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Split decision for Woodsville softball

  • Woodsville catcher Emily Farr reaches to tag Faith Santo, of Littleton, out at home in Woodsville, N.H., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Farr’s knee was injured in the collision. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Woodsville softball huddles before taking the field for their second game of a double-header with Littleton in Woodsville, N.H., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The Engineers won the first game 18-6 and Littleton prevailed in the second 11-10. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Sarah Britton, of Woodsville, reacts to being called safe at home as Littleton catcher Jackie Maker loses control of the ball in Woodsville, N.H., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Littleton won the game 11-10 after Woodsville opened the double-header with an 18-6 win. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • The ball bounces free of Woodsville shortstop Leah Krull’s glove as Jillian Allaire, of Littleton, slides safely into second in Woodsville, N.H., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Littleton won the game 11-10. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Staff Reports
Wednesday, May 08, 2019

WOODSVILLE — Emily Prest, Morgan Wagstaff and Mackenzie Kingsbury combined for nine hits as the Woodsville High softball team rolled to an 18-6 win over Littleton in the opener of an NHIAA Division IV softball doubleheader on Wednesday. But Woodsville couldn’t complete the sweep after falling behind early in the nightcap of an 11-10 loss at Woodsville Elementary School.

Kingsbury had four hits in the first game, with Prest contributing three and Wagstaff two. McKenzie Dennis had the big blast, a two-run homer in the third inning that eventually helped Woodsville (7-3) win via the 12-run rule after six innings. Dennis also picked up the win in the circle with five strikeouts.

The Crusaders strung together three-run rallies in the first, second and fourth innings to take the second game, never allowing Woodsville to fully come back. The Engineers had two-run responses in the sixth and seventh to cut the gap to a run, but stranded the potential game-tying run on third base to end the contest.

Wagstaff included two doubles in a four-hit nightcap, and Prest finished with three hits and three runs.

Woodsville visits Moultonborough on Friday.