High Schools: Belmont baseball withstands late rally, beats Gilford, 7-6

Published: 4/17/2019 9:58:01 PM

Belmont 7, Gilford 6

Key players: Belmont – Griffin Embree (6.2 IP, W, 3 H, 5 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 8 K), Brett Auclair (2-for-3, 3 RBI), Cam Magerer (1-for-1, double, 3 walks, 2 stolen bases, 3 runs), Nate Sottak (1-for-2, single, run, walk, stolen base, RBI), Jason Gaudette (1-for-3, walk-off single, run, RBI)

Highlights: Gilford scored six runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 6-6, but the Raiders answered in the bottom half when Austin Didsbury reached base, went to second on an error, took third on a single from Lars Major and scored on a bloop single from Gaudette.

Coach's quote: “Great team win against a great team. We played well in all facets of the game and fell into trouble in the seventh. It was nice to see the team meet the adversity head on and in a situation where it would have been easy to get down on themselves it was nice to see the team refocus and earn a well deserved win.” – Belmont’s Matt LeBlanc

Records: Belmont 3-0; Gilford 1-1


John Stark 6, St. Thomas 2

Key players: John Stark – Brett Patnode (5 IP, W, 1 ER, 4 H, 6 K; 2-for-4, double, 2 RBI, stolen base), Jake Cole (RBI double), Nathan Innerfield (first varsity hit), Austin Hazzard (hit), Carter Pike (hit)

Highlights: Stark capitalized on a St. Thomas error to take a 1-0 lead in the first, and the Generals took advantage of another error in the fifth to make 3-0.

Coach’s quote: “We had a rough game today but battled through it behind Brett, who had an excellent game on the mound and at the dish. It will be good to get in a routine now with some nicer weather.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 2-0; St. Thomas 1-1


Pembroke 7, Stevens 3

Highlights: Pembroke’s Jeff Wagner got the start on the mound and worked into the sixth at Claremont, which ended with the game in a 3-3 tie. But the Spartans scored four in the seventh on a pair of two-run hits from Hayden Drew and Jaxen Dupuis, and Cam Nixon worked a scoreless seventh to earn the pitching win.

Records: Pembroke 1-1; Stevens 0-2


Bishop Brady 13, Campbell 3

Key players: Bishop Brady – Nick Grimbilas (6 IP, W, 8 K, 1 BB, 5 H, 1 ER), Pat Brust (2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Connor Treybig (hit, RBI, 2 runs), Jake Blake (3 walks, 3 runs)

Highlights: Campbell scored three in the top of the second, but Brady answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning and never looked back by scoring six more in the bottom of the fourth. Grimbilas held Campbell in check the rest of the way for the victory.

Coach's quote: “We had our first bad defensive inning in the top of the second with a couple infield errors that led to two of the runs being unearned. But to answer with four runs of our own in the bottom half was huge. Nick gave us a real gutsy performance on the mound today” – Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Bishop Brady 4-0; Campbell 2-1


Hopkinton 12, Hillsboro-Deering 7 (8 inn.)

Key players: Hopkinton – Kevin Newton-Delgado (2-for-5, triple, 4 RBI), Sam Rawson 2-for-3, 3 RBI; winning pitcher), Peyton Marshall (hit, 2 RBI), Bryce Charron (hit, 2 RBI); Hillsboro-Deering – Gunner Hagstrom 6 IP 3 Hits and 3 ER at the plate 2-3 2BB

Highlights: Hillsboro-Deering rallied in the bottom of the seventh to tie things at 7-7, but the Hawks answered with five runs in the eighth, highlighted by a two-run single from Marshall, to earn the win. Hopkinton’s Larsen Burack pitched well, allowing two runs into the seventh when he tired. Newton-Delgado gave the Hawks a 3-2 lead in the fifth when he blasted one to the deepest part of the park. Rawson came on in relief to get the last five outs.

Records: Hopkinton 3-1; Hillsboro-Deering 0-3


Conant 4, Winnisquam 3

Key players: Winnisquam – Philip Nichols (7 IP, 11 K, 2 BB, 9 H), Evan Judkins (2 hits), Dante Gentile (first varsity hit), Addam Dunham (first varsity hit), Hunter Finemore (first varsity hit)

Highlights: The Bears trailed 3-0 when they rallied for three runs in the fourth on RBI hits from Dunham and Finemore and a sacrifice fly from Nichols. Concot scored the game-winner in the seventh on a double, stolen base and infield grounder.

