From the jump the Wasaren softball race looked to be one that might go down to the wire with multiple teams in contention. It hasn’t disappointed. On Thursday afternoon two contenders, Greenwich and Cambridge squared off in a double dip, while Hoosic Valley took on always dangerous Mechanicville.
At day’s end Greenwich and Cambridge, who needed extra innings to decide both ends of their twin bill, split and the Valley handed the Raiders a 4-1 defeat. Those results put Hoosic Valley in the driver’s seat at 9-1, and Cambridge and Greenwich sitting just one game back at 8-2.
Here’s a breakdown of how it played out on the diamonds across the Wasaren.
Hoosic Valley 4 Mechanicville 1
Winning Pitcher: Camille Coyne
Leading Hitters: Valley – Cierra Casale 3-4, 3b, 2 RBI’s Raiders – Alivia Wood 2b
Key Stat: The Indians plated two in the first, and two more in the seventh in a game that saw just five hits combined, but four Mechanicville errors.
Greenwich 5 Cambridge 4
Winning Pitcher: Rachel Hall
Leading Hitters: Witches – Sabrina Whitehouse 3 1b’s, Gabbie VanDeWater 2 2b’s, 1b, 2 RBI’s Rachel Hall 1b, 2b, RBI Courtney Fraher 1b, 2b, RBI Indians – Mirand Seacord 2 1b’s, Olivia Brownell 1b, 3b, 2 RBI’s
Key Stat: Greenwich pushed across a run in the bottom of the ninth to secure the victory in a contest where both teams had opportunities, with each squad ripping 12 hits.
Cambridge 5 Greenwich 4
Winning Pitcher: Gabbie Woods
Leading Hitters: Indians – Miranda Seacord 1b, 2b, Victoria Dupuis 1b, 2b, 2 RBI’s, Olivia Brownell 2 1b’s, game winning RBI Witches – Sabrina Whitehouse 3 1b’s, 3b, Courtney Fraher 2 1b’s, 2b, 2 RBI’s
Key Stat: Olivia Brownell plated Victoria Dupuis with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth giving Cambridge the split.
Tamarac 7 Hoosick Falls 0
Winning Pitcher: Grace Warrington one-hitter
Leading Hitters: Bengals – Marissa Keeler 2-3, HR, 2 RBI’s, Grace Warrington 1-3, HR, 2 RBI’s
Key Stat: Tamarac scored all of their runs over the first three frames which was more than enough run support for Warrington who dominated the Falls in spinning the one-hit shutout.
Greenwich 9 Cambridge 0
Winning Pitcher: Jon Miller
Leading Hitters: Witches – Lukas Whitehouse 4-4, 2 2b’s, 3 sb’s, 3 RBI’s, George Ostrowski 2-4, 2 2b’s, 4 RBI’s Indians – Andy Romack 2b
Key Stat: Half of Greenwich’s 10 hits were of the extra base variety as the Witches cruised in this one.