White Pitches Gem for Dracut
Senior Ryley White notched 13 strikeouts while earning the win in the circle and chipped in offensively with 3 hits, including 2 home runs, and 4 RBI while leading Dracut past Chelmsford, 8-2, in a Merrimack Valley Conference softball game.
DRACUT 8, CHELMSFORD 2. Sabrina Morse, Jill Gomes, Emily Ninteau, Amy Lupien and Morgan Keefe had 1 hit each for the Middies.
ESSEX TECH 8, SHAWSHEEN 2 . Junior Ashlyn Bisso led the offense with 3 hits, while senior Becca Smith had 2 hits and reached base 3 times in the Rams’ loss.
Shawsheen (4-7, 2-4 CAC) also received hits from Kayla Mirisola and Grace Clark. Bella Richard was involved in 9 outs to lead the defense.
Sandra Watne struck out 7 batters, walked 1, and gave up 4 earned runs to a good-hitting Essex team.
SOUHEGAN 9, PELHAM 0. Kate Fisher was a force at the plate for Pelham (5-5), banging out a pair of hits.
Megan Molettieri, Julia Vawter and Skyy Ortega had 1 hit each.
BEDFORD 7, ALVIRNE 6. Kiara Chase went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and 4 RBI to fuel the Broncos in a narrow loss.
Alicia Salvalzo went 2-for-4, while Alexis Charbonneau went 2-for-2 with an RBI. Haley Peaslee also went 2-for-2. Chase and Megan Jacques combined to strike out 4 batters.
GROTON-DUNSTABLE 11, FITCHBURG 9. Whitney Ellis had 3 hits, including a solo home run and 3-run double, while powering Groton-Dunstable past Fitchburg in a Midland-Wachusett League game.
Erin Jussaume chipped in with 2 hits and 2 RBI for the Crusaders.
Emma Wilson, Susanna Majkut and Kana Norton tallied 1 hit each.
Jenna Beauchain notched 5 strikeouts while earning the win in the circle and made her presence felt on offense with a hit.
WILMINGTON 1, MELROSE 0. Ally Moran tossed a gem, striking out 14 Melrose batters and allowing just 2 hits in a Middlesex League nail-biter.
In the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs, Moran singled and got to third on an errant throw. Cleanup hitter Bella Kieran got ghe lone RBI of the game with a single to center.
Gianna Brunetto went 2-for-2 and Moran went 2-for-3. Ashley Crawford threw out a runner trying to steal.
LOWELL 16, NORTH ANDOVER 2. Shyanne Greene was 3-for-3 at the plate with 2 RBI as Lowell defeated North Andover in an MVC game to improved its record to 12-0.
Freshman Giana LaCedra allowed 2 hits and 0 earned runs in 5 innings while posting the win in the circle. LaCedra chipped in offensively with 3 hits and 1 RBI.
Niky Yrrizarry had 2 hits and 2 RBI for the Red Raiders.
Meara McPhee tallied 2 hits, and Mia Ly added 1 hit and 2 RBI.