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Local roundup: Oxbow softball falls to LI; Windsor rolls

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Staff Reports
Monday, May 20, 2019

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. — The Oxbow High softball team finally met its match on Monday afternoon. The VPA Division III Olympians surrendered six runs in the sixth inning to host and undefeated D-I frontrunner Lyndon to lose for the first time this season in a 7-5 defeat.

Oxbow (12-1) scored two runs in the top of the fifth inning and three more in the sixth to lead, 5-1. The Vikings (13-0) then pillaged the visitors for six runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead.

Lyndon pitcher Kelleigh Simpson out-dueled Oxbow ace Madison Fornwalt for the win. Fornwalt struck out eight but allowed 11 hits and three walks to the potent Vikings offensive attack.

The Oxbow loss mirrors a late-season loss to the Vikings from a season ago. Now the trick will be to have the rest of the story play out a similar fashion — the Olympians would go on to win the 2018 D-III state championship for their second title in a row.

“We’ll learn from this. It’s better now than in two weeks (during the playoffs),” Oxbow coach Carl Hildebrandt said. “Like I said last year, this will make us stronger.”

Aspen Longmoore was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored to lead the Olympians. Oxbow will host U-32 for senior day on Wednesday.

Windsor 17, Thetford 2 (6)

WINDSOR — Hannah Wood went 5-for-5 with two triples and four RBIs to lead the Yellowjackets (4-9) over the Panthers (2-8).

Windsor collected 18 hits on the day. Brooke McKeen had four hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Ava Sutton added three singles and drove in one.

Peyton Richardson went the first four innings in the circle for the Jacks, striking out five while walking one and allowing just one hit. Alyssa Slocum went the other two innings for her varsity pitching debut.

“We were very aggressive up to bat today. We played solid defense and played good heads-up ball,” Windsor coach Heather Stearns said.

Grace Novotny had two hits for acthe Panthers. Jade Jamieson added a single. Starting pitcher Lily Vaughan struck out five without issuing a walk.

The Jacks host Mill River on Wednesday for senior day. Thetford hosts Randolph on Tuesday.

Newport 15Hillsboro-Deering 2 (5)

HILLSBORO, N.H. — Shelby Adams was 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Tigers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Newport finished the game with 12 hits, with Jenna Maheu and Libby Tremblay contributing two hits each. Newport scored five runs in the third inning and added another six runs in the fourth. Maheu also scored three times.

Tigers pitcher Lacey McNeel allowed two runs on four hits and no walks, striking out seven in the victory. Newport (9-5) travels to Monadnock on Tuesday.

White River Valley 17
Williamstown 0 (5)

WILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. — The Wildcats kept things rolling with a blowout win over the Blue Devils.

Sarah Howe led a 19-hit attack by White River Valley, going 4-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored. Fiona Vaillancourt was 3-for-4 with a double and three runs. Blake Southworth had a double, two singles and drove in four. Macey Carbino was 2-for-2 with two RBIs.

Starting pitcher Chelsie Trask went all five innings, striking out while allowing just one hit.

WRV (12-1) visits Poultney on Wednesday.

Sunapee 19Pittsfield 3 (5)

NEWPORT — Ellie Frederick was 4-for-4 with four runs scored and a grand slam for the Lakers, who improved to 9-4 on Newport High’s softball field.

Frederick also pitched the fifth inning, striking out two. Hannah Cooney and Natalie Austin combined for nine strikeouts, two walks and one hit in the first four innings. Sunapee had six hits.

The Lakers travel to Newmarket for a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Woodsville 16Blue Mountain 4 (5)

WOODSVILLE — Freshman Mackenzie Kingsbury slugged a first-inning grand slam to spark the Engineers (10-4) over the Bucks.

Woodsville ended up plating seven runs in the first inning and never looked back. Kingsbury finished 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored. Morgan Wagstaff was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a pair of runs. Freshman Anna McIntyre had a two-run double and scored three runs. Emily Prest added a pair of hits.

McKenzie Dennis went all five innings for the win, striking out two while allowing two earned runs.

Woodsville visits Moultonborough on Tuesday.

MAU 17, Hartford 0 (5)MAU 18, Hartford 2 (5)

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Canes dropped both halves of a doubleheader at the Patriots, dropping Hartford to 2-11.

Sam Gibbs did the bulk of the pitching in both games for Hartford. Gibbs collected the Canes’ only hit in the first game. Emily Smith, Cassidy Beisler, Nevaeh Murphy and Bianca Severance all had hits in game two.

Hartford will host Bellows Falls on Wednesday.

Baseball Woodsville 6Blue Mountain 1

WOODSVILLE — Zach Moore pitched a four-hitter for the Engineers (14-0).

Moore struck out five, walked three and didn’t allow an earned run. The game was delayed by rain for 45 minutes during the second inning. Once play resumed, Woodsville took control with five runs in the home half of the third.

Stephen Aldrich was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs for the Engineers. Patrick Reardon-Estes singled, scored twice and drove in one.

Woodsville goes for 15 in a row on Tuesday at Moultonborough.

Montpelier 2, Thetford 0

WILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. — Alden Nichols allowed three hits and two unearned runs in six innings as the Panthers fell to 7-4 at Williamstown High’s field.

“We just couldn’t piece anything together for (Nichols),” said Thetford head coach Phil Chaput. “He pitched a really good game. They just didn’t make any errors. They played a very clean game.”

Thetford committed three errors and managed four hits in the loss. Nichols was 2-for-3 with a double and a single. The Panthers travel to Randolph on Tuesday.

Boys Lacrosse Pinkerton 17, Hanover 4

DERRY, N.H. — Mason Winter and Elijah Putnam combined for 17 saves as the Marauders fell to 9-4.

Charlie Baughman and Kyle Rozzi led the offense with a goal and an assist each. Tono Correa and Tage Colberg each netted goals. Brendan Brigham went 10-for-22 in draw controls.

Hanover travels to Dover on Tuesday.

Girls Lacrosse Hanover 13, Goffstown 8

HANOVER — Jasmine Lou scored three goals and had two assists as the Marauders improved to 9-5.

Maddie McCorkle had three goals, one assist and had six draw controls. Caroline Adams scored three goals, Jess Seibel scored a goal and provided an assist, Allie McCorkle had a goal and five ground balls and Katie Naughton scored a goal. Allison Lichtenstein made 10 saves.

Hanover head coach Chris Seibel praised his team’s defense in the second half. The Marauders host Winnacunnet on Tuesday.

Hartford 15, Spaulding 2

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Caroline North led the offense with three goals and two assists.

Hartford led, 11-2, at halftime. Alice Dwyer added two goals and two assists. Zoe Pfeiffer scored three goals, Greer McCarty scored twice, Caroline Hamilton scored a goal with two assists. Emily Ricker and Analeigh Lynch added a goal and an assist and Chloe Jensen scored her first varsity goal.

Emi Harlow made seven saves. The Canes (8-4) host U-32 on Wednesday night.


MEN’S TENNIS Broom ousted in NCAA first round

ORLANDO, Fla. — A late addition to the field, Dartmouth junior Charlie Bloom dropped a 6-3, 6-1 decision to Mississippi State’s Giovanni Oradini in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Both Bloom (ranked 69th in the nation) and Oradini (61st) were alternate s when the field was initially announced earlier this month. Both were confirmed to the tournament shortly before it started.

Bloom finished his season with a 9-11 record in singles tion since January and 18-14 overall.