Pierce Rips Two HR’s for Pelham
Lanna Pierce was the winning pitcher and chipped in offensively with 2 home runs and 5 RBI as Pelham beat Manchester West, 13-2, in a New Hampshire Division 2 softball game.
In a non-league game, Tewksbury blanked Lowell Catholic, 8-0.
In Merrimack Valley Conference play, Haverhill nipped Chelmsford, 6-5.
Pelham 13, Manchester West 2
Madison Burke checked in with 4 hits, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored.
Julia Vawter added 3 hits and 2 RBI with 2 runs scored for the Pythons (6-5). Natalia Villanueva had 2 hits with 1 RBI and 1 run scored.
Shawsheen 13, Essex Tech 6
Katelyn Logue’s seventh-inning grand slam helped lift the visiting Rams to their fourth straight victory.
Shawsheen, which managed 19 hits, received at least a hit from every started.
Becca Smith continued to swing a hot bat as she went 4-for-5 with 2 RBI. Grace Clark added another 3 hits, and Alysha Cushing, Brooke Arena and Karissa Kakleas contributed 2 hits apiece.
Senior Carlee Wickwire went the distance, scattering 11 hits, while striking out 4 to get the win.
Concord-Carlisle 4, Westford 0
Home field advantage wasn’t enough for Westford to knock off Dual County League rival Concord-Carlisle.
Leading Westford’s offense by going 2-for-2 was Alyssa Graffeo. Marina Ottaviano went 1-for-2 with a walk, while Sydney McLaughlin went 1-for-4 for the Grey Ghosts.
Tewksbury 8, Lowell Catholic 0
Freshman Olivia Paulding was an all-around force while leading Tewksbury past Lowell Catholic in a non-league game.
Paulding pitched a 3-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts, and helped her own cause with 2 hits and 2 RBI.
Brooke Lamothe paced Tewksbury’s offense with 3 hits, including a home run.
Emily Butler added 2 hits with a triple and 2 RBI, while Isabella DeRoche smacked a 2-run single for Tewksbury (5-5).