KEENE, N.H. — Four local Veterans threw out ceremonial first pitches before the Brattleboro-Keene varsity softball game at Foster Field. Devin Millerick had three hits to lead the Colonels, who ended up losing 5-4.
The special event was a way to thank the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. About 25 members of the Rolling Thunder, which is a group of Veterans on motorcycles who honor prisoners of war who have never returned home, showed up for the ceremony.
It was the second victory this season for the host Blackbirds. The 8-3 Colonels will play at rival MAU on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
Otter Valley 6, Leland & Gray 0
Rachel Borgesen and Mackenzie Boyle each had one hit for the Rebels. Keltsey Rushton suffered the loss after fanning eight, walking two and giving up eight hits.
"Keltsey pitched fine, but our offense and defense didn't get the job done to support her," said Leland & Gray coach Tammy Claussen.
With the loss, the Rebels dropped to 5-2 overall.
MAU 16, Bellows Falls 0
Murphy Hicks doubled to lead the BF offense on Thursday. Paxton Santorelli and Emily Stoddard each contributed with a single.
Macie Streeter started her first varsity game in the circle for the Terriers. She gave up eight hits in four innings of work.
Bellows Falls (3-8) will play at Hartford on Monday at 4:30 p.m.
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
On Thursday, the Cardinals held on to beat the Pirates thanks to a full-team effort. Tristan Evans was efficient as the Cards' starting pitcher and later legged out an inside-the-park home run. Caden Wood score three runs and Elias Gradinger and Aden McMahon each scored two. The Pirates, down 9-1 at one point in the game, staged a late rally highlighted by a three hit game from Devin Speno. Alex Carpenter had two clutch hits in the late innings. while Patrick Gagliardi and Kadyn Jarvis also had multi-hit games.
The Brattleboro Area Baseball Camp has set its schedule for the 2016 season. The eight-day camp for 9-12 year olds, Little League age, will start on Wednesday, June 22. It will run Wednesday, June 22 through Friday, June 24 and Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The camp will be directed by Alan Libardoni on Tenney Field at Brattleboro Union High School. It will be held in cooperation with the Brattleboro Recreation Department. If you have any questions or need more information, call Libardoni at 802-257-4203.
WINCHESTER, N.H. >> This weekend, the track will be back in action hosting a double event. Tonight, the speedway will hold "Bring a Friend to the Races" featuring all the NASCAR Whelen All American Racing divisions plus Young Guns. A special adult general admission will be offered — two adults for $20. Race time is at 6 p.m.
On Sunday, Monadnock Speedway will hold the first of the season Mudbog Mudslinger event featuring Opens, Pros, Modifieds, 8 cylinders and 4/6 cylinders. Mud will start flying at noon.
For more information on ticket prices and the upcoming event schedule, log onto www.monadnockspeedway.com.