Windham slugs, pitches way to victory over Hermon in 11/12 softball State Tournament

GLENBURN - Thursday afternoon in Glenburn, the Windham (District 6) 11-12 softball team jumped out to a 5-0 first inning lead and that would be all they needed as they improved to 2-0 in the State Tournament with a 10-1 victory over District 3 Hermon as Kennedy Kimball scattered 4 hits and struck out 11 in the win.

Windham had 11 hits to help slug their way to a 10-1 victory over Hermon in the 11/12 softball State Tournament in Glenburn Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)


Windham sent 10 batters to the plate in the top of the first inning to take an early 5-0 lead, and that would be all the runs they would need. Kennedy Kimball and Oakley McLeod each had RBI singles in the inning.

Windham had 11 hits to help slug their way to a 10-1 victory over Hermon in the 11/12 softball State Tournament in Glenburn Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Kimball, who pitched a perfect game (no runs, no hits, no walks) in the opening game of the tournament, retired the first 10 batters she faced before Hope Curry broke through for Hermon with the first hit of the game for the Hawks in the fourth inning and the first hit off Kimball in 10 innings of the tournament. Hermon left Curry stranded as Kimball retired the next two batters to end the inning. 

Windham had 11 hits to help slug their way to a 10-1 victory over Hermon in the 11/12 softball State Tournament in Glenburn Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Windham led 10-0 heading to the bottom of the fifth inning before Hermon plated their only run of the game. Singles by Lindsey Lancaster and Olivia Johnston, followed by an RBI ground out from Lauren Harnish scored the run for the Hawks.

Windham had 11 hits to help slug their way to a 10-1 victory over Hermon in the 11/12 softball State Tournament in Glenburn Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Leading the Windham girls at the plate were McLeod and Stella Jarvais with a double and two singles each, and McLeod added two runs batted in. Kimball had two singles and an RBI. Hannah Lee, Alyssa Conley, and Jayden Kimball each chipped in with a base hit. From inside the circle, Kennedy Kimball worked all six innings allowing four hits and one run. She did not walk a batter, and struck out 11. Kimball now has 28 strikeouts over 12 innings pitched in the tournament.

(Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Hermon had four base hits in the game, one each by Curry, Lancaster, Johnston, and Katie Fowler.

WINDHAM (2-0) 5 2 0 2 1 0 -- 10 11 0
HERMON    (0-1) 0 0 0 0 1 0 --   1  4  1




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