Coach’s quote: “Despite getting 11 hits, we couldn’t get the big hit with guys on base. We were right there. Philip deserved better. He pitched a gutsy game. ” – Winnisquam’s Fred Caruso

Records: Conant 1-1; Winnisquam 0-3


Winnacunnet 7, Concord 5

Key players: Concord – Autumn Nudd (3-for-4, 2 doubles, 4 runs, RBI), Abby Rochette (2-for-3, double, walk, 2 RBI), Abby Corbett (RBI), Anita DiBuono (RBI), Alice Rosenberg (5 IP, 5 H, 6 K, 1 ER), Elise O’Neil (1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER)

Highlights: Concord struggled with the wind and sun defensively, committing five errors that led to six unearned runs in a rematch of last year’s semifinal. Rosenberg and O’Neil pitched very well against a good-hitting and veteran Warriors team.

Coach's quote: “Disappointed in our fielding today, but once we’re finally able to get on our field for practice we’ll get that cleaned up. We’ll bounce right back – we have to, since we’re in the midst of a four-games-in-four-days stretch.” – Concord assistant coach Smith Sandy

Records: Winnacunnet 4-0; Concord 3-1


Pembroke 3, Stevens 2

Key players: Pembroke – Chloe Carignan (7 IP, W, 6 K; game-winning RBI)

Highlights: Carignan came through with the clutch hit in the top of the seventh as the Spartans won in Claremont

Records: Pembroke 1-1; Stevens 0-2


Merrimack Valley 22, Sanborn 1 (5 inn.)

Key players: Merrimack Valley – Molly McLaughlin (2 HR, 6 RBI), Emma Steenbeke (HR, 4 RBI), Miah Boucher (HR), Sadie Merrow (HR), Sadie Barton (2 IP; hit), Kinley Gaudette (3 IP, 5 K, 1 H, 1 ER; hit), Jadyn Holmes (hit), Aislinn McDonald (hit), Alani Ramas (hit), Meghan McGonagle (hit)

Highlights: The Pride had 19 hits, built a 10-0 lead in the second inning and scored in every inning.

Coach’s quote: “Good day swinging the bats. Sadie threw two good innings to start the game and then Kinley came in and we didn’t miss a beat.” – MV’s Sam York

Records: Merrimack Valley 4-0; Sanborn 0-3


Hopkinton 15, Hillsboro-Deering 3 (5 inn.)

Key players: Hopkinton – Megan Kimball-Rhines (3-for-4, triple, double, 2 RBI, 4 runs), Brooke Carlson (3-for-4, 3 runs), Maddy McCluskey (double), Megan Blanchette (5 IP, W, 8 K, 1 ER; 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 runs)

Highlights: The Hawks scored in every inning and pounded out 15 hits to win in in five innings on the 12-run rule.

Coach’s quote: “It was nice to see some hot bats and good to go into vacation on a roll.” – Hopkinton’s Dan Meserve

Records: Hopkinton 4-0; Hillsboro-Deering 0-4


Belmont 7, Gilford 6 (9 inn.)

Key players: Belmont – Morgan Hall pitched 9 innings for the win allowing 7 hits around 5 walks and 10 K’s. She did not have the best defense behind her today, 6 errors is not the normal from this team. Lizzie Fleming went 2/4 with a double. Morgan Hall had a double to score the tying run in the 8th inning.

Highlights: Belmont took an early lead, but Gilford tied the game in fifth, 5-5, and that’s how it went into extra innings. The Golden Eagles scored in the top of the eighth, but Belmont answered in the bottom half. In the bottom half of the ninth, Makenzie Donovan was hit by a pitch, stole second, went to third on a ground out by Lizzie Fleming and scored on a single from Julianna Estremera.

Coach’s quote: “It’s nice to win games that we don’t play well and the girls have learned to correct those mistakes and move forward.” – Belmont’s Bill Clary

Records: Belmont 3-0; Gilford 0-1


Winnisquam 5, Conant 4

Key players: Winnisquam – Chloe Calarusso (2-for-3, run), Carly Catty (2-for-3, run), Eveline Augar (1-for-2, run), Aubrey St. Onge (1-for-3, run)

Highlights: Catty opened the scoring with a run in the first and the Bears made it 2-0 after two innings. Conant tied things up in the fifth and took a 4-3 lead in the sixth, but Winnisquam scored two in the bottom of the sixth and then escaped a jam in the seventh to earn the win.

