SOFTBALL

Camden Hills 2 at Winslow 5

May 07, 2012, at 4:15 p.m.

WINSLOW, Maine — Junior righthander Megan Richards scattered seven hits and junior shortstop Allison LeClair gave her some valuable breathing room with a run-scoring single in the sixth inning to lead Winslow to a 5-2 high school softball victory over Camden Hills Monday afternoon.

Winslow improved to 4-3 while Camden Hills slipped to 2-5.

Richards struck out five and walked one while throwing 80 pitches, 60 of which were strikes.

She was tough in the clutch, holding Camden Hills to one hit in 17 at-bats with runners on base.

The Black Raiders were holding a 3-2 lead entering the bottom of the sixth when Gabrielle Languet doubled off the third base bag and moved to third on Jennifer Poulin’s sacrifice.

LeClair followed with a sharp single to left.

Richards was hit by a pitch and both moved up on a passed ball before another passed ball allowed LeClair to score.

Camden Hills took a 1-0 lead in the third on Natalie Hamalainen’s base hit, an outfield throwing error, a groundout and Abby White’s sacrifice fly.

Winslow took the lead for good in the bottom of the third on Hayley Pottle’s bloop single into right, Mariah Chenard’s little pop-fly single between the plate and the mound; a wild pitch, Stephanie Brawn’s RBI groundout and another wild pitch.

Winslow added a run in the fourth on Richards’ two-out double over left fielder Taylor Palmer’s head and an infield throwing error.

Camden Hills made it 3-2 in the top of the sixth on a walk, two groundouts and an infield error.

Camden Hills Bekah Hilt and Hamalainen were the game’s only repeat hitters with two singles each. Senior Mallory Farley pitched well in defeat, allowing five hits and five runs, just three of which were earned, with five strikeouts and no walks. She threw 60 strikes among 84 pitches.

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