CANTON, May 5 – The Coventry High softball team remained a half game out of first place in the North Central Connecticut Conference with a doubleheader sweep of Canton on Saturday.
The Patriots (12-1, 11-1 NCCC) beat Canton in the opener, 12-4, sparked by Delaney Harrington with two doubles. In game two, Coventry’s Julia Hassett was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles to lead the winners.
Coventry is a half game behind Granby (12-1, 11-0 NCCC), which has yet to lose in the NCCC. Granby handed Coventry their first loss of the season on Monday in a 4-2 victory.
Canton (3-8, 3-7 NCCC) received a home run from catcher Anna Mitchell in the first game. Katelynn Horvath was 2-for-3 with one RBI. In the second game, Emma Love had a single and double for the Warriors while Bailey Edgren and Lauren Eschenbrenner each had a single and a RBI.
Eight errors in the two contests allowed nine unearned Coventry runs to score.
Canton returns to the diamond on Monday when they host SMSA at 4 p.m. at the high school.
Coventry 12, Canton 4
Canton (3-7) 001 300 0 — 4-7-3
Coventry (11-1) 129 000 x — 12-12-0
Loren Mossey, Bailey Edgren (4) and Anna Mitchell; Jackie Bates, Abby Boya (5) and Kelsie LaHouse; WP: Bates; LP: Mossey (1-1); 2B: LaHouse (Cov), Julia Hassett (Cov), Delaney Harrington (Cov) 2; HR: Anna Mitchell (Can)
Coventry 13, Canton 3
Coventry (12-1) 048 000 1 – 13-13-1
Canton (3-8) 000 120 0 – 3-6-5
Jackie Bates, Kathrin Merisotis (4) and Kelsie LaHouse; Bailey Edgren, Katelynn Horvath (3) and Anna Mitchell; WP: Bates; LP: Edgren (2-8); 2B: Emma Love (Can), Julia Hassett (Cov) 2