Dartmouth Pitchers Put Clamps on BC
Boston — Junior Chris England baffled the Boston College hitters for six innings, allowing one run, and two Dartmouth College baseball team relievers closed out a 2-1 victory over the host Eagles at Pellagrini Diamond at Shea Field.
Dartmouth sophomore Joe Purritano provided the only Big Green runs of the day with a two-out, two-run double in the first to help Dartmouth (6-16) end a three-game slide.
Boston College, which entered the game with a team batting average of .224, dropped to 10-21 as it was held to two runs or less for the 19th time in 31 games this year.
England (1-0) surrendered four hits and walked four over his 81-pitch outing. Thirteen of the 18 outs came on ground balls, with another erased on a double play and another caught stealing.
Dartmouth reliever Adam Frank yielded one hit over two innings, and freshman Chris Burkholder shut down a two-on, one-out rally to end the game.
The three Big Green pitchers did not strike out a single batter.
Dartmouth rapped out 11 hits against three Boston College hurlers. The Eagles scored their run in the fourth.
Eagle right-hander Mike King (1-1) suffered the loss for giving up the two runs on seven hits over five frames without a walk and one strikeout.
Thomas Roulis had three hits for the Big Green, and teammate Nick Lombardi added two.
Dartmouth returns home to take on Holy Cross (10-17) today.
Dartmouth Player Honored
Princeton, n.j. — One was good but two proved better for Morgan McCalmon, as the Ivy League made the Dartmouth College softball sophomore its player of the week on Tuesday for the second week in a row.
McCalmon extended her ongoing hitting streak to nine games as the Big Green (18-13 overall, 8-0 league) swept Columbia and Penn to continue its dominance in Ivy play. McCalmon went 7-for-12 at the plate with two home runs and seven runs batted in. She also won two games and saved a third in the circle, posting a 0.60 earned run average over 11 2 ⁄3 innings.
Although still below the minimum number of plate appearances to land among the league leaders, McCalmon still owns a .442 batting average in 52 at-bats with five homers and 17 RBIs. The Big Green hosts Boston University on Wednesday at the Dartmouth Softball Park.
Dartmouth to Nationals
South Hadley, Mass. — The Dartmouth College equestrian team is headed to the International Horse Show Association national championships after winning the Zone I New England title on Saturday at Mount Holyoke College.
Dartmouth beat out the hosts for the team title, with Tufts and Rhode Island also advancing to nationals. The IHSA championships are scheduled for May 1-4 in Harrisburg, Pa. It will be the first trip to nationals for the Big Green in the varsity program’s 30-year history.
Freshman Meaghan Haugh provided two of Dartmouth’s event wins in team competition, taking novice fences and novice flat. Sophomore Lindsay Seewald won intermediate fences, and sophomore Justin Maffett took walk-trot to help build the team title.
Sophomore Emma Waugh had the top finish for the Big Green in individual competition, placing fourth in novice flat.
Dartmouth will be one of 16 schools out of 400 that compete in equestrian sports at nationals. The Zone I win marked the first time Dartmouth had beaten Mount Holyoke — owner of three IHSA national crowns and 22 Zone I championships — in competition.
Hartford 12, Dartmouth 7
West Hartford, Conn. — Hartford (5-7) scored six fourth-quarter goals to pull away from Dartmouth (1-7) in a non-conference match-up.
Sophomore Cam Lee led the Big Green with two goals, while senior Mike Olentine and Ivy League Rookie of the Week Jack McCormick each had a goal and an assist.
Dartmouth held advantages in shots (45-36) and caused turnovers (15-9), matching their season high in the latter.
Dartomuth’s Wiley Osborne, Phil Hession and Billy Heidt all had goals in the game for Dartmouth.
Hartford’s Jaedon Henderson scored five goals.
Sophomore Ham Sonnenfeld made his first career start in the Dartmouth goal and made eight saves. Hartford’s Frank Piechota set a career high with 18 saves.
The Big Green will return to Ivy League play on Saturday when it travels to Princeton.
Dartmouth 52, Harvard 3
Hanover — Kevin Clark reeled off four tries in the match’s opening 32 minutes, three of them followed by Madison Hughes conversion kicks, as the Big Green routed the Crimson at Scully-Fahey Field on Saturday night for the Ivy League championship.
Wilson Chockley also scored in the first half for Dartmouth, which held a 33-0 lead at the break. Robbie Anthony, Zack Fowler and Jack Bruan added second-half tries, and Hughes — back with Dartmouth after touring with the USA Eagles sevens over the winter — went 5-for-7 on conversions to pace the rout.
The Big Green picks up with Varsity Cup play when Clemson visits on Saturday.
Dartmouth Team Awards
Hanover — With former Dartmouth and Cincinnati Bengals great Reggie Williams in attendance, the Big Green football program handed out awards from the 2013 season this week, highlighted by the Coach Bob Blackman Trophy for team MVP to running back Dominick Pierre.
Pierre finished his career as the No. 2 runner in Dartmouth history, amassing 2,638 yards and 30 touchdowns. He became the fifth player in the program’s 132-year history to run for 1,000 yards in a season, finishing at 1,064 yards on an Ivy League-leading 214 rushing attempts.
Senior defensive tackle Elliot Kastner picked up two honors, the Lester R. Godwin Award for a senior overcoming “personal disadvantage” and the John M. Manley — shared with safety Garrett Waggoner — for improvement in the weight room. Other award winners included:
∎ Reggie Williams Award: Linebacker Bronson Green, for leadership in action.
∎ Jack Crouthamel Award: Wide receiver Bo Patterson, for contribution to team from freshman or sophomore class.
∎ Kenneth T. Young Award: Evan Chrustic, for top defensive player from sophomore of junior class.
∎ Gordon P. Bennett Award: Cohle Fowler, for top offensive lineman.
∎ Earl Hamilton Awards: Running back Dan Henggeler (varsity) and linebacker Rolarin Orimolade (freshman).
∎ Doten Award: Vernon Harris, for contribution from a sophomore.
∎ Twelfth Man Award: Cole Marcoux, for dedication regardless of playing time.
∎ Hewitt Award: Michael Runger, for combined athletic and academic achievement.
∎ Stubby Pearson Award: Stephen Dazzo, for character and leadership as an underclassman.
∎ Frank Hershey Award: Chase Womack, for dedication to game, team and school.
∎ Special Teams Award: Will McNamara.
∎ Scout Team Awards: David Morrison, Jimmy Johnson.
∎ Manners Makyth Man Award: Kevin Price, for conducting himself to Dartmouth’s best advantage.
H.S. Girls Tennis
Monadnock 6, Kearsarge 0
East Swanzey, n.h. — Stepping outdoors for the first time all spring, Kearsarge (0-1) dropped its season opener.
The Cougars’ closest defeat was at No. 3 singles, where Sabrina Duquette suffered a hard-fought 3-8 loss.
Kearsarge greets Wilton on Thursday in its home opener.
Post 22 Holding Fundraiser
Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team will hold a dinner-and-dance fundraiser for its junior and senior teams on Saturday.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Post 22 on Mechanic Street. The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple.
Call 603-448-3429 to reserve tickets. Walk-ups are also welcome.