BARRE — Spaulding’s players rose to the occasion on Senior Day, with pitcher Emily Cetin throwing a two-hitter during Saturday’s 15-2 softball victory over Vergennes.
“All of our seniors started and played the entire game, so that was great for them,” Spaulding coach Kody Lyon said. “All of them produced for us. They played really well in the field and offensively.”
Cetin earned a complete-game victory on the mound after recording 10 strikeouts and issuing zero walks. Cetin hit a triple in the second inning and scored on a wild pitch. During the same inning seniors Joleen Schmidt-Jarvis and Izzy Wilder recorded base hits to keep up the threat. Arianna Thurber followed with a one-run single and then Marley Ostrout brought everybody home with a three-run homer.
The Tide scored two runs in the third and fifth innings and also had a four-run sixth inning. The Commodores scored twice in the first inning. After Cetin fielded a bunt and nabbed the leadoff runner at third, Sierra Bertrand drove in Ema Gerndander with a two-run homer. Bertrand took the loss on the mound after giving up seven hits, issuing six walks and recording six strikeouts. Ostrout also connected for a double in the victory, and stellar fielding by the Tide helped close out the double-digit victory.
“Defensively we had a tremendous game,” Lyon said.
Spaulding (4-6) will travel to play U-32 at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Lyndon 23, Randolph 1
RANDOLPH — The first two LI batters hit home runs over the fence, and the Galloping Ghosts never recovered during five innings of action Saturday.
Randolph pitchers Becky Johnson and Ella Davignon gave up a total of six home runs. Johnson struck out four batters and issued three walks over three innings. Davignon pitched the final two innings, recording one strikeout and issuing three walks. Lyndon’s Victoria Valentine (4-for-5) hit a grand slam in the fourth inning and teammate Ariel Switser went 3-for-5 with two doubles.
Winning pitcher Kayleigh Simpson recorded six strikeouts, issued one walk and gave up two hits over five innings. Valentine finished up on the mound, striking out two and walking none while allowing zero hits. Randolph scored in the third inning with two outs when Hayley Messier drove in Tricia Eaccarino with a double. The Ghosts (5-9) will travel to play Thetford at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Lake Region 12, Harwood 11
ORLEANS — The Rangers needed eight innings to squeak past the Highlanders on Saturday.
During the final runner a Lake Region batter reached base on a walk, stole second and scored on back-to-back passed balls.
“It wasn’t too bad for the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings,” Harwood coach Ed Lamson said. “The first four (innings) we kind of were just there, going through the motions.”
Winning pitcher Jessica Piers registered two strikeouts, gave up 15 hits and issued two walks. Piers went 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs and three runs scored.
James pitched a complete game for HU. Teammate Ashley Proteau was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and three runs scored. Harwood’s Shaelyn O’Brien went 3-for-4 with four RBIs.
The Highlanders (1-9) will host Lamoille at 4:30 p.m. Monday for Senior Day.