Laker softball team falls to Richmond in D West championship

    STANDISH — Having the game pushed back two days on account of rainy weather conditions and scheduling conflicts did not seem to bother Richmond High School, as the Bobcats were more than ready for the Class D West softball championship on the afternoon of June 13 against Greenville High School at Richard M. Bailey Field at St. Joseph’s College.

    Richmond senior Jamie Plummer tossed a perfect game, allowing just one ball off the Laker bats to get out of the infield as Greenville junior Jasmine Senatus led the game off with a flyout to rightfield. The Bobcat offense picked up the required dozen runs to end the game after five innings and move on to the Class D state game.
    The victory improved top-seeded Richmond to 16-0 on the season, and gave the team a sweep in the three meetings with No. 2 Greenville. The Lakers fell in a doubleheader at Richmond, 7-0 and 4-2, as the Bobcats were the only team in 2013 to gain victories over the Lakers (who ended the year with a record of 13-3).
    Greenville was playing in the Western Maine Class D championship game after falling in the semifinal round the previous three seasons, including defeats coming against Richmond last year and in 2010.
    Richmond won its fourth consecutive regional title, and sixth in the last decade, and moved on to the Class D state championship June 15 at St. Joseph’s against Penobscot Valley High School of Howland.
    The Class D West championship was the last game for Greenville’s two seniors, Olivia Bouchard and Michaella Gilbert.

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