By Chris Paul
The Londonderry High School Varsity Softball squad hasn’t lost a game in the month of May and they upped their season record to 9-4 with two more victories last week.
The Lady Lancer started their week by beating the Purple Panthers in Nashua 13-3 then finished with a close 4-3 win over the Spaulding Red Raiders at home.
In the Nashua game, on Monday, May 8, LHS had 12 batters come to the plate in the first inning and started the contest with an eight-run lead.
Junior lefty hitter, Olivia Cutuli, set the tone from the number one spot in the lineup with a home run to left. Following that, the Lancers laced seven singles for another seven runs.
Londonderry tacked on two more in the third and three in the sixth inning for the lopsided victory.
Pitchers Mya Gaspie, Abby Austin, and Nina Covino combined efforts in the circle and Austin registered the win.
The three girls had 11 strikeouts and gave up just one walk and eight hits.
Junior shortstop, Zoey Nelson, had three singles in five at bats and sophomore Sara Daniels was three for four with two RBIs.
Freshman Virginia Flaherty and senior Makenna True both had doubles in the game.
On Friday afternoon, at home against a tough Spaulding High School team, that had only two losses coming into the game, LHS got off to a four-run lead before giving up three for the win.
Cutuli was unhittable for most of the game, sitting down the first 13-batters and taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning.
The Lancers took a 2-0 lead in the second inning after a walk, a single, and a sac fly.
In the third, True singled to score Corvino, who had reached on an error.
The Lancers scored on what turned out to be the game winner in the fourth after two more Red Raiders errors.
Cutuli registered her fifth win of the season, striking out 16 Red Raider batters, walking just two, and giving up six hits in the final three innings.
The Lancer lineup needed just four hits for their four runs, striking out six times, and walking four times.
The victory marked the Lancers fifth win in May and their sixth straight win.
This week the team will travel to Portsmouth on Tuesday, May 16, to take on the 5-6 Clippers and on Wednesday, they will play the Merrimack Tomahawks (6-6) at home for a game under the lights starting at 7 p.m.