A lopsided defeat of the winless Nashua South Purple Panthers followed by a shutout loss to the Timberlane Regional Lady Owls last week sent the Londonderry High softball squad into this week with a 8-3 season record.
In the 11-4 pummeling of the Purple Panthers at LHS Tuesday, May 3, the locals overcame an early 2-0 deficit and sent their opponent limping home.
South went up 2-0 in the first inning but the Lady Lancers responded with two runs in the bottom of the first, two more in the second, another pair in the fourth, four runs in the fifth, and one more in the sixth to get to the impressive total of 11 markers.
The victors slapped out 10 hits, with three of them coming from Val Shay – who also drove in three runs – and two getting smacked by Lauren Misiaszek.
Then two afternoons later in Plaistow, the Lady Lancers had Timberlane pitching ace Kate Hoadley twirl an impressive two-hitter at them, with the 10-1 Lady Owls plating two runs in the second inning and two more in the fifth. Both of the Londonderry hits were belted by Ali Nelson.
Her sister Andi held Timberlane to seven hits in her pitching role.
The Lady Lancers then took aim at returning to the winning path this past Monday with a home contest against the Bedford High Lady Bulldogs.
And the Lady Lancers gave out just as good as they’d gotten against Timberlane in thumping Bedford by a 9-3 tally.
Pitcher Andi Nelson struck out 10 batters in six frames in the circle, and her offense supported her plenty by starting the game by scoring five times in the latter half of the first inning.
Londonderry bashed out 10 total hits, with Ilana Brown and Misiaszek each stroking two hits and driving in two runs apiece as well.
The girls’ Division I record now stands at 9-3 as the go past the halfway mark in the season