BUHS softball team falls to Keene
KEENE, N.H. — Alyssa Bartlett struck out a dozen and walked just two to help the Keene varsity softball team to a 5-4 victory over Brattleboro on Friday.
Gabby Hayden finished with two hits and two RBI for the 10-4 Blackbirds. Molly Harvey, Megan Healey, and Bartlett added one hit apiece.
This was the second loss in a row for the 9-2 Colonels, who had started out 9-0 before losing to rival MAU 6-1 on Wednesday.
BRATTLEBORO — Tobin Lonergan (4 goals and 1 assist), Liz Day (3 goals and 1 assist), and Meg Ayotte (2 goals) did the majority of the damage for the Brattleboro Union High School varsity girls lacrosse team during a thrilling 12-11 win over rival Mount Anthony Union on Friday.
Sam Cragin, Avalon Johnston, and Mollie Patenaude all scored one goal for the purple and white.
"MAU is a strong team and always a tough opponent for us, so this was a big win as we head into the second half of our season," said Colonels coach Michael Lonergan.
Brattleboro built an 11-4 lead, including Patenaude's first varsity goal off of an assist by Day. The Patriots then went on a 6-0 run before the Colonels regained control of the tempo with a couple of long possessions and some good decisions.
Trailing 12-11, MAU would win a draw and have a chance to pull even in the final seconds. Liv Stent was the defensive standout down the stretch, first knocking down a pass over the middle and then using a clean check to strip the ball before scooping up the ground ball to run out the clock.
Caroline Musinski and Rebecca Crosier paced the team from Bennington with four and three goals respectively. Avery Galle and Natalie Selley each tallied twice.
BRATTLEBORO — The Colonels remained undefeated with a 6-0 victory over Rutland on Friday at Tenney Field.
Ben Betz went the distance for the shutout in his first start of the season. A three-run double by Dan Petrie was the offensive highlight for the winners.
Brattleboro's Saturday game against rival MAU was postponed until May 19.
The Colonels are off to a 10-0 start, including shutouts of Bellows Falls, Springfield, Otter Valley, Mill River, MAU, and Rutland (twice). They have also defeated Saint Johnsbury, Hartford, and Fair Haven.
Bellows Falls softball
WESTMINSTER — The Terriers gave up 19 runs in the first inning and eventually lost to Fair Haven 22-6 on Friday.
"While our first inning was rough, I am impressed and proud of how the girls handled the remainder of the game as we outscored Fair Haven 4-3 in the remaining innings," noted BF coach Kim Wells.
Olivia Bowen struck out nine batters and earned the victory. She helped herself with a grand slam in the first frame and then an RBI triple in the third.
Paxton Santorelli fanned three Slaters on the day. Ariana Beltran delivered a two-run triple and Lila Guerrina belted an RBI double to lead Bellows Falls offensively.
PITTSFIELD, N.H. — The Lady Pacers are on a three-game winning streak for the first time in four years after sweeping Saturday's doubleheader by beating host Pittsfield 10-3 and 7-6.
Angelina Nardolillo struck out six and got solid defense from third baseman Sydney Martelle in the opener. Kristen Davis went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs to lead the offense, while Gabby LeClair and Nardolillo each finished with a pair of hits. Delaney Wilcox went 1-for-2 with a double and had three runs batted in.
Hinsdale erupted for six runs in the sixth inning in the sequel. Wilcox, Davis, Martelle, and Kelsi Clement all had a big blow during the rally, while Alexis Anderson, LeClair, and Nardolillo all got on base to set the table.
Track and Field
WINDSOR — At the CVC Finals on Saturday, Keene won the boys title with 113 points and Hanover took the girls championship with 133 points.
In the boys team event, Brattleboro (53 points) placed second, Bellows Falls (50.5) took fifth, and Hinsdale (20) wound up 12th. In the girls team event, Bellows Falls (62 points) captured bronze, Brattleboro (41) tied with Thetford for sixth, and Hinsdale (1) finished in a deadlock for 13th.
Brattleboro's Jasper Reed won the 100 and long jump, and added a silver in the 200. Evan Koch struck gold in the 110 hurdles for the Colonels, Dylan Clark prevailed in the javelin for Bellows Falls, Reno Tuttle took second in the discus and third in the shot put for the Terriers, and BF's Shane Clark added a runner-up finish in the triple jump. For Hinsdale, Caleb Steever placed second in the high jump and Ryan Boggio was third in the triple jump.
On the girls side, Bellows Falls' Michelle Marchica (triple jump), Brattleboro's Kai Boyd (javelin), BF's Macie Streeter (300 hurdles), and Maggie Lonardo (100) of BUHS all placed second. Brattleboro's Kharisma Boyd took third in both the 100 and 200.
Hinsdale baseball hosts Nute, 4 p.m.
Hinsdale softball hosts Nute, 4 p.m.
Brattleboro boys tennis hosts Woodstock, 4:30 p.m.
Brattleboro girls tennis at MAU, 4:30 p.m.
Leland & Gray softball at Burr and Burton, 4:30 p.m.
Twin Valley baseball at Poultney, 4:30 p.m.
Twin Valley softball at Poultney, 4:30 p.m.
Bellows Falls girls tennis hosts MSJ, 4:30 p.m.
Bellows Falls baseball hosts Burr and Burton, 4:30 p.m.
Brattleboro baseball hosts Hartford, 7 p.m.
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