WOOD RIVER JCT. — Kailee Morgan pitched a complete-game five-hitter and Lexi Desjardins drove in the winning run as Chariho High’s softball team defeated East Providence 3-1 on Thursday afternoon.
Morgan was nicked for a run in the top of the fifth inning of the Division I game. She walked one and struck out one. Chariho committed just one error behind Morgan.
Morgan kept the Townies off balance, said Chariho coach Dave Petrocelli.
The Chargers (2-3, 2-2 Division I) scored what proved to be the winning run in the bottom of the fifth, snapping a 1-1 tie with a single run.
Jayna Ryan reached on an error and scored on a double by Desjardins.
Chariho had only five hits but three of them were doubles. Tori Vieira and Meghan Rousseau had the other two-baggers.
Rousseau had two hits, scored a run and drove in another.
East Providence fell to 3-2 overall and in league play.
Chariho plays again today at Lincoln, 4:30 p.m.
BRISTOL — The Chargers capitalized on eight Husky errors and beat Mt. Hope in a six-inning mercy-rule Thursday.
The Chargers scored two runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back in the Division II-South contest.
Despite scoring 17 runs the Chargers’ batters only had five total RBIs- Mt. Hope’s errors accounted for the remainder of the runs.
Alex Tefft pitched all six innings, allowed no runs on four hits and struck out one.
Chariho (2-2, 2-2 Division II-South) scored five runs in the top of the fourth and eight in the top of the sixth to bring the game to an early end.
Darin Thibeault had three hits and scord four times.
Kyle Kirby went 3-for-5 with a run scored. Zac Kittell had two hits and scored three runs.
Mt. Hope dropped to 0-6 overall and in Divison II-South.
Chariho plays again today at West Warwick at 11 a.m.
WARWICK — Despite seven goals from Paige Pajarillo, the Chargers suffered their first loss of the season in Thursday’s non-league game.
The Division II Hurricanes (3-1) led 10-9 at halftime but Chariho was never able to tie the score in the second half. The Chargers trailed by two goals for the majority of the second frame.
Pajarillo tied the school record for goals in a game, shared by three other players including teammate Jenna Brierly.
Chariho coach Michelle Tebbets said Pajarillo picked up most of her goals by playing around the net and shooting from the crease.
Warwick’s Jenna Fontaine scored five goals and assisted on two others.
Brierly scored four goals and had an assist for Chariho (3-1).
Samantha Orciari, Maisie Jones and Elena Lamont each scored a goal and Payton St. Lawrence had an assist.
Maddie Newman made 13 saves for the Chargers.
The Chargers pay a visit to Toll Gate Friday at 10:30 a.m.
PORTSMOUTH — A sweep of singles helped the Chargers to a Division II A Suburban win Thursday.
Will Masse took No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-0 and Jason Darmanin took second singles 6-2, 6-1.
Nick Wollenberg won third singles 6-0, 7-5 and Joe Westerberg completed the sweep with a 6-2, 6-3 win in fourth inning.
Nick LeCours and Chandler Scott provided Chariho’s only win in doubles with a 6-3, 6-2 victory in first doubles.
Chariho improved to 5-1 overall and in Division II Suburban A while Portsmouth dropped to 2-3 overall and in Division II Suburban A.
The Chargers next visit Woonsocket Tuesday at 11 a.m.