Gilford softball defeats Inter-Lakes 22-0

The Gilford High School softball team beat Inter-Lakes by the score of 22-0 on May 6, a game called after four and a half innings by way of the mercy rule. Gilford now has a record of 9 and 1.
Gilford used an 18 hit attack, including 6 doubles, led by Lisa Osborne who went 5/5 with 1 double and 7 RBIs, Abby Harris 4/4 with 1 double and 2 RBIs, Sydney Strout 2/4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs, Mikaela Mattice 2/2 with 1 double and 3 RBIs and Paige Laliberte with 1 double. Other Gilford players to contribute to the offense with a hit apiece were Sarah Lachapelle, Kelsey Buckley, Hannah Chase and Caitlin Houston.
Gilford scored 2 runs in the 1st inning when Sydney Strout hit a double, was replaced on the bases by courtesy runner Kristina Hayden who scored on a Lisa Osborne double. Osborne scored on a wild pitch. Gilford scored 5 more in the 2nd highlighted by Abby Harris' one run double, Mikaela Mattice's one run double and Kelsey Buckley's 1 run single. Gilford then exploded for 12 runs in the 3rd inning highlighted by Lisa Osborne's 2 singles and 4 RBIs, Abby Harris' 2 singles and 1 RBI, Paige Laliberte's 2 run double, and Mikaela Mattice's 1 run single. In the 4th inning Gilford added 3 more runs on a Sydney Strout 1 run double and a Lisa Osborne 2 run single.
Sydney Strout was the winning pitcher and finished with 8 strikeouts, gave up 3 hits and walked one.