Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter
Ryan Saucier, a 9th grader from Windsor High School, takes a tee shot during a golf match at the J.P. Larkin Country Club in Windsor, Vt., on April 28, 2014.
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Woodstock's Andrew Becker takes a tee shot during a high school golf match at the J.P. Larkin Country Club in Windsor, Vt., on April 28, 2014.
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Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night.
Hussey, a junior, needed just 74 pitches and faced one batter over the mininum to record the no-no. Hussey walked a batter in the first inning and then immediately induced a double play. He struck out six and walked two to pick up his second win of the season.
“He was just in complete command tonight, it was nice to see. He turned in a gem, I’m happy for him,” Cardinals coach Paul Silva said.
Catcher Bryar Rouillard called a strong game, according to Silva, and added a hit, two walks and scored a run. Tyler Woodman added two hits, two RBIs and scored a pair of runs. Caleb Beckley had a hit, an RBI and also had two runs. Ryan Tanguay had a single and scored twice.
Hussey helped his own cause with two RBIs and a run scored. Brandon Bell also drove in two and also scored a run for Stevens, which is back in action this afternoon at Windsor.
Rivendell 7, Thetford 0
Thetford — Nate Eastman blanked the Panthers, tossing a complete-game six-hitter with nine strikeouts to help Rivendell improve to 2-1.
Eastman needed 100 pitches to get through seven and didn’t walk a batter. At the plate, Eastman was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Scott Calhoun was 3-for-3 with two stolen bases and two runs scored. Cody Williams added a single and scored twice.
The Raptors host Concord (Vt.) this afternoon.
Lebanon 10, Sanborn 0 (6)
Kingston, n.h. — The Raiders blanked the Indians for their third straight win to start the 2014 season, already exceeding last season’s win total.
Cam Broughton pitched the first five innings for Lebanon, scattering three hits and five walks while striking out five. Grayson Hardy then came on to strike out the side in the sixth inning.
Hardy drove in two with a single and a double. Nate Gariepy added two hits and junior Cam Rogers had his first career varsity hit. Lebanon didn’t commit an error in support of Broughton and Hardy on the hill.
The Raiders look to keep the momentum going hosting Souhegan this afternoon.
South Royalton 9, Randolph 7
Randolph, Vt. — The Royals just got past the Galloping Ghosts, improving to 6-0.
Alex Berk led the SoRo offense with a double and single. Hunter Brock and Justin Brock each added a pair of base hits. Darren Kennedy earned the win, pitching the first five innings for South Royalton.
Brandon Keyes had a single, a double and scored three runs for Randolph. Leland Goodenough added a pair of hits and drove in two. Ross Caswell added a single and three RBIs.
Con-Val 6, Hanover 0
Peterborough, n.h. — University of Maine-bound starting pitcher Ivon Clough tossed a two-hitter, striking out 15 Marauders, to lead the Cougars.
Jordie Levin started for the Marauders (0-1), going four innings and giving up two runs. Left fielder Jake Farnham made two great grabs and nearly threw out a Cougars runner at the plate. Hanover hosts Manchester West on Wednesday.
Bellows Falls 11, Windsor 0
Westminster, Vt. — The Yellowjackets (2-4) gave up nine runs in the second inning in a loss to the Terriers.
Jacob Meagher had two hits for Windsor, which hosts cross-river rival Stevens this afternoon.
Thetford 19, Rivendell 2 (5)
Thetford — The Panthers (1-1) threw strikes and had everyone involved at the plate in beating the Raptors.
After combining to issue 18 walks in their season opener, two Thetford hurlers allowed just four walks in limiting Rivendell. Rozzlyn Kidder went the first two innings, allowing two hits and a pair of walks. Taylor Hollis went the the last three, striking out four against two free passes.
Shenia Covey led the offensive attack with a home run, a double and a single. Michaela Pomeroy and Taylor Covey each had three hits. Emily Emerson had a double and walked twice.
Freshman third baseman Amanda Otis had the lone hit for Rivendell. Courtney Goodrich and Katie Westrup scored runs. Emily Ghio recorded four consecutive outs in relief for the Raptors (0-2).
Randolph 7, South Royalton 6
Randolph — The Galloping Ghosts (2-1) were down 5-0 after the first inning but stormed back to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth to stun the Royals (4-2).
