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High Schools: Coe-Brown ace Daudelin tosses no-hitter

  • Merrimack Valley's Raquel Gelinas runs after Pembroke Academy's Vanessa Lacey during the game at Merrimack Valley on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

    Merrimack Valley's Raquel Gelinas runs after Pembroke Academy's Vanessa Lacey during the game at Merrimack Valley on Friday, April 18, 2014.

    (ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy's Brie Douglas collides with Merrimack Valley's Danielle Willey during the game at Merrimack Valley on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy's Brie Douglas collides with Merrimack Valley's Danielle Willey during the game at Merrimack Valley on Friday, April 18, 2014.

    (ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.

    (ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.

    (ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.

    (ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.

    (ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.

    (ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.

    (ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.

    (ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.

    (ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

    Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.

    (ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

  • Merrimack Valley's Raquel Gelinas runs after Pembroke Academy's Vanessa Lacey during the game at Merrimack Valley on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy's Brie Douglas collides with Merrimack Valley's Danielle Willey during the game at Merrimack Valley on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)
  • Pembroke Academy at Merrimack Valley girls lacrosse on Friday, April 18, 2014.<br/><br/>(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

The weather was cold, windy and difficult to play softball in. Kianna Daudelin apparently didn’t notice.

The Coe-Brown pitcher had all of her pitches working and crisp command in the circle, a bad mix for Kingswood as Daudelin pitched her first career no-hitter in the Bears’ 6-0 victory.

“(She was) very, very good for the conditions,” Coach Tim Tenasco said. “Her drop, her rise, she was moving it inside and out.”

Daudelin pitched several big games while leading the Bears (2-0) to the Division II final last spring, but the junior had never tossed a no-no at the varsity level. That was taken care of yesterday, as she struck out 12 Knights while allowing only one runner – on a hit by pitch – to reach base.

“She pitched very well with the weather conditions,” Tenasco said.

The no-hitter was in doubt until the last batter, but the win wasn’t. Coe-Brown came to the support of its pitcher with a three-run third inning, then tacked on three more runs in the top of the seventh for insurance. Jess Ohrenberger (2-for-3, RBI) and Shannon Burke (2-for-4, triple, RBI) led the charge, while Daudelin helped her cause with a pair of hits and an RBI. Caitlyn Foley went 2-for-3 and played well at third base for Coe-Brown, which has high hopes after last year but, Tenasco said, is happy with the small steps its taken toward those goals.

“Overall, it was a very clean game,” he said. “It’s a good start. … It’s a confidence-booster for us. You want to get off to a good start anyhow.”

SOFTBALL

Concord 12, Nashua South 3

Sophomore Alexis Palmisano earned her first varsity win, striking out four and allowing six hits as the Crimson Tide (1-1) pulled away from the Purple Panthers (0-3) for the easy win.

Katherine Muzzey and Cassidy Emerson had three hits apiece to lead the offense for Concord, which scored three second-inning runs to break a 3-3 tie and then five more in the fifth to put the game away. Annie Mullen and Delanie Pickering notched two hits each, while Palmisano and Aelin Shea had hits, the first of their varsity careers.

Stevens 8, Hillsboro-Deering 1

The Hillcats (2-2) had a rough first inning, allowing five runs (four unearned) to the Cardinals (1-0) en route to the loss.

Freshman Maggie Atkins pitched a strong game for H-D, while Nicole Mooney did a great job behind the plate.

WINNISQUAM 14, KEARSARGE 3

There was never any doubt as the Bears (2-1) jumped on top early, thanks in part to a six-run second inning.

“There really wasn’t one person that stood out in that inning,” Coach Kevin Dame said. “We strung together hits, but walks and errors helped us as well.”

The Bears led 6-0 at that point and never let up. Lindsey Raymond went 3-for-4 with three RBI, including a bases-clearing double in the sixth to add insurance. Rachel Willcutt and Erin Atherton each went 2-for-4 and had an RBI apiece.

Ally Trowsdale went the distance in the circle for the Bears, striking out 10.

For Kearsarge (0-2), Maddie Folcik pitched well while also scoring two runs.

Wilton-Lyndeborough 21, Pittsfield 0

The Warriors (3-0) caught fire right away against the Panthers (0-3), scoring all of their runs in the first inning on 13 hits, two of which left the park.

Catcher Rachel Thompson and center fielder Destinee Ellis had hits and played well defensively for Pittsfield, which loaded the bases in both the first and fifth innings but couldn’t bring the runners in.

BASEBALL

Concord 8, Nashua South 1

Jon Lewis came within an out of a no-hitter in his first start of the season, striking out six and allowing one hit in seven of innings of work as the Crimson Tide (2-1) got the road win.

Lewis was helped by a Concord offense that broke open the game with a six-run second inning. Nick Comeau had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two stolen bases, while Ben Bengtson, Connor Ferns (RBI) and Rob Law had two hits apiece.

