WLC starts season on three-game win streak

The WLC softball team, perennial contenders that they are, have started out their season 3-0. Last week, they won their first game 9-8 over Epping. The Warriors were up 8-4 after two innings, and while Epping was able to claw their way back into the game, Lexi Balam was able to hold on for a three-inning save after relieving Sarah Holka, who pitched the first four innings for the win.

WLC mustered 10 hits on the afternoon; Holka went 3-4 with two RBI, Tesa Simpson went 2-4, Ally Schwab 2-4 and senior Sami Bosquet was 2-3.

WLC then went on to beat Derryfield 10-3. The Warriors jumped out to an 8-0 lead after three innings and never looked back. The pitching duties were again split by Holka, who got the win in four innings pitched, and Balam, who threw three in relief. At the plate, Simpson was 3-4, Schwab 2-4 and senior Sophie LeVert went 2-3.

The Warriors then made a statement against Pittsfield, scoring an incredible 21 runs in the first inning, which may be a school record. Balam got the win after pitching three no-hit innings; Bosquet threw two innings as well and added a grand slam. Holka also hit a three-run homer in the game and WLC won 21-0.

∎ Conant varsity baseball dropped their second straight game, losing to Hopkinton by a score of 11-4 last week. Hopkinton jumped out to a six-run lead in the first and then held the Orioles hitless through 3 1/3 innings. Freshman Chance Kirby singled for the Orioles’ first hit of the afternoon. Hopkinton added five runs in the fourth; the Orioles scored two runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough. Conant is now 0-3, after facing two of the toughest teams in DIII already in Campbell and Hopkinton. The Orioles’ next game is Monday vs. Hillsboro-Deering.

∎ The ConVal varsity baseball team lost to Goffstown 8-5 on Monday. Jared Booth pitched three scoreless innings and had a triple to knock in two runs. Mathias Fressilli had two hits. ConVal (1-1) played last night against Hollis-Brookline; their next game is Friday at Souhegan.

∎ Mascenic’s Casey Wayrenen went 2-3 with two stolen bases in the Vikings’ loss to Campbell last week, and Stephanie Somero scored a run.

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