COLUMN: AREA ROUNDUP
Nashoba 5, Groton-Dunstable 0
Senior Courteney Collier pitched a perfect game yesterday, only the second perfecto in coach Mike Allard's 32 years as coach of the Chieftains.
Collier, a four-year starter, struck out eight. The only hard chance, according to Allard, was a line drive snared by first baseman Betsy Hagerman. "Everything else was routine," said Allard, who said the other perfect game in his tenure was by Jill Olson against North Middlesex about 22 years ago.
Catcher Stephanie Martinez was 2 for 3 with a double and RBI and Allie Durben 2 for 3 with a triple and RBI for 1-1 Nashoba against the 0-1 Crusaders.
Hudson 16, Murdock 0
Junior Kaitlin Andrews struck out nine and pitched the second perfect game of her career for the No. 4 Hawks (2-0).
Laura Bowen and Meghan Carter each had three hits and Carter had five RBIs for Hudson against the 0-1 Blue Devils.
Uxbridge 1, Tantasqua 0
Junior Jess Barth extended her scoreless inning streak to 21 innings, and Katie Boucher drove in Laura Bishop (walk) with a two-out bunt single in the fifth to propel the Spartans (3-0).
The Warriors fell to 0-4.
Assabet 6, Hudson Catholic 2
Sam Kerrigan was 3 for 3 with a run scored and two stolen bases, Sara Milliken was 2 for 2 with an RBI, and Jess Sawvelle had an RBI double for the Aztecs in the opening game for the CAL rivals.
Emily Durant doubled in the loss.
Oxford 10, Southbridge 0
Senior co-captain Lindsay Hassett struck out 15 and notched her first career no-hitter as the Pirates downed the visiting Pioneers (0-2).
Classmate Sarah Boyda went 3 for 3 and scored three runs, while senior right fielder Melinda Robbins added three hits and drove in four runs for Oxford (3-1).
Millbury 11, Quaboag 2
Senior tri-captain Julie Murray struck out 10 and had a two-run double to the gap in right-center to highlight a four-run first inning as the host Woolies beat the Cougars (0-3).
Sophomore second baseman Kara Wahlstrom went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, while eighth-grader Taylor Bennett drove in a pair of runs with a double for Millbury (0-3).
Wachusett 5, Fitchburg 0
Lindsey Trotto was 4 for 4 with 3 RBIs, including the game-winner in the third inning, driving in Meg Denubila as the No. 7 Mountaineers (1-0) beat the host Red Raiders (0-2).
David Prouty 7, Auburn 1
Amy Lamoureux of the visiting Panthers (2-3) helped David Prouty score three first-inning runs as she finished 3 for 4 with a double and three runs scored. Katie Laprad and Nicole Leonard each added three hits and a pair...