Local Roundup: Cards Shuffle Windsor
WIndsor's Tyson Boudro pitches to a Stevens batter during the Windsor at Stevens Baseball game at Barnes Park in Claremont, N.H., on April 21, 2014.
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Stevens' Brendan Tanguay jumps back to first base as Windsor's Nick Kapuscinski (9) waits for a pickoff throw during the Cardinals' 16-6 baseball win over the Yellowjackets at Barnes Park in Claremont, N.H., on April 21, 2014.
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Claremont — It may still be early in the season, but the Stevens High baseball team is bringing the thunder thus far. Getting comfortable quickly in their home surroundings, the Cardinals exploded for a 16-6 victory in five innings over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon at Barnes Park.
Ryan Tanguay sparked things early with an RBI triple for Stevens. Austin Tenney added two hits and drove in a pair of runs. Junior Tyler Woodman had his first varsity hit, a two-run single. Caleb Beckley also drove in a pair, and Richard Bell put the Cardinals up by 10 in the bottom of the fifth, driving in Brandon Bell for the game’s final run. The game-winner was the first varsity hit for Richard Bell.
Chase Hussey tossed all five innings for Stevens. “He did a nice job out there,” Cardinals coach Paul Silva said. “I’m pleased with the way we’re hitting the ball early in the season. We got some hits with guys on base which is always a good thing.”
Russell Simmons had a pair of hits for Windsor, including a three-run double. Tyson Boudro started and took the loss for the Jacks.
Stevens (2-0) visits Mascoma on Wednesday. Windsor (1-3) hosts Mill River on Thursday.
Kearsarge 11, Mascoma 1
North Sutton — The Cougars (2-2) allowed just four hits and used a balanced attack at the plate to beat the Royals.
James Scherer started for Kearsarge, tossing the first 31⁄3 innings. Scherer was effectively wild, scattering nine walks and a hit while fanning seven. Freshman Mario Fusco relieved with 32⁄3 innings of work, allowing just three hits and one run while striking out two for the Cougars.
Ryan Stanley was 3-for-3 with two runs scored to pace the Cougars. Scherer added a two-run double, and everyone in the Kearsarge lineup had at least one hit.
Walt Hammond took the loss for Mascoma, going the first five innings on the bump. Kyle Kosiorek had an RBI sacrifice fly, but the Royals struggled defensively, committing nine errors.
Kearsarge visits Hopkinton this afternoon, while Mascoma (0-2) hosts Stevens on Wednesday.
Lebanon 8, Pembroke 1
Pembroke, n.h. — Cameron Broughton and the Raiders ensured a strong start to the 2014 season, pulling away from the Spartans in the season opener.
Broughton, a junior, tossed a complete-game two-hitter, striking out eight while walking a pair and hitting a pair. Broughton also had two hits and scored two runs.
Joe Flanagan added a single and a double while scoring two runs, Dave Albright had a bases-loaded two-run single and Noah Mayers added a pair of RBIs for Lebanon, which hosts John Stark on Wednesday.
Woodstock 9, Twin Valley 5
Woodstock — The Wasps (1-0) banged out 12 hits in running up a 9-1 lead over Twin Valley in the season opener.
Dylan Kuhn sparked a four-run first inning for Woodstock with an RBI single to left. Conor Joyce also added a run-scoring single later in the frame. Doug Avellino clubbed a two-run home run in the sixth inning, scoring Hunter Balch, who had doubled. Kuhn added an RBI double later in the inning.
Kuhn finished 3-for-4 while Avellino and Sam Cole each finished with a pair of hits. Balch, a freshman, also singled.
Zach Cole earned the win for Woodstock, tossing six innings of three-hit ball, striking out seven against four walks.
The Wasps travel to Proctor today.
Stevens 3, Windsor 2
Claremont — Tori Maslan tossed a complete game five-hitter and also drove in two runs to lead Stevens over rival Windsor.
Maslan allowed both runs while striking out eight against just one walk. She also added a two-run single in the fifth inning that put the Cardinals up 3-0. Alexis Melcher put Stevens on the board in the third with a solo home run.
Ashleay Wilcox cut into the lead in the top of the sixth inning for Windsor, slugging a solo home run of her own to cut the score to 3-1. The Jacks then threatened in the seventh as freshman Brooke Hurd scored Naila Thompson with an RBI single. Hurd, the tying run, advanced to third on a sacrifice fly. Erin Wierzbicki then lined out to shortstop to end the game as Maslan worked out of the jam.
Hurd started in the circle for the Cardinals in her first varsity game, tossing six innings, allowing six hits and striking out four.
Stevens (2-0) visits Mascoma on Wednesday while Windsor (1-2) is back in action today with a visit from Otter Valley.
