Cravero, Post 22 Top Laconia, 5-2
Laconia, n.h. — Joe Cravero threw six-hit ball over eight innings and Lebanon Post 22 supported him with three late runs to beat Laconia Post 1, 5-2, in a New Hampshire American Legion baseball game yesterday at Laconia High School.
Cravero earned his second win in five decisions for Post 22 (5-7), striking out seven and walking four. Cam Blewitt took over in the ninth, threw eight pitches and earned both his and the team’s first save of the season.
Lebanon never trailed after Dalton Campbell plated Blewitt with a second-inning RBI sacrifice fly. Liam Gantrish singled Campell home for a 2-0 lead in the fourth, and Blewitt returned Lebanon’s two-run lead with a run on the back end of a double steal in the sixth. Laconia (7-6) closed again with an unearned run in the seventh, but a wild pitch brought home Lebanon’s Isaac Fleming-Steinberg in the eighth and a Post 1 error plated Gantrish with the visitors’ final run in the ninth.
Post 22 hits the road for a game tonight with Keene Post 4 at Monadnock High School.
Beverage King 2, Keene Kickers 2
Meriden — Peety Kaur finished off two passes from Katie Bradford to give Lebanon Beverage King (3-1-4) a share of the New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division I points with Keene (2-0-3).
After the visitors netted the game’s first goal, Kaur scored twice for a 2-1 Lebanon lead before Keene equalized. Kassidee Rogers made six saves in the Lebanon net.
Lebanon visits Claremont tomorrow.
Mak’s 3, Touchline V 2
Norwich — Julian Stott capped a first-half goalfest by breaking a 2-2 tie as Lebanon Mak’s edged Touchline in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division V match at Huntley Meadows.
Lebanon (3-3-4) scored in the match’s opening 30 seconds, a goal Touchline (8-4) matched through Gus Cooke on a Robbie Murdza pass. When Mak’s took a 2-1 lead a minute later, Murdza again countered by feeding Lucas Blackman for a tying goal that Stott negated before the interval.
The two teams play a rematch on Friday at the Plainfield School.
CRFC-North 4, Touchline BSC 3
Norwich — Touchline Boys (3-3) erased a 3-0 lead, but visiting Connecticut River FC-North posted the game-winnner in the final 10 minutes of their NHSC Division IV contest.
Konrad Mitchell scored just before halftime and Ian Strohbehn struck twice after the break to level the game for Touchline, leaving Strohbehn with nine goals on the summer campaign. CRFC’s game-winner came on a long free kick that eluded goalkeeper Connor Edson and caught the underside of the crossbar.
Touchline hosts Lebanon Central Supply on Wednesday.