Stevens 7, Kearsarge 4
CLAREMONT – The Cardinals scored three runs in the second inning capitalizing on a couple Cougars’ mistakes, and that proved to be the difference in an otherwise back-and-forth game.
Despite Kearsarge out-hitting Stevens 6-5, the Cardinals’ bats came through at the right times. For the Cardinals, Gabe Miller was 2-for-2 on the day with a single and a double, 2 RBIs, a walk, and a run scored.
“I’m happy for Gabe,” said Stevens head coach Paul Silva. “He had some big hits for us… their pitcher (Gabe Benedict) threw the ball well and shut down the middle of our lineup so we needed a spark. Gabe came up huge with those big RBIs.”
Benedict had 11 strikeouts and 5 walks for the Cougars on the mound Monday. For Stevens, Ethan Johnson went all seven innings, striking out 7 and walking 4 to earn the win.
“I thought Ethan did a real nice job,” said Silva on his pitcher. “Battling for seven innings, he made so many big pitches when he needed to.”
Johnson also had a good day at the dish from his two-spot in the batting order, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
The Cardinals picked up their third win of the season as they improve to 3-5. They will play a doubleheader against Newport on Friday.
For Kearsarge, Benedict was 2-for-3 at the plate and scored 3 runs. Noah Gray was also 2-for-3, with 2 RBIs and a run scored. The Cougars fall to 1-6 and will host Lebanon on Wednesday.
Bellows Falls 11, Windsor 1
WINDSOR, Vt. – The Terriers scattered 11 runs over just five innings in the mercy-rule win.
BF picked up 4-run innings in both the top of the third and fifth innings. In the third, Jack Cravinho, Noah Rawling and McGregor Vancor each singled to drive in runs. In the fifth, after a Griff Waryas RBI single, Vancor hit a three-run bomb to right field to put the Terriers up ten runs.
Vancor racked up 7 RBIs from his lead-off spot, going 3-for-4. Grady Lockerby and Elliot Graham also added hits. On the mound for BF, Jack Brown went all five innings, striking out 11, walking 3, and only allowing 2 hits.
Starting out the season 1-6, the Terriers have strung together 3-straight wins to move to 4-6.
For the Yellow Jackets, Robert Slocum and Josh Gaudette had their only hits as they fall to 3-5 on the season.
“They outplayed us at every phase of the game today,” said Windsor head coach Jamie Richardson. “We took a step backwards today… Thankfully championships aren’t won in May. If we keep grinding and keep working, we will be fine.”
Fall Mtn. 21, Franklin 0
FRANKLIN – The Wildcats only needed five innings for impressive road win on Monday evening.
Chloe Vogel tossed a no-hitter for FM, striking out 5 and walking 1, and behind her, the defense was very strong.
FM put together 23 hits in the blowout-win, led by Vogel who was 5-for-5 with 6 RBIs. Nicole Limoges was 4-for-5 with 3 RBIs, Erin Brady was 3-for-4 with an RBI, Savana Wilson was 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs, and Zandy Fitzpatrick was 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs.
The Wildcats improve to 6-3 on the season and will face a tough task on Wednesday welcoming undefeated Hopkinton.
Newport 6, Monadnock 5
NEWPORT – Starting out the season 0-2, the Tigers have now gone over .500 (4-3) with the tight win over Monadnock Monday.
For Newport, Shelby Adams and Lacey McNeel contributed a hit and an RBI. Jenna Maheu drove in two runs. Erin Seagrove contributed two hits. Megan Howard had a hit and Annalee Hall added an RBI.
McNeel went all seven on the mound, striking out 8 and walking 2, while allowing just 1 earned run.
Mill River 13, Windsor 4
CLARENDON, Vt. – Windsor picked up 7 hits on the day but committed 9 errors in the field.
Peyton Richardson threw all 6 innings Monday, and allowed 9 hits.
“We struggled playing defense behind her today,” said Windsor head coach Heather Stearns. “Mill River played a good game and we couldn’t catch any breaks offensively or defensively.”
At the plate for the Jacks, Adi Prior went 2-for-4 with a single and a triple. Meagan Holling, in her first varsity game, went 1-for-1 and had 2 RBIs in the seventh inning.
Windsor will host BF on Wednesday.
Stevens 5, Wilton-Lyndeborough 4
CLAREMONT – After endless rainy days and postponements, the Cardinals enjoyed warm and sunny conditions for their rematch against Wilton-Lyndeborough on Monday. Stevens prevailed in an extremely close match, 5-4 for their first win of the season.
Singles results are as follows: 1. Cally Barrette 3 Emma Krug 8; 2. Clara Avery 8 Lunara Irashova 3; 3. Fallon Lavertue 6 Erin MacDonald 8; 4. Hannah Lembree 1 Elizabeth Jacob 8; 5. Riley Murphy 8 Ella Kelley 2; 6. Lauren Fellows 8 Senja Sours 1.
Doubles: 1. Barrette / Lavertue 1 Krug / Irashova 8; 2. Avery / Lembree 8 MacDonald / Jacob 6; 3. Quinn McCaffery / Autumn Bragg 8 Kelley / Madeleine Straw 3.
The Cardinals take on Monadnock at home Tuesday, starting at 4 p.m.