Saturday, July 20, 2013

Windham takes two from Andy Valley By David Field

WINDHAM -Andy Valley came to Windham hoping to improve their one win record. The Windham Merchants had other plans in play as they upended the visitors two times with 7-0 scores.

In game one, starting pitcher Shawn Francoeur went four innings, striking out six to lead Windham to the victory. In relief, Sam Pattee took the hill for two and Tanner Laberge finished in the seventh for Windham.

Offensively, Windham’s Calvin Field led game one off with a dribbler single to set up the game winning run. Field stole second to get in scoring position. Spencer Hodge drove a ball deep to right center to move Field to third. Dennis Meehan batted Field in despite being put out to record the run. Joey Francoeur came to bat and put up a nice single. Brother Shawn drove him in with a hard shot to the outfield. Francoeur tried to get an extra base and was thrown out at third.

In the second, Tanner Laberge hit a nice shot to the outfield to record a double. On the next play, Nate Boyle hit a ball that caught Laberge in a run down. Laberge would be put out and Boyle remained on base. Boyle stole second on a wild throw and advanced to third on a passed ball. Zach Conley drew a walk to put runners at the corners. Andrew Whiting ripped a single to drive Boyle in. Calvin Field came to bat and drove a ball deep to center field to drive Zach Conley in.

In the third, Shawn Francoeur reached base on a fielder’s choice. Tanner Laberge hit a single to advance Francoeur. Nate Boyle reached base on an error that scored Francoeur to give Windham the five run lead. Windham added two more in the sixth when Zach Conley drew a walk and Calvin Field drove a double deep to the outfield to score Conley. Field was then driven in by reliever Sam Pattee to record the final run.

Game two saw Calvin Field draw a walk to start Windham’s attack. Field stole second and advanced on Spencer Hodge’s fly out to right field. Dennis Meehan drove Field in to score the game winning run. In the second, Alex Loftis reached base on a single and scored a run when Calvin Field hit a double to plate him. In the fifth, Calvin Field led off with a single and scored on Spencer Hodge’s double. Dennis Meehan followed with a base hit to put runners at the corners. Ethan Petty drove in Hodge with a single. Tanner Laberge followed with a fielder’s choice that plated Dennis Meehan to give Windham the 5-0 lead.

In the sixth, Alexis Loftis lead off with a single. Calvin Field followed with a single to drive in Loftis. Dennis Meehan hit a single to drive Field in to finish Windham’s scoring.

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