Brooks Craigue no-hitter leads Concord baseball to victory, Wednesday’s other high school results

  • Concord pitcher Brooks Craigue gets a high five after getting out of the fourth inning on April 11. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff

Published: 5/19/2022 2:12:58 AM
Modified: 5/19/2022 2:11:12 AM

Concord 7, Manchester Memorial 0

Key players: Concord  – Brooks Craigue (7 IP, no-hitter, 3 BB, 6 K; 2-for-4, run, 2 RBI), Cam McGonigle (3-for-4, RBI), Nater Wachter (2-for-3, run, RBI), Jacob Plante (2-for-4, 2 runs), Matt Drewes (hit, run, RBI), Kalan Gaudreault (hit, RBI), Jack Reynolds (hit, run), Dylan Miles (RBI)

Highlights: Craigue threw a no-hitter on 86 pitches and had plenty of support at the plate. Wachter (RBI double in the first), Gaudreault (RBI single in the second), Miles (bases loaded walk in the third) and McGonigle (RBI double in the fourth) helped the Tide score single runs in the first four innings, followed by a two-run single from Craigue in the fifth. Drewes had an RBI double in the sixth to cap the scoring.

Coach’s quote: “Brooks was absolutely phenomenal today on the mound. So proud of him. Nater Wachter made a diving catch in center field and we got some big days at the plate as everyone contributed. Nice bounce-back win from yesterday’s game.” – Concord’s Scott Owen

Records: Concord 11-4; Memorial 4-11

Oyster River 4, John Stark 2

Key players: John Stsrk – Anthony Paolicelli (2-for-3, 2 RBI), Nathan Innerfield (2-for-2, double, triple, 2 runs), Chase Philibotte (2-for-3 stolen base; 3 IP, 1 R), Jason Crean (2-for-4), Logan Montgomery (1-for-2, walk, 2 stolen bases)

Highlights: The Generals scored a run in the first and third innings to take a 2-0 lead, but Oyster River scored three in the third to take the lead for good.

Coach’s quote: “We left a lot of runners on base and were a little too passive on pitches in the strike zone. We need to play better team baseball as well.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: Oyster River 9-4; John Stark 9-3

Hollis-Brookline 6, Merrimack Valley 1

Key players: MV – Dylan Garvin (1-for-2), Cam Chevarie (2 IP in relief, 1 R)

Highlights: MV mustered just one base hit against the first-place Cavaliers. Hollis plated a run in the first inning and four in the third.

Coach’s quote: “The boys showed some fight today. More effort like that will lead to victories down the road.” – MV’s Sean Wheeler

Records: Hollis-Brookline 12-1; MV 6-7

Belmont 2, Gilford 1

Key players: Belmont – Liam Waldron (7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K), Owen Waldron (1-for-3, run), Hutch Haskins (0-for-2, walk), Jason Roberts (1-for-3, run, RBI), Isaiah Lamber (1-for-3), Jonny Phillips (1-for-2, walk, RBI), Andrew Rowley (1-for-2) 

Highlights: Waldron scored on a groundout thanks to heads up baserunning while Haskins was caught in a rundown to put Belmont up 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth. Gilford tied the game in the top of the sixth on a pop out to center field, but Phillips put the ball in play with the Roberts on third and Lambert on first (his single allowed Roberts to advance), giving Roberts the chance to break for home plate and the walkoff run in the bottom of the seventh.

Coach’s quote: “This was a great team win, especially after tough conditions yesterday vs. White Mountains. As he has done all season, Liam Waldron was fantastic on the mound and did a great job of keeping them off balance, earning his sixth win, with no losses, and lowering an already out-of-this-world ERA to 0.761! We continue to get production from all over the lineup which has been a huge benefit and we played an extremely clean game defensively. We’ve been nipped by the injury bug this week and have been short some players. We’ve had some guys come in from JV. Michael Collette played left field today and made the plays when needed. It speaks to our depth and our ability to compete with good teams like Gilford, who we have all the respect in the world for.” – Belmont’s Matt LeBlanc

Records: Belmont 10-3; Gilford 10-2

Bishop Brady 10, Prospect Mountain 0

Key players: Bishop Brady  – Owen Thornton (7 IP, 0 ER, 5 K), Michael Thresher (2 hits, double, 2 RBI, 2 runs), A.J. Partington (2 hits, RBI, run), Chris Grimbilas (2 hits, double, RBI, run), Bradyn Mundy (hit, 2 RBI)

Highlights: Thornton worked out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the first inning and his teammates answered with three runs in the top of the second.

