NARRAGANSETT — Westerly High pounded out 13 hits and avenged an earlier loss to Narragansett by beating the Mariners, 12-1, in a Division II softball game Thursday.

The game was ended after five innings by the mercy rule. Narragansett (7-5, 7-5 Division II) had beaten Westerly, 11-5, to open the season.

"We did a better job of getting the ball into play with authority," Westerly coach Chris Luppe said. "We had solid base hits. Defensively, we were far more sound and we didn't walk anybody."

Westerly scored five runs in the third highlighted by a two-run single by Miranda Carreiro to take a 7-0 lead.

Alex Mitchell, Ally Northup and Hannah Nicholson were each 3 for 3. Mitchell scored three times and Northup drove in a pair. Timmary Main also contributed two RBIs.

Northup struck out six to earn the victory.

Westerly (8-4, 8-3) next travels to Exeter-West Greenwich on Saturday at noon.

— Keith Kimberlin

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