Local Roundup: Lebanon softball notches another win

Published: 5/13/2021 12:42:42 AM
Modified: 5/17/2021 6:50:53 PM

LANGDON, N.H. — Lebanon (2-6) softball picked up its second win in a row with an 18-8 road win over Fall Mountain.

This continued Lebanon’s big week, as the Raiders snapped a 44-game losing streak Monday, also against Fall Mountain.

The Raiders started fast, with three runs in the first inning, and never looked back. All nine players in the starting lineup — as well as one pinch-hitter — scored at least one run.

Senior Autumn Crowell, who hit two home runs in Monday’s game, went 2 for 5 from the leadoff spot, with a triple, two walks, and three runs scored.

Senior Cassidy Coates finished 2 for 5 with two walks and three runs scored. Senior Jacqueline Fredette drew four walks and scored each time she reached base.

The Raiders’ next game is against Kearsarge at home on Monday.

Windsor 16, Bellows Falls 1

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — Windsor (6-3) won its second straight and fourth game in five Wednesday at Bellows Falls.

The Yellowjackets established an early lead with two runs in the first, and tacked on with two in the second and one in the third. But the bigger damage came in the final two innings: Windsor scored five runs in the sixth inning and six runs in the seventh.

Windsor’s first three hitters in the lineup paced the offense. Junior Peyton Richardson went 2 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Senior Paige Kleefisch finished 2 for 5 with a double, three runs scored, and three RBIs. Senior Hannah Wood recorded a 2-for-5 game with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Richardson pitched the whole game for Windsor, and she was in full control all afternoon. She gave up just one hit, four walks and one hit batter while picking up 12 strikeouts. The lone run she surrendered was unearned.

“Our bats were a little flat to start the game, but by the sixth inning we started to make good contact,” Windsor head coach Heather Stearns said.

Windsor’s next game is Monday at home against Otter Valley.

BASEBALL Green Mountain 3, Windsor 2 (8 innings)

CHESTER, Vt. — Windsor (2-5) fell just short in extra innings Wednesday on the road.

The Yellowjackets held a 2-0 lead into the sixth inning, when Green Mountain tied it up.

The 2-2 score held through regulation, and GMUHS walked it off in the eighth.

Senior Owen Rhoad had a big game for Windsor, going 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.

Junior Daniel Clifford and senior Ethan Belvin also enjoyed multi-hit games, and each scored one run.

“This was a great baseball game,” Windsor head coach Jamie Richardson said. “Unfortunately, we were on the wrong end, but there was some solid defense being played. Cooper (Bevis) kept them off balance and kept us on in the game through 5. We left too many guys on, but Green Mountain made some nice plays to get out of some jams. We got better today.”

The Yellowjackets return home for their next game Friday against Brattleboro.

Lebanon 8, Fall Mountain 7

LANGDON, N.H. — The Raiders (5-3) avenged Monday’s home loss to Fall Mountain on Wednesday.

“Bats were hot early, and senior Zach Howland came in and shut the door,” Lebanon head coach Chauncey Wood said. “Fall Mountain is a good team and kept it close.”

The Raiders scored their eight runs on 10 hits as a team. Sophomore Francis Calandrella led the way with a 3-for-4 game, one RBI and one run scored. Senior Braden Falzarano went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and one run scored.

Howland pitched 2⅓ scoreless and hitless innings for Lebanon, striking out three along the way.

The Raiders are off until Monday when they take on Kearsarge at home.

BOYS TENNIS Woodstock 6, Mount Anthony 1

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps (4-2) comfortably defeated Mount Anthony at home on Wednesday.

Woodstock head coach Dave Miles praised junior Nixon Malik’s effort in the No. 1 singles match. Malik won 7-5, 6-4.

Junior Cooper Dorsogna (6-3, 6-0), senior Noah Anderson (6-4, 6-1), and junior Max Hambsch (6-1, 6-0) each won their singles match in straight sets. Junior Otto Nisimblat and Jake Singelais partnered in doubles for the first time, and picked up a 7-5, 6-2 win.

Woodstock’s next match is Friday at home against Burr & Burton.

Hanover 9, Manchester Central 0

HANOVER — Hanover (7-2) won in shutout fashion for the fourth time this season.

“We played much better tennis at all courts today,” Hanover head coach Jarrod Shaheen said. “Everyone contributed by playing hard and playing high-level tennis.”

Junior Evan Yang, sophomore Zhiwen Liu, senior Alex Stevens, and freshman Zach Pearson all won their singles matches 8-0. Manchester Central won just three total games in singles matches. Doubles was a little closer, but the closest of the three Hanover wins was Liu and Pearson’s 8-4 victory.

Hanover will face Pinkerton at home on Monday.

GIRLS TENNIS Stevens 7, Wilton 2

CLAREMONT — Stevens (1-5) picked up its first victory of the season Wednesday at home.

Stevens won three matches by forfeit — singles matches for Libby Abbott and Olivia Diley, and their doubles match as a team.

The Cardinals won three other singles matches and one doubles match.

Annika Ratcliffe earned a 9-7 win, Autumn Bragg won 8-1, and Amaya Eitapence won 8-3. In doubles, Ratcliffe and Riley Murphy won 8-6.

Stevens rounds out the week with two road matches, at Kearsarge on Thursday and at Lebanon on Friday.

Manchester Central 6, Hanover 3

MANCHESTER — Hanover (6-4) fell to Manchester Central for the second time this week.

HHS won two singles matches and one doubles. Sophomore Emilia Torressani’s match ended in an 8-8 tie, and she won the tiebreak 9-7. Senior Lyric Wilson’s match also ended 8-8, and she won her tiebreak 8-6.

Junior Eleanor van Aalst and senior Carly Miles earned an 8-2 win in doubles.

Next up for Hanover is a road match at Pinkerton on Monday.

GIRLS LACROSSE Conval 10, Lebanon 9 (OT)

LEBANON — Lebanon (6-3) lost a tight contest at home on Wednesday.

Molly Smith led Lebanon with three goals. Catherine Cole scored two goals and assisted one. Kayla Taber recorded one goal and a team-high three assists.

Sydney Gonyea, Ella Longacre and Cassidy Adams scored one goal each, and Rachel Harrington chipped in an assist. In goal, Lena Nowell saved 11 shots.

The Raiders will hit the road for their next game against Laconia.

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