Published DateGilford's senior pitcher Sydney Strout pitched a no hitter and struck out 18 batters resulting in the Golden Eagles recording their ninth shutout of the season. Gilford beat Prospect Mountain 3-0 in the preliminary round of the Division III playoffs on Friday. Gilford scored the first run in the bottom of the 1st when Sydney Strout hit a triple. Strout was replaced by courtesy runner Kristina Hayden who scored on a Lisa Osborne fielder's choice to give Gilford a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the 3rd with 2 outs Gilford strung together 3 hits in a row producing 2 runs. Lisa Osborne hit a double, followed by Abby Harris who hit a double and drove in Osborne. Osborne scored on a Paige Laliberte single. Gilford had more baserunners in the final 3 innings but could not produce anymore runs. Leading the 8 hit offensive attack for Gilford was Abby Harris 2/3 (1 double, 1 RBI), Sarah Lachapelle 2/3, and Sydney Strout with a triple. Other players to contribute to the Gilford offense with a hit apiece were Paige Laliberte (1 RBI), Lisa Osborne (1 RBI), and Mikaela Mattice.
Gilford was scheduled to host Pelham yesterday evening. The winner of that contest will move on to Plymouth State University for the semi-final round, facing either Campbell or Stevens on Wednesday.