Mighty Essex next up for CVU softball team (5/21/09)

May 21, 2009

The Champlain Valley Union High softball team will be looking for victory number one Thursday at the home digs of the undefeated (11-0 at week’s start) Essex High Hornets.

The Redhawks fell to 0-11 Tuesday with a 23-0 home loss to St. Johnsbury Academy.

CVU stroked nine hits but could not manufacture key blasts with runners on. Holly Bachilas, Susan Parmalee and Heather McLaughlin rattled two hits each for the Hawks. Chrissi Whitaker swatted a double.

On Saturday, CVU bowed 8-1 to visiting 6-5 Milton High. McLaughlin accounted for the lone CVU tally with an inside-the-park home run.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent