Softball team out to end losing streak (5/6/10)

May 6, 2010

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

Their bats shut down for two straight games, the Champlain Valley Union High softball Redhawks hope to snap a three-game losing streak Thursday afternoon when 1-6 Burlington High rolls into Hinesburg.

Some sharp pitching silenced CVU’s offense early this week, with Essex High’s Bethany Falls slinging a one-hitter and fanning eight as the Hornets posted a thunder and rain-shortened 12-0 triumph at CVU on Tuesday.

Leah Leister’s second inning single was the lone hit for the Hawks, who fell to 2-5. Essex is 4-1.

On Monday, in a make-up contest at Vergennes Union High, CVU managed just four hits off the Commodores’ Devon Lane, who went the seven-inning route in a 12-1 victory.

There was plenty of sock in the CVU metal last Friday. The Redhawks took a lead in the top of the eighth inning, only to give up a pair of tallies in the bottom of the extra frame in a 20-19 loss to the 4-1 Eagles of Mount Abraham Union High.

CVU got serious thump from the bats of Cassidy Maglaris, who had four hits including a triple and three runs driven in. Freshman Alannah Roy unloaded three hits and scored four times while Heather McLaughlin bashed a triple and single while sending three runners across the plate.