SACO — Bailey Tremblay pitched and slugged Thornton Academy to a 10-4 win over Bonny Eagle in an SMAA softball game Friday.

Tremblay went the distance on the mound, allowing two earned runs on five hits while walking three and striking out six.

“I did a good warm-up before the game, so that definitely felt good coming in. I felt strong with my change-up,” said Tremblay.

At the plate, Tremblay had two home runs and a double. She scored three runs and knocked in four.

“(Tremblay has) had a great season. She’s well-rounded. She pitched well and she hits well. It’s all you can ever hope for in a pitcher,” said Bonny Eagle Coach Brett Levin.

It was the fourth straight win to open the season for Thornton Academy, the defending Western Class A champion, but Coach John Provost sees room for improvement, especially on defense. A couple errors led to two unearned runs for Bonny Eagle.

“Defensively we have a long ways to go. We’re giving extra outs,” said Provost.

Tremblay and shortstop Brooke Cross hit home runs on consecutive pitches in the bottom of the third. Both were to the same area in left-center field, with Tremblay’s going about 10 feet further.

The homers gave Thornton a 4-2 lead. The Trojans added four runs in the fourth and two in the fifth.

“We score runs. (We) do a great job adjusting, hitting balls to gaps, and we have some girls that can put the ball over the fence. It was good to see today,” said Provost.

Breanna Lifland had two RBI for Bonny Eagle, and Journey Barnes chipped in with an RBI double.

The Scots (0-3) stayed close until the bottom of the fourth, when defensive miscues helped Thornton Academy stretch its lead from 4-3 to 8-3. All four runs came with two outs.

“A couple little things happen, and mentally we let ourselves get out of it. That’s something that we’re constantly working on,” said Levin.

“That’s the name of the game: full seven innings. And we didn’t play a full seven innings today.”