Coach’s quote: “Both teams really showed a lot of grit today. Very proud of the kids’ effort today in a game that could have gone ether way. We were able to make one more play to hold on for the win. ” – Belmont’s Mark Dawalga

Records: Winnisquam 3-0; Conant 0-2


Mascoma 6, Franklin 3

Key players: Franklin – Rebecca Emery (pitching), Fayth Kaspszak (defense)

Records: Mascoma 1-1; Franklin 1-3

Boys’ Lacrosse

John Stark 14, ConVal 7

Key players: John Stark – Kayden Easter (6G, A), Cam Fortin (4G, A),

Peyton Marden (2G, A), Aiden Moser (2G, A)

Coach’s quote: “We were patient on offense today. We’re just trying to get better every game.” – John Stark’s Howie Roever

Records: John Stark 2-0; ConVal 0-2

Boys’ Lacrosse

Hopkinton 13, Campbell 6

Key players: Hopkinton – Sam Brown (3G), Colby Quiet (2G, 3A, 6 FO wins, 5GB, 2 forced turnovers), Paul Molnar (2G, A, 4 FO wins, 4GB), Corey Breault (2G, 3GB), Joe Sawitsky (G, 2A), Steven Newton-Delgado (great defense, 5GB), Thayer Maughan (great defense, 2GB), Ryan Hughes (great defense, 3GB), Benny Madden (14 saves); Campbell– Colby Wilson (2G, A), Jason Rubino (2G, A), Jack Noury (2G), Jake Hartwell (great defense)

Highlights: Hopkinton took 8-1 lead into halftime, but Campbell came out firing in the second half and cut the lead to 9-5 midway through the third quarter. The Hawks rallied with some defensive stops and sharing the ball on the other end.

Coach’s quote: “We did a great job of getting quick passing to create scoring opportunities. Our transition game looked stellar. We were all over groundballs, cleared the ball effectively and pressured Campbell on our ride in order to force turnovers. Campbell has a very solid team, and their goalie gave us a tough time scoring. ” – Hopkinton’s Deacon Blue

Records: Hopkinton 3-0; Campbell 1-2

Girls’ Lacrosse

Concord 11, Salem 4

Key players: Concord – Nicole Toler (5G, A), Teylor Greene (9 saves); Salem High School – Kayleigh Glasso (2G)

Coach’s quote: “We are continuing to tune our skills each game and build on the aspects that are making us successful.” – Concord’s Amanda Bacher

Records: Concord 2-2; Salem 1-2

Boys’ Tennis

Concord 9, Manchester Memorial 0

Key players: Concord – Anders Norton (8-1 win at No. 1 singles), Winsor Bean (8-2 win at No. 2), Matthew Burns (8-2 win at No. 3), Jon Shamash (8-1 win at No. 4), Philip O’Sullivan (8-1 win at No. 5); Cam LaRiviere (8-1 win at No. 6)

Highlights: The Tide finished the sweep with three 8-0 doubles wins with the teams of Norton and Burns, Bean and Shamash, and O’Sullivan and Devin Philbrick.

Records: Concord 3-1; Memorial 0-4

Boys’ Tennis

Bishop Brady 5, Gilford 3

Key players: Bishop Brady – Mike Fitzgibbons (8-5 singles win), Matthew Dailey (8-0), Angelo Besho (8-2), Kaden von Kannewurff (8-2); Gilford – Mikey Eisenmann (9-7), Colton Workman (8-2)

Highlights: Fitzgibbon and Dailey claimed a 9-7 (8-6) tiebreak doubles win to seal the victory for Brady.

Coach’s quote: “This was a solid win for the team. They really played hard and earned this victory.” – Bishop Brady’s Jeff Dailey

Records: Bishop Brady 2-3; Gilford 2-0

Girls’ Tennis

Windham 9, Pembroke Academy 0

Coach’s quote: “Windham team was very deep and it’s tough to play in Windham” – Pembroke’s David W. Goulet

Records: Windam 5-0; Pembroke Academy 1-5

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