Concord-Carlisle emerges with a 10-4 triumph over Acton-Boxboro in a Dual County League matchup.
Georgia Guttadauro paces the Patriots with 5 RBIs, here big 3-run home run in the second inning helping her squad open some breathing room that allowed them to breeze to the finish.
More to come on this one in a bit, including video highlights.
C-C, 10-3 (end of 6th)
Casey Tarca's fielder's choice grounder back to the mound plates Emily Beinecke as Concord-Carlisle enters double digits with a 10-3 advantage through six frames.
Three outs to go here.
C-C, 9-3 (end of 5th)
Finally, a scoreless inning. C-C remains out front, 9-3, moving to the sixth inning.
C-C, 9-3 (end of 4th)
Georgia Guttadauro doesn't need to hit the ball far to drive in runs.
The senior first baseman drove in her fifth run of the game on a ground out to first base plating Carly Streeter as the Patriots chased Acton-Boxboro starter Erin Fry from the game and lead, 9-3, at the end of four innings.
Yaya Faria has taken over in the circle for Acton.
C-C, 7-3 (end of 3rd)
Acton-Boxboro pulls one back in the third thanks to an RBI double by Lauren Murphy (plating Erin Fry, who had a one-out double), but the Colonials still trail host Concord-Carlisle, 7-3, moving to the fourth frame.
C-C, 7-2 (end of 2nd)
Maybe it's the three extra feet.
We're not certain we've seen offense like this in a softball game in years, but Concord-Carlisle just erupted for four more runs in the second innings -- keyed by a 3-run homer by cleanup hitter Georgia Guttadauro -- and the Patriots lead rival Acton-Boxboro, 7-2, moving to the third inning.
C-C, 3-2 (end of 1st)
Yaya Faria delivered a two-out single plating two runs (Erin Fry and Lauren Murphy) as Acton-Boxboro jumped on top of Concord-Carlisle, 2-0, in top of the first.
But the Patriots responded with a little two-out magic in the home half of the inning. Emily Beinecke reached on an infield single before Georgia Guttadauro and Casey Tarca each followed with RBI doubles. Jessica Stout singled home Tarca for a 3-2 advantage.
Today's pitching matchup features Concord's Gayle Miner (kid sister of the Globe's reigning Division 2 Player of the Year Kim Miner, who is now at Tufts) opposing Acton-Boxboro's Erin Fry.
Welcome to Concord. It's a gorgeous spring afternoon with nothing but blue skies above and a temperature of 64 degrees.
Concord-Carlisle's defense just took the field. We're about to get underway. Back with more throughout the afternoon.
A reminder that we'll be live from Concord this afternoon, where the undefeated Concord-Carlisle softball team hosts Acton-Boxboro in a Dual County League showdown of undefeateds.
Both teams enter with a 4-0 mark on the young season, but they share more in common than that. Acton-Boxboro first-year head coach Mary Matthews and veteran Concord-Carlisle skipper Lisa McGloin coach a summer squad together, so needless to say both sides know each other well.
We'll have live updates from the game and we'll capture video highlights for the site. Stay close.
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