varsity softball team hammered out 18 hits, including eight doubles and one home run, and clobbered Bellows Falls 18-1 in five innings on Thursday afternoon.
"I couldn't have been more pleased with the way my team attacked the ball today. Up and down the lineup, we had contributions from top to bottom. The girls hit for some power and ran the bases well," said Rebels coach Tammy Claussen.
Leland & Gray hurler Keltsey Rushton was in control the whole way. She gave up one unearned run in her five innings of work, scattering five hits, walking one and striking out six. And batterymate Jessie Stockwell was solid behind the plate.
Rachel Borgesen and Jordan Gouger each went 3 for 4 at the plate and combined for six runs batted in to lead the winners offensively, highlighted by Gouger's two-run homer. Erin Cutts, Gabby Donna, Olivia Brown and Rushton all finished with two hits.
SPRINGFIELD >> Springfield erupted for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on for a 15-9 victory over Twin Valley on Thursday.
"We hope to improve on our communication and baserunning in Saturday's home game against Woodstock." said Twin Valley coach Brian Monroe.
Travis Betit and Baylee Crawford each delivered an RBI single in the fourth for the 1-3 Wildcats. Justin Hicks and Haydeen Reed added a base knock apiece in the sixth.
Track and Field
WESTMINSTER >> In the girls weight relays on Thursday, Bellows Falls prevailed with 42 points and Brattleboro finished fifth with 23 points. Kharisma Boyd won the triple jump to lead the Colonels.