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Local roundup: Oxbow softball breaks out the bats

  • Oxbow's Madison Fornwalt.

  • Dartmouth's Micah Schroder. (Dartmouth College photograph0

  • Hartford's Dawson Nalette.


Staff Reports
Wednesday, May 08, 2019

RANDOLPH, Vt. — Oxbow High’s softball team hit three home runs in a 22-0 win over Randolph on Wednesday afternoon to stay undefeated at 7-0.

Madison Fornwalt, Emma Parkin and Apsen Longmoore all cleared the fences for the O’s, who scored five runs in the first inning and another 10 runs in the sixth. Sierra Longmoore was also 2-for-5 with two doubles.

Fornwalt gave up one hit, walked two and struck out nine in six innings. Oxbow has outscored opponents, 144-2, in seven victories this season; its win over the Galloping Ghosts marks its fourth win this spring of 20 runs or more.

The Olympians host a doubleheader against Blue Mountain on Saturday.

Woodstock 26, TVHS 4 (5)Woodstock 18, TVHS 3 (6)

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps (5-6) swept a doubleheader at home, with Lizzie Peck doing much of the damage at the plate against Twin Valley’s pitchers.

Peck had a homer, three doubles and five RBIs in the opener, getting a triple and four RBIs' worth of help from Sami Yates. Peck added two more doubles in the nightcap and drove in four more runs for Woodstock. Tessa Steward had a double and a triple, and Mackenzie Yates doubled twice and drove in three runs.

The Wasps head to undefeated Oxbow on Monday.

Windsor 23Bellows Falls 4 (5)

WINDSOR — The Yellowjackets scored 11 runs in the third inning and had 14 hits to improve to 3-6.

Peyton Richardson was 3-for-3 with three singles and four RBIs for Windsor. Hannah Wood was 2-for-2 with a single and a three-run home run in the third inning. Richardson threw all five innings for the hosts, allowing five hits and six walks. She also struck out six.

Sunapee 14, Derryfield 5

NORTH SUTTON, N.H. — Miah Hamm had three hits, including a double and a triple, and an RBI to boost the Lakers to 6-3. MacKenzie Wrightington had two hits and an RBI in a game played at Kearsarge High because of Sunapee’s still-unplayable home field.

Anah Durkee belted a two-run double and started in the circle, allowing two runs, one of them earned, during a five-inning stint. She struck out five batters and walked six while surrendering a hit. Sunapee hosts Newmarket on Friday.

Gilford 9, Mascoma 1

GILFORD, N.H. — Sam Pecararo allowed nine runs on 11 hits, five walks and struck out three in seven innings as Mascoma fell to 1-10. She also had an RBI. The Royals host Newport on Thursday.

Baseball Hanover 17Pembroke 5 (5)

NORWICH — The Marauders scored 12 runs in the second inning, improving to 3-3.

Nolan Gantrish was 0-for-3 with four RBIs — getting them with a hit-by-pitch, two groundouts and a sacrifice fly — to power Hanover’s lineup. He also pitched the first four innings, giving up no runs on five hits, two walks and three strikeouts.

Joey Perras was 3-for-4 with four runs scored and two RBIs for Hanover. Kegan Silovich was 2-for-3 with three runs scored, three RBIs and two walks. Jack Loftus was 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs.

Hanover travels to Oyster River on Thursday.

Lebanon 11, Kearsarge 3

NORTH SUTTON, N.H. — With his team in the midst of a five-games-in-six-days stretch, Lebanon coach Doug Ashey went to a pitching platoon to earn a win over the Cougars.

Six different Raiders threw in the contest, with Kyle Pelletier earning the win with an inning of relief. Trey Chickering started and threw two frames, followed by two from Graham Ten Haken as the Raiders (5-3) built a 9-3 lead through four innings. Pelletier relieved Colby Benoit, getting the side out in the fifth inning, and Caleb Smith and Jared Audette mopped up with an inning of work each.

“I’m trying to keep enough guys eligible for (Thursday’s) game,” Ashey said. “I had to limit what each kid could throw. I had to keep Pelletier, Smith and Audette to under 25 pitches.”

Jon Willeman led the offense with three hits and three runs. Braeden Falzarano and Cooper Bourne both added two hits and scored twice.

Lebanon visits Coe-Brown on Thursday.

Woodsville 8, Littleton 2

WOODSVILLE — Starting pitcher Brendan Walker allowed one earned run and struck out 10 batters during his six-inning appearance. He yielded no walks and five hits for the Engineers (10-0).

