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H.S. softball roundup: Rivers (Ledyard), Burrows (Waterford) throw opening day no-hitters

New London — Sara Rivers opened the season with a no-hitter as the Ledyard High School softball team blanked New London 13-0 Saturday in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I matchup.

Rivers struck out 16 and walked one. Iyana Kirvan had three hits for Ledyard and Shailynn Williams had a home run, three runs scored and three RBI. Aaliyah Amidon added two hits, including a triple and Madison Miller had a two-run double.

Caylee Parker struck out four and walked three for New London, allowing eight hits, with the Whalers make 10 errors.

In other games:

• Waterford's Maddie Burrows pitched a no-hitter in Waterford's 13-0 victory over Bacon Academy in ECC Division I, shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule. Burrows struck out 13 and walked two, adding a three-run home run for the Lancers. Emma Marelli added two hits for Waterford, which scored six runs in the ssecond inning, and Anna Donahue and Emilia Podeszwa each had a double and two runs scored.

• Grace Lathrop went 4-for-4 with five runs scored and a stolen base and freshman Emma Bayor was 4-for-4 with three doubles and five RBI as Old Lyme topped Hale-Ray 17-2 in a Shoreline Conference game shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule. Paige Kolesnik and Alison Ward added three hits each for Old Lyme, Ava Roth and Lauren Creagan each had two hits and Victoria Gage earned the win, allowing five hits, striking out eight and walking none.

• Loretta Svedarsky's RBI triple snapped a 4-4 tie in the fifth inning and Lyman Memorial went on to defeat St. Bernard 10-5 in an ECC Division II game. Kassidy LaTour, who came on in relief to record the final 10 outs and earn a save, also had three hits while Rylee Benway and Hannah Christiansen had two hits apiece.

• Maddie Southers went 3-for-4, including a home run, and two runs scored and Charlotte Cabral was 3-for-4 with a double and a triple for Fitch in a 9-2 win over Montville in ECC Division I. Cabral pitched a five-hitter with six strikouts. Jillian Murallo and Christyna Winstead each tripled for Montville.

• Addie Hauptmann and Keelan Groves each had two hits for Wheeler in an 11-0 victory over Tourtellotte in ECC Division II. Reese Main drove in a pair of runs and pitched a three-hit shutout for the Lions, striking out eight and walking none.

• NFA split a doubleheader with Woodstock, winning the opener 15-7 before losing the second game 5-3. NFA got three hits each from Melina Graziano, Tessa McLaughlin, Brenna Comeau, Jillian Dykema and Hannah Daniewicz in a 20-hit attack in the opener. Dykema pitched a six-hitter with six strikeouts for the win and also had a double and a triple. Leah Manke, Graziano, McLaughlin and Daniewicz also had doubles. In Game 2, Gemma Peterson had two hits for NFA and losing pitcher Hailey Smith allowed six hits and one earned run over 5.1 innings with six strikeouts.

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