Twin Valley girls push for improvement
by Randy Capitani
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Members of the Twin Valley High School varsity softball team held a bake sale Saturday at 7-Eleven in Dover to raise funds to help buy equipment.  Standing, from left, Callie Dix, Emily Hohn, Prue Ketcham, and Brianna O’Hearn.  Seated, from left, Celia Betit, Leah Putnam, Sam Morse, and Kara Bird.
Members of the Twin Valley High School varsity softball team held a bake sale Saturday at 7-Eleven in Dover to raise funds to help buy equipment. Standing, from left, Callie Dix, Emily Hohn, Prue Ketcham, and Brianna O’Hearn. Seated, from left, Celia Betit, Leah Putnam, Sam Morse, and Kara Bird.
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MANCHESTER- The Twin Valley High School varsity softball team showed some improvement in their second game of the season on Thursday, April 13. Despite playing better than in their opener, the Wildcats still came away on the wrong side of the scoreboard, dropping a five-inning game 16-1 to host Burr & Burton Academy.

“We played a little better,” said Twin Valley coach Jeff Putnam. “We showed some progress. We got some balls hit into play. We also hit into a double play or two. All in all, it was a little better.”

Putnam said his team was still looking for more contact at the plate. “We just haven’t hit well.”

On Thursday, ninth-grader Brianna O’Hearn started on the mound for the Wildcats. It was her second outing, and she struggled to get into a rhythm. Callie Dix came on in relief and threw well, according to Putnam.

The young team is still a work in progress as Putnam tries different combinations of players at different positions.

“The girls are still working on positions,” he said. “All the girls have been in the infield. Some want to stay in a spot where they’re comfortable, but I told them ‘You guys better get used to it, a lot of people are going to move a lot of places.’”

But Putnam is still optimistic about the room for improvement with the team, which includes six freshmen.

“They still have a good attitude, nobody seems to be getting down. The young girls want to learn, they played a little better this time. As long as we get a little better each game, things will fall into place.”

Twin Valley fell to 0-2 on the season. Next up is a home game on Wednesday, April 26. The Wildcats will host Green Mountain. First pitch will be at 4:30 pm. Following that game, the team is back on the road for an 11:30 am game at Woodstock on Saturday, April 29.
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