Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory
Hartford pitcher Kaitlynn Woodward winds up in the fifth inning of Windsor at Hartford softball in White River Junction, Vt., on May 12, 2014. Hartford won, 8-2. (Valley News - Will Parson)
Windsor third baseman Ashleay Wilcox fields a ground ball in the sixth inning of Windsor at Hartford softball in White River Junction, Vt., on May 12, 2014. Hartford won, 8-2. (Valley News - Will Parson)
Hartford's Kate McGrath is left stranded on third base at the end of the sixth inning during Windsor at Hartford softball in White River Junction, Vt., on May 12, 2014. Hartford won, 8-2. (Valley News - Will Parson)
White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon.
The junior hurler struck out 10 in her seven innings of work, walking just two while allowing no earned runs. Woodward also had an RBI single from the cleanup spot.
“She’s having a great year for us,” Hartford coach Gary Gervais said. “We’re playing really well right now, everyone is contributing which is nice.”
Jenna Yee led the Canes attack, going 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Second baseman Colby Frechette was 2-for-4 and turned in another strong effort defensively according to Gervais.
Frechette ended the game by turning a double-play with the bases loaded, fielding a groundball by Windsor leadoff hitter Ashleay Wilcox, tagging the running going to second and firing to first for the final out. The slick-fielding junior hasn’t made an error this season.
Emma Healey had a hit, scored two runs and drove in one for Hartford. Morgan Horne also scored twice.
Ashlee Bly went all six innings for Windsor (5-5), recording four strikeouts against five walks while allowing nine hits. Emily Williams had two of the Jacks’ three hits and scored a run.
Hartford (6-3) hosts Rutland on Wednesday. Windsor visits Mill River on Friday.
Woodstock 19, MSJ 11
Woodstock — Kaila Lemmer’s one-out RBI triple in the bottom of the sixth inning plated Loretta Blakeney and broke an 11-11, igniting the Wasps’ second eight-run rally of the afternoon as Woodstock (1-7) won its first game of the year.
Maddie Moore doubled and singled at the plate and got the win in the circle for the Wasps. Moore threw the final four frames, settling down after a rough fourth inning to shut down the Mounties (0-7).
Gabi Rozumek doubled for Woodstock, which also received two singles each from Blakeney, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick and Heather Blanchard.
“It was well-needed,” Woodstock coach Jane Hoisington said. “By coming back, the team learned that if they work together, they can accomplish things. That’s big; that’s what I’ve been looking for.”
The Wasps go for two in a row at Black River on Wednesday.
Newport 10, Kearsarge 5
North Sutton, n.h. — The Tigers (5-3) pulled away from the stubborn Cougars (3-9) with a run in the fifth and three in the seventh to stretch what had been just a 6-5 lead through three frames.
Newport managed just six hits off Kearsarge pitchers — Samantha McNeel and Noelle Peterson amassed two each — but 11 walks helped the visitors’ cause. Victoria Botana launched a two-run homer in the second for Kearsarge, which received two-hit efforts from Mia Bailey and Maddie Folcik.
“We played pretty good,” Kearsarge coach David Yazzie said. “Our problem was we kind of walked a few people.”
Kearsarge is off until a home date with Conant on Monday. Newport entertains Hinsdale on Wednesday.
Stevens 14 Fall Mountain 8
Claremont — The Cardinals (5-4) won for just the second time in six games, topping the .500 mark in the process.
Stevens host Mascoma on Wednesday.
Profile 7, Woodsville 6
Franconia, n.h. — The Engineers battled back in the seventh inning but lost for the first time this season.
Trailing 7-3 heading into the top of the seventh, Kat Emley slugged a two-run triple. Lauren Kiessling followed with an RBI groundout to pull Woodsville within a run, but that’s as close as it would get.
Lottie Page went the first five innings for the Engineers, taking the loss. Cassidy Townsend was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Paige Martin had a single, a double and drove in two. Woodsville (8-1) visits Gorham on Wednesday.
Black River 3 Whitcomb 1
Ludlow, Vt. — Laura Vaillancourt took the tough-luck loss for Whitcomb despite tossing a one-hitter.
Vaillancourt struck out six and allowed no earned runs. Sarah Rumrill also had a one-hitter to lead the Presidents, striking out seven.
Anna Smith singled for Whitcomb, Tueli McCroy scored. The Hornets (2-5) visit Williamstown on Wednesday.
