On a beautiful day that saw the Wildcats honor seniors Chloe-Rourke Nicholas, Hannah McGrath, Scout Beaupre, and Seana Perkins, KUA played a strong game but ultimately came up short against Proctor. After falling behind 4-0 in the first half of the first inning, KUA earned two runs back as Maddy Haynes walked, Beaupre doubled, McGrath walked, and Rourke-Nicholas hit a sacrifice fly to score Haynes. Beaupre later scored on a wild pitch. The KUA defense went to work after that, with outstanding plays by left fielder Audrey Donahue and a Perkins throw to Beaupre at second base to pick off a would-be Proctor base stealer. Donahue also had two hits at the plate while classmate Shannon Moran hit a triple and scored twice and Katherine Lawton doubled and added a run scored. Casey McCauley pitched the first six innings for KUA before Rourke-Nicholas came on to pitch the seventh, retiring three Proctor batters on just five pitches, which included making an excellent diving catch off the mound. The loss cost the Wildcats a birth in the top four playoffs for the Lakes Region title, but the team will be back in action soon, hosting the 5 vs. 6 Lakes Region game on Wednesday in Meriden.
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.