Central Mass Softball Teams Win All Three State Titles
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Assabet High School Aztecs defeated St. Mary's by a score of 5-2 to capture its first ever Division III state softball title, the first state title won by any Assabet sports team.
Assabet was the most dominant offensive team in Division III softball this season, with six hitters, Morgan Parmeter, Maddy Parmeter, Kayla Baker, Jen Casavant, Jocelyn Orangio, and Josie Burlingame all batting over .400 on the season.
Brenna Boucher led the Aztecs on the mound this season, striking out 89 batters in 62 innings pitched, while compiling a 9-1 record.
Grafton won its second straight Division II state softball title with a 2-1 victory over Burlington on Saturday.
Grafton was led by pitcher Kendal Roy, who held Burlington's lineup to just one run, securing a one-run victory for her team. Roy was dominant all year, posting a record of 17-2, while striking out 199 hitters in 121 innings pitched. She also only walked 12 batters the whole season, while registering a 0.93 earned run average.
Milford beat Agawam in a pitcher's dual 1-0 on Saturday to repeat as Division I softball champions.
Shannon Smith, who is the reigning Massachusetts Softball Gatorade Player of the Year, struckout 13 batters in the game while allowing just one hit. Smith, who's a senior, will play at the University of Kentucky next year and ended her career as the Massachusetts all-time strikeout leader with 1,218.
Milford finished its season with only one loss, compiling an overall record of 26-1.