Sadie Kuhn had two hits in Woodstock’s win against Burr & Burton. (Bruce Longley Photo)
By David Miles, Sports Correspondent
The WUHS softball team defeated Burr & Burton twice to move to 5-2 on the season. Woodstock hit well in both contests, downing the Bulldogs 14-9 at home last week and 19-7 on the road Monday.
The two games were somewhat different in that the first game was close until the very end, while the Wasps built a big early lead in the rematch.
“We were productive right away at B& B,” said Coach Jane Hoisington. “And that was in horrid weather, snow and rain. We actually led 19-2 at one point.”
The umpires decided to call the game after five innings because of deteriorating field conditions. The pitcher’s mound had become soft and slippery and the batter’s boxes were a muddy, gooey mess. And all the players were freezing, especially those who were not in the game.
“Nobody minded stopping. Nobody at all,” said Hoisington.
Maddie Moore not only pitched a complete game to earn the win, the hurler also belted a home run.
Madison Schulz had a triple and a double and drove in four runs. Heather Blanchard also had a triple among her two hits and likewise had four r.b.i.’s. Emily Chase and Sadie Kuhn both had two hits, with Kuhn scoring four runs and Chase crossing the plate three times.
This article was first published in the May 11, 2017 edition of the Vermont Standard.
Woodstock played Green Mountain at home on Saturday, May 13 losing 8-3.