Hinsdale beats high-scoring opener
HINSDALE, N.H. -- Down 8-0, the Hinsdale softball team erupted for 10 hits and 19 runs in the bottom of the fourth, to prevail over Wilton-Lyndeborough, 20-15, in the Pacer's season opener.
Hinsdale's Allison Scott had three hits, and Megan Finnell had two. Elise Atkins went the distance for the Pacers from the mound.
Wilton-Lyndeborough was last year's Div. 4 state champs.
"We didn't play the best defense," said Hinsdale coach Terry Bonnette. "But we started hitting in the fourth. It was a good start to the season."
The Pacers will host Mascenic on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Bellows Falls 7, Leland & Gray 1
TOWNSHEND -- Stewart Shaughnessy and Mike LaBeau each had a two-run RBI single heading into the fifth inning, to help the Terriers beat the Rebels on Monday, as either team played their season opener.
"We're a young team, so we can only get better," said Bellows Falls coach Bob Lockerby. "The main thing is that we had fun today."
The Rebels were plagued with errors through the second inning.
LaBeau struckout 15 batters, and L&G's Drew Barnum managed nine.
"We had a hard time hitting," said Leland & Gray coach Eric Durocher. "Just couldn't seem to get the bats going."
Bellows Falls will play at Woodstock on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Leland & Gray will host Green Mountain on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Wilton 7, Hinsdale 0
HINSDALE, N.H. -- Wilton turned a nailbiter into a rout using a five-run seventh inning.
"We played good defense and threw strikes, we just couldn't get anything going offensively," said Pacers coach Brad Venice, who noted that he has 10 freshman and sophomores on his club.
Hinsdale's Matt Boggio gave up three hits and fanned four in 5 1/3 innings of work. Chris Bokum and Alex Passino each had one hit for the 0-1 Pacers, who will host Mascenic on Wednesday.
Brattleboro 11, Amherst 5
AMHERST, Mass. -- Trailing 5-3 in the second half, the Colonels scored the last eight goals for a runaway victory.
Maddie Rollins, who distributed the ball well according to BUHS coach Maud Lonergan, paced the winners with four goals and two assists. Rachel Hill finished with a hat trick and one dime, and Meghan Siggins tallied twice, while Anna Burch and Hannah Lynde each scored once.
Brattleboro goalie Gaia Uman faced 10 shots and made five saves, while Meghan Kinsman and Kaitlyn Donovan both played really well in the midfield for the 1-0 Colonels.
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