Coach’s quote: “Owen worked out of that jam in the first and pitched a great complete game for us and we played solid defense behind him. It was good to put one in the win column today.” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Bishop Brady 3-8; Prospect Mtn. 1-10


Oyster River 1, John Stark 0

Key players: Oyster River – Gracie Gagne (triple in the bottom of the 7th, scored on a passed ball); John Stark –  Olivia Hargreaves (13 K, 2 H), Aubrey Fischer (2-for-3)

Coach’s quote: “We lost a tough game today against a very good pitcher and some outstanding defense.” – John Stark’s Gerry Morin

Records: Oyster River 9-4; John Stark 9-2

Merrimack Valley 2, Hollis Brookline 1, 8 inn.

Key players: MV – Livie LaCasse (8 IP, 2 H, 10 K), Liv Seeley (bunt hit), Emily Kelly (bunt hit), Addy Allen (bunt), Julia Herrmann (scored winning run, pinch runner)

Highlights: Seeley led off the bottom of the eighth with a bunt (Herrmann came on as a pinch runner), followed by Kelly and Allen bunts to load the bases. Emma Steenbeke hit a rocket to third base, driving home Herrmann for the game-winning run.

Coach’s quote: “Great pitching duel, Liv LaCasse keeps us in the ball game with supportive defense. We go small ball in the eighth and get the job done!” – MV’s Kevin O’Brien

Records: MV 11-2; Hollis-Brookline 8-4

Hopkinton 14, Mascenic 3

Key players: Hopkinton – Shaylee Murdough (2-for-3, 2 HR, 3 runs, 4 RBI), Kyanna Landry (3-for-3, HR, double, 2 runs, 2 RBI), Steph Elrick (3-for-4; 7 IP, 3 R), Abby Condon (defense)

Highlights: Murdough started the game off with a solo home run over the left field fence and then hit a two-run shot in nearly the same place in the second. Landry also hit a home run for the Hawks, who had seven extra-base hits and 14 total hits in the game. Elrick pitched another solid game in the circle, while the Hawk defense made play after play behind her. Condon made three catches in right and Lexi Lawler showed superb base running, tagging up and scoring on a pop-up to the catcher.

Coach’s quote: “We were really focused today. Some great base running and some nice hitting. Fun when it all comes together like that.” – Hopkinton’s Dan Meserve

Records: Hopkinton 10-3; Mascenic 6-5

Boys’ Lacrosse

Hopkinton 12, Plymouth 6

Key players: Hopkinton – Quinn Whitehead (7 goals, assist, 6 ground balls), Ryan Brown (goal, 4 assists), Patrick Buss (2 goals), Josh Duval (goal, assist), Steven Reddy (11 ground balls, 6 caused turnovers), Avery Condon (assist, 5 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers), Eli Standefer (15 saves, .714 save %)

Highlights: The Hawks and Bobcats went goal-for-goal for most of the first half, but with the scored tied 4-4 with a few minutes left before halftime, Hopkinton scored three quick goals and carried that momentum into the second half.

Coach’s quote: “We once again outworked our opponent and stuck to the game plan to get a big win. We have found ways to share the ball that I think no one can stop. And, our D has been on fire. We are pumped for a big home game against fourth-seeded Laconia tomorrow.” – Hopkinton’s Deacon Blue

Records: Hopkinton 9-1; Plymouth 9-2

Girls’ Lacrosse

Milford 11, Bishop Brady 6

Key players: Bishop Brady – Finley Hollenberg (3 goals), Mieke Rentsch (goal), Lexi Ridings (goal), Anna Beauchesne (goal), Kylee Potter (22 saves)

Records: Milford 3-8; Bishop Brady 1-7

Hopkinton 21, Plymouth 5

Key players: Hopkinton – Annie Higginbotham (5 goals, 2 assists), Hannah Hoyt (4 goals, 3 assists), Rose Finlayson (4 goals, 3 assists), Madi Zahn (3 goals, 3 assists), Sarah Chodosh (4 goals), Jessie Carney (goal), Olivia Cressy (assist, interception), Sydney Westover (8 saves), Elizabeth Trafton (defense), Francie Trafton (defense)

Highlights: The Hawks led by 10 goals at halftime.

