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In Townshend, the Leland & Gray baseball team is putting together another fine season after recently crushing Black River, 20-2, in five innings. The win at press time, put the Rebels at 7-1 on the season as they attempt to defend their two-year run as Division III state champions.
Recently returning from injury, senior Tyler Russell got the start and went the first three innings for the win, with Brandon Reiley pitching the final two innings to preserve the victory.
Colin Nystrom led the offensive explosion for the Rebels with five hits, including a triple and four RBI's, while Russell helped his own cause with two hits and four RBI's. Reiley also pitched in with two hits and three RBI's.
Staying in Townshend, the Leland & Gray softball recently edged out Mill River with a 4-3, extra-inning win over the Lady Minutemen.
The Rebels Chauncey Jones got the game winning hit, a one-out, run-scoring single in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Leland & Gray's Nicole Sherman got the start and went the distance for the win, scattering four hits and three walks while striking out an impressive 13 Lady Minutemen.
The Rebels big inning came in the bottom of the second, scoring three runs on RBI-hits from Colby Taylor and Betheny Burdick.
Burdick also tripled in the seventh, her second extra-base hit of the game. Mikayla Maniery led the offense for Mill River with two triples and a run scored.
At press time, the win was the sixth in a row for Leland & Gray, extending their record to 9-1. With the loss, Mill River fell to 9-3 on the season.
The Springfield High School softball team recently traveled to Otter Valley, dropping a tough, 4-1 loss in Brandon.
A tough loss in the fact that the Lady Cosmos simply couldn't produce the big hit when they needed it most, leaving a whopping 10 runners on base through five innings.