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Raiders softball takes advantage of seven Watertown errors in a 10-2 win.

POSTED May 16, 2016
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


TORRINGTON: As the regular season speeds to the finish line for the Torrington softball team, the Raiders stand at 14-4 and are in the midst of an eight game winning streak.

Two game remain. Tuesday they host Woodland while saluting their two seniors, Ashley Dowd and Cierra McGowan pre-game before wrapping things up on Friday with a visit to Bristol to take on the St Paul Falcons.

On Monday, Watertown came to town looking to avenge a 3-0 loss to the Raiders in the squad’s first meeting in Watertown.

The Indians came in with a 10-7 record but seven errors sent them home with a 10-2 loss in a game that the winning team had but two RBI’s, both from Raider pitcher Ali Dubois.

Dubois gave up a pair of runs in the sixth inning but otherwise threw well, giving up just five hits (four never left the infield) while striking out 11.

Torrington scored 10 runs on eight hits but in their big inning, the second when they sent 10 batters to the plate and scored six runs, they had just two.

Three Indians errors in the frame were the difference as starting pitcher Kaley Langlois received little help from her defense.

Dubois drove in the only run of the inning with a bases loaded walk and in the fifth, drove a long drive through a brutal wind to center for her second RBI of the game.

Did I mention swirling winds?

Must has been sustained at more than 30 miles per hour, making getting any ball out of the infield a herculean effort.

Alexis Tyrrell had three hits and scored three times while Carissa Carbone finished with three hits and a run scored.

Lauren Jamieson continued her hot hitting with a pair of hits and runs scored.

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