Brunswick's Shea Sullivan, left, attempts to put a tag on Cony's Alexis Couverette following a passed ball in the first inning of Tuesday's high school softball game at Kents Hill School. The Rams won in 8 innings, 15-14. (Eric Maxim / The Times Record)

Softball: Cony scores three runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to win opener.

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KENTS HILL — It was quite a start to the season for the Cony softball team.
Cate Fairbrother-White grounded a single up the middle to score Gaby McGuire with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Rams a 15-14 victory over Brunswick in a back-and-forth Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference softball game Tuesday.
The Rams scored three runs in the inning to complete the comeback.

“It was great to see the girls battle and not give up,” said Cony coach Ray Bowden, who was filling in for head coach Angela McKenna. “It was tough falling behind early and battling the wind, but they came through.”

Alena Ambers opened the eighth with a single, Brooklyn Belanger walked and McGuire reached to load the bases for Carly Lettre. The junior hit the first pitch she saw, driving in the tying runs to set up Fairbrother-White’s heroics.

“She’s (Lettre) our big hitter,” Bowden said. “We also have some other big hitters, but she comes up big for us.”

Lettre finished with four hits, including a triple and a homer, while driving in six runs for the Rams (1-0).

“We really didn’t give up. We came to win, we wanted to win, and we won,” Lettre said. “We didn’t give up because we were down, and we overcame some errors in the field to pull it out.”

McGuire added three hits, scoring three runs and stealing two bases. Alexis Couverette and Sam Melland each had two hits for Cony in the victory.