Softball Roundup 511

by Ken Brown

NEK – Craftsbury Academy, Twinfield-Cabot, and Peoples Academy (Hazen) were all in action last week with varied results in local high school varsity softball.

Craftsbury Academy Wins First Game of Season

CRAFTSBURY – Craftsbury Academy (CA) won their first game of the season last week against Twinfield-Cabot after falling to a hot Blue Mountain squad and ending their week with a forfeited win against Peoples Academy (PA). Kyra Nelson twirled her second straight shutout to lead Blue Mountain to a 13-0 road win over CA last Tuesday. Nelson, Felicity Sulham, and senior captain Maggie Emerson led the Lady Buck offense to their sixth straight win of the season. Alana Ulrich led the Lady Chargers offensively and in the field on Thursday as they earned a hard fought 22-7 road win over Twinfield-Cabot. Hazel Graham, Amelia Eagen, Haley Smith, and Savannah Boyce all pitched quality innings for CA in both games.

The Lady Chargers earned a win by forfeit at Peoples Academy on Saturday as the Lady Wolves only had seven players. Craftsbury supplied two players each inning so both teams could get in some much-needed live game action early on in the season. 

“Alana was a strong player for us offensively in all three games, consistently getting on base and putting together quality at-bats. She was also solid in the field, going error free all week. It was a good showing from our pitching staff this week and definitely something we can build on heading into our games this week,” said head coach Ashley Gravel,”

The Lady Chargers hosted Danville on Tuesday and have a home date with Williamstown on Saturday.

Twinfield-Cabot Falls Twice in the Week

MARSHFIELD – The Twinfield-Cabot softball team is still looking to get their offense going early on in the season as they fell to Craftsbury Academy and Richford twice last week. Kyrielle Deuso pitched a complete game gem to lead Richford to a 28-1 home win over the Lady Trojans last Tuesday. August Howe took the loss in the circle for Twinfield-Cabot. Craftsbury Academy earned their first win of the season over the Lady Trojans behind Alana Ulrich on the road on Thursday, 22-7. Maddi Duke took the loss in the circle for Twinfield-Cabot. Richford kept it rolling on the road on Saturday behind a complete game from Olivia Hatch, handing the Lady Trojans their fifth straight loss, 22-1. Sierra Derby, Mikayla Chagnon, and Maddie Johnson powered the Richford offense as they improved to 4-1 on the season. Kimmie DeBona and Aydyn Corbett led Twinfield-Cabot at the plate and freshman Ida Astick made some stellar plays at shortstop. Maddi Duke struck out six in the loss.

“We are still adjusting to stringing together hits against good pitching and some untimely errors are costing us quite a few runs early in the season. We need to shake off those mistakes, continue to work hard, and be aggressive on the bases to manufacture some runs. Maddi made some big strides throwing strikes in her second game against Richford and it’s something we can build on,” said head coach Christin Martin.

Twinfield-Cabot travelled to Northfield on Tuesday and will stay on the road for a matchup against Blue Mountain on Thursday. 

PA Team Has Action in Three Games This Week

MORRISTOWN – The Peoples Academy softball team was back in action on Monday as they hosted BFA-Fairfax before travelling to Williamstown on Tuesday. They are scheduled to host Northfield on Thursday to end their week. Hazen Union’s Haley Michaud, Sarah Collier, Lillian Hayden, Baylie Christensen, Marta Mas Garrigo, and Eleonora Andrenelli are on PA’s roster this spring.