Coach's quote: “Plymouth is a young team, but continued to play hard all game long and are well-coached. Even after the score was lopsided by halftime, they continued to play hard with great attitudes.” – Hopkinton’s Mike Zahn

Records: Hopkinton 10-1; Plymouth 1-10

Boys’ Tennis

Bow 9, Souhegan 0

Key players: Bow – Dom Jurcins, Cy Yvars, Noah Leuchtenberger, Hunter Duncan, Colby Smith, Oliver Dolcino, Aaron Barrieau

Highlights: The Falcons won their fourth straight 9-0 match to close out the regular season. Bow will host its quarterfinal match next week.

Records: Bow11-2; Souhegan 6-6

Girls’ Tennis

Souhegan 6, Bow 3

Key players: Bow – Josefine Jaques (8-6 win), Jaden Glace (8-6 win), Grace Modzeleski (8-5 win)

Highlights: After Souhegan raced to a 3-0 lead in singles, the Falcons crept back into the match as Modzeleski won 8-5 at No. 6, Glace rallied from a 5-2 deficit to pull out an 8-6 win at No. 5. Jaques tied the match with an 8-6 victory at No. 2. Bow’s regular season record should be enough to earn home court advantage for the preliminary round of the Division II tournament once the regular season concludes this week.

Coach’s quote: “I was very happy with how we prevailed in all those close matches against one of the better teams.” – Bow’s Steve Langevin

Records: Souhegan 11-1; Bow 10-4

Bishop Brady 8, Pembroke 1

Key players: Pembroke – Sarah Bennett (8-6 win at No. 2)

Coach’s quote: “This was senior day for PA and Brady. Sarah fought hard in a tough match against Brady and eeked out the win. Brady had better depth than PA.” – Pembroke’s David W. Goulet

Records: Bishop Brady 5-7; Pembroke 1-12

Kearsarge 9, Trinity 0

Key players: Kearsarge – Addy Stadler (8-0 win at No. 1), Tori Montagna (8-0 win at No. 6), Estelle Chmura (8-1 win at No. 4), Callie Valeri (8-5 win at No. 2), Ellie Scharpf (8-6 win at No. 5)

Highlights: Scharpf trailed by three games, but came back to win 8-6, helping Kearsarge win its eighth 9-0 match of the season.

Coach’s quote: “Trinity had us on the line a couple times, but the grit and composure the Cougars exhibited is exactly what we’ll need come playoffs.” – Kearsarge’s Jay Stadler

Records: Kearsarge 12-0; Trinity 8-4

Boys’ Track

Portsmouth 96.5, Concord 89, Manchester Memorial 44, Spaulding 31.5

Key players: Concord – Liam Gleason (1st 1,600, 2nd 800), Jacque Tunguru (1st 100, 4th 200), Evander MacIver (2nd triple jump, 5th high jump), Sam Hilts (1st 3,200), Luke Champney (1st high jump), Sam Foulds (1st discus), Zachary Hooper (2nd 3,200), Quinn Marino (3rd 200, 4th 100), Shaun Fifield (3rd 800, 4th 1,600), Tyler Watt (3rd 1,600, 4th 800), Nate Mullen (3rd 100, 5th 200), John Murphy (3rd 3,200), Ayoob Ismael (3rd javelin)

Highlights: The Tide won both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays to finish second in a quad meet hosted by Portsmouth.

Girls’ Track

Concord 134, Portsmouth 77.5, Manchester Memorial 32, Spaulding 10.5

Key players: Concord – Morgan Doherty (1st 100 hurdles, 1st 300 hurdles, 4th long jump), Ayva Mullen (1st long jump, 2nd triple jump), Cassie Pfitzenmayer (1st discus, 2nd shot put), Kelly Mikelson (1st high jump, 4th triple jump), Alina Pincoske (1st 1,600, 4th 800), Ella Goulas (1st triple jump, 4th 400), Whitney Vaillant (1st 800), Kendall Barton (1st pole vault), Abby Goulas (2nd 800, 4th 1,600), Sarah Potter (2nd high jump), Chloe Gudas (2nd 400), Shelly Smith (2nd 1,600), Madeline Muller (2nd pole vault), Katherine Muller (3rd 100 hurdles, 4th 300 hurdles), Molly Nyhan (3rd 1,600, 5th 800), Nydia Lane (3rd 400, 5th javelin), Katherine Kennedy (3rd 800, 5th 1,600), Kayla Taylor (3rd triple jump), Maria Ruelas-Arceo (3rd javelin)

Highlights: The Tide swept all scoring places in the 800 and 1,600 meters, and also claimed wins in all of the jumping events to dominate a four-team meet at Portsmouth.

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