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Local Roundup: Mascoma Baseball Ends Skid

  • Henry Greene

  • Bri Elder

  • Tyler Warner

  • Harper Flint

  • Clara Cole



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

West Canaan — Losing streak, be gone.

Tyler Warner struck out 13 to lead the Mascoma Valley Regional High baseball team in a 2-1 victory over visiting InterLakes on Monday afternoon.

Warner allowed only three hits and walked three in a complete-game gem for the Royals (2-7), who snapped a four-game losing skid with the win.

“(Warner) was throwing strikes. He was having a hard time with his secondary pitches, but he was throwing hard and locating his fastball well,” Mascoma coach Dave Isom said.

All the game’s runs scored in the first inning. With the Royals trailing, 1-0, Adidas Murphy started a Mascoma rally when he was hit by a pitch. Warner would eventually score Murphy on a RBI single. Tyler Bill would follow later in the inning with an RBI single to score Warner with what would turn out to be the game-winning run.

The Royals would manage just four hits as neither team was able to dent the scoreboard the rest of the way. Mascoma will go for two wins in a row at Newfound on Wednesday.

Windsor 6, Fair Haven 0

Windsor — Seth Balch pitched a four-hitter to lead the Yellowjackets to a revenge victory over the Slaters.

Balch struck out three and walked just one while using just 79 pitches to go the distance. Balch supported his own cause, going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Adam Stapleton was also 2-for-3. Robert Slocum had a hit, scored a run and drove in one.

“It was a good game. They had their ace going, and we had our ace,” Windsor coach Jamie Richardson said. “We played them last week and they beat us (11-4). It was kind of a flip-flop game; it was good to come out on top. They’re a good team; this is a very good win for us.”

Windsor (9-3) visits Brattleboro on Friday at 7 p.m.

Thetford 14, Hazen 0 (5)

Hardwick, Vt. — Ryan Pepe had two hits and two runs scored for the Panthers (5-5).

Seth Boyce pitched all five innings, allowing one hit and walking two while striking out a pair. Boyce added a two-run double and scored a run. Lawson Ouellette scored three runs. Owen Deffner had a hit, a run scored and drove in one.

Thetford heads north to visit Lamoille

this afternoon.

Sunapee 14, Hopkinton 4 (5)

Sunapee — Freshman Harper Flint was 3-for-3 with six RBIs to lead the Lakers (7-4) in a five-inning blowout of the Hawks.

Cade Robinson was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Sean Shisko was 2-for-3 with three runs scored. Nick Ducharme pitched all five innings, striking out six while allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks.

Sunapee hosts Wilton-Lyndeborough, which currently stands atop the NHIAA Division IV standings, on Wednesday.

Whitcomb-Rochester 18Twinfield 8 (5)

Bethel — Timber Russell had four hits, including three doubles, to lead the Mountaineers over the Trojans.

Russell drove in two and scored two runs. Gabriel Feeney, Zach Rhoades and Matt Brown each had two hits. Eighth-grader Connor Allen had a pinch-hit two-run single for his first career varsity hit.

Kevin Kingsbury struck out 11 in five innings, walking two while allowing two earned runs. Whitchester hosts Sharon today.

Oxbow 3, Montpelier 2

Montpelier — O’s sophomore Jace Page hit the game-winning sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to break a 2-2 tie and give Oxbow its eighth win of the season.

Page paced the Olympians’ offense with two hits, a single and a double, and the game-winning RBI that drove in Cam Boardman from third base. Boardman scored twice in the game.

Orin Mahikoa struck out 11 and allowed seven hits, three walks and two runs — one earned — in 5⅔ innings. Cody Grant struck out one to finish the game.

Oxbow (8-2) hosts Lake Region today.

Sanborn 9, Lebanon 6

Lebanon — The Raiders came out on the short end against the Indians.

Freshman Trey Chickering made his first start on the mound for Lebanon, pitching the first two innings, allowing two runs on two hits and four walks. Kobe Benoit, Kyle Pelletier and Graham Ten Haken split the rest of the pitching duties.

