Wasps Twirl an Unlikely No-No at Cosmos
Springfield, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High baseball team produced a no-hitter yesterday during its 10-4 defeat of Springfield, but the Wasps left the field without realizing the trick they’d just turned. Not until coach Jason Tarleton returned home and took a look at the scorebook did the feat come into focus.
“It was a strange game that dragged on and on, but I can’t believe we didn’t know,” Tarleton said. “I keep checking to see if I missed a (Springfield) hit, but I haven’t missed anything.”
Woodstock’s Conor Joyce pitched the first four innings and earned the victory, allowing two unearned runs, striking out three batters, walking one and hitting two. Matt Poljacik pitched the last three innings. The Wasps committed three errors.
In all, the visitors walked five Cosmos and hit five more with pitches while producing 10 hits themselves. Bradley Lewis had three hits and two RBIs and Doug Avellino had two hits for Woodstock.
The no-hitter was the program’s first since Conner Blair tossed one last spring.
The Wasps host Windsor on Tuesday.
Randolph 7, Harwood 2
Randolph — Galloping Ghosts starting pitcher Ross Caswell allowed eight hits and one run while striking out one batter and walking one in six innings. Jake Sprague had two hits, including a triple, and Brandon Keyes had two hits.
Alex Delhagen had a double and three RBIs for Randolph (9-3), which hosts Thetford today. The Panthers will be designated the home team because their field is waterlogged.
Lebanon 5, Milford 3
Milford, n.h. — A day after play was halted for rain after 2 2∕ 3 innings, the Raiders returned and hung on to the 5-3 lead they established Thursday.
“It was worth the ride for a win,” said Lebanon coach Doug Ashey, whose team finished the regular season 2-14. “We played defense and it was nice to close on a high note.”
Pitcher Grayson Hardy relieved Matt Owens after two-thirds of an inning and went the rest of the way to earn his first varsity victory. Hardy gave up four hits and no runs while striking out two batters and walking one. Hardy, Austin Pelletier and Ryan White each had two hits.
Moultonborough 1 (5)
Woodsville — Matt Abrams, Garrett Phelps and Irva Barnes each had three hits as the Engineers pounded out 14 total.
Woodsville ends the regular season 6-10, and coach Willy Kingsbury said he expects his team to be the 12th or 13th seed in the 16-team NHIAA Division IV playoff bracket. The postseason begins Thursday.
Stevens 6, Fall Mountain 2
Langdon, n.h. — Caleb Beckley pitched five innings of five-hit ball, and Stevens defeated Fall Mountain for its first Kirby Cup win in four tries.
Beckley struck out five batters and walked no one. Teammate Ryan Tanguay belted a two-run triple that tied the game 2-all in the fourth, and Mike Puksta’s double scored Tanguay to give the Cardinals the lead.
Stevens (11-5) awaits its seeding in the New Hampshire Division III tournament, which begins next week.
South Royalton 21
Woodstock 0 (5)
South Royalton — The Royals improved to 9-6 and host Twinfield on Tuesday.
Woodsville — Molly Ruprecht’s bases-clearing double in the second inning put the Engineers up 3-0 en route to victory. Danelle Huntington threw a four-hitter, striking out seven batters and walking three. She allowed two earned runs.
Paige Martin had three hits and Sadie Matteson had two hits and an RBI for Woodsville (13-3), which coach Dana Huntington expects to be the third seed in the 16-team NHIAA Division IV playoffs. The postseason begins Wednesday.
Woodstock 13, Chelsea 8
Chelsea — Annie Arthur had four goals, Lauren Horsman had three and Lauren Kaija had two as the Wasps (5-9) beat the Red Devils (4-8). Megan Dalton made eight saves for the visitors, who also got goals from Nicole Stone, Jocelyn Werle, Delaney Litte and Sam Harrington and who host Rutland on Tuesday.
Rice 16, Oxbow 6
Bradford, Vt. — The host Olympians dropped to 5-6 while Rice improved to 10-2-1.
In Individual Play
Berlin, Vt. — Hartford’s Allyse Mullen defeated St. Johnsbury’s Camille Tsalik, 6-0, 6-1, in yesterday’s first round of the state individual tournament before losing, 0-6, 3-6 to Colchester’s Alana Felley.
The Hurricanes doubles teams of Kali Covell and Ashley Fogg and Ossia Dwyer and Alex Fogg lost on Thursday.
Mid Vermont 1st
Weathersfield, Vt. — Henry Sherman and Austin Sayers each shot a 40 as Mid Vermont Christian School took a three-team meet on Thursday at Crown Point Country Club’s par-26 front nine.
They were followed by teammates Wyat Sherman (44), Liam Cusack (57) and Lukas Klassen (70). Springfield’s Alex Rumrill shot a 37 to claim medalist honors.
Team scores: Mid Vermont 181, Springfield 213, Green Mountain 228.
Rhim Packed in Middle
Brendan Rhim, a Norwich resident and Hanover High student, is in 14th place in the five-stage Tour du Pays de Vaud in Switzerland. He finished 62nd out of 97 riders in yesterday’s second stage, a ride of 116 kilometers. Rhim is 1:01 behind race leader Patrick Mueller of Switzerland.
Big Green Bags Title
St. Petersburg, Fla. — The Dartmouth College women’s team captured its third national championship by besting 17 other schools during a three-day event at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.
It was the program’s first such crown since 2000.
The Naval Academy came in second place and Ivy League foes Cornell, Yale and Brown were also in the field.