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Local roundup: Patience pays for Windsor softball

  • Kate Murphy

Staff Reports
Published: 5/1/2021 9:46:24 PM
Modified: 5/1/2021 10:25:59 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Patience proved to be a virtue for the Windsor High softball team on Saturday.

The Yellowjackets (3-2) combined seven hits with 15 walks and used them to earn a 19-3 win over Hartford in a five-inning Southern Vermont League softball contest at Hartford High School. As for the hit parade, Hannah Wood, Paige Kleefisch and Kate Murphy led the way by driving in three runs apiece. Wood and Murphy both went 2-for-3, and Kleefisch delivered all of her RBIs with a three-run homer in the third inning.

Peyton Richardson and Madison Leduc split the pitching for the Jacks, allowing three hits. Madison Willey tripled and singled to accout for two of them for Hartford (0-3).

Windsor visits Otter Valley on Tuesday. Hartford welcomes Lyndon on Monday night at Maxfield Sports Complex.

White River Valley 22, Woodstock 1 (5)

SOUTH ROYALTON — Chelsie Trask included a double among her four hits, scored four times and pitched three innings of one-run ball as the Wildcats (5-0) beat the Wasps (0-2) to stay perfect on the season.

Blake Southworth, Fiona Vaillancourt, Julia Morse, Hannah White and Tanner Drury all had two-hit games for WRV. Southworth included a home run and triple on her day, Morse tripled and doubled, and Turner added a double as well.

River Miles walked, singled and scored Woodstock’s sole run.

The Wasps head to Randolph on Tuesday, the same afternoon WRV travels to Bellows Falls.

BASEBALLGreen Mountain 12, Windsor 9

WINDSOR — After allowing a seven-run Windsor rally in the home third inning, the Chieftains chipped away before overturning the Yellowjackets (1-2) with a six-run seventh.

Green Mountain amassed 10 hits off of Windsor pitchers and took advantage of four errors by the Jacks. Ethan Belvin and Maison Fortin both had 2-for-2, two-RBI days for the Jacks.

“Walks and errors cost us this game today,” Windsor coach Jamie Richardson said. “We need to keep our focus for seven innings, and today we did not do that. There were some things we did well, so we will build off that.”

Windsor visits Otter Valley on Monday.

White River Valley 14, Woodstock 4

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Wildcats (5-0) retained their perch atop the VPA Division IV standings and stayed perfect on the season. The Wasps leveled off at 2-2.

Carder Stratton controlled things from the mound for WRV, striking out 15 in a complete-game effort. Stratton and Austin Tracy both drove in two runs, Robby McShinsky had his first two varsity hits and drove in two runs, and Curtis Barry was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs.

The Wasps scored three times on four hits in the opening frame but managed just one more hit the rest of the way.

Green Mountain visits Woodstock on Thursday. WRV also returns to action on Thursday, visiting Bellows Falls.

GIRLS LACROSSELebanon 9, Con-Val 8 (OT)

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — Two games in 24 hours may have left the Raiders (3-2) low on fuel, but it wasn't enough to deny them a third straight victory.

Molly Smith and Catherine Cole both paced Lebanon with three goals and an assist. Ella Longacre, Sydney Gonyea and Kayla Taber also hit the twine, with Taber adding three assists.

Coach Sara Ecker credited the play of defenders Ana Goodwin, Anna Illsley and Clara Smyrski for setting up the win. Lena Nowell knocked down 10 shots for “another outstanding game in goal,” Ecker added.

Lebanon hosts Plymouth for its senior game on Monday.

BOYS LACROSSEMonadnock 10, Lebanon 9

SWANZEY, N.H. — The Raiders (0-4) came as close as they have this season to netting new varsity coach Cole Flannery his first victory.

C.J. Childs and Griffin Auch both had five-point afternoons for Lebanon; Childs scored three times with two assists, with Auch notching two goals and three helpers. Noah Mekus struck twice with two assists, Ethan Price and Hunter Grant also scored and netminder James Barnett stopped eight shots.

The Raiders visit Plymouth on Monday.

TRACK AND FIELDReimanis, Jenisch lead TSA

CHESTER, Vt. — Charlotte Reimanis and Emme Jenisch provided the top performances for Sharon Academy in a Saturday meet at Green Mountain.

Reimanis swept to a pair of wins in the middle distances, taking the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 53.7 seconds and the 1,500 in 5:54.3. Jenisch had a victory in the 200 dash (29.5) and added a runner-up in the 100 (13.5).

Jenisch also joined Freya Abbey, Xia Gillespie and Mayci LeDuc for a winning effort in the 4x400 relay (5:06.5).

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