Jon Willeman scored two runs and had two hits, including a double. Derek Griffin had a single and a double. Tom Berthasavage drove in two on two hits. Joe Dupree had an RBI sacrifice fly and a RBI single. Ryan Nicholson scored two runs.

Lebanon (2-10) hosts Hanover today.

Monadnock 11, Stevens 6

Claremont — Stevens coach Paul Silva gave first-ever opportunities to Gabe Miller and Alex Taylor, professing himself pleased with their work against “a team that can hit the ball.”

Miller made his first varsity start on the mound, and reliever Taylor made his first varsity pitching appearance for the Cardinals (6-6). Taylor, Tyler Bonneau and Trey Theriault all finished with two hits each.

Stevens hosts Kearsarge at Barnes Park on Thursday night.

Softball

Hanover 18, Kearsarge 6 (5)

North Sutton, n.h. — The Marauders (2-8) rapped 14 hits off Cougar pitching to snap a three-game losing streak.

Bri Elder had the big day, going 4-for-4 with three singles, a double and a walk. Sam Gibbs earned the victory in the circle, holding Kearsarge (0-11) to four hits with five strikeouts in the mercy-rule victory.

Hanover plays at home three times to close a four-game week, starting with a visit from Mascoma today.

Windsor 18, Woodstock 3 (5)

Windsor — Hannah Wood launched a two-run home run to highlight a five-run third inning that served as the launching pad for Windsor’s come-from-behind win.

Woodstock built a 2-1 lead in the top of the third thanks to a two-run blast from Cassie Hill. Windsor responded with its rally and kept building to make a winner of pitcher Carah Rugg (complete game, seven strikeouts, five walks, three hits).

Wood finished with three RBIs and Brooke McKeen contributed three singles to Windsor’s nine-hit day. The Yellowjackets (4-7) visits Brattleboro on Wednesday. The Wasps (0-6) entertain West Rutland, also on Wednesday.

Mascoma 15, InterLakes 1 (5)

Mascoma — Rayleigh Mansur pitched all five innings and was 2-for-4 with two runs scored to lead the Royals (3-6).

Morgan Prentiss was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Alyssa Hammond added three hits and scored three times. Kaitlyn Pushee was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a pair of runs.

Mascoma plays all five days this week; next up is a visit to Hanover today.

Otter Valley 13, Hartford 6

White River Junction — Untimely errors spelled doom for the Hurricanes (4-7) against the Otters.

Emily Ballou led the Canes at the plate, going 3-for-4. Hannah Cooney and Kendyl Boisvert each went 2-for-4.

Thetford 7, South Royalton 5

South Royalton — Hurler Brooke Horniak got the win for the Panthers, striking out two.

Thetford scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to break open what was a 3-3 game. Ellen Veracka had two hits and Maddy Kingsbury had one for the Panthers.

Blake Southworth struck out nine but walked 12 in a complete-game effort for the Royals. Hannah White had two hits. Southworth had an RBI single. Macey Carbino singled and had two RBIs. Kelsi Rogers-Melvin also drove in a run.

Both teams return to the diamond today when the Royals visit Rivendell and Thetford visits Lamoille.

Hopkinton 8, Sunapee 5

Sunapee — Starting pitcher Hannah Cooney allowed six hits and struck out five for the Lakers (3-7).

Ellie Frederick had a pair of triples to lead the Sunapee offense. Erin Moynihan had a RBI single. The Lakers host Wilton-Lyndeborough on Wednesday.

Whitcomb-Rochester 10, Twinfield 2

Bethel — Winning pitcher Chelsie Trask was 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead the Mountaineers (7-0).

Trask went the first three innings, striking out seven of the 11 hitters she faced. Fiona Vaillancourt had three hits and Jordan Galluzzo was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

The win is the first in a stretch of six games in six days for the Mountaineers. Next up is a home date with Mount St. Joseph this afternoon.

Oxbow 17, Richford 0 (5)

Bradford, Vt. — Madison Fornwalt allowed one walk, no hits and struck out 12 for Oxbow’s seventh win.

The O’s blew it open with eight runs in the fourth inning. Fornwalt added two hits, a home run and four runs scored on two intentional walks. Schyler Hanzas was 1-for-4 with two sacrifice bunts in the first and third innings and two runs scored. Melanie Neil also scored twice on a double and two singles.

