The team has a busy week as they host Kingswood Monday, travel to Bow Tuesday, host Inter-Lakes Wednesday, and entertain White Mountain Thursday. All matches start at 4 p.m. except Thursday's match versus White Mountain which starts at 3:15 p.m.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 10:47
Scoring for Gilford in singles play were: Cheralynn Corsack, Charleyne Panner, Lindsey Corsack and Abby Lines .
The doubles teams of Cheralynne Corsack/Panner, Lindsey Corsack/Emily Hanf, and Lines/Sisi Remick were also victorious.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 10:45
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.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 10:30
LACONIA — The Laconia Little League opened its 61st season Saturday at Colby Field at Opechee Park Saturday with a moment of silence in memory of Lily Johnson, a 14-year-old Laconia Middle School student who died when she was struck by a car on the Messer Street bridge on April 19.
Her brother, Keegan, and Jacob Miner, whose sister Alyssa was injured in the same accident, threw out the first pitches of the new season. Alyssa, in a wheelchair, was present for the celebration and was treated to an ovation when it was announced that she was among the many spectators.
All of the players and coaches in the league will be wearing a ribbon with the name Lily on their uniforms, which will also have Richard C. Colby's initials, RCC, on the sleeve. Colby was one of the founders of Laconia Little League in 1953 and the playing field was named in his honor in 1982.
League President Eric Petell announced at the ceremony that the league is dedicating this season to the memory of Colby, who died last October at the age of 93. Players from each team piled flowers near home plate in memory of Colby.
After his death, Red Charland, who started coaching Little League teams in 1964 and himself had 40 years of involvement with the Laconia Little League, said, ''He left a mark that will never be forgotten. That's why the Little League field was named after him. He was probably the most even-tempered and caring person I ever worked with. He was the glue that held everything together for the Little League. Everyone respected him and he was always the person we turned to get things done.''
Colby was active in the Laconia Little League ever since it was founded in 1953, serving as a coach, manager, treasurer, vice president, president of the league as well as president of District Two in the state Little League organization.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 10:28
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