Merr. Valley 7 Hanover 2
Penacook, n.h. — The Marauders (1-8) managed just two hits, although Erika Tischbein provided the game’s defensive highlight with a running catch in right-center field that led to a double play.
Amara Nichols (double) and Tischbein (groundout) drove in Hanover’s runs, and Nora Anderson accounted for the Marauders’ other hit with a single. Hanover hosts Lebanon on Wednesday.
John Stark 5 Lebanon 4 (14)
Weare, n.h. — Fourteen innings of baseball was finally enough as the Generals pushed across the game-winner as darkness fell to edge the Raiders (6-3).
Cam Broughton went the first nine innings for Lebanon, allowing four runs. Noah Mayes went five innings of solid relief. The Raiders left 22 runners on base in what Doug Ashey said was the longest game in his 21 years as head coach.
“It was a fun game, just hard to lose, especially when we had so many opportunities. We just need to find a way to get the clutch hit,” Ashey said.
Tanner Simms and Caleb Broughton each had three hits for Lebanon. The Raiders visit Hanover on Wednesday.
Hartford 9, Windsor 0
White River Junction — Steve Cerrone and Jacob Perkins combined on a three-hitter as the Hurricanes (5-3) broke a three-game losing streak.
Cerrone earned the win with four innings of one-hit ball, fanning five. Perkins grabbed a three-inning save, holding the Yellowjackets (3-8) to two more hits.
Cerrone and Codi Smith both had three-hit days for Hartford. Cerrone singled three times and scored two runs, while Smith reached base four times with two singles, a triple and a walk. Connor Gould rapped two of Windsor’s three base hits.
Hartford hosts Rutland on Wednesday. The Jacks are back in action on Friday, visiting Mill River.
Newport 12 Kearsarge 2 (6)
North Sutton — The Tigers (5-4) erupted for seven runs in the top of the sixth inning to beat the Cougars.
Matt Bocko pitched 4 2⁄ 3 innings for the win, striking out two, walking two and allowing five hits. Andrew Houde came on in relief for 1 1⁄ 3 innings, striking out two.
Leadoff batter Taner Sherman did his normal damage with a hit, a walk and three runs scored. Bocko was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two stolen basis. Houde added a pair of hits, scored twice and had a three-run double in the big sixth inning. Brady Bates added two hits and drove in two for the Tigers.
Profile 4 Woodsville 3
Franconia, n.h. — Leading 3-0 after three innings, the Engineers (1-8) couldn’t quite hold on in falling to the Patriots.
Jacob Tetley threw a complete game for Woodsville, striking out 10 against two walks while allowing three hits. Three of the four runs for the Patriots were unearned.
Ben Fournier was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. Dan Roy added three hits and also stole two bases. Jason Fullerton was 2-for-3.
Woodsville visits Gorham on Wednesday.
Black River 13 Whitcomb 4
Ludlow, Vt. — The Presidents pulled away to take down the Hornets (5-5).
Harry Allen walked twice, scored twice and stole a base to lead Whitcomb. Anthony Laplaca and Cody Snelling each had hits and Haunter Paradis singled and scored a run.
The Hornets visit Williamstown on Wednesday.
Merrimack Valley 5 Hanover 4
Penacook, n.h. — Rohan Kumar allowed just three earned runs in a complete-game effort, but the Marauders (2-5) were edged by the Pride.
Hanover led 4-1 into the bottom of the third inning but allowed three runs when Merrimack Valley had five straight singles — all of which were well placed and did not leave the infield. The game-winner then scored in the home half of the sixth.
Kumar, a junior, added two hits and drove in a run. Hanover hosts Lebanon at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park on Wednesday afternoon.
Fall Mountain 10 Stevens 1
Claremont — The Cardinals dropped to 6-3 with the loss ahead of Wednesday’s visit from Mascoma.
Hanover 15, Timberlane 3
Plaistow, n.h. — The Marauders (8-2) reeled off 11 of the game’s first 12 goals to win going away.
Much of the credit went to the play of Liesel Robbins and Sophia Lubrano in the middle of the field, Hanover coach Chris Seibel said. Robbins earned 11 draw controls, and she and Lubrano “both played very strong games, getting ground balls and gaining possession,” Seibel said. “They both had truly big games.”
