Windham overpowers Hermon to win 11/12 softball State Championship, Kimball hurls No-Hitter
GLENBURN - The Windham 11/12 softball All-Stars came to bat in the top half of the first inning and made a statement, sending 14 hitters to the plate and scoring nine runs in a 15-0 Mercy Rule victory to claim the 2019 State Championship at the Glenburn Little League softball field on Saturday afternoon. Windham hurler Kennedy Kimball kept the Hermon bats silent, as she pitched a no-hitter in the shortened Mercy Rule game.
Highlighting the nine run first inning for Windham was Jayden Kimball with an RBI double, Caitlyn Marsh and Chloe Edwards with 2-run singles, a Stella Jarvais double scoring two runs, and a Kennedy Kimball RBI single.
The Windham 11/12 All-Stars softball team displays their banner after capturing the 2019 State Championship in Glenburn on Saturday. They defeated Hermon 15-0 for the win. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)
Windham's Chloe Edwards heads to second base with a stolen base. (Photot by Skip Hawkes)
Windham's Jayden Kimball strolls into second base with a first inning RBI single. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)
Windham plated three more runs in the second inning, and added the needed three more runs in the third inning for the 15-0 lead. Kimball finished off the Mercy Rule win in the bottom of the third inning by striking out the side to end the game. She did not allow a hit or run, while walking two and striking out eight.
Windham's Kennedy Kimball holds up her game ball after being named the 2019 State Tournament Most Valuable Player. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)
Kimball's no hitter in the championship game completed a tournament in which she also added a Perfect Game win and totaled 48 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched over four games.
Hermon's Ava Dean fields a ground ball in the third inning. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)
Windham now advances to the Eastern Regional tournament in Bristol, Connecticut which gets underway next weekend.
WINDHAM (4-0) 9 3 3 x x x -- 15 11 0
HERMON (2-2) 0 0 0 x x x -- 0 0 2