Local Roundup: Hanover, Hartford, Windsor win on the softball diamond

Gianna Felice

Gianna Felice

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Ava Kaercher

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Hayden Avard

Published: 05-14-2024 4:31 PM

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Windsor 16, Poultney 3

Key players: Windsor — SS Gianna Felice, P Molly Burke, 1B Mackenzie Kleefisch

Highlights: Windsor scored seven runs in the fifth inning, including a single by Cassie Clark that scored two runs. Felice had three RBIs on the day. Kleefisch went 3-for-4 at the plate. Burke struck out seven.

Coach’s quote: “The long bus ride had us getting a slow start, but once our bats got hot, the runs followed and the defense stepped up a notch. We are finding our groove as a team, and our energy is improving each day.” — Windsor’s Wendy Moody

Records: Windsor 4-5; Poultney 3-6

Hanover 11, Plymouth 1

Key players: Hanover — Jess Lobb (7 IP, 2 hits, 1 run, 11 Ks); Sophie Wise (3-for-5, 2 RBIs); Kit Tullar (3-for-4); Evie Maitre (2-for-3, 3 RBIs) Plymouth — Brooklyn Dame (6 IP, 6 SO)

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Highlights: Hanover collected 13 hits on the day, including three each from Wise and Tullar and two each from Maitre and Lily Smith. Hanover scored runs in five of the six innings. Lobb pitched the complete game for the Bears, striking out 11 and giving up just two hits.

Coach’s quote: “We started off slow today but got better as the game progressed. Our pitching was outstanding today. I continue to be impressed with this team. They are improving each week, and every player has an important role. They are a fun group to coach.” — Hanover’s Megan Sobel

Records: Hanover 5-6; Plymouth 1-9

ConVal 2, Lebanon 1

Highlights: Lebanon pitcher Ava Kaercher struck out 19 batters and walked none while throwing a four-hitter. ConVal scored twice in the fifth inning and Lebanon once during the sixth.

Records: ConVal 8-2; Lebanon 3-9

Hartford 20, Brattleboro 3

Key players: Hartford — Harper Robinson, Logan Evans, Serenitee Martel.

Highlights: Robinson was 3-for-3 with a single, double and triple. Evans went 2-for-3 with four RBIs, and Martel recorded five strikeouts and only allowed two hits.

Records: Hartford 6-2; Brattleboro 0-8

Fall Mountain 15, Mascoma 3

Key players: Mascoma — Alyssa Webster, Sophia Taylor, Natalee Petersen, Ryleigh Gigure, Sara Mckinney

Highlights: Webster pitched a full game and made a couple of great outs. Taylor had two key outs, Petersen had a great game at first defensively, Gigure made a great catch in right for a crucial out and McKinney had a solid game catching for only her third time playing there.

Coach’s quote: “The last couple of games defensively things have been starting to come together for us. Now we just have to get our bats going as well. This year has been a season of rebuilding and growth, as we are seeing some good things lately from the girls.” — Mascoma’s Danielle Pushee

Records: Fall Mountain 5-6; Mascoma 1-10

Boys Tennis

Lebanon 8, Winnacunnet 1

Key players: Lebanon — Kyle Hines, Augie Church-Cole

Highlights: Hines met his match with a similar-style player. They both had not lost all season. Kyle prevailed with a 8-5 win. Church-Cole battled to win in a tiebreaker, 9-7. Best matches of the season!

Coach’s quote: “So proud of the boys. They played hard today against a great team.” — Lebanon’s Tammy and Chad Arado

Records: Lebanon 12-0; Winnancunett 7-5

Mount Anthony 7, Hartford 0

Records: Mount Anthony 1-5; Hartford 2-4


Hanover 11, Plymouth 4

Key players: Hanover — Alex Boone, Jojo Drent, Jack Lobb, Sean Nam, Hayden Avard

Highlights: Jackson McBride lead off the first inning with a walk, stole second and scored on an Allie Muirhead single. Muirhead advanced to third on a Jake Toulmin single, giving Hanover a first-and-third scenario. On the next play, Toulmin got caught in a rundown long enough to allow Muirhead to score from third. Hanover added five runs in the second with the highlight being a two-out, two-run double by Drent. Hanover had eight of its nine starters reach base multiple times. Boone threw six innings allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits, no walks and seven strikeouts. Toulmin threw the final inning and struck out the side.

Coach’s quote: “We have been playing much better as of late — especially at the plate and defensively. We’ve been very good on the mound all year, and I’m hopeful we can continue playing well into the playoffs.” — Hanover’s John Grainger

Records: Hanover 6-6; Plymouth 9-2