Post 22 Falls In 11 Innings
Merrimack, n.h. — A bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 11th inning gave Merrimack Post 79 a 6-5 victory over Lebanon Post 22 in American Legion baseball action yesterday.
Lebanon pitcher Liam Gantrish allowed five runs, two earned, and eight hits in eight innings of relief, and took the loss. He relieved starter Ben Bates, who left after two-plus innings with a sore arm. Bates stayed in the field and finished 4 for 5 with two runs scored. Cam Blewitt was 3 for 5 with a triple.
Gantrish tied the game at 5 with an eighth-inning RBI single.
Post 22 greets Keene Post 4 tomorrow.
South Royalton 4, Hartford 3
South Royalton — Hunter Brock’s ninth-inning triple, his second in as many innings, scored two runs and lifted South Royalton (1-1) past Hartford (1-1).
Brock’s RBI triple in the eighth highlighted a two-run inning for South Royalton, which had trailed 3-0.
Nathan Moore and Tanner Pratt also had two hits for South Royalton. Jacob Sprague (five innings, four hits, six strikeouts, four walks) and Pratt (four innings, three hits, four strikeouts, three walks) handled the pitching chores.
Connor Brooks, Cody Smith and Justin Devoid had two hits each for Hartford.
Devoid started and pitched seven innings. Dylan Terino took the loss.
South Royalton is off until next Sunday, when Bennington comes to town for a twin bill.
Central Supply 5, Claremont 0
Claremont — Lebanon Central Supply scored five times in the second half on Sunday afternoon on the way to a blanking of Claremont in a Division IV New Hampshire Soccer Conference game.
Kuda Mhlauri and Luke Sandmann both scored twice for Central Supply, with Duncan Craig adding a single tally. Miguel Hernandez made five saves to earn the shutout in goal for the Lebanon side, which improved to 3-0. Tanner Durkee had five saves for Claremont (0-1).
Central Supply returns to action on Wednesday night with a 6:30 game against the 3-0 Hartford Juniors.
Lebanon Mak’s 4, Fall Mtn. 0
Meriden — Brothers Ethan and Noah Didehbani both found the back of the net, and Graham Chickering scored twice to lead Lebanon Mak’s to a blanking of Fall Mountain United in an NHSC Division V game.
The game was the first against Division V competition for Mak’s (1-1-1), which opened the season with a pair of games against Division IV competition. Lebanon led 3-0 at the half, before Chickering’s second strike added a bit of cushion.
Mak’s returns to action on Wednesday night with a 5 p.m. match against Claremont’s Division V entry.