COE-BROWN 4, KINGSWOOD 2, 8 INN.

Adam Edin contributed in multiple ways as he started on the mound for the Bears (1-1), going all eight innings and striking out five, and also helped out the offense, pitching in with two hits .

After both teams struck quickly out of the gate, the game was knotted at two for the duration of the contest. In the top of the eighth, Matt Cunningham and Max Struthers reached first and third base, respectively. Ben Bailey put the Bears ahead with a sac fly, and Kyle Stevens added a sac fly of his own later in the inning to provide some insurance. In the bottom of the eighth, Edin continued his strong performance and was able to shut down Kingswood (0-2) to cap off his gem.

Sam Langdon also added two hits while playing solid defensively.

Plymouth 5, John Stark 3

The Generals (0-1) had a late rally against the Bobcats (2-0), but it wasn’t enough as Stark dropped its opener.

The game remained tied at 1-1 until the sixth inning, when Plymouth grabbed a run on a fielder’s choice. Plymouth plated three runs in the seventh, chasing Generals starter Egan Nickerson out of the game after 6.2 innings. The Generals scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh, highlighted by David Nelson’s RBI ground-rule double. But the rally came up short with tying runs on.

Nickerson gave up five runs (four earned) on 10 hits while striking out six. Ryan Thompson led the Generals offense by going 2-for-4 with a stolen base. Callahan Loos and Tyler Keim added doubles, while Ben Casazza, Nickerson and Tyler Gamache added the other three Generals hits. Wesley Lamphere played strong defense in right field.

Portsmouth 12, Pembroke 3

The Spartans (1-1) jumped out to a 3-0 first-inning lead, but couldn’t keep the Clipper bats at bay.

Vinny Dustin (double) and James Fisher both collected two hits for Pembroke, while Brendan Murray started and pitched well and Noah Cote was strong in relief.

Portsmouth got a home run from Kyle Maurice and pulled away with three runs in each of the first three innings.

Belmont 14, Franklin 0

The Red Raiders (2-0) saw themselves in another seventh inning that produced a handful of runs, only this time they were on the offensive, scoring seven runs in the top of the inning to cement their victory over the Golden Tornadoes (0-1).

Winning pitcher Joey Levesque struck out 13 Franklin batters in a game that saw him go the distance, only allowing one base hit and one walk. Levesque also helped himself at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and one run. Also leading Belmont’s offense were Brent Minery (3-for-5, two runs, five RBI, one stolen base), Jason Taylor (3-for-5, three runs, one double, one RBI) and Chris Marden (2-for-3, two runs, one double, one walk, two RBI).

STEVENS 11, HILLSBORO-DEERING 1

It was a tough night for the Hillcats (0-4) as they were no-hit by Stevens (1-0).

Andrew Roberts started on the mound for H-D, while second baseman Jonas Hofstetter played well defensively.

Winnisquam 22, Kearsarge 1

The Bears (3-0) scored five runs with two outs in the third inning, highlighted by a three-run double off the bat of Dominic DeBlasie (3-for-4, three runs, five RBI).

Freshman Mikey Lowery (2-0) started the first game of his varsity career, going three innings with four strikeouts, one hit, five walks and one unearned run. After being told last season that he would pitch in a game only if the team was up by 15 runs, junior Greg Hunt pitched the first high school inning of his career and made the most of it, inducing popouts on his first two pitches and striking out the third batter to finish his perfect inning.

“He is going to think he’s part of the rotation now,” Winnisquam Coach Fred Caruso joked.

Jack Decormier (3-for-4, two runs, four RBI), Ben Wentworth (2-for-3, four runs), Dakota Tyno (2-for-2, two runs) and Jordan Dahl (2-for-4, two runs) led Winnisquam’s offense.

The Cougars dipped to 1-1.

Pittsfield 18, Wilton-Lyndeborough 3

The Panthers (2-0) did the bulk of their scoring in the first and seventh innings against the Warriors (2-1), putting up four runs in the first and eight in the seventh.

Kris Perkins did his job on the mound, pitching five strong innings, striking out 10, walking two and securing the win. Noah McGlashing (3-for-5, three runs, two RBI), Jessie Slater (2-for-4, three runs, RBI) and Branden Smith (2-for-4, two runs, three RBI) led the offense.

BOYS’ LACROSSE

JOHN STARK 17, STEVENS 1

The Generals (1-0) showcased a balanced scoring attack en route to the lopsided affair. Brody Fredericks (four goals, three assists) and Ryan Gordon (three goals, two assists) led the way offensively. Daniel Medvetz had three goals, while Jacob Blanchette and Matt Richards added two goals apiece and Cian Bremer-Zydenbos pitched in with a goal and an assist.

Although rarely tested, the defense was solid. Brandon Zogopoulos and Cooper Bourque played strong games defensively in front of goalie August Colburn. Curtis Marden was solid on faceoffs, Terry Zervos gathered up ground balls and Jacob Fitts was strong at midfield.

