June 4, 2009
The final days of the regular season proved to be a solid building block for the Champlain Valley Union High softball team.
Observer photo by Marisa Machanic
Champlain Valley Union High softball player Sara Eddy-Stewart takes a cut against Burlington High on Saturday.
The new success was tested Wednesday afternoon when the 15th-seeded Redhawks journeyed to St. Albans to meet the mighty, second-seeded Bellows Free Academy Comets in a Division 1 playdown. The game was scheduled for after press deadline. Winner moves on to Saturday’s quarterfinals against either 10th-seeded Hartford High (8-8) or Middlebury Union High (9-6), seeded seventh.
After going through 13 straight losses, the Redhawks won two of their last three contests, including Saturday afternoon’s 10-7 triumph over South Burlington High at the Rebels’ home field.
Earlier in the day, the Redhawks fell to Burlington High 7-1, at the BHS enclave.
After being held to three hits by the Seahorses in the morning game, CVU got the bats into stinging mode at South Burlington, with Heather McLaughlin and Susan Parmalee each cracking three hits to pace the winners’ attack.
CVU pitcher Anna Supple went the distance to pick up her second victory. She whiffed three batters.
The Redhawks finished with a 2-14 mark.
— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent