Lady Trojans Drop Three to Start Season

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photo by Vanessa Fournier
Ida Astick (left) of Twinfield-Cabot-Danville waits for a throw as Keira Manning (right) of BFA Fairfax safely reaches third base during play at Twinfield April 27 The visitors won the game 14-1.

RANDOLPH – The Twinfield-Cabot-Danville (CCSU) softball team couldn’t get their offense going last week as they fell to Randolph, Blue Mountain, and BFA-Fairfax to start the season.

Freshman Alyson Gilman belted a double, single, and scored three times to power Randolph over CCSU 16-4 at home last Tuesday. Lanie Thayer struck out eight Lady Trojans to earn the win. Marrissa Therrien and Jessney Benjamin combined for four hits in the win.

Phoebe Crocker went 2-3 and scored a run, Olivia Hess went 2-2, Aaliyah Keys had a single and scored a run for CCSU. Kendall Hale struck out two in suffering the loss in the circle. Randolph improved to 2-1 on the season.

“The girls started out pretty strong with some early base hits, but we struggled to make good contact when they changed pitchers. We are still working out some kinks early in the season as we learn to communicate with each other and we lost some runs on small mistakes that we’ll work through correcting,” said co-head coach Christin Martin.

Kaylee Hamlett followed up her no-hitter from last week with a 15k performance on Thursday to lead Blue Mountain to a 23-0 win over CCSU on the road. Hamlett helped her own cause with a triple and Felicity Sulham powered the offense with a double, triple, and four runs scored. The defending Division IV champions remain perfect on the season, outscoring their opponents 69-4 through their first four games.

Finley Washburn and Chloe North each had a single for the Lady Trojans.

“Kendall did a great job keeping her composure on the mound against a very good team and Ida Astick and Austin continue to help our young players stay on track in game situations. We had a hard time making contact against Hamlett, and when we did, we couldn’t find holes,” said Martin.

photo by Vanessa Fournier
Kendall Hale of Twinfield-Cabot-Danville throws a pitch to a BFA Fairfax batter during play Saturday on Hodgdon Field in Twinfield. BFA defeated the home team 14-1.

Halle Rocheleau struck out seven to earn the win and added a two-run single to lead BFA-Fairfax to a 14-1 road win over CCSU on Saturday.

Tatum Gaudette struck out six to close the door for the Lady Bullets with three shutout innings of relief.

Abigail Langlois provided the offense with three hits and an RBI as BFA-Fairfax evened their record at 3-3.

North was solid in her first varsity start in the circle for the Lady Trojans, striking out seven. Austin Roos belted a double and Ida Astick added a single, scoring a run in the loss.

“Chloe did a great job of keeping her composure in her first start. Kendall and Phoebe anchored our defense, and we were able to make some quick outs in the infield during the first few innings. Again, we just couldn’t get our bats going throughout the game and made some mistakes on the base paths. Overall, our communication on defense is improving and helping us get outs as the girls build their confidence early on in the season,” said Martin.

The Lady Trojans were back in action on Tuesday as they traveled to Craftsbury Academy for a Mountain League match-up. They will welcome Vergennes to town next Tuesday.

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