H.S. softball playdowns: McCarthy leads Rice to upset

H.S. softball playdowns: McCarthy leads Rice to upset

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H.S. softball playdowns: McCarthy leads Rice to upset

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Rice pulled of an upset in the playdowns of the Division III softball tournament, beating No. 3 Windsor, 10-1, on Tuesday.

Bailey McCarthy earned the win for the Green Knights (2-15). She scattered six hits, struck out two and walked five to help Rice grab its first playoff win since 1991.

McCarthy also went 4-for-5, scoring two runs and driving in a run. Theresa Morin had three RBIs and Allie Doe went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Mariah Marsh took the loss and Ashlee Bly led Windsor with two hits.

* (2) Richford 31, (15) Winooski 0 (5): Alex Benoit and Miranda Ovitt combined on a no-hitter in host Richford’s win over Winooski.

Benoit tossed four innings with five strikeouts while Ovitt, who also singled and doubled, wrapped up the final inning.

Hannah Gleason went 4-for-5 and scored five runs and Erika Snider singled three times for Richford. Sarah Doe homered, among six players who had extra basehits for Richford.

Amanda Nattress took the loss for Winooski.

* (7) Enosburg 15, (10) Northfield 0 (5): Emilee Bose tossed a one-hitter with seven strikeouts and host Enosburg knocked off Northfield.

Shania Gokey collected three hits and six RBIs and Bose added two hits for Enosburg.

Northfield’s lone hit came in the third inning.

* (9) Thetford 15, (8) Twin Valley 4: Shania Covey went 3-for-5 with a triple, a homer and five RBIs as Thetford pulled off an upset vs. Twin Valley at Brattleboro.

Jackie Jamieson also went 3-for-5 for Thetford (8-8), with a triple and three RBIs. Rozzlyn Kidder (2-for-4, two RBIs) and Michaela Pomeroy (3-for-5, one RBI) also had big games for the Panthers, and Pomeroy earned the win with three strikeouts.

Amanda Putnam took the loss for Twin Valley (9-8).

* (4) Green Mountain 15, (13) Rivendell 0 (5): Stephanie Knockenhauer pitched a two-hitter and Emma Hauser had two hits and drove in four runs for Green Mountain as they beat Rivendell.

Rachel Martell had three hits and three RBI and Maddie Huntley three hits and two RBI for Green Mountain (12-5).

Brianna Wood took the loss for Rivendell (2-13).

Division I

* (2) Colchester 10, (15) Middlebury 0: Kendall Grammo sparked a three-run first inning as Colchester jumped out to an early lead and did not let up in a win over Middlebury.

Grammo led the Lakers (15-2) with three RBIs and two doubles. Emi Eakin earned the win, going seven innings, striking out 11 and allowing three hits.

Justina Baker took the loss for Middlebury (3-13).

* (4) Mount Anthony 11, (13) Champlain Valley 1: Julie Elwell scored two runs and drove in three runs to lead Mount Anthony in a win over Champlain Valley.

Baylee Ports went seven innings, striking out six and giving up five hits, to earn the win for Mount Anthony (15-2). Morgan Hewitt went 2-for-3 and Kate Goodell stole four bases for the Patriots.

Claire Potter took the loss for Champlain Valley (4-13), while Mackenzie Roberts went 2-for-3.

* (9) St. Johnsbury 6, (8) Spaulding 4: Margaret Fogarty hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the third and St. Johnsbury held on for a win over Spaulding.

Fogarty was 4-for-4 with four RBIs for St. Johnsbury (10-7). Carys Potter earned the win, pitching seven innings and allowing six hits.

Brooke Benoit took the loss for Spaulding (10-7), while Stef Bullock drove in two runs and Aly Campbell hit a triple.

* (3) Brattleboro 15, (14) North Country 0 (5): Kayla Wood pitched a perfect game in five innings, striking out eight, as Brattleboro beat North Country.

Haley Struthers had four hits to lead Brattleboro (14-2-1), while Bailey Paige, Alyssa Bazanson and Rissa Smith each added three hits.

Taylor Blake gave up 18 hits and took the loss for North Country (3-13).

* (1) Essex 13, (16) South Burlington 3: Elise Contois had five RBIs to power the Essex offense as the Hornets beat South Burlington in the first game of their title defense.

Ali Rutz pitched seven innings and struck out nine to earn the win and Taylor Picard drove in two runs for Essex (17-0).

Alex Green went 3-for-4 and Breanna Deavitt took the loss, giving up 10 hits in six innings, for South Burlington (1-16).

* (5) Missisquoi 8, (12) Rutland 0: Erica Bushey fired a six-hit shutout to help Missisquoi blank visiting Rutland.

Sommer Libbey had three hits and two runs scored for Missisquoi (14-3), which also got two hits apiece from Kirstin Ward, Megan Rowell, Dakota Raleigh and Emily Gold.

Leigh-An LaPlante was saddled with the loss for Rutland (4-13).

Division II

* (6) U-32 15, (11) Milton 6: U-32 scored six runs in the fourth inning to distance themselves from Milton and earn the win.

Sophia Gonzales and Emily Graves each had four RBIs and Gonzales pitched seven innings and struck out four to earn the win for U-32 (10-5).

Logan Sweeny took the loss for Milton (6-11).

* (3) Vergennes 29, (14) Bellows Falls 0 (5): Dani Brown had a strong two-way game to lead Vergennes to a win over Bellows Falls.

Brown went five innings and allowed one hit to grab the win and added four RBIs for the Commodores (13-4). Taylor Paquette also drove in four runs and KC Ambrose went 2-for-4.

Emily Stoddard took the loss for Bellows Falls (4-13).

* (8) Mount Abraham 13, (9) Mill River 6: Haley Davis tossed a four-hitter with four strikeouts and Kelsey Haskins went 3-for-3 with two walks and two RBIs to help Mount Abraham advance past Mill River.

Tiffany Tracey drove in three runs and Melanie Rotax doubled for MAU (8-9).

Michaela Maniery (2-for-2) drove in two runs for Mill River while Courtney Ley, the losing pitcher, went 2-for-3 with a triple.

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