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WLC’s offense keeps rolling

After a tough season opener, the Wilton-Lyndeborough softball team bounced back with a pair of mercy-rule victories.

On Monday, the Warriors defeated Newmarket 14-2 in six innings to improve to 2-1 entering Wednesday’s contest with Sunapee.

While the offense has been dominant like in years past, the pitching has been a work in progress.

With senior Deanna Davidson taking over as the Warriors’ top pitcher, there have been some ups and downs. On Monday, Davidson only allowed three hits and two runs in her complete game win, but finished with 10 walks.

“If our pitching can be consistent, I think we have the bats to do well,” said coach Dennis Claire.

The Mules had the bases loaded in each of third and fourth innings, but Davidson only allowed one run in those two frames.

“We got out of a lot of jams,” said Claire. “After that she was OK. She did what she had to do.”

With the game tied after the first, WLC scored four in the second and three more in each of the final three innings.

Senior Andrea Heck was 4-for-4 with five steals and scored three times out of the leadoff spot.

“She’s hard to get out when she gets on base,” said Claire.

Davidson drove in two runs on two hits in four plate appearances. Freshman Sarah Holka had just one hit, but knocked in four runs.

Through the first three games, WLC has scored 45 runs.

“You look at our offense and we’ve been scoring runs,” said Claire.

WLC hosts Mascenic on Friday.

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