So did Hannah Seibel, who led the Hanover assault with seven goals and one assist. The Marauders’ offense also went through Molly Seibel (three goals, two assists), Rachel Boghosian (3-1), Lubrano (1-4) and Lillian Stout (one goal). Emily Gougelet finished with five saves.
The Marauders host St. Thomas on Wednesday.
Lebanon 12 Merrimack Valley 3
Penacook, n.h. — The Raiders (7-2) used a stifling defensive effort to pull away from the Pride.
Erika Moffitt had five goals to pace the Lebanon attack. Emily Perryman added two goals and three assists and Emma Forman had two goals. Elle Brine added a goal and an assist. Christine Jones and Caroline Wren each added one goal.
Goalie Erin Landry had seven saves, including six in the first half as the Raiders led 8-0 at the break. Lebanon hosts Pelham on Wednesday.
St. Johnsbury 14 Hartford 11
St. Johnsbury, Vt. — The Hurricanes (0-9) turned in one of their best performances of the season led by three goals by Skylar Gay.
Megan Potter added two goals and two assists. Esme Cole had two goals and one helper. Emily Ruffing and Amanda Dombrowski each had a goal and an assist. Summer Raymond scored twice. Goalie Jaden Sanborn had 16 saves for the Canes.
Londonderry 8 Hanover 7
Londonderry — The Marauders lost a tight battle with the Lancers, dropping to 7-5 on the season.
Brendan Forauer led Hanover with two goals and two assists. The Marauders trailed by three goals at one point in the second half before battling back to within one.
Andrew Huizenga added two goals and Teddy Geraghty and Jude Arbogast also scored. Jin Kim had a goal and one assist and Tom Peters had one helper.
Goalie Chris Washington made 11 saves for Hanover, which visits Manchester Memorial on Thursday.
Bishop Brady 14 Stevens 2
Claremont — Matt Leclair scored both goals for the Cardinals (0-10).
Goalie Joe Marsinelli had 18 saves for Stevens, which plays at Monadnock on Wednesday.
Derryfield 19, Lebanon 1
Lebanon — The Raiders trailed 8-0 after a quarter against the top team in NHIAA Division III.
Lucas Gerow provided the hosts’ sole score. Lebanon (2-7) is back in action this afternoon against Manchester West.
Woodstock 4, Hartford 3
Woodstock — Ray Kurek earned a bit of revenge to help the Wasps (7-2) edge the Hurricanes.
Kurek beat Hartford’s Evan Brown 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2 singles. Brown had edged Kurek in a match earlier the season in a third-set tiebreaker.
Woodstock’s Alex Sheppard won the match of the day at No. 3 singles for the Wasps, beating Hartford’s Inderjit Singh 0-6, 7-6, 7-5. Brendan Geiger added a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles, and the Wasps picked up a point by default at the fifth singles match.
Hartford’s Loriston Fennell won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. The Canes then swept the doubles action, as Peter Tsongalis-George Spearing won 6-2, 6-4 and DJ Clifton-Spencer Rugg won 6-2, 6-2.
Woodstock visits Brattleboro on Wednesday.
Lebanon 8 Bishop Brady 1
Lebanon — The Raiders (10-1) won going away in advance of a meeting at undefeated Derryfield on Wednesday afternoon.
Max Reed won 8-0 at No. 1 singles and then partnered with Jeff Purdy to win 8-1 in doubles. Purdy (8-6), Terran Campbell (8-5), Jacob Peress (8-2) and Jacob Armstrong (8-4) also won in singles.
Nabeel Khan and Campbell partnered for an 8-6 win in doubles and Peress-Armstrong won 8-2 at No. 3 doubles.
Hanover 5, Con-Val 4
Peterborough, n.h. — The Marauders (7-1) fought off the Cougars and a seemingly team-wide flu bug to earn the victory.
Henry Pletcher (8-5), Graham Dickson (8-2), Richard Qiu (8-5) and Benny Gantrish (8-2) all won in singles for Hanover. Pletcher and Qiu clinched the match with an 8-5 win in doubles.
The Marauders visits Plymouth for a doubleheader on Wednesday.
Hanover 9, Con-Val 0
Hanover — Margeret Werner and Emily Acker got the chance to move up the singles ladder, and the Marauders (9-0) didn’t lose a beat in a sweep of the Cougars.
