RHAM softball opened the season with a dramatic 6-5 win over Bacon Academy thanks to a walk-off RBI from Abigail Pace, pictured (#3) here with her team.
Here are the Rivereast Standouts of the Week for the week of April 3-9:
Abigail Pace- RHAM (Softball): Pace had a walk-off hit, driving home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as RHAM defeated Bacon Academy 6-5 in the season opener on April 4. The junior slapped a single, sending home senior Jordyn Fitch to secure the dramatic opening day victory at home. Sophomore Natalie Assunto also had a big debut, smacking a home run and scoring twice.
Nick Rivard-Lentz: East Hampton (Track & Field): Rivard-Lentz broke a school record in the pole vault, vaulting a personal-best 14 feet at Valley Regional High School on April 5. Rivard-Lentz, a senior that is coming off an All-State selection following winter’s indoor track and field season, said that the height and the record was something that he had wanted to accomplish since he was a freshman, adding, “Finally breaking that goal felt so amazing to do after so long.”
Steve Laliberte - Bacon Academy (Baseball): Laliberte had a back-to-back monster games to start the season—combining for seven hits, five runs, and five RBI as the Bobcats won both games. The junior opened the season by going 4-4 with two runs and an RBI in a 10-3 road win at Old Lyme. Laliberte then slapped three hits, scoring three runs and driving in four others in a 17-7 win over Norwich Tech in the team’s home opener on April 5.
Josh Hanna - Portland (Baseball): Hanna had two hits and two RBI in the team’s second game of the season, a 6-4 extra innings loss to Hale Ray on April 5. Hanna, a sophomore, is one of many young prospects on a Highlanders team this spring, which only has one senior in Michael Quesnel.
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