Canton 7, Salmon River 0
Canton 18, Salmon River 1
The day started out damp and drizzly at Ike Noble Field in Canton but by the end of the day no one seemed notice because the Golden Bears Varsity Softball team swept Salmon River 7-0 and 18-1 in a doubleheader. With the sweep, Canton finished its run of the Central Division at 13-1, 16-2 overall, along with the 2021 divisional crown. The Bears only loss was a one-run defeat to Massena. Carrying a 1-0 lead into the third inning of the opener, the Golden Bears pushed across the other six runs. Canton pitchers Hadley Alguire and Ava Hoy combined on a two-hitter and struck out 10, while issuing just one walk. Alguire also produced three hits, while Hadleigh Thornton made contact for two hits.
Between games the visiting Shamrocks graciously allowed the Bears to honor their senior athletes. The photo below includes the seniors girls and family members. From left front, Brooke Larrabee, Meg Davis, Hadleigh Thorton, Natalie Warner, Lexi Huiatt and Emily Wentworth.
In the nightcap, Canton jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first inning, and produced six more turns in the third. Lexis Huiatt hit a solo homerun and Alguire had four more hits, while Cate DeCoteau slammed three hits. Sydnee Francis, Natalie Warner, Lucy DeCoteau and Ava Hoy also had two hits in the game. Alguire and Hoy combined on another two-hitter. Jacobi Mitchell scored the Shamrocks lone run in the fourth inning.
“We got a few breaks this season but this group of girls has worked hard everyday and it has paid off. A Central League title is a great accomplishment and I am very proud of them,” stated Head Coach Mike Wentworth.
The Bears will be back in action on Monday at Ike Noble Fields as they will wrap up the regular season with a non league game against the East leading Norwood Norfolk Flyers. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00.