Magoon grand slam lifts Lakers over rival Essex

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After a back-and-forth game that saw no scoring until the final pitch,  Colchester stormed the diamond to await Riley Magoon, who launched a walk-off grand slam, closing the door on visiting Essex and handing the Lakers a 4-0 win May 11.

Colchester’s Alli Sheets had herself a gem, tempering the Hornets’ offense with 12 strikeouts while allowing just one hit.

The win revenges a pair of close loses at the hands of Essex last year, including a heartbreaking 8-6 loss in the semifinals, and marks the Lakers’ third-straight, moving them to 9-1 on the season.

They hosted Spaulding and will travel to Vergennes on Thursday.

Riley Magoon steps into the batter’s box before hitting a walk-off grand slam against visiting Essex for a 4-0 win. (Photo by Colin Flanders)

Alli Sheets delivers a pitch. (Photo by Colin Flanders)