Local roundup: Thetford softball wins third straight

  • Addy Cadwell

Published: 4/29/2022 8:00:36 AM
Modified: 4/29/2022 7:59:40 AM

THETFORD — Another strong showing by the surging Thetford Academy softball team has the Panthers at 3-0 following a 12-4 win over visiting Peoples on Thursday afternoon.

The Panthers, who already boast impressive wins over Windsor and White River Valley, pulled away from the Wolves late in what had been a tight game.

Freshman McKayla Stanley went the distance in the circle for Thetford, allowing six hits and five walks while striking out seven. Junior Madi Mousley only saw two pitches in her four plate appearances, leading off the first inning with a single and crushing a triple in the third. She was intentionally walked in the fourth and fifth, coming around to score both times.

Freshman Rebecca Osgood also had a triple and a single, and her twin sister, Ashlyn Osgood, cleared the bases with a three-run double in the fourth.

“The fielding today was great,” Panthers first-year head coach Michelle Morgan said. “McKayla did awesome. The biggest takeaway was there were people on base and the girls moved them around. They don’t get nervous at the plate, they just get the job done.”

Thetford will host Lake Region on Tuesday.

Mascoma 32, Lebanon 17

LEBANON — The visiting Royals won their first game of the season and the NHIAA Division III teams combined for 13 hits, 34 walks, 11 hit batters and 10 errors during a game that lasted 3 hours, 16 minutes.

Lebanon had six hits, all singles. Mascoma (1-6) received two singles from Alyssa Webster and seven hits overall. McKenzie DeAmicis drew five walks for the Royals, who scored 15 runs on wild pitches. The Raiders (1-4) host Hanover (0-4) on Friday, while the Royals visit Berlin (4-2).

Oxbow 17, Lake Region 6

BRADFORD, Vt. — The Olympians jumped out to a big early lead and held on to improve to 3-1.

Brianna Gray pitched a complete game for the Olympians, allowing eight hits while striking out five to earn her first career win. Alexa Kosakowski, Maggi Ellsworth, Lily Lahaye and Hadlee Allen each had two hits as Oxbow outhit Lake Region, 13-8. 

The O’s struggled defensively at times, leading coach Chuck Simmons to say the search continues for the optimal defensive lineup. Oxbow hosts Enosburg on Saturday.

Brattleboro 17, Windsor 5

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The Yellowjackets dropped to 2-3 with a loss against a tough Colonels team.

Pitcher Peyton Richardson had seven strikeouts for Windsor. Sydney Perry had a 2-run double. The Jacks hit the road to face Otter Valley on Tuesday.

BaseballWhite River Valley 17, Mill River 2 (5)

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Wildcats (5-1) got four strong innings from Macin Gaudette and a balanced attack at the plate to earn a bounceback win.

Gaudette struck out five while allowing just one hit to earn the win. Brayden Russ pitched an inning of relief, fanning two, in his first varsity appearance on the mound.

Austin Tracy was 3-for-3 with three runs scored for WRV. Sonny Snelling had a pair of hits and a pair of RBIs, each the first on varsity. Dominic Craven was 2-for-2. Paul Andrade and Max Sulham also had their first varsity hits. 

The Wildcats visit Woodstock on Saturday.

Brattleboro 11, Windsor 0 (5)

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The Yellowjackets (1-4) were shut out by the Colonels.

Adam Dufour pitched 2 ⅓ innings for Windsor, striking out four. Dufour also reached base twice with a walk. The Jacks visit Otter Valley on Tuesday.

Girls LacrosseHartford 15, U-32 4

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. — Caroline Hamilton had five goals and an assist to help the Hurricanes (4-0) remain unbeaten.

The Canes built a 9-4 lead at halftime and used a suffocating defense and strong goaltending to shut out U-32 after the break. Addy Cadwell added two goals and two assists for Hartford. Sophie Howe, Elliot Rupp, Grace Gardner, Shannon Hadlock, Beth Dobrich, Maddie Barwood, Elsie Davis and Chloe Jensen all had goals. Rupp, Gardner and Alice Piper had assists.

Coach Heather Hartford praised the defensive effort of Shannon Hadlock, Abby Vanderpot and Ella Perreault in front of goalies Sarah Howe and Makenzie Arnold (eight saves combined).

Hartford visits Lamoille on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Portsmouth 12, Hanover 8

HANOVER — Undefeated, and largely dominant, Portsmouth escaped a scare by the Bears.

Hanover (2-2) looks to get back over .500 with a visit to ConVal on Monday.

Boys TennisLebanon 9, Coe-Brown 0

LEBANON — The Raiders (4-0) took down an undermanned Coe-Brown team.

Mason Arado (8-1) and Nolan Arado (8-0) set the tone in the top two singles matches. Baden Schifferdecker added a hard-fought win, 8-6, at No. 3 singles. Will Katz and Finn Ericson each won 8-1 in their singles matches. The Raiders added a sixth singles win by forfeit as Coe-Brown traveled with just five players.

The Arado brothers added an 8-0 win in doubles. Schifferdecker and Katz partnered for a 9-8 win, in a tiebreaker, to win the other contested doubles match in the tightest contest of the day.

Lebanon visits Windham on Tuesday.

Brattleboro 6, Woodstock 1

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps dropped their season opener to the Colonels (3-1).

Jake Singelais earned the Woodstock win at No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-4. Kaelen Lundberg and Cooper Dorsogna each forced third-set tiebreakers but came out on the short end in their singles matches.

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