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Pitching, defense lead Timber Wolves to win

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by Joshua Spaulding
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Sports Editor - Salmon Press Newspapers

LEAH DUNNE had a key hit for the Prospect softball team last week at Campbell. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
May 01, 2017
LITCHFIELD — In what turned out to be a light vacation week schedule, the Prospect Mountain softball team earned a win on Monday, April 24.

The Timber Wolves were set to play Winnisquam during vacation week but that game was postponed due to weather and had yet to be rescheduled as of Monday morning.

Against the Cougars, the Timber Wolves were unable to get their bats going very much, but they took advantage of a key error and played solid defense to take a 3-2 win.

"We didn't hit well at all," said coach Rick Burley. "But it was enough."

The Timber Wolves got on the board in the top of the first inning, as Bekah Wheeler worked a walk and scored on an RBI double by Brianna Burley.

Prospect added two runs in the top of the third inning, as Leah Dunne started things with a base hit and after a base hit from Wheeler, Burley reached on an error, allowing both runners to score for a 3-0 lead.

Campbell was able to come up with both of their runs in the bottom of the second inning to cut the lead to 3-2 but nobody scored for the rest of the game.

"Bri pitched a good game," the Timber Wolf coach said. "We played great defense. We had three errors but we got key plays when we needed them."

Wheeler led the offense with three hits, including a double, while Megan Chase also had a base hit for the Timber Wolves.

Prospect will be back in action on Friday, May 5, at Raymond, will be at Mascenic on Monday, May 8, and will be hosting Campbell on Wednesday, May 10 and Somersworth on Thursday, May 11, all at 4 p.m.

Joshua Spaulding can be reached at 569-3126 or sportsgsn@salmonpress.com.

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