The Otter Valley Otters softball team, behind the pitching of senior hurler Ashley Sanderson, improved to 3-1 last Saturday with a 4-0 shutout over the visiting Mount Anthony Patriots.
Sanderson, who wants to be a professional chef, proved she can cook on the mound as well as in the kitchen. If not for a seventh inning throwing error Sanderson would have thrown a perfect game. Instead she had to settle for a no hitter, in which she recorded an amazing 18 strike outs, including the first 15 hitters she faced. It was Sanderson's first varsity no hitter, but probably won't be her last before she hangs up her Otter cleats at the end of this season. Offensively the Otters were led by Michaela Harrington who pounded out an RBI triple and a solo homerun off Patriot hurler Ashley Glanvosky. Glanvosky, who gave up four runs on five hits, took the loss for Mount Anthony.
Minutemen Close, But Not Quite
In high school baseball action last Saturday the Mill River Minutemen were defeating the Windsor Yellow Jackets 4-3 with two outs in the seventh inning, but they couldn't get that final out. Tyler Kibling delivered a two out single that drove in James Nolan, who had walked, tying the game at 4-4.
The duo paired up again two innings later to deliver Windsor a win. With two outs and the bases empty in Windsor's ninth inning Nolan smacked a double, and Kibling delivered yet another run scoring two out single.
This time the run he drove in proved to be the winning one in a 5-4 Windsor win. Brian Holloway, Alex Drost, Nolan and Kibling had two hits each for Windsor, while Alan White paced Mill River with two hits, including a two run homerun he belted in a three run Minutemen first inning. Kibling started for Windsor before he was relieved by Drost, who picked up the win by pitching one hit baseball, and striking out four over the final four innings of play.