Ea­gles top Sabres

Dorchester Star - - Front Page - By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­pub.com

EAS­TON — North Dorch­ester High’s soft­ball team jumped ahead of Saints Peter and Paul early and de­feated the Sabres 22-0 Wed­nes­day, April 12.

Maddi Nos­sick col­lected five hits and 4 RBIs and Rachel Wind­sor (three RBIs), Brooke Hard­ing (four RBIs) and Bri­anna Lee (three RBIs) each had four hits. Leann As­plen picked up the vic­tory, throw­ing the fi­nal three in­nings. Se­nior Brooke Mor­ton started the game, al­low­ing only two and strik­ing out five in her two in­nings of work.

EAS­TON — North Dorch­ester High’s soft­ball team jumped ahead of Saints Peter and Paul early and de­feated the Sabres 22-0 Wed­nes­day, April 12.

Maddi Nos­sick col­lected five hits and 4 RBIs and Rachel Wind­sor (three RBIs), Brooke Hard­ing (four RBIs) and Bri­anna Lee (three RBIs) each had four hits. Leann As­plen picked up the vic­tory, throw­ing the fi­nal three in­nings. Se­nior Brooke Mor­ton started the game, al­low­ing only two and strik­ing out five in her two in­nings of work.

“We have strug­gled this sea­son get­ting hits when we had run­ners in scor­ing po­si­tion, but to­day we were able to con­vert on those op­por­tu­ni­ties and put some runs on the score­board,” said Ea­gle head coach Clark Harrison. “The next two or three games will be an op­por­tu­nity for us to see how far we have come since the be­gin­ning of the year.

“The girls have worked re­ally hard this sea­son,” he added. “They have been hit­ting the ball great. We av­er­age more than 10 hits a game. A cou­ple hits here and three in key sit­u­a­tions will be big for get­ting some more wins.”

North Dorch­ester (3-8 over­all, 1-6 North Bay­side) scored 10 runs in the first in­ning. After sin­gles by Wind­sor and As­plen, Nos­sick dou­bled down the right-field line to take a 2-0 lead. A tworun sin­gle by Mered­ith Bell in­creased the lead to 4-0.

Lee plated Bell with a triple in the gap for a 5-0 lead.

An RBI sin­gle by Mor­ton and con­sec­u­tive dou­bles by Wind­sor and As­plen gave the Ea­gles a 9-0 lead. Hard­ing capped the scor­ing in the first with a RBI sin­gle.

North Dorch­ester added six runs in the sec­ond. Lee hit two dou­bles in the in­ning, one off the fence, and Hard­ing hit a two-run double off the fence.

Harrison said Sabers pitcher Jill Koski is a great player, and great team leader.

“Some of our girls play travel ball with Jill, and she al­ways does an out­stand­ing job,” he said. “Leann smoked a pitch right back up the mid­dle, and Jill made the catch at the rub­ber.

“Jill had a cou­ple hits to­day,” he added. “She can play any­where in the field. She is a great player.”

North Dorch­ester takes the field next at home against Eas­ton on Wed­nes­day, April 19.

Fol­low Caro­line/ Dorch­ester Ed­i­tor Dustin Holt on Twit­ter @Dustin_ StarDem.

PHOTOS BY DUSTIN HOLT

North Dorch­ester’s Brooke Mor­ton struck out five bat­ters in two in­nings of work in a vic­tory over Saints Peter and Paul Wed­nes­day, April 12.

North Dorch­ester’s Brooke Hard­ing belts an RBI double to left Wed­nes­day, April 12.

North Dorch­ester’s Rachel Wind­sor holds her catcher’s mask Wed­nes­day, April 12.

North Dorch­ester’s Bri­anna Lee blasts an RBI double off the fence Wed­nes­day, April 12.

North Dorch­ester’s Rachel Wind­sor holds a third strike Wed­nes­day, April 12.

North Dorch­ester’s Rachel Wind­sor belts a tworun RBI double Wed­nes­day, April 12.

North Dorch­ester’s Mered­ith Coul­bourne drives a pitch to cen­ter Wed­nes­day, April 12.

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