Lebanon Juniors Set for States
Lebanon — Parker Thurston delivered an RBI single up the middle to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as Lebanon Post 22 clinched a spot in the New Hampshire American Legion junior state tournament with a 5-4 defeat of Keene Post 4 at Lebanon High School on Monday.
Chase Hussey powered Post 22 (7-4) with a 2-for-4 night, with a double, two RBIs and two runs, the latter accounting for the winning score. Levy Byrd also scored twice and walked twice.
Cedric Elkouh got the win in relief of Nate Perkins for Lebnaon. Elkouh threw the final 4 2/3 innings, allowing just one earned run on two hits with one walk and two strikeouts.
Lebanon is off until hosting Jaffrey Post 11 on Thursday evening.
Ex-Dartmouth Assistant Hired
Purchase, n.y. — Michael Bocklet, recently let go as a Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse assistant coach, has been named Purchase (N.Y.) College’s first-ever head coach in the sport.
The Big Green’s offensive coordinator, Bocklet had been on its staff for two seasons before fifth-year head coach Andy Towers and his assistants were fired last month after a 2-11 season.
A former player at Fairfield (Conn.) University, Bocklet will lead a program that’s slated to begin NCAA Division III play during the 2016 season. Bocklet was a high school All-American at John Jay High in Westchester County, N.Y., an institution located about 20 miles north of Purchase.