BRATTLEBORO >> Jocelyn Aither brought home Olivia Weeks with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning and the Brattleboro varsity softball team held on for a 4-3 victory over Drury on Monday at Sawyer Field.
"It's nice to get the win, but there is no doubt that we continued to struggle on defense. We really have to tighten up and eliminate the mistakes," said Colonels coach Kelly Markol.
Hannah Wilson went 2 for 2 to lead the Brattleboro offense. Lauren McKenney had one hit and one RBI, Emmalee Waite doubled, and freshman Hailey Derosia homered.
Wilson fanned two, walked two and gave up six hits to earn the victory for the 9-3 Colonels.
Leland & Gray beats BBA, Windsor
Over the past three days, the Leland & Gray varsity softball team has mercied Burr and Burton 21-3 and Windsor 18-2 (in 5 innings).
Keltsey Rushton was the winning pitcher on Saturday, allowing just three hits, striking out seven, and walking three. Leading the 15-hit attack were senior Gabby Donna (2 for 2, 3 runs scored, solo homer); Jessie Stockwell went 3 for 4 and scored four runs; Erin Cutts was 2 for 3 with three RBI's; Emma Lane had a triple and scored a run; and Jessica Madore went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI's.
On Monday versus Windsor, sophomore Olivia Brown entered the game after Rushton was nailed in the knee with a line drive. Brown pitched her way to a victory in five innings, with much support from her offense. She gave up only two hits, walked two, and struck out eight. Big hitters on the day for the Rebels were: Jessie Stockwell with a triple and two runs scored; Caroline Tietz was 3 for 4 with a triple, four runs scored, and an RBI; Jordan Gouger was 3 for 4 with a double, three runs, and two RBI's; and Sarah Anderson had two key hits with a home run, drove in three runs and crossed the plate twice.
The Rebels entered Tuesday's game against Hartford with a 7-2 record.
Hartford 14, Bellows Falls 8
WESTMINSTER >> After falling behind 8-1 on Monday, the Terriers plated six runs in the third inning to make things interesting before handing the Hurricanes six unearned runs in the bottom of the frame.
Murphy Hicks had three hits to pace BF offensively. Lila Guerrina followed with two hits, including a bases-loaded double for three runs batted in.
The 3-9 Terriers will host Fair Haven on Saturday at 11 a.m. for their Senior Day game.
BRATTLEBORO LITTLE LEAGUE
BRATTLEBORO >> Eight different Red Sox players scored runs during a 17-6 victory over the Cardinals on Monday. Sam Henry and Jack Pattison each scored four times. Aaron Petrie started the game and lasted three innings. He also contributed a double and a single with the bat. Redbirds shortstop Caden Wood hit a laser that went for a triple. T.J. St. John and Elias Gradinger each had two hits to pace the Cardinals offense.