Merrimack Valley 9, Pembroke 4

The Pride (1-1) took the lead early against the Spartans (0-2) and didn’t look back as it pulled farther away in each quarter.

Warren Campbell (three goals, one assist) led MV’s goal scorers, with all of his goals coming on assists from freshman Chase Mercier (two goals, four assists). The Pride took an 8-4 lead into the fourth quarter, shutting out the Spartans in the final period.

Cole Martin (two goals) and Tucker Burt (three assists) also had big contributions on offense for MV, while Buddy Hughes and Josh Farmer locked down on defense. Goalie Alain Authier played well in net.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Concord 18, Manchester Memorial 12

Grace Orzechowski scored six goals, including four in the second half as the Crimson Tide (1-1) caught fire after trailing 7-6 at halftime.

“We picked it up,” Coach Steph Johnson said. “We came out flat, and we weren’t playing our game at all. … Everyone stepped up and played well.”

Adelaide Symmes and Delana Erickson added three goals apiece to lead the attack, while Veronyca Daniels and Keely Mills scored two each. Kaela Nikodem and Steph Resnick each scored a goal.

Pembroke 12, Merrimack Valley 7

Bri Douglas scored four goals to lead the Spartans (1-1) over the Pride (0-2).

Nathalee Clarke played well in net to get the win for Pembroke.

Karra Hebert led MV with three goals, while Maddy Jaquith played well in goal.

GILFORD 10, HOPKINTON 9

Meg Hemmerlein led the Hawks (1-1) with five goals, but they couldn’t get past the pesky Golden Eagles (1-1).

Sierra Schuster (three goals), Izzy Gesen (one goal) and Hannah Bessett (two assists) also provided secondary offense for the Hawks.

PELHAM 14, BELMONT 13

Emily Ennis and Allivia Burbank had four goals apiece but it wasn’t enough as the Raiders (0-1) fell to Pelham (1-0) on Thursday afternoon. In a back-and-forth affair, Pelham was able to score the game-winner with 48 seconds left.

Anna Scott (two), Kaitlyn Berry, Katherine Jeas and Zoe Zeller also added goals. Nicole Rosas and Cori Heimlich played well defensively, while goalie Alexa Robbins played well in net, recording 19 saves.

BOYS’ TENNIS

Plymouth 6, Pembroke 3

The Spartans (1-2) dropped their second match of the season to the Bobcats (2-1), who are riding a two-match winning streak.

No. 4 Sam Stone won his match in convincing fashion, 8-1. On the fifth court, Andrew Gabbeitt won in a closely contested match, 9-7.

Stone and Gabbeitt teamed up for the No. 2 doubles match and won, 8-4.

CONCORD 8, NASHUA NORTH 1

The Tide (6-0) came out ready, early and often against the struggling Titans (0-4). In singles, Justin Toler (8-4), Thomas Bengtson (8-1), Evan Hewey (8-3), Liam Healy (8-5) and Adam Bryant (8-2) all came out victorious.

Concord was able to sweep doubles as the teams of Toler/Bengtson (8-3), Hewey/Josh Pifer (8-2) and Healy/Bryant (8-2) were all winners.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

Derryfield 8, Concord 1

The Crimson Tide (2-2) dropped a tough home match against the undefeated Cougars (5-0).

Concord’s lone victory was 8-6 in Becky Cistulli’s No. 4 match.

Coe-Brown 5, Souhegan 4

The Bears (1-3) head into spring break on a high note after winning a matchup against Sabers (1-3) that came down to the final match.

No. 4 Hailey Serino (9-7), No. 5 Jessica Miles (8-2) and No. 6 Holly Roman (8-2) all won their matches to keep Coe-Brown in the contest heading into doubles.

After Miles and Serino won their match, 8-5, on the third court to tie things at 4-4, it came down to the No. 2 doubles match. After going back and forth, Sophie Wensberg and Bianca Ketenci pulled away in the last few sets, winning 8-5.

Sanborn 8, Kearsarge 1

Kathleen Kowalski had the lone win for the Cougars (0-6), grabbing an 8-3 victory at No. 1 singles.

Sabrina Duquette (8-6) and Lahtesha Nelson (8-5) played well in defeats at No. 3 and 5 singles, respectively.

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High school Stars of the Day

Friday, May 2, 2014

Kianna Daudelin, Coe-Brown softball, no-hitter, 12 strikeouts; 2-for-4, RBI in 6-0 win. Jon Lewis, Concord baseball, complete game one-hitter, 6 strikeouts in 8-1 win Grace Orzechowski, Concord girls’ lacrosse, 6 goals in 18-12 win Joey Levesque, Belmont Baseball, complete game one-hitter, 13 strikeouts; 2-for-4, two doubles, two RBI in 14-0 win Chase Mercier, Merrimack Valley boys’ lacrosse, two goals, four … 0

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