Claussen’s clan blasts Terriers, 12-3
TOWNSHEND -- Jordan Gouger hit a two-run homer out of the park and scored three runs, Cori Griffin singled and scored four runs, and the Rebels beat Bellows Falls, 12-3, on Thursday night.
"We made the plays, and our defense was sound," said Leland & Gray coach Tammy Claussen, whose team gets their fourth win in a three-game streak.
Elizabeth Symanski pitched a full game for the victors, striking out 12 Terriers, scattering seven hits, and walking five.
Chelsea Wilder started for Bellows Falls but was stronger at bat with a 2-RBI triple. Teammate Mackenzie Crawford hit safely. The Terriers scored all of their runs in the third. L&G’s Emily Thibault had a single.
The Rebs were up 10-3 after four innings.
"We had a couple of errors on routine plays," said Bellows Falls coach Pete Fry. "Symanski was tough. They didn’t have to work too hard, but it was a good win for them."
4-2 Leland & Gray will play at Burr and Burton on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
Black River 18, Twin Valley 9
WILMINGTON -- The Wildcats were plagued with errors Thursday night as they fell to Black River.
"We’re playing better, but we made a ton of mistakes," said Twin Valley coach Aaron Wood. "The girls played well though, and I’m proud of them."
Abigail Putnam had her debut from the mound and was 1-for-2 from the plate with two RBIs for the Wildcats. TV’s Sammy Cunningham-Darrah went 3-for-5 with two singles and a triple. Teammate Colton Butler had a single, a triple, and drove in three.
The 3-3 Wildcats will play at Poultney on Saturday at 11 a.m.
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