TAUNTON—Now over halfway through the spring season, the Greater Taunton area is still home to some of the most talented in the state who’ll soon be gearing up for the start of the playoffs in a few weeks time.
Taunton softball continued to roll through the Hockomock League last week with high-scoring wins over Milford and Foxboro while Taunton baseball bounced right back from their upset loss to Mansfield with a dominant performance against North Attleboro. Bridgewater-Raynham baseball earned a walk-off win over BC High while Bridgewater-Raynham softball shut out Braintree. Dighton-Rehoboth softball found themselves on the losing end of a 1-0 dual pitchers against rivals Somerset Berkley. Both Bridgewater-Raynham and Dighton-Rehoboth boys lacrosse continue to perform well, with the Trojans taking down Canton in non-league action and the Falcons beating Bourne and Apponequet for back-to-back South Coast Conference wins.
Taunton softball’s Liv Mendonca is the Taunton Daily Gazette Player of the Week for April 25-May 1, receiving 21% of the vote. Taunton girls lacrosse’s Sarah Clark finished second with 16% while Bridgewater-Raynham girls lacrosse’s Audrey Lambert finished third also with 16% of the vote, with just two votes separating them.
Now is the time to cast your vote for the Taunton Daily Gazette Player of the Week for May 2-7, with polls open through Sunday at noon and voting limited to one vote per person per hour.
Ryan MacDougall, Taunton
MacDougall allowed just one hit and two walks while striking out nine in six shutout innings and went two-for-three with two runs and an RBI against North Attleboro.
Cam Morrison, Bridgewater-Raynham
Morrison hit a walk off single and went two-for-three against BC High.
Nick Hall, Bristol-Plymouth
Hall gave up eight hits and three walks while striking out six against Diman.
Sam Watts, Dighton-Rehoboth
Watts pitched the complete game giving up a run and striking out seven against Greater New Bedford.
Angie Lynch, Taunton
Lynch went three-for-four with a grand slam, walk, two runs and five RBIs against Foxboro.
Lily Welch, Bridgewater-Raynham
Welch tossed a complete game shutout giving up three hits and striking out 11 against New Bedford.
Eliana Raposo, Dighton-Rehoboth
Fox struck out 12 against Somerset Berkley.
Ryan McInnis, Bridgewater-Raynham
McInnis had three goals and an assist against Canton.
Bryce Downs, Dighton-Rehoboth
Downs had six goals and an assist against Apponequet.
Sarah Clark, Taunton
Clark had three goals against North Attleboro.
Sophia Perry, Bridgewater-Raynham
Perry had four goals against Barnstable.
Karina Bosco, Dighton-Rehoboth
Bosco had four goals and an assist against Greater New Bedford.
Logan Thomas, Bridgewater-Raynham
Thomas won his second singles 6-0, 6-1 against Brockton.
Luke Taylor, Righton-Rehoboth
Taylor won first doubles with Nick Antonio 6-4, 6-4 against Old Rochester.
Nicole Kimball, Bridgewater-Raynham
Kimball won first singles 6-0, 6-0 against Brockton.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
Dmitrius Shearrion, Taunton
Shearrion won the 100 meter and 400 meter against Milford.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Nia Mainer-Smith, Taunton
Mainer-Smith won both the 200 meter and 400 meter against Milford.
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