High school baseball: Gilford takes battle of unbeatens; Brady picks up steam

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Gilford 10, White Mountains 5

Key players: Gilford – Adrian Siravo (5⅔ IP, 4 H, 7 K; grand slam), Jack McLean (hit, 2 runs), Chandler Mead (hit, 2 runs), Connor Sullivan (save)

Highlights/key moments: The Golden Eagles erased a 3-0 deficit to beat previously undefeated White Mountains behind Siravo’s grand slam. By dealing White Mountains its first loss, Gilford made itself the only undefeated team left in Division III.

Coach’s quote: “Great win on the road against a very good White Mountains team. Nice to see the guys keep focus and intensity for all seven innings. True team win.” – Gilford’s Eric Duquette

Records: Gilford 13-0; White Mountains 11-1

Bishop Brady 7, Belmont 3

Key players:Brady – Max Lamora (7 IP, 3 ER, W), Jack Compton (3 hits, 2 RBI), Trevor Gallagher (2 hits, double, run), Nick Grimbilas (2 hits, run), Kevin Anderson (5 putouts in left field); Belmont – Griffin Embree (1-for-2, 2 RBI, 2 HBP, SB, run), Cam Magerer (1-for-4, RBI), Brett Auclair (4 IP, 4 K, 6 BB, 6 H, 5 ER, L)

Highlights/key moments: It was the second quality win as many days for the Giants, who started the week by losing to Belmont, 13-0. Brady jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first before the Raiders answered with three in the third, the big blow a two-run single from Embree. The Giants answered with five runs in the fifth, highlighted by a two-run single from Compton, and Lamora shut down Belmont the rest of the way.

Coach’s quote: “Max gave us a gutsy performance today and we played great defense behind him. To get beat 13-0 on Monday and then to come back Tuesday night and beat Campbell, the defending champs, and go to Belmont today and beat them, I couldn’t be prouder of my kids.” – Brady’s Skip Foy

“We just couldn’t get that timely hit.” – Belmont’s Matt LeBlanc

Records: Bishop Brady 8-5; Belmont 9-3

Bishop Brady 12, Campbell 6

Key players: Brady – Alex Andrews (6 IP, 0 ER, 6 K; 2 HR, 5 RBI), Max Lamora (Save; 3 hits, 5 RBI)

Highlights/key moments: On Tuesday, the Green Giants jumped out to an 11-0 lead after four innings thanks to the bats of Lamora and Andrews. It was a marquee win for Brady, which doubled up the two-time defending Division III champions.

Coach’s quote: “A great win for us under the lights on senior night against the two-time defending champs.” – Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Bishop Brady 7-5; Campbell 5-4

John Stark 6, Sanborn 2

Key players: Stark – Brady Philibotte (key 2-out hit), Derek Goldrick (1-for-2, HR, 2 BB, 3 RBI, SB), Rian Queen (HR), Brett Patnode (4 IP, 8 K, 3 H, 1 ER, W), Ben Stogner (3 IP, 4 K, 0 H, save)

Highlights/key moments: Goldrick gave the Generals a 2-0 lead with his two-run home run in the first, and Philibotte’s two-run, two-out single capped a three-run fourth to put Stark up, 5-2.

Coach’s quote: “A lot of things we needed to start happening for us did today. We had seven players with a hit today and got great pitching. We need to clean up the base running, but today was a good day.” – Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 11-2; Sanborn 4-9

Goffstown 10, Merrimack Valley 0

Key players: MV – Billy Dipre (1-for-2), Brian Nylen (1-for-2)

Highlights/key moments: Goffstown plated seven runs in the first two innings to notch the shutout.

Records: MV 5-8; Goffstown 12-2

Hanover 11, Laconia 0

Key players: Laconia – Ryan Dee (5⅓ IP, 4 K, 4 BB, 6 H, 3 ER)

Highlights/key moments: It was the third home game in three days for the Sachems, who host MV on Friday.

Records: Laconia 5-8; Hanover 7-4

Hillsboro-Deering 9, Kearsarge 0

Key players:H-D – Gunner Hagstrom (2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 SB, 2 runs), Kevin McCaffrey (2-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Sean Morin (7 IP, 5 K, 4 H, 0 R); Kearsarge – Noah Cooper (5⅓ IP in relief, 3 K, 1 BB, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER), Levi Wilson (2-for-4)

Coach’s quote: “Everything came together, Sean pitched great and the guys played great behind him on defense.” – H-D’s Erik Hagstrom

“Hillsboro-Deering came out and hit the ball hard and built a big lead early. We never really got any offense going off their pitcher, he was in command all game and they played well.” – Kearsarge’s Travis Pelletier

Records: Hillsboro-Deering 6-6; Kearsarge 3-9

Winnisquam 10, Berlin 5

Key players: Winnisquam – Jack Beaulieu (3 hits, double, 2 runs), Nick Snyder (2 hits, 2 RBI), Alex Mango (two hits), Andrew McKinnon (two hits), Tyler Portigue (two hits), Michael Allard (3-run HR), Philip Nichols (4 IP, 1 R, W)

Highlights/key moments: The Bears scored six runs in the first inning, highlighted by Allard’s three-run home run three batters into the game.

Coach’s quote: “It was nice to get off the bus and hit right away. We finally strung together some hits.” – Winnisquam’s Fred Caruso

Records: Winnisquam 5-9; Berlin 2-10