BETHLEHEM — Sophomore Avery Gignack delivered a walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh and the Profile Patriots staved off a Lisbon rally for a 13-12 Division IV softball win on Friday.

It was the Patriots’ third straight win.

Lisbon scored five runs in the fourth to cut it to 10-9. The Panthers finally tied it 12-12 in the top of the seventh. In the bottom of the frame, a hit batsman, passed ball and stolen base put a runner at third, who was then thrown out at home trying to score on a passed ball.

After a Kaia Knight double for Profile, Gignack belted her walk-off double, plating Knight.

Both teams had 15 hits on the day. Mya Brown (3-for-4) had two doubles for Profile, while Ella Stephenson also went 3-for-4.

The Patriots take a 4-6 record in a Wednesday home game. Next for the 4-8 Panthers, a Monday game at Woodsville.

WOODSVILLE 14, LIN-WOOD 2 (6): In Woodsville, Mackenzie Griswold pitched a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts, two unearned runs and one walk.

Teammates Mackenzie Kingsbury, Anna McIntyre and Eliza Wagstaff each went 2-for-3 as Woodsville collected nine hits. The undefeated D-IV champs started fast with five runs in the first inning and three in the third.

Woodsville looks to go 15-0 on Monday at home with Lisbon.


LISBON 18, PROFILE 2 (5): In Bethlehem, Andrew Strout went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs as the Panthers busted out for 11 hits.

Down 1-0 after two innings, Lisbon capitalized on four hits, including two doubles, and three walks, to take a 5-1 lead in the top of the third. They followed with 10 runs on five hits, four walks and two hit batsmen in the fourth to put the game out of reach.

Dylan Colby, Domonic Ortero and Carroll LeClair each had two hits and three runs, making Lisbon 4-8 going into Monday’s 4 p.m. game in Woodsville.

Colby fanned 11 in his complete-game stint, allowing just Danny Huerter’s triple. The Patriots (2-8) host Littleton Wednesday at 4.


ST. J 15, BFA-FAIRFAX 3: In Fairfax, the Hilltoppers moved to an 8-0 record as Hannah Keith and Kalei Foley had 11 knockdowns combined on defense.

“Great team effort on offense, with 15 points spread out over seven players,” first-year SJA coach Russ Wilcox said.

The Hilltoppers (9-0) host Middlebury on Monday. St. J beat the Tigers 15-2 on May 3.


ST. J 15, ESSEX 10: In Essex, the Hilltoppers’ balance showed in the final tallies, with eight players scoring in the home win.

That included Cole Banks (four goals, three assists); Charlie Vaal (four goals, assist); Liam Ryan (goal); Krane Davis (goal, three assists); Zeb Kane (goal, assist); Kaelen Glentz Brush (goal, six assists); Eric Meakem (goal, assist); and Gehrig Beck (two goals).

The Hilltoppers (4-4) visit Harwood on Saturday.


PROFILE 5, WHITE MOUNTAINS 4: In Bethlehem, the hard-luck Spartans lost their fourth in a row by a 5-4 score. They bring a 3-10 record into their final week of the regular season Monday at Littleton and Tuesday at home with Prospect Mountain.

Profile (9-4) wraps up on Wednesday at Littleton.

Singles: 1. Rob Southworth, W, def. Sam White 8-1; 2. Keran Tobin, W, def. Satchel Miller 8-1; 3. Jude Percy, W, def. Adam Bell 9-7; 4. Quincy Burger, P, def. Scott Black 8-0; 5. Jed Kenerson, P, def. Theu Von Merveldt 8-2; 6. Pierson Freligh, P, def. Eli Carrier 8-4. Doubles: 1. Southworth/Tobin def. White/Miller 8-1; 2. Profile won; 3. Kenerson/Freligh, P, def. Von Merveldt/Carrier 8-1.

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