Alyssa Daubenschmidt started the winning rally for the Ghosts, reaching on an error and then advancing to second on a fielder’s choice. Abi Caswell followed with a sacrifice bunt to move the runner to third. The game-winner then scored on a SoRo throwing error.
The Royals had five runs in the top of the first as Maura Southworth singled to load the baseses followed by an RBI single by Summer Spaulding. Back-to-back bases-loaded walks by Courtney and Erin Kondi scored a pair before SoRo beneffited by a throwing error to score two more runs.
Kearsarge 16, Stevens 5
North Sutton — Brianna Critch threw a complete game for the Cougars, striking out six.
Tess Whitmer had a home run, a single and scored four runs to pace the Kearsarge attack. Michaela Folcik also scored four times and collected two hits. Victoria Botana added two hits and scored three.
Tori Maslan pitched into the fourth inning for Stevens, taking the loss. Alexis Melcher came in for the duration in relief.
Newport 24, Mascoma 3 (5)
West Canaan — The Royals dressed just nine players and couldn’t keep pace with the Tigers.
Rachael Getman had a two-run double for Mascoma. Rachel Kahn and Brianna Furman each had a pair of hits. The Royals are without four players this week due to injuries.
Proctor 15, Whitcomb 4
Bethel — The Hornets (1-1) suffered their first loss of the season as the Phantoms pulled away.
Nicole Begin led Whitcomb, going 4-for-4 with a double. Lindsey LaPerle was 3-for-4 with a double.
Con-Val 11, Hanover 0
Peterborough, n.h. — The Marauders were no-hit by Courtney Fisher of the defending state champion Cougars, dropping to 0-3 on the season.
Nora Anderson pitched the first two innings for Hanover, striking out two while allowing two earned runs. Amara Nichols went four innings of relief, striking out four against three walks.
Hartford 16, Otter Valley 1
Wilder — The Hurricanes (1-2) broke into the winner’s circle in high fashion, dominating the Otters.
John Lewis led a balanced Hartford attack with three goals. Andrew Atkinson, John Borchert and Walker Judd each added a pair of scores. Jeff Lyford, Jeremy McGlone, Kiefer Harrelson, Zach Arnold and Riley Strawbridge also scored. John Bielecki added two assists.
Goalie James Young stopped 11 shots for the Canes.
Hanover 16, Nashua South 5
Hanover — Ten players dented the scoresheet as the Marauders (5-2) earned a blowout home victory.
Brendan Forauer led the way with four goals and an assist. Tom Peters and Jin Kim each had two goals and one helper. Jude Arbogast had two goals and Andrew Huizenga had a goal and two assists.
Middlebury 7, Woodstock 3
Woodstock — The Wasps couldn’t quite match up with the Tigers, dropping to 1-2 with the loss.
Nehemiah Wood, Oliver Kaija and Daniel Robinson scored for Woodstock. Connor McCarthy had one assist and goalie Ben Orr made 16 saves
Manchester West 11, Stevens 3
Manchester — The Cardinals had trouble mounting an offensive charge, dropping to 0-5 on the season.
Cody Schoolcraft had a goal and an assist for Stevens. Spencer Root and Nick Lacaillade also scored. Goalie Joe Marsinelli had a strong game, making 26 saves
Oxbow 15, Randolph 8
Bradford, Vt. — Abby Speck had eight goals to lead the Olympians (1-2) over the Galloping Ghosts.
Mikayla Hodge added five goals and an assist for Oxbow. Mikayla Hodge added five goals and one helper. Jasmin Clark had a pair of goals and a pair of assists. Meghan Boardman added two assists. Maddy Smith and Amber Strock each had one helper. Defender Lauren Tomlinson drew praise from coach Donna Hatch for her work in front of goalie Savannah Fay (14 saves) for the O’s.
Sam Tullar had five goals to lead Randolph (1-3), while goalie Kim Buckholts had 14 saves.
Hanover 17, Spaulding 0
Rochester, n.h. — The Marauders had 10 goals by freshmen, improving to 3-0 on the young season.
Lillian Stout, Maddie Lyons and Johanna Copeland each had their first career varsity goals for Hanover.
Kearsarge 14, Hopkinton 6
Hopkinton, n.h. — Libby Brooks and Eleanor Angus each had four goals as Kearsarge broke away late in the second half to beat the Hawks.
