By Chris Paul
The Londonderry High School Softball team rattled off three more very strong performances last week, getting three wins while outscoring their opponents 22-2, putting their season record at 15-2.
The Lady Lancers week began with a home contest on Monday, May 17, with the Portsmouth High School Lady Clippers, where LHS hammered their opponents pitching for 15 unanswered runs.
Londonderry batters had 14 hits and just one strikeout in the game with three pitchers combining efforts in the one-sided win.
Junior Mya Gaspie was the winning pitcher, needing just two innings with three strikeouts and no walks. Sophomore Olivia Cutuli had one scoreless inning and fellow sophomore Sarah Woodruff pitched two, with one K.
The Lady Lancers scored five runs in the first inning behind doubles by Madisyn Bickford and Makenna True.
Londonderry scored seven times in the second, with Liana Sawyer and Emily Rivera both hitting doubles.
It took just four and a half innings for Londonderry to get their 13th win of the season.
On Wednesday, May 18, the team needed seven inning to achieve their 14th win when the traveled to Merrimack High School.
Cutuli was the only LHS pitcher in this game, going seven innings with seven Ks, no walks and eight hits for a 4-2 win.
The Lancers were the first to get on the board, with a True triple, knocking in Olivia Chau who was on with a single.
The Lady Tomahawks took a 2-1 lead in the fifth, but Londonderry answered in the sixth after Chau led off with a double to left and scored on an error at second.
Cutuli hit a homerun to dead center in the final inning with Sawyer on base for the two winning runs.
Chau was 3-4 at the plate and Cutuli had two hits on four at bats.
The Londonderry bats stayed hot on Friday, at Nashua North, where they overwhelmed the Lady Titans 14-0.
They scored two in the firfst and eight in the second on their way to their 15th win of the season.
Woodruff got the win, allowing just one hit with three innings pitched and striking out four.
Gaspie pitched a perfect final two innings with four strikeouts, zero hits and zero walks.
Nina Corvino was 2-2 at the plate with three RBIs; Gaspie had two hits with three at bats; and Reiley DeVail was two for two with two walks and two runs.