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East Granby hands Canton softball team their fourth straight loss

Canton first baseman Emma Love takes a throw in Wednesday’s NCCC contest at East Granby. Canton fell, 4-1. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

EAST GRANBY, April 25 – Chloe Gosselin and Taylor Andrews had back-to-back triples as the East Granby girls softball team handed Canton their fourth straight loss on Wednesday with a 4-1 victory in North Central Connecticut Conference action.

It was a 1-1 game going into the fifth before East Granby (5-4) broke away with three runs. Rachel Griffin limited the Warriors to just three hits.

Canton (2-5, 2-4 NCCC) has struggled at the plate in the past two games. Earlier this week, Granby pitchers Abigail Kidd and Anna Marie Groskritz combined to strike out eight and allow just one hit in a 7-0 victory over the Warriors.

Katie Horvath had the lone hit for Canton against the Bears. Mackenzie Dowd was 2-for-4 with one RBI and a triple for Granby while Kidd was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Groskritz also had a triple for Granby (6-2).

Canton returns to the diamond on Friday when they travel to Coventry to face the undefeated Patriots (8-0).

Canton centerfielder Lauren Eschenbrenner throws the ball into the infield in Wednesday’s loss to East Granby. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

East Granby 4, Canton 1
At East Granby
Canton (2-5)                     000  100  0  — 1-3-3
East Granby (5-4)            001  030  x  – 4-7-1
WP: Rachel Griffin; LP: Loren Mossey

Granby 7, Canton 0
At Canton
Canton (2-4)                     000  000  0  — 0-1-3
Granby (6-2)                    001  321  x  — 7-11-1
Loren Mossey and unknown; Abigail Kidd, Anna Marie Groskritz (6) and unknown; WP: Abby Kidd; LP: Loren Mossey; 2B: Alexander Hassett (G), Alexis Klein (G); 3B: Anna Marie Groskritz (G), Abby Kidd (G)

Canton outfielder Gabby Schinkel in Wednesday’s loss to East Granby. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

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