Gilford softballers top Prospect Mountain, 6-3, Strout whiffs 13

The Gilford Softball team downed Prospect Mountain 6-3 Friday in game played at Gilford to up their record to 8-1 on the season.
Sydney Strout came out pitching on fire by striking out 8 of the first 9 batters she faced. Strout finished with 13 strikeouts, gave up 4 hits and no walks. Strout pitched 3 games last week for Gilford and combined for an amazing 45 strikeouts.
Friday it took until the 4th inning until Prospect Mountaon could make contact when they scored 2 runs on 2 hits. Gilford exploded for 6 runs in the 3rd inning on 4 hits, one bunt and one walk.
Hannah Chase led the inning off with a single followed by Mollie Dignan who got on with a bunt. Lisa Osborne hit a two run single to score Chase and Dignan to give Gilford a 2-0 lead. Osborne scored on a Paige Laliberte fielder's choice followed by Kelsey Buckley who walked and scored on a Caitlin Houston single making the score 4-0. Sarah Lachapelle upped the score to 6-0 when she hit a two run single scoring Laliberte and Houston. The Gilford defense was solid behind Strout committing no errors.
Gilford offense was led by Sydney Strout 2 hits (1 double), and singles by Mollie Dignan, Lisa Osborne (2 RBIs), Caitlin Houston (2 RBIs), Sarah Lachapelle (2 RBIs), Mikaela Mattice, Hannah Chase
Gilford played at home against Inter-Lakes on Monday.