Werner and Acker both provided points at fifth and sixth singles, respectively, joining fellow winners Camille Hankel, Rine Uhm, Zoe Yu and Kendra McGowan. Izzi Davis, who got a day off from singles play, teamed with Hankle for an 8-0 win at first doubles; Yu-Uhm and Werner-Willa Kaufman completed the shutout.
The Marauders play a rare tennis doubleheader at Plymouth on Wednesday.
Woodstock 7 Otter Valley 0
Brandon, Vt. — The Wasps had little trouble on an idyllic afternoon at Otter Valley.
Amelia Sheppard won 6-0, 6-2 at the top singles match. Kathleen Sheppard edged Sarah Young 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 at No. 2 singles. Marissa Farbman (6-2, 6-0), Katie Miller (6-0, 6-1) and Morgan Hartman (6-1, 6-2) also won in singles.
Emma McLiverty and Emma King partnered for a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 1 doubles. Elise Geschardt and Lauren Ross then won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.
Hartford 5 Bellows Falls 2
Westminster, Vt. — The Hurricanes (3-7) won four of five singles matches in edging the Terriers.
Kali Covell earned a comeback win at No. 1 singles, 1-6, 6-4, 10-6. Ashley Fogg (6-2, 6-4), Christine Miller (6-2, 6-2) and Mariah Palmer (6-3, 6-1) also won in singles for the Canes.
Colleen McDermott and Casey Ostler won the top doubles match, 6-2, 6-4. Hartford hosts Woodstock on Wednesday afternoon.
Bishop Brady 9 Lebanon 0
Concord — The Green Giants (7-2) buzzed the Raiders (6-3), who sustained their second shutout loss of the season.
“Brady is strong,” Lebanon co-coach Joe Doran confirmed. “We didn’t do much the last time we played them — we did get two points in singles last time — but they are a very, very tough opponent.”
Lebanon will look for better luck in a visit to Trinity this afternoon.
Monadnock 8 Kearsarge 1
North Sutton — Elise Paquette won 8-4 at No. 6 singles for Kearsarge (0-10). Lahtesha Nelson lost at No. 3 singles in the match of the day, 7-9. The Cougars visit Wilton-Lyndeborough on Wednesday.
Hartford Trails At Rutland
Rutland — Mak Lyford’s round of 84 led the way for the Hurricanes, who trailed host Rutland and two others over 18 holes at Rutland Country Club.
Mike Follensbee (97), Mark Rogenski (111) and Riley Horan (123) completed the scoring for Hartford. The Raiders, led by Max Major (69) and Drake Hall (71), beat Burr & Burton by 20 strokes for the team victory.
Hartford heads to Crown Point Country Club on Wednesday for the Southern Vermont Conference championships.
Team scores: Rutland 316, Burr & Burton 336, Mount Anthony 372, Hartford 415.
Sayers Shares Medal
Ludlow, Vt. — Mid Vermont Christian’s Austin Sayers shot a 1-over-par 36 on Okemo Valley Golf Club’s back nine to lead the Eagles to second place in a three-way match.
Sayers tied with Springfield’s Alex Rumrill for medalist honors.
Wyat Sherman shot 44, Colin Filiault carded a 63 and Ben Chou and Joe Zhou each finished at 68 for MVCS. Rivendell didn’t produce a team score, but Sam Kamel (38), Luke Bell (39) and Ryan Landgraf (39) all stayed close to Sayers and Rumrill on the leaderboard.
Team scores: Springfield 161, MVCS 211, Black River 223, Rivendell no score.
Morrisville, Vt. — The Olympians shaved 30 strokes off their team score from the first match of the season, finishing behind host Peoples at Copley Country Club.
Jon Clements led Oxbow with an 11-over par 46. Matt Thompson added a 48, Jordan Fornwalt had 49 and Anthony Geising had 61. Peoples’ Trevor Newton won medalist honors with a 39.
Team Scores: Peoples 172, Oxbow 204.
Giovanniello, Leto Earn IWLCA All-Region
Hanover — Dartmouth senior Kristen Giovanniello and sophomore Jaclyn Leto landed on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Assocition all-region team for the Northeast on Monday, both landing on the second unit.
Goaltender Giovanniello made the second team for the second time and the all-region team for the third occasion, earning first-team distinction in 2011. The four-year starter graduates as one of the top shot-stoppers in program history.
Leto made the list for the first time. The sophomore led Dartmouth in goals with 34 and was second in points with 41.