Oxbow (7-2) hosts Lake Region today.

Stevens 6, Monadnock 3

Claremont — The Cardinals snapped a two-game losing streak with a win over the Huskies.

Ashlyn Marsh had two triples and a pair of RBIs. Jenna Pond also tripled and drove in one. Tanner Brown had two hits and a RBI. Madison Lapsley pitched all seven innings, striking out nine while allowing seven hits.

Stevens (10-2) will host Kearsarge on Thursday.

Sanborn 17, Lebanon 0

Kingston, n.h. — The Raiders dropped to 0-11 with the loss and will host Coe-Brown on Wednesday.

Boys Lacrosse

Lebanon 13, Gilford 6

Lebanon — Nate Chickering and Jack Sandmann had four goals each to lead the Raiders (2-8) over the Golden Eagles.

Aaron Damren added three goals and three assists. Patrick Mason had a team-high five assists. Jon Cloud and Brad Plodzik each scored a goal. Chickering, Sandmann and Plodzik added assists. Goalie Caiden Skakalski made 22 saves for the victory.

Coach Rob Fett praised the play of Jack Chamley, who won what Fett estimated was 90 percent of his faceoffs for the Raiders. Lebanon visits Milford on Wednesday.

Harwood 20, Hartford 4

Moretown, Vt. — The Hurricanes (7-4) ran into the VPA Division II-leading buzzsaw that is Harwood, which improved to 10-0.

Reece Thompson scored four unassisted goals to account for all of Hartford’s offense. Kyle Prior stopped nine shots in goal.

Burlington pays the Canes a visit on Wednesday.

Girls Lacrosse

Gilford 11, Lebanon 10

Gilford, n.h. — The Raiders dropped a heartbreaker to the Golden Eagles.

Clara Cole, Izzy Peress and Libby Stone each scored two goals for Lebanon (3-6). Jessie Hastings, Katie Berthasavage and Sydney Gonyea each scored. Megan Gradijan added a goal and two assists. The game was close throughout; Lebanon trailed, 5-4, at halftime.

The Raiders host Laconia today.

Girls Tennis

Woodstock 7, Rutland 0

Rutland — The Wasps (9-0) kept it rolling with a win over the Raiders.

Momo Biele and Grace Frazier each won 6-0, 6-1 in the top-two singles matches. Chloe Noble added a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles. Kenzie Biele won a thriller at No. 3 singles over Rutland’s Sam Shinn, 6-2, 3-6, 10-8. Katey MacMaster won at No. 4 singles, 4-6, 6-3, 10-3 over Shannon Watelet.

Lydia Howe/Olivia Marsicovetere (6-0, 6-0) and Izzy Hiller/Julianna Beraldis (6-3, 6-1) each won in doubles. Woodstock hosts Otter Valley on Wednesday.

Boys Tennis

Lebanon 9, Oyster River 0

Lebanon — Pedro Izquierdo-Sacristan and Owen Johnstone each won, 8-0, to set the tone in singles.

Seamus Hickey (8-3), Brodie McPherson (8-2), Cam Magari (8-4) and Nate Magari (8-3) also had singles victories. Izquierdo-Sacristan and Johnstone capped perfect days with an 8-0 win in doubles. McPherson/Eric Spaulding and Hickey/Jake Willeman each won, 8-4, in doubles.

Lebanon (8-2) visits Hollis Brookline on Wednesday.

Brattleboro 6, Woodstock 1

Brattleboro, Vt. — Henry Greene and Blake Heston recorded “an amazing win” at first double, according to Woodstock coach Dave Miles, in Monday’s loss to the Colonels.

Greene and Heston lost their first nine games to Brattleboro’s Forest Zabriskie and Ari Essunseld before charging back for a 0-6, 7-6, 10-5 victory. The Woodstock duo blanked their opponents in the second-set tiebreaker, “and they were really in control of the whole super tiebreak,” Miles noted.

Ethan Earle had the near miss of the day for Woodstock, falling 7-5, 7-5 to Brattleboro's Mason Powers at third singles.

The Wasps go to Burr & Burton today.