Friary, Whowell hit, Leone pitches in for Tigers
The Tigers were led by Adrienne Leone (5-1), who scattered seven hits, struck out five and walked one, giving her three walks this season. “She’s real cool under pressure,” said Taunton coach Ted Tripp. Taunton opened up the scoring in the first inning when Kate Silvia, who returned after injuring her ankle against Fenwick last week, hit a two-run single with two out. The Tigers went up, 3-0, on an unearned run in the third inning. The best fastpitch softball bats 2016 make the difference to the match. Aislinn Friary and Samantha Whowell broke the game open in the fourth inning. Second baseman Friary, who went 3-for-5, hit an RBI double. Whowell, the shortstop, hit a two-out, two-run double to give Taunton a 6-1 lead.
In other softball action, Marshfield (7-2) defeated Atlantic Coast League foe Plymouth North (1-7), 10-3, behind a two-double, two-RBI performance by junior Amanda Hollis.
Marian (6-1) defeated Archbishop Williams, 5-4, in a Catholic Central League battle. Senior Sarah Danforth improved her record to 6-1 and freshmen Jaclyn Trevelone went 3-for-4 and had the winning RBI.
A triple by junior left fielder Lauren Serry lifted Dighton-Rehoboth (11-0) to a 3-0 win against South Coast Conference foe Apponequet (7-2).
In Big Three action, Brockton (5-3) squeezed out a 4-3 win over New Bedford behind senior Kerry MacDonald. The senior hurler had seven strikeouts and helped her cause with a two-run single in the fifth to seal the win.
Junior April Regolinski went 3-for-4 with 4 RBI as Wayland (4-4) cruised past Newton South, 15-0, in the Dual County League.
In the Middlesex League, senior Liz Nadeau pitched a no-hitter over eight innings as Woburn (7-0) defeated Lexington (3-4), 1-0. Freshman Amy Sullivan knocked in the winning run with a double
Reading (7-1) picked up a 3-1 victory against Winchester (8-2) in a battle for second place in the Middlesex League. Rockets junior Katie Clark had a two-out single in the road half of the eighth to account for the winning runs. Senior pitcher Alison Mattola scattered four hits in the win.
The Taunton girls softball team improved to 9-1 with an exciting 6-3 victory over nonleague rival Bridgewater-Raynham yesterday.
Wakefield (6-2) beat Stoneham (4-4), 10-4, as senior Jocelyn Herrick picked up her sixth victory of the season in a three-hitter.
Foxboro (7-3) bested Sharon (0-7), 4-0, in the Hockomock League. It was the first varsity win for Warriors junior pitcher Maggie Naughton.
Stoughton toppled Mansfield, 3-0. Black Knights junior pitcher Andrea Cabit was perfect through 6 1/3 innings before yielding her only hit of the game.
Senior center fielder Jenn Kelliher had a home run, triple and three RBI as Weymouth (3-6) was a 6-1 winner over Brookline in the Bay State Conference.
In baseball action, senior Ben Gibson had three hits, including a double and a triple, and had four RBI to lead Andover (5-1) past Merrimack Valley foe Lowell, 13-8. . . . Junior Mike Brothers and senior Joe Sousa each had a pair of home runs as Chelmsford (10-0) continued its winning ways by defeating Methuen, 16-4.
Bristol-Plymouth (8-0, 7-0) stayed atop the Mayflower League with its 8-4 downing of Upper Cape (3-8). Junior hurler Nathan Wapenski (3-0) went 2-for-4 with a double and triple.
Westwood (6-2) suffered its first Tri-Valley League loss, succumbing to Ashland (7-1), 7-5. The Wolverines led, 5-4, late in the contest before Clockers junior first baseman Brian Rodenpond hit a home run. . . . Medway handed Dover-Sherborn (0-8) a 13-3 loss. First baseman Tim Frasier had a double and a two-run blast in the victory.
Greater Lowell (4-5) handed Pope John (4-3) a 9-1 Commonwealth Conference loss. Senior second baseman Paul Sicard and junior backstop Mike Pautenaude each had three hits for the Gryphons.
Junior Mark Beatty had three hits to lead Oliver Ames (9-1), over Catholic Memorial (3-5), 7-2, in nonleague action.
In boys lacrosse action, Lexington (5-4) defeated Metro-North foe Waltham (5-6), 7-6. Sophomore midfielder David Chapman notched the game-winner.
Marshfield (6-4) picked up a 15-4 nonleague victory over New Bedford (0-8). Freshman attackman Sean Morris scored four goals and had one assist for the Rams.
Senior attacker Jon Alexander picked up eight goals and four assists as Marblehead (3-6) dumped Masconomet (3-5), 16-12.