LACONIA, N.H. >> The North Adams SteepleCats blanked Winnipesaukee 8-0 on Monday to move back above .500 on the season.
The SteepleCats (3-2) scored the winning run in the second inning, then tacked on two in the third and five in the seventh to secure the shutout.
Braxton Wilks took the win, pitching five innings of one-hit ball. He struck out four and walked two in the decision.
Keaton Wright led the way at the plate, going 2 for 5 with three runs batted in and two runs scored. He hit a two-run homer in the third and added a double in the seventh.
Noah Vaughan went 1 for 3 at the plate, knocking a solo home run in the second inning while also drawing a pair of walks.
Austin Goeke took the loss for Winnipesaukee, going four innings while allowing four hits and three earned runs on three strikeouts and two walks.
Winnipesaukee committed four errors in the loss while North Adams had 11 hits in the win.
The SteepleCats return to action today with a home game against Sanford.
High School Track and Field
MOUNT GREYLOCK COMPETES IN HEPTATHLON/DECATHLON
The Mount Greylock track and field team competed in the Western Mass. boy's decathlon and girl's heptathlon at Mohawk Trail Regional High School.
The Greylock girls won the team heptathlon title, with Maddie Albert, Ella Dudley and Brandi Gill all finishing in the top 10.
The boys' team, consisting of Ric Donati, Jacob Adams and Sam Edge, were able to take second place for the Mounties.
Albert, who came in second overall, won the 800-meter run and also finished in the top five in the 200-meter dash, shot put, and long jump. Dudley finished fourth overall and placed first in the high jump, along with two more top-five finishes in the 100-meter hurdles and the 800-meter run. Gill was also able to crack the top 10 by finishing fourth in the 100-meter hurdles and also in the javelin.
For the boys, Donati finished in fourth place with the help of five top finishes in the 100-meter dash, 1,500-meter run, 400-meter dash, discus, javelin, long jump and the shot put. Adams was able take seventh overall with top five finishes in 1,500-meter run, high-jump and javelin. Edge, the third member of the Mounties to finish in the top 10, was able to finish seventh in both the 110-meter hurdles and the javelin.
WILLSON NAMED NEPSSA ALL-STAR
Sarah Willson, a senior at Miss Hall's School, was named TO the 2016 New England Prep School Softball Association (NEPSSA) All-Star team.
Willson, a captain for the Hurricanes, batted .350 and recorded a .519 on-base percentage. The two-year varsity starter played at shortstop and catcher for the Hurricanes.
This is Willson's third time on an all-star team. She was named a league all-star in basketball earlier this season and a soccer all-star as a junior. The three-sport captain will attend Keene State College.