Hermon Beats Hampden Academy 2-1 as Simcox Homers
Hits were at a premium at Hampden Academy on Thursday, as Hermon's Lyndsee Reed and Hampden Academy's Charlee Chute combined to allow just 5 hits. But Molly Simcox hit a 2-run inside-the-park homer in the top of the 1st inning, and Hermon hung on to beat the Broncos 2-1.
The Broncos scored their lone run in the bottom of the 7th inning when Chute doubled and advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch. She then scored on a grounder back to the pitcher.
Reed allowed just 2 hits, striking out 8 and walking 1.
Chute was the tough-luck loser, allowing 3 hits and striking out 11 while walking 3.
Norra Idano and Lyndsee Reed each singled to go along with Simcox's homer.
Hermon is now 2-0 and will host Caribou in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 29th.
Hampden Academy is 1-2 and will host Oxford Hills on Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m.
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