Zach Moore had two hits, and Patrick Reardon-Estes smacked a two-RBI double. Woodsville hosts Moultonborough on Friday.

Sunapee 14, Derryfield 4

NEW LONDON — The Lakers improved to 9-1 in a game played at Colby-Sawyer College because of wet field conditions in Sunapee. The team is scheduled to host Concord Christian on Thursday, however, in its first game on school grounds.

Darren Hulton had two hits and an RBI, and Lane Smith and Harper Flint each had two hits. Sean Moynihan had a two-run single and Jackson Cooney anchored the defense with sharp play at shortstop.

Fair Haven 15Windsor 1 (5)

WINDSOR — The Yellowjackets committed four errors, gave up 10 hits and allowed nine runs in the third inning to fall to 3-6. Windsor travels to the Maxfield Sports Complex to take on Hartford on Thursday.

Randolph 6, Oxbow 1

RANDOLPH, Vt. — The Olympians managed only four hits and committed two costly errors as they fell to 6-2.

Cody Grant struck out four, but gave up five runs — two earned — in four innings. Hunter Locke gave up an unearned run, walked one and struck out one in relief.

Gilford 12Mascoma 1 (5)

GILFORD, N.H. — Brennen Murphy was 2-for-2 with an RBI and Mike Evans scored Mascoma’s lone run in the fourth inning. The Royals (2-7) host Newport on Thursday.

BOYS LACROSSE Hartford 13, GMVS 3

WAITSFIELD, Vt. — Reece Thompson had five goals and two assists, Dawson Nalette had three goals and Hunter Hutchinson had two goals and the Hurricanes improved to 7-1.

Carter Nalette and Logan Raymond each had a goal and an assist and Nehemiah Arnold scored once. Tarin Prior made 10 saves and Mike Thompson two in the hosts’ net. Hartford entertains Otter Valley on Friday.

Bishop Brady 15Stevens 4

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals had a season-high offensive output but dropped to 0-7. Stevens hosts InterLakes-Moultonborough (3-5) on Friday.

Girls Lacrosse Rice 17, Woodstock 7

WOODSTOCK — Gina Sorrentino had three goals and Audrey Eggum had two, but the Wasps fell to 2-9. Addie Gray and Kelly Gebhardt each scored once, and Sophie Legget had an assist.

Kai Albers made four saves and Emma Tarleton two for Woodstock, which hosts Burr & Burton on Saturday.

Boys Tennis Kennett 8, Lebanon 1

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Freshman Seth Carl and sophomore Seamus Hickey provided the Raiders with their only win at No. 3 doubles, 8-3. Lebanon (4-4) travels to Souhegan on Thursday.

Woodstock 5Brattleboro 2

WOODSTOCK — Singles victories from Karl Gebhardt, Sam Powers and Blake Heston meshed nicely with doubles triumphs by the pairings of Henry Greene-Danny Drebber and Ian Goldberg-Cooper Dorsogna. The Wasps (5-2) visit Mount Anthony on Saturday.

GIRLS TENNIS Lebanon 8, Stevens 1

LEBANON — The Raiders won five singles matches and swept up doubles play to improve to 5-5.

Misia Delgado (8-3), Emerson Sleeper (8-3), Kaeley Skakalski (8-0), Lexi Zagarola (8-4) and Molly Neu (8-2) each won singles matches for Lebanon. Campbell and Skakalski (8-5), Sleeper and Zagarola (8-1), and Neu and McHugh (8-3), swept doubles matches. Fallon Lavertue, at No. 2 singles, provided Stevens with its lone win, 8-5.

Lebanon hosts Trinity on Friday. Stevens hosts Conant on Friday.

Derryfield 9, Hanover 0

MANCHESTER — Hanover fell to undefeated Derryfield (9-0). The Marauders (7-2) visit Manchester Central on Saturday.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL Big Green’s Schroder named tops in Ivies

PRINCETON, N.J. — Dartmouth junior second baseman Micah Schroder was Ivy League player of the year while earning and a unanimous spot on the All-Ivy first team.

Over the final 28 games of the season, Schroder batted .590 to finish the season with a .473 batting average and is the Big Green’s first player of the year since Katie McEachern in 2016.

Schroder is fourth in the nation in batting average (.473), 16th in on-base percentage (.539) and 36th in slugging percentage (.786). All of those categories lead the Ivy League, and she is tied for the conference lead in hits (53) and RBIs (40) as well. Schoder is also third in the league in home runs (seven) and tied for fifth in doubles (10).

Senior teammate Taylor Ward was named to the second team, while junior Calista Almer secured an honorable-mention selection.