The Gilford High School softball team finished its regular season with an 11-5 record by beating Belmont 7-1 on Friday. It was Senior Day at the Gilford softball field where 7 seniors were honored prior to the start of the last home regular season game: manager Keeley Glover, center fielder Mollie Dignan, outfielder Kristina Hayden, shortstop Mikaela Mattice, third baseman Lisa Osborne, second baseman Brid Fillion and right fielder Kelsey Buckley. Gilford's goal was to have a strong start and a strong finish and they achieved their goal be jumping out early in the 1st inning, scoring 3 runs on 4 hits and a sacrifice bunt. Mollie Dignan led off with a double, Catiltin Houston laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Dignon to 3rd, Lisa Osborne hit a single to score Dignon, Sarah Lachapelle hit a single to put 2 runners on and Maggie Fillion and Jordan Dean hit a 2 run single to score Liisa Osborne and courtesy runner Kristina Hayden to give Gilford a 3-0 lead. Gilford added one more run in the 4th when Caitlin Houston walked and scored on a fielder's choice. Gilford pulled away by scoring 3 more runs in the 5th making the score 7-0. With 2 outs Lisa Osborne got on with an error and Sarah Lachapelle was hit by a pitch. Maggie Fillion hit a single to score Osborne and both courtesy runner Kristina Hayden and Maggie Fillion scored on an error. Belmont scored one run in the top of the 7th to take away a shut out win for Gilford.
Sarah Lachapelle was the winning pitcher, allowing 1 run, 4 hits, striking out 7 and giving up only 2 walks.