Mount Anthony softball drops opener to Springfield


SPRINGFIELD — The Mount Anthony softball team held a lead late against Springfield in its season opener Thursday, but couldn't hold on, falling 4-3 to the Cosmos.

Springfield jumped on the board first in the opening inning after an error from MAU.

The Patriots bats got going a few innings later as senior shortstop Cat Worthington hit an inside the park homerun.

MAU grabbed a 3-2 lead in the top of the fifth, but couldn't hold onto it, as in the seventh Hannah Crosby had a walk-off single for the Cosmos to take the win.

On top of the home run, Worthington had a pair of walks for MAU. Center fielder Keana Gauthier went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles, one of which on a bunt.

Emilie O'Brien reached base three times as well.

O'Brien got the start on the mound for the Patriots and struck out six batters along the way.

The Patriots fall to 0-1 and play Pittsfield at home Monday.

Bulldogs edge CVU

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls lacrosse team remained undefeated as they edged CVU 7-6 in overtime Thursday at Taylor Field.

BBA took a 4-1 lead into halftime, but the Redhawks battled back to knot the game before the end of regulation.

Olivia Watanabe led the Bulldogs with three goals, adding two assists, five ground balls, three draw controls and three caused turnovers.

Jess Grabher had two goals, while Audrey Anglum and Tatum Sands both scored one apiece.

Julia Fillion had a great day on draws, grabbing six.

Cassie Pearce had 12 saves for BBA.

The Bulldogs improve to 3-0 on the year.

BBA sweeps Rutland

RUTLAND — The Burr and Burton girls tennis team kicked off its season with a 7-0 win against Rutland Thursday afternoon.

In singles action, Luna Bechstein won at No. 1, 6-0, 6-2, while Spencer North won 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2.

At No. 3, Sarah Asciutto topped Amy McGee 6-1, 6-0.

Avery Gilgallon and Kali Brandt both won in straight sets at No. 4 and 5 singles.

The doubles team of Rachel Jones and Amber Rachele beat Sydney Erikson-Moroth and Jessica Orluck, 7-6, 6-2.

Emily Sullivan and Rachel Kimball finished off the win at No. 2 doubles.

"I have already witnessed remarkable improvement with all of our players as we were getting ready for the season," said BBA coach Jeff Grimshaw. "I'm now seeing a bona fide team in action."

Panthers stay unbeaten

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STILLWATER, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls softball team continued its strong early season run with a 12-2 win against Stillwater Thursday afternoon.

The Panthers jumped out with four runs in the first inning and added a pair over the next two innings.

Hoosick Falls scored three more in the fourth, before the Warriors added a run back in the fifth.

The outcome was too much to overcome though, as the Panthers cruised to the win.

Lily Abbott had a big day for Hoosick Falls, going 2-for-4 with four runs batted in and a walk.

Abby Philpott and Ashley Pacheco both had two hits as well.

Philpott was strong again on the mound, going all seven innings and striking out six batters.

Hoosick Falls improves to 3-0 on the year and is on the road against Greenwich this afternoon.

Hoosick offense produces in win

STILLWATER, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls baseball team picked up its second straight win, topping Stillwater 11-3 on the road Thursday afternoon.

The Panthers offense has been rolling early in the year and they wasted little time jumping on the Warriors Thursday.

Hoosick Falls scored two runs in the first, three in the second and four in the third to be in full control of the game.

Sam Wickenden had a double and two singles, scoring three runs and knocking in a run.

Max Kipp had two singles, a double and one RBI.

Cody Hodges had two singles and drove in four runs, while Jake Sparks had an RBI double and a single.

Hodges was the winning pitcher, going 6 1/3 innings.

Hoosick Falls improves to 2-1 and plays Greenwich on the road today.

Panthers top Cohoes

COHOES, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls girls lacrosse team bumped its record over the .500 mark Thursday, topping Cohoes 13-8.

The Panthers jumped out quick on Cohoes and went up 9-3 by halftime.

Hoosick Falls was outscored by a goal in the second half, but had more than enough to hold Cohoes off for the win.

The Panthers improve to 2-1 and play Catholic Central Monday on the road.

Indians top Waterford

WATERFORD, N.Y. — The Cambridge softball team started its season with a win Wednesday afternoon topping Waterford 9-3.

The Indians' five-run third inning made the difference in the game.

Sarah Harper had three singles and a run batted in to pace Cambridge, while Rhiannon Darling had a single and RBI as well.


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