North Country Explodes for Sixteen Runs against Redhawks

NEWPORT–This one was not even close.The Falcons scored sixteen runs on fourteen hits, six walks, two hit-by-ptches and eight wild pitches, defeating CVU 16-0."This was a big win. I feel it got our confidence up. Getting hits and laying down the bunts when I asked them to was key," said coach Leslie Dunn. "Defensively we didn't make any mistakes and we looked really good."North Country got off to an interesting start, as Maddie Mosher scored the game's first run without the benefit of a hit.In the second, knowing that Redhawks' pitcher Michelle Christman was ripe for the picking, the Falcons' bats came alive.Kelsea Cutting singled, as did Hillary Manning and Anna Ghelli. Missy Morse walked, followed by Brandi Thornton's walk, Anna Bingham's double and Kayla Desheneau's single, bringing North Country back to the inning's first batter Cutting, who walked.Manning picked up her second hit of the inning before the second came to a close.As the Falcons took the field, the score stood at 9-0 for the home team.In the third the Falcons went right back on the attack, scoring an additional seven runs and chasing Christman from the game.That would be the end of the scoring and mercifully the game was ended after five innings due to the 15 run rule."It was nice to get the win," said Thornton. "We played well and finally got ours bats going."This was a much desired win for the Falcons, their first since May 3rd, as they now improve to 4-7 on the season.Said Ghelli, "I think we did a pretty good job today. This was something really needed."With yesterday's rain out, Desheneau avoids having to go back-to-back so soon after doing so last Thursday and Friday. Instead she gets to do it against Spaulding today and then Middlebury tomorrow when the Falcons travel south to take on the Tigers.