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Lady Trojans Earn Second Win

VERGENNES – After dropping games to high-powered Vergennes and Blue Mountain to start their week, the Twinfield-Cabot-Danville (CCSU) softball team earned a hard-fought road win over Northfield-Williamstown (Paine Mountain), improving to 2-5 on the season.

Savanah Blaise struck out seven to earn the win in the circle and scored three runs to help her own cause, as Vergennes outlasted CCSU on the road last Tuesday 19-6.

Katie LaBerge belted a double and scored twice, Phoebe Rafael went 1-1 and was on base four times, and Ryenn Wisell drew four free passes and scored two runs to power the Lady Commodore offense.

Freshman Finley Washburn scored two runs and was 2-4 on the day for CCSU, Kendall Hale had a pair of hits and scored a run, and Sophia Mancini and Ida Astick both smacked a double in the loss. Vergennes earned their first win of the season after making it to the Division III Final Four in 2023.

“We had a tough first inning against Vergennes. Our defense did a great job of holding their runners the rest of the game, but they scored most of their runs in that first inning. Kendall Hale did a nice job of coming in and stopping their rally. We left a lot of runners on base early, but Ida had a couple of nice hits in the third and fourth to help get our offense going,” said co-head coach Christin Martin.

Ava Kingsbury had a home run, and five RBIs and Kaylee Hamlett earned the win and drove in four more at the plate as Blue Mountain continued to roll through the Mountain League with a 27-1 home win over the Lady Trojans on Thursday.

Carley Mancini, Olivia Hess, and freshman Austin Roos had the only hits for CCSU. The defending Division IV champs improved to 9-1 on the season.

CCSU bounced back over the weekend behind a pair of home runs from Washburn and Phoebe Crocker, edging Paine Mountain on the road 13-11. Crocker added a double and scored twice, Olivia Hess belted a pair of three run doubles, Hale blasted a triple and a double, and Roos went 2-4 with a double in the win.

Courtney Townsend led the Paine Mountain with three hits, including a double.

Melody Davison struck out six in the loss.

“After having a tough time at the plate and defensively in the field against Blue Mountain, the energy from both teams in the Paine Mountain game was awesome. It was a super fun game with competitive innings right to the end. Kendall had a couple of amazing saves for us on defense, Finley set the tone for us offensively in the first with her home run, and Phoebe kept it going with another one in the fifth. Summer Haverick and I were really happy to see the focus and heads up play the team brought all day,” said Martin.

CCSU looked to keep the momentum going on Tuesday with a trip to BFA-Fairfax and will finish out another busy week welcoming Paine Mountain to town on Thursday and Richford on Saturday.

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