Lady Trojans Conquer Paine Mountain a Second Time

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photo by Vanessa Fournier
Twinfield-Cabot-Danville co-coach Christin Martin (left) watches along with players Alaina Robbins (Cabot), Finley Washburn (Twinfield), and Selena Lamery (Twinfield), during a game against Richford Saturday.

FAIRFAX – The Twinfield-Cabot-Danville (CCSU) softball team sandwiched a win against Paine Mountain around a pair of losses to BFA-Fairfax and Richford, putting their record at 3-7 on the season.

Abigail Langlois and Keira Mannings each belted a double to lead BFA-Fairfax to a 14-5 home win over CCSU last Tuesday. Tatum Gaudette earned the win in the circle with six innings of work, striking out three, while working around nine Lady Trojan hits. Freshman Austin Roos was a perfect three-for-three at the plate, including a double for CCSU, Chloe North added a pair of singles, and Aaliyah Keyes, Sophia Mancini, and Ida Astick chipped in with a hit a piece in the loss. The Lady Bullets improved to 6-5 on the year.

CCSU used a six-run fifth inning to edge Paine Mountain at home on Thursday, sweeping the season series with a 10-9 victory. Carley Mancini blasted a triple and scored three runs, Kendall Hale went 2-2 with a double and two walks, Ida Astick had a pair of singles, and Roos added a double in the win. Hale struck out four to earn the win for the Lady Trojans. Courtney Townsend belted a pair of doubles in the loss for Paine Mountain as they fell to 1-9 on the season.

photo by Vanessa Fournier Richford’s Vanessa Tessier safely lands on the base before Twinfield’s third baseman Kendall Hale (Danville) can tag her. Richford defeated Twinfield-Cabot-Danville 19-3.

Richford broke open a tight game with 10 runs in the sixth inning to beat CCSU on the road on Saturday 19-3. Down six after four innings, the Lady Trojans threatened in the top half of the fifth, putting their first four batters on base against starting pitcher Sierra Derby. They would only score one run as Kyrielle Deuso came on in relief to strike out the final two hitters. Sophia Mancini had a hit for the Lady Trojans. Hale, Keyes, and Selena Lamery each scored a run. Derby struck out six, earning the win with Deuso fanning five in relief. Maddie Smith had a double and a triple to lead the Lady Rocket offense.

Richford improved to 8-3 to keep pace atop the Division IV standings.

“Summer Haverick and I really want to see an improvement in consistent batting and being aggressive with smart base-running. Our girls are reliably making the plays on defense and are strong at communicating with each other, which we love. We’re leaving too many people stranded on base however, and have had a hard time earning back runs with potential big innings. We’ll continue to put in the hours in batting practice to get more consistent offensively,” said co-head coach Christin Martin.

CCSU hosted Winooski on Tuesday and is scheduled to play Craftsbury Academy at Danville next Thursday.

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