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SOFTBALL

Groton-Dunstable 9

Westboro 0

Lady Crusaders complete-game winning pitcher Jess O’Sullivan dazzled the Rangers with a dominant effort, allowing two hits over seven innings while striking out a career-high 16. The shutout was the junior left-hander’s seventh of the season.

Breezy Riposa paced the Groton-Dunstable offense with a double, triple, two runs scored and three runs-batted-in. Stephanie Dodson was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and two runs scored, while Jackie Ordemann (two runs-batted-in), Kate Stowell (two hits, run scored, RBI), and O’Sullivan (two runs scored) were also productive.

Fitchburg 9

North Middlesex 8

The Red Raiders jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first and held off a North Middlesex rally to post a hard-fought MidWach A win on Friday afternoon.

Kate Fredrickson and Hayley Lynch each had three hits to lead the North Middlesex offense. Carla Clement added a single and triple while Danielle Goudreau scored a pair of runs.

Ashley Forgues and Taylor Seidl both scored two runs for the Red Raiders.

Littleton 10

Ayer 2

Ayer jumped on top with two runs in the first inning, only to see the Tigers finish the game with 10 unanswered runs. Brit Macri led Littleton’s 12-hit attack with four hits and three runs-batted-in while Sara Roth added a hit and two RBIs. Kirbie Garvey picked up the victory on the mound with a route-going seven-hitter, including 10 strikeouts.

Ayer, which dropped to 10-7 with the loss, was paced by Gina Gibson with a double and two singles, while Celiena DeBalsi added a pair of hits, a run scored and a run-batted-in.

BASEBALL

Groton-Dunstable 6

Quabbin 3

The Crusaders earned a MidWach B victory, keyed by a complete-game effort on the mound by Travis Shaw, who spaced out 10 hits while striking out six.

Dan Ierardi led the Groton-Dunstable offense with a single, double, RBI and two runs scored, including a run-producing single in the bottom of the fifth that knocked in the decisive run. Mike Fotino was 3-3 for the Crusaders while Ryan Vultaggio added a hit.

Westboro 8

Groton-Dunstable 2

The Rangers improved to 9-9 overall, including 5-7 in MidWach B by posting a league win over the Crusaders.

Mike Fotino deserved a better fate as he pitched well for the Crusaders, allowing no earned runs and five hits over five innings. Steve Fotino had a hit and both Groton-Dunstable runs-batted-in, while Marco diGrazia, Ryan Vultaggio and Paul Calderan also added hits for the Crusaders.

Narragansett 7

Ayer 6

The Warriors won the completion of a game that was halted because of rain earlier in the season. The contest was picked up in the top of the fourth inning with Narragansett leading 1-0.

Ryan Carroll led the Ayer offense by going 3-3 with a pair of runs scored. Kyle Larter, Luke Snyder and Ryan Coulter each added a hit and an RBI.

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