Brattleboro softball team trounces Drury


NORTH ADAMS, MASS. >> Jamie Mahoney, Devin Millerick, Hannah Wilson, Emmalee Waite and Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week Lauren McKenney all had a couple of hits as the Brattleboro varsity softball team trumped Drury, 9-1, on Monday in the Bay State.

Bridget Duff, Jocelyn Aither, Mariah Powers and Nicolette Rivas all finished with one hit. Powers tripled, while Waite, Wilson and McKenney all had a double.

Wilson went the distance for the victory. She struck out four, walked three and gave up four hits.

"We did a much better job on defense today. They made the plays and really looked confident. I was happy with our overall play today," said BUHS coach Kelly Markol.

The 8-2 Colonels will play at Keene today.

Poultney 8, Leland & Gray 6

TOWNSHEND >> The Rebels racked up 10 hits on Monday, including two each from Jessie Stockwell and Jordan Gouger. Stockwell's homer over the fence was the highlight.

Rachel Borgesen contributed with a two-run triple. Mackenzie Boyle, Gabby Donna and Jessica Madore all doubled.

"It was a good game, where both teams battled at the plate," said Rebels coach Tammy Claussen.

Keltsey Rushton pitched well for Leland & Gray, striking out seven and walking only one. But her defense gave up four unearned runs in the sixth to give Poultney the lead for good.

Hartford 8, Bellows Falls 7

WESTMINSTER >> Trailing 8-2 on Monday, the Terriers rallied for five runs in the bottom of the seventh and come up just short.

Murphy Hicks paced the BF offense with three hits and also fanned five while going the distance in the circle. Madison Streeter, Paxton Santorelli, Emily Stoddard and Abbe Cravinho all hit safely.

"The defensive play of maybe the season was turned in by Cravinho, when she ran down a line drive in left center," said Bellows Falls coach Pete Fry.

The 2-7 Terriers will host Windsor today.


WILMINGTON >> On Monday, a late grand slam gave Proctor a 9-8 win over the Twin Valley varsity baseball team.

The Wildcats rallied for a couple of runs in the bottom of the seventh. A Chris Robinson ground out brought in Kyle Murdock, before an RBI walk by Justin Hicks scored Travis Betit.

Twin Valley (4-5) will play at Woodstock today.


BRATTLEBORO >> Gideon May, Zeb Hathaway, Josh Nordheim and Cole Merkle all won a singles match as the Brattleboro boys tennis team took care of Bellows Falls, 6-1.

"Zeb Hathaway played extremely well in his first singles match of the season. He served well and kept the ball in play with a variety of speeds and placements to set up outright winners or to keep Quinn Lambert on the defensive and force him to hit perfect shots from untenable positions," stated BUHS coach Charlie La Rosa.

The 8-2 Colonels swept the doubles, with the Jack Spanierman-Spencer Butter combo prevailing on the court and the Logan Affinito-Rowan Kidder duo winning by forfeit.

The lone victory for Bellows Falls came at No. 1 singles, where Simon Bupp-Chickering downed Oliver Goodman 6-2, 6-4.


1. Oliver Goodman lost to Simon Bupp-Chickering 6-2, 6-4

2. Gideon May defeated Franco Marengo 6-3, 6-4

3. Zeb Hathaway defeated Quinn Lambert 6-2, 6-2

4. Josh Nordheim defeated Poe Terana 6-0, 6-0

5. Cole Merkle defeated Finn Tillman 6-0, 6-0


1. Jack Spanierman/Spencer Butter defeated Alden Parmalee/Cooper Stafford 6-0, 6-0

2. Logan Affinito/Rowan Kidder won by forfeit


BRATTLEBORO >> In recent contests, the Colonels defeated Hoosick Falls 13-8 and lost to Burr and Burton 15-11.

Kira McCloskey and Morgan Derosia each had a hat trick against the Empire Staters. Axis Balsley-Petraska and Sam Cragin each tallied twice, while Meg Sargent, Susanna "Zeus" Strothman and Emma Rueter also scored. Megyn Ayotte and Derosia teamed up to win 16 of the 22 draws.

Derosia and Ayotte each buried three shots versus BBA. Balsley-Petraska scored twice, and the Colonels also got goals from Olivia Stent, Bri Sheehan and Sargent.


Saturday — Red Sox over the Giants 12-11: Jack Pattison had four hits and scored three runs for the Red Sox. Sam Henry scored two runs and Ryan Bird had the game-winning RBI. The Giants were led by outstanding hitting from Justin Aither (4 hits) and Magnus VonKrusenstiern (3 hits). Reed Sargent and Sam Hall also came up with big knocks for the Giants in the first game of the weekend twin bill.

Saturday — Athletics over the Pirates 11-0: The Athletics' Alex Bingham and Karson Elliot combined to no-hit the Pirates. The A's offense was powered by three-run homers from Bingham and Zinabu McNeice. Bingham's was his first home run in Little League while McNeice's was his second of the season. Devin Speno pitched well for the Pirates and Alex Carpenter was impressive at shortstop.

Monday — Red Sox over the Pirates 14-2: Sam Henry and Jack Pattison hit inside-the-park homers and Aaron Petrie had three hits to lead the Red Sox against the Pirates. Petrie, Henry and Ryan Bird held the Pirates to just two runs. Alex Carpenter pitched into the fifth for the Pirates and Patrick Gagliardi helped defensively all over the diamond. Irvin Rose-Melo had his first Little League base hit and scored a run. Carpenter stroked a double and Aliza Speno was aboard twice for the Bucs.


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