Londonderry Lancers Softball '15

Fri, May 08, 2015 04:00 PM @ Londonderry
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
Timberlane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Londonderry 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Sprague, Lancers surprise again

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LONDONDERRY — Melissa Sprague and the Londonderry softball team completed a phenomenal week by nipping Timberlane 1-0 Friday afternoon.
Sprague, who defeated Salem and its ace, Rachel Towler on Wednesday, bested Timberlane ace Kate Hoadley, 1-0 Friday, lowering her ERA to less than 0.30. Against Timberlane, one of the best hitting teams in the state, Sprague gave up only four hits while striking out seven.
"Both wins were big, but probably the win over Salem is bigger," said Sprague. "Before the game, our coach (Wayne MacDougall) said that we hadn't beaten Salem in eight years. To win it for him was amazing."
Hoadley was nearly as effective Friday, limiting Londonderry to five hits and giving up just a single run in the sixth. Lizzie Niven reached on a single and freshman Lauren Misiaszek (2 for 3) drove in pinch runner Rachel Simkovich with the game's only run.
The Lancers have now won seven of their last eight games and now stand at 8-4, which is a remarkable performance for a team with only one returning full time starter and is undeclass dominated.
"It's very surprising," said MacDougall. "When we were 1-3, I didn't think we could beat anyone, but we started hitting and Melissa has been amazing. And these girls show no fear.
"We have some good younger players. Misiaszek is going to be a real good one."
For Timberlane (8-3), which has lost three of its last four games, no one had more than one hit. 


Game Statistics:

Timberlane (0): Freeman cf 4-0-0, Harnois rf 4-0-1, Ky.Fitzpatrick ss 3-0-0, Collins 3b 3-0-0, Ka.Fitzpatrick 1b 3-0-1, Livingston c 3-0-0, Hoadley p 3-0-0, Gallant lf 1-0-1, Ruth ph 1-0-0, Aziz 2b 3-0-1. Totals 28-0-4

Londonderry (1): Shay 2b 3-0-0, McElman ss 3-0-1, Rivard dp 2-0-0, Leach ph 1-0-0, Sprague p 3-0-0, Simkevich pr 0-1-0, Niven c 2-0-1, Simkevich pr 0-1-0,  Vose cf 2-0-1, Misiaszek lf 3-0-2, DeVoss 3b 1-0-0, Andi Nelson 3b 1-0-0, Maggio rf 2-0-0, Ali Nelso 1b 0-0-0. Totals 25-1-5

RBI: Misiaszek 

WP: Sprague; LP: Hoadley

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