Kearsarge 21, Mascoma 11
North Sutton, n.h. — The Cougars (1-3) had an 11-run fifth inning to pull away from the Royals (1-1).
Sam Dow led the opportunistic Kearsarge attack with a double and two singles. The Cougars took advantage of walks and errors by the Mascoma defense to build the lead. Maddie Folcik added a double and a single for the victors. Brianna Critch, Folcik and Mia Bailey each threw two innings in the circle for the Cougars.
Allison Gibbons had a double and pair of singles for the Mascoma offense. Mikayla Clifford pitched a complete game, taking the loss.
Kearsarge visits Hopkinton today. Mascoma plays host to Stevens on Wednesday.
Twin Valley 17, Woodstock 11
Woodstock — The young Wasps fought back in their season opener, trailing 10-2 after the second inning before rallying.
Shelby Gault was on base four times for Woodstock with three hits and a walk. Freshman catcher Loretta Blakeney had a strong game behind the plate and added a pair of hits. Second baseman Madison Schulz also played a strong game defensively.
Brittany Sawyer pitched the first four innings for the Wasps while Maddie Moore added two innings of relief work.
Woodstock is back at it today with a visit to Proctor.
Pembroke 19, Lebanon 0
Pembroke, n.h. — The Raiders dropped their season opener and look ahead to hosting John Stark on Wednesday.
John Stark 19, Lebanon 10
Weare, n.h. — Junior Emily Perryman tallied her 100th career goal, but the rusty Raiders (0-1) came out on the short end against a strong Generals team.
Perryman finished with seven goals and one assist while crossing the century mark. Erika Moffitt added two goals and two assists. Izzy Walker also scored, and Caroline Wren picked up one helper. Goalie Erin Landry stopped nine shots.
“It’s the first time with our whole team outside on the field,” Lebanon coach Sara Ecker said. “We played really hard. We just have a lot of kinks to work out because we haven’t been on the field.”
Lebanon hosts Con-Val on Wednesday.
Hanover 14, Nashua North 8
Hanover — The Marauders (3-1) led 12-3 heading into the fourth quarter, using a balanced attack to build a big lead.
Jude Arbogast had five goals and one assist, Brendan Forauer added four goals and one helper and Conor Austin netted four goals to lead Hanover. Senior Tucker Cadow added his first career varsity goal, Tom Peters added chipped in two assists, and Worthy Gardner, Jin Kim, Andrew Huizenga, Gus Lyons and defender Jack Boillotat each had assists.
Goalie Chris Washington had 14 saves for Hanover, which is now off until a visit to Manchester Central on May 2.
Hollis-Brookline 21 Kearsarge 6
North Sutton — The young Cougars (1-1) surrendered the NHIAA Division III game’s first three goals during a 38-second span early in the first quarter and trailed 14-1 shortly before halftime. The Cavaliers (2-0) substituted liberally during the second half but still held a 37-21 shot advantage and scooped up a majority of ground balls.
Will Aufranc made 13 saves for Kearsarge, which visits Lebanon on Thursday and hosts the Raiders in a Saturday morning rematch. Leland Heckel scored twice for the Cougars, who also received tallies from Travis Newman, Justin Norris, Andrew Van Hooydonk and Bryson Barthol.
Hartford 4, Fair Haven 3
Fair Haven, Vt. — The Hurricanes picked up their first win of the young season, taking three of the five singles matches.
Evan Brown (No. 2 singles) and George Spearing (No. 5) each won 6-0, 6-0. Inderjit Singh added a 6-4, 6-3 victory from the No. 4 spot.
The Canes clinched with a win at No. 1 doubles as D.J. Clifton and Spencer Rugg partnered for a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
Hartford (1-2) hosts Woodstock on Wednesday.
Woodstock 4, Bellows Falls 3
Woodstock — The Wasps won the first four singles matches to edge the Terriers.
Nathan Fegard won a nailbiter at No. 1 singles, 4-6, 6-3 (10-7). Brendan Geiger added a great comeback win at No. 2 singles, 2-6, 6-1 (10-8). Ray Kurek (6-2, 6-4) and Alek Beaudoin (6-4, 6-0) also picked up wins.
Woodstock visits Hartford on Wednesday.
Springfield 7, Hartford 0
White River Junction — The Canes couldn’t keep pace with the Cosmos, dropping to 1-1 on the season.
Ashley Fogg and Amanda Nelson each had comeback attempts thwarted in tiebreakers with Fogg falling at No. 2 singles 4-6, 6-7 (9-11). Nelson rallied back as well, losing 2-6, 6-7 (11-13). Hartford hosts Bellows Falls on Friday.