H-D Girls Return To Field From Quarantine With Win
DEKALB JUNCTION - No softball team in the NAC was happier to play on Wednesday than Hermon-DeKalb.
The Green Demons returned from a 16-day COVID-19 quarantine posting an 11-3 victory over Lisbon and will play the first of three down-the-stretch doubleheaders on Friday at Hermon-DeKalb.
"It was great to be back. We had seven players exposed so for the past 16 days we have been practicing with five players," said H-D Coach Bob Bice after Rylie Hale and Bri Grant combined to pitch a three-hitter.
Grant also homered in a 3/4 outing at the plate and Hale singled twice and drove in two runs. Bailey Wright went 3/3 for the Demons and Sierra Riley (1 RBI) and Hannah Gollinger (1 RBI) both went 2/3. Morgan Nolan and Audri Tehonica each contributed a single to the victory.
Erika Snyder went 2/3 for Lisbon and Rachel LaRock and Gabby Taylor each singled.
Chateaugay 13 - Colton-Pierrepont 8: Chloe Champagne (3 RBIs), Ali Johnston (3 RBIs), Cammi Champagne and Rebeka Miller all produced two-hits for Chateaugay (6-3). Avery McDonald singled and drove in four runs for the Bulldogs.
Emma Clemo led the Colts (3-4) with two hits.
"This was a very good game today in Colton. I am very pleased with how we played. We put a complete game together. In Chateaugay they really were able to lay down a lot of bunts, so we worked on that yesterday and defensive rotations. We were able to eliminate that from their offense today. The girls also put the ball in play and were able to drive in runs. I loved how hard we ran the bases and ran some plays out at first base. The little things helped us win this game tonight," said Chateaugay Coach Jason LaPlante.