High schools: Coe-Brown softball wins 5th straight, Concord’s McDonald pitches first varsity win, Tide’s Doherty scores 100th career point

Coe-Brown shortstop Annie Jerome falls to the ground as she snags the last out against Pembroke on Tuesday. The game ended after the fifth inning after the 10-run rule as the Bears won, 15-2. Coe-Brown has won five in a row and has scored 13 or more runs in its last three games.

Coe-Brown shortstop Annie Jerome falls to the ground as she snags the last out against Pembroke on Tuesday. The game ended after the fifth inning after the 10-run rule as the Bears won, 15-2. Coe-Brown has won five in a row and has scored 13 or more runs in its last three games. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff

Coe-Brown pitcher Jayden Porter (13) went four inning for the win against Pembroke and had three RBI at the plate.

Coe-Brown pitcher Jayden Porter (13) went four inning for the win against Pembroke and had three RBI at the plate. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff

Coe-Brown pitcher Jayden Porter (13) went four innings for the win against Pembroke and had three RBI at the plate.

Coe-Brown pitcher Jayden Porter (13) went four innings for the win against Pembroke and had three RBI at the plate. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff

Published: 04-23-2024 11:06 PM

Modified: 04-24-2024 11:17 PM


Softball

Coe-Brown 15
Pembroke 2, 5 inn.

Key players: Coe-Brown – Jayden Porter (win, 4 IP; triple, double, 3 RBI), Bella Pelletier (1 IP), Reilly West (3-for-3, 4 RBI), Addison Coffin (2 hits, 3 RBI), Brook Orluk (2-for-2, triple), Judi Quinney (hit), Saere McGuinness (hit)

Highlights: The Bears won their fifth game in a row and their third straight scoring 13 or more runs.

Coach’s quote: “Good road win against a team that always plays us well. It’s always nice to get school vacation wins, too.” – Coe-Brown’s Dave Allis

Records: Coe-Brown 5-1; Pembroke 1-3

Concord 12
Bedford 0, 5 inn.

Key players: Concord – Avery MacDonald (5 IP, 8 K, 3 H), Jaylyn Wessling (2-for-3, 2-run HR, double)

Highlights: Concord scored 11 runs in the second inning, played error-free ball and all starters had at least one RBI in a run-rule victory. MacDonald pitched her first varsity win, and Wessling had her first varsity home run to lead the way. The Tide had nine hits total.

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Coach’s quote: “Great pitching from Avery, timely hits from the entire lineup and solid defense again leads to a Tide victory.” – Concord’s Duke Sawyer

Records: Concord 5-0; Bedford 0-5

Oyster River 7, Bow 6

Key players: Bow – Taylor Ouellette (6 IP, 8 H, 0 BB, 4 K; 3-for-4, 3 RBI), Maddy Oppold (3-for-4), Lauren Oppold (3-for-4, 2 doubles, RBI), Lilly Wright (2-for-3, RBI double)

Highlights: Ouellette, a freshman, threw extremely well, tossing 49 pitches with just 19 balls, but the undefeated Bobcats handed the Falcons their first loss of the season after a back-and-forth contest.

Coach’s quote: “Fantastic performance by (Ouellette). I’m so proud of her. … My group is resilient. We never give up and continue to lift each other up as the game goes on. We are playing with fire right now, and I am so excited to see us continue to grow as a team.” – Bow’s Cassidy Emerson

Records: Oyster River 6-0; Bow 4-1

Baseball

Bedford 8, Concord 4

Key players: Concord – Mitch Coffey (1 IP, 1 H, 1 K; hit, run, RBI), Alex Turant (2 hits, 2 runs), Brett McDonough (hit, run), Joey Mangone (RBI)

Highlights: Bedford scored four runs in the top of the second inning and two in the top of the third to go up 6-0. Concord got one back in the bottom of the third on an RBI double by Coffey. Bedford scored in the top of the fifth and the Tide got three back in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI groundout by Mangone and two runs scored on passed balls. The Bulldogs pushed one more across the plate in the top of the seventh.

Coach’s quote: “We got some good relief pitching from Josh Turant, Alex Lewis and Mitch Coffey. We need to figure out a way to stop giving away runs. We are still competing, which we are very happy with.” – Concord’s Scott Owen

Records: Bedford 2-5; Concord 2-5

Pembroke 5, Hanover 2

Key players: Pembroke – Owen Stewart (7 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 6 K; 2-for-4, double, run, RBI), Cam Plumb (2-for-3, 2 doubles, RBI), Devin Riel (hit), Eric Maccarone (hit), Andrew Fitzgerald (first varsity hit)

Highlights: The Spartans went up 3-0 in the third inning and both teams tacked on a pair of runs in the fifth, but Stewart pitched well in a complete-game effort to preserve Pembroke’s victory.

Records: Pembroke 2-1; Hanover 1-3

Boys’ Lacrosse

Merrimack 8, Concord 7

Key players: Concord – Will Chorlian (4 goals), Carter Doherty (3 goals, 2 assists), Brayden Beauregard (assist), Logan Shimer (multiple saves)

Highlights: Doherty scored his 100th career point in his 25th varsity game in a narrow loss to the Tomahawks.

Coach’s quote: “We are a young team that has been learning and growing every game. The schedule has had tough opponents, and the guys are stepping up to the challenge every game.” – Concord’s Jeff Smith

Records: Merrimack 3-1; Concord 2-5

Hanover 8, Hillsboro-Deering/John Stark 1

Key players: HDJS – Chase Twombly (goal), Caleb Martins (assist), Noah Carter (17 saves, 68% saves)

Highlights: HDJS played its most competitive game of the season so far.

Coach’s quote: “We felt like we were in this game until the latter stages. Noah was just unreal in goal. But we also created the most offense we have thus far this season. Some of the young kids are finding out just what they are capable of doing. We’ll continue to work hard and get better.” – HDJS’s Howie Roever

Records: Hanover 1-2; HDJS 0-4