Post 22 Eyes Playoff Berth
Lebanon — Called to start at literally the last minute, Isaac Fleming-Steinberg pitched Lebanon Post 22 to victory — and perhaps a spot in the New Hampshire American Legion baseball tournament.
Fleming-Steinberg allowed three earned runs over eight innings as Post 22 defeated Bedford 8-5 on Saturday.
Lebanon (8-8) was on the outside looking in at the playoff party until enrollment violations by Manchester Post 79 resulted in a possible tournament ban, Lebanon assistant coach Tim Spanos said. According to published reports last week, Post 79 added players from five high schools with a combined enrollment beyond the Legion’s 5,000-student limit. The Legion’s national committee ordered Post 79 to forfeit its victories.
Post 22, with the best record of the non-playoff teams, is in line to play in place of Post 79, which has appealed the ruling. A final ruling will occur on Tuesday, Spanos said.
Fleming-Steinberg started on the mound in place of Cam Blewitt, who badly sprained his ankle on the bullpen mound in pregame warmups. Fleming-Steinberg replaced Blewitt and allowed 11 hits and five runs total. He struck out four and walked one. Liam Gantrish pitched a scoreless ninth for the save.
Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Teammate Joe Cravero was 2-for-3 with two steals, Rohan Kumar was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and Nick Bailey was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Should Post 22 get into the tournament, its next game would be Friday in Concord.
Lebanon-Wilson Tire 3
Dan & Whit’s Quattro 1
Norwich — Jill Dion scored two goals and Erin Landry one as Lebanon-Wilson Tire (6-2) defeated Dan & Whit’s Quattro.
Kassidee Rogers was in goal for Lebanon, which scrimmages on Monday before it starts the New Hampshire Soccer Conference playoffs later in the week.
On World Cup Title Team
Oshawa, Ontario — Katie Rowan led the United States to the women’s lacrosse World Cup title, scoring eight goals and adding two assists in a 19-5 victory over Canada on Saturday. Devon Willis, a 2006 Dartmouth College graduate, is a goalkeeper on the team and earned her second gold medal for the U.S.
Danielle Etrasco and Katrina Dowd each scored three goals, and Dowd added three assists. Caitlyn McFadden had a pair of goals, and Lindsay Munday, Katie Schwarzmann and Sarah Albrecht also scored.