The Cougars led 5-4 at halftime and 7-6 in the third quarter before stifling the Hawks the rest of the way. Anna Stowell added three goals and one assist for the Cougars. Kaileigh Davis scored twice and Haley Brook had one goal. Brooks, Lianna Blakemon and Hannah Anderson added assists.
Breyna Carey and Anya Nowicki split time in goal for Kearsarge, making 15 saves.
Hanover 8, Goffstown 1
Hanover — The Marauders (4-0) kept the machine churning, dropping just one match in beating the Grizzlies.
Graham Dickson won perhaps the match of the day at No. 2 singles, 9-8. Jeffry Li (8-3), Richard Qiu (8-1), Isaac Davis (8-0) and Benny Gantrish (8-1) also won in singles play. Henry Pletcher, an 8-5 loser at the top singles match, partnered with Dickson for an 8-6 victory at No. 1 doubles. Li/Qiu (8-2) and Davis/Gantrish (8-0) also won to complete the doubles sweep.
Woodstock 6, Brattleboro 1
Woodstock — Nathan Fegard had a furious comeback at No. 1 singles, winning 0-6, 6-1 (10-5) as the Wasps improved to 5-0.
Doug Avellino added a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles. Ray Kurek (6-0, 6-2) and Brandan Geiger (6-1, 6-3) also won in singles. Grier Eagan and Alek Beaudoin added a 6-0, 6-1 victory in doubles.
Woodstock visits Fair Haven on Wednesday afternoon.
Lebanon 9, Pembroke 0
Lebanon — The Raiders (4-1) had little trouble with the Spartans.
Max Reed, Nabeel Khan, Jeff Purdy and Jacob Armstrong all won 8-0 in singles. Terran Campbell and Jacob Peress each added 8-1 victories. Reed and Khan won 8-3 in doubles, Purdy and Campbell were 8-0 victorys and Peress and Armstrong won 8-2.
Mount Anthony 6, Hartford 1
Bennington, Vt. — The Patriots handed the Hurricanes a tough loss, dropping Hartford to 1-5.
Loriston Fennell won at No. 1 singles for the Canes, 6-4, 6-1. George Spearing lost a tiebreaker at No. 5 singles, 1-6, 6-3 (5-10).
Hanover 9, Goffstown 0
Gofftstown, n.h. — The Marauders dropped just two games in steamrolling the Grizzlies, improving to 4-0 on the season.
Camille Hankel (8-1) won at No. 1 singles. Rine Uhm, Zoe Yu, Izzy Davis, Kendra McGowan and Emily Acker all won 8-0 in their singles matches. Davis/Hankel and Yu/Uhm added 8-0 victories in doubles while Liza Goss and Kazuki Horiuchi won 8-1 at No. 3 doubles.
Lebanon 5, Pembroke 4
Pembroke, n.h. — Jasmine Thorpe provided a much needed spark in her first career varsity tennis match, picking up a victory to help the Raiders edge the Spartans.
Thorpe, a sophomore, won 8-4 at No. 6 singles. Brianna Li (8-1), Ashley O’Keefe (8-1) and Megan Mason (8-5) also won in singles. Brielle Giaccone and O’Keefe then partnered for an 8-4 victory in doubles.
Stevens 5, Kearsarge 4
Claremont — The Cardinals (3-4) won four of six singles matches to edge the Cougars (0-7).
Cassie Dale, Gabby Keyser, Cameron Cullison and Hannah Scott set the table for the Cardinals by taking four of the six singles points. Sabrina Duquette and Emily Irick prevailed in singles for the Cougars, who dropped their second 5-4 decision of the spring.
Woodstock 4, Brattleboro 3
Brattleboro — The Wasps (3-0) won four of five singles matches to beat the Colonels.
Kathleen Sheppard won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles and Marissa Farbman was dominant at No. 2 singles, winning 6-0, 6-0. Katie Miller picked up the fourth point for the Wasps, winning 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 singles just after Emma McLiverty closed out her singles match, 6-2, 6-1.
Rivendell Ties in Scramble
Windsor — The Raptors tied Springfield with 1-under-par scores of 33 in a season-opening scramble at John P. Larkin Country Club.
Woodstock and Green Mountain tied for third with even-par 34. Mid Vermont Christian tallied a 36.
“Everyone seemed to have a good time; the weather cooperated which was nice,” MVCS coach Gary Ott said.