Cardinals Catch Kearsarge Late
Lebanon starting pitcher Grayson Hardy delivers to a Sanborn batter during yesterday’s 6-0 loss in Lebanon. Hardy kept the Raiders in the game, allowing three earned runs over five innings. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Purchase photo reprints »
North Sutton, n.h. — Ryan Tanguay settled down after a rough start to his day on the mound, getting a run-scoring double from Trey Dansereau to break a 5-5 tie in the sixth inning and give the Stevens High baseball team a 6-5 win over Kearsarge at Kearsarge Regional High School.
The Cougars (2-4) tagged Tanguay for five runs in the first three innings, but had little to show for their offense after that point. The Cardinals (4-1) tied the game with a four-run fourth, setting up Dansereau’s heroics two innings later.
Tanguay finished with 14 strikeouts and allowed six hits to go with two walks. Dansereau delivered his game-winning hit off Kearsarge pitcher James Scherer, who took the loss in relief of starter Brad Donnelly.
Nick Bailey doubled twice on a 3-for-4 day for the Cougars, driving in a pair of runs and scoring two more. Zach Lobdell doubled and scored in the first to get the hosts started, and Donnelly also added a double to the Cougars’ lineup.
Kearsarge hosts Conant on Friday. Stevens entertains Hanover on Friday night at Barnes Park.
Newport 8, Mascoma 1
Newport — The Tigers found the win column for the first time.
Andrew Houde went the distance on the mound, striking out seven while allowing four walks and three hits. Kyle Green got his first start of the season in right field and slugged two solo home runs. Tanner Sherman was 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Dan Huot reached base three times without a base hit, scored three runs and had two stolen bases.
Fair Haven 6
Fair Haven, Vt. — The Canes (0-2) lost in heartbreaking fashion, allowing four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to the Slaters.
Dylan Terino started for Hartford, recording six strikeouts over five innings. Justin Devoid threw a scoreless sixth inning before Fair Haven rallied in the seventh. Freshman Cody Smith had the first two hits of his career and also reached base on a walk. Devoid had two hits, a walk and scored two runs while Cam Gaudette had a single and two RBIs.
“It was a tough one. I like this group, I think they’ll rebound well from this,” Hartford coach Jarrod Grassi said.
Lamoille 2, Oxbow 1
Orleans, Vt. — The Olympians suffered a tough-luck loss at the Lancers despite seven strong innings from starting pitcher Andrew Lyman.
Lyman allowed just four hits in his complete game, striking out six. Oxbow scored on an error in the fourth inning and had just one hit, a double by Justin Boyce to lead off the top of the seventh. The O’s started their season on a clean note, playing error-free ball.
Sanborn 6, Lebanon 0
Lebanon — The Raiders’ offensive woes continue as Lebanon had just two hits in falling to 0-4 on the season.
Starting pitcher Grayson Hardy threw five strong innings, allowing three earned runs. Cameron Broughton pitched the last inning and allowed one earned.
Oxbow 18, Lamoille 1 (5)
Orleans, Vt. — The Olympians started their season with a blowout victory over the Lancers.
Leah Hanzas threw a five-inning no hitter for Oxbow, striking out 12 against just three walks. Heather White paced the offense, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored, two stolen bases and an RBI. Amanda Wheeler added a pair of hits, scored three runs and drove in one.
Stevens 13, Kearsarge 2
North Sutton — Danielle Tenney threw a complete game six-hitter as the Cardinals dominated the Cougars.
Gabrielle Cutts led a prolific effort by the Stevens offense with a double. Alison Josefiak started for Kearsarge, going all seven innings in the circle while also adding an RBI double.
Fair Haven 10, Hartford 6
Fair Haven, Vt. — The Hurricanes lost despite a solid dual-threat game from pitcher Kaitlynn Woodward.
Woodward went all six innings in the circle, recording eight strikeouts while allowing just four earned runs. Woodward also went 3-fo-4 with a bases-clearing double in the fifth inning that briefly knotted the score at 5-5.
Otter Valley 15
Woodstock 0 (5)
Brandon, Vt. — Taylor Aines threw a no-hitter at the Wasps (0-3), striking out 11, walking two and hitting two batters for the victory.
The Otters rapped 10 hits off Woodstock pitchers. Third baseman Gabbi Rozumek and Maddie Chism, splitting time between left field and second base, both had good defensive games, Woodstock coach David Miles said.
Burr & Burton 10 (ot)
Woodstock — Hunter Schmell capped a monster game with a goal in the last minute of overtime to give the Wasps a season-opening victory.
Schmell had six goals and two assists, including a score with less than a minute to play in regulation to knot the score at 10-10. Oliver Kaija added a pair of goals and an assist. James Durand, Reid Langona and Nehemiah Wood also scored. Connor McCarthy and Graham Melville assisted.
Goalie Ben Orr stopped six shots.
Nashua South 6
Nashua, n.h. — Jude Arbogast scored two of Hanover’s five fourth-quarter goals that enabled the Marauders (7-1 overall, 4-1 league) to rally past the Panthers at Stellos Stadium.
Nashua South held a 5-4 lead at halftime, but the Marauders tied it before unleashing their final-stanza assault. Jesse Brown, Conor Austin and George Geraghty provided Hanover’s other tallies in the fourth.
Arbogast added an assist for a three-point day. Austin Taylor scored twice, and Zach Taylor, Brendan Forauer and Gavin Ratliff provided the Marauders’ other tallies. Dan DeRoy recorded 10 saves for Hanover, which owned a 37-17 edge in shots. The Marauders visit Pinkerton on Thursday.
Oxbow 14, Randolph 8
Randolph — Oxbow senior Emily Speck had six goals and three assists to surpass the 100-goal plateau for her career in the Olympians season-opening victory.
Speck now has 102 goals in three seasons, plus one game, with plenty of chances for more in the new season. “It’s nice because she doesn’t run the ball and take it to the goal, it’s a team effort,” Oxbow coach Jane Smith said. “It was a fun game, we got to work on a lot of different techniques, a great start to the year.”
Mikayla Hodge added three goals and a pair of assists while Dilan Clements had two goals and two assists. Emily Strock, Jasmine Clark and Drew Pierson also scored while Eliza Russ had an assist. Goalie Savannah Fay stopped 13 shots for the O’s, who visit Lamoille on Thursday.
Hanover 20, Spaulding 7
Hanover — The Marauders remained perfect as 12 different players dented the scoresheet against the Red Raiders.
Hannah Seibel had five goals and an assist while Evie Keating had three goals and a pair of helpers. Rachel Boghosian, Christine Croitoru and Claudia Noonan each had a pair of goals and an assist. Sophia Lubrano added five assists while Liesel Robbins had two scores and a career-high seven draw controls.
Grace Croitoru, Kat Thomas and Emily Gougelet also scored. Sarah Gallimore and Georgia Lubrano also had assists. Goalie Annie Psomas stopped four shots for the victory. Hanover (5-0) faces their toughest test of the season thus far tomorrow against visiting Bedford.
Mount Anthony 2
Woodstock — The Wasps (2-0) gained intimate knowledge of the VPA’s first-to-10 tiebreaker, playing and winning four of them to defeat the Patriots.
The tiebreaker was put in place last year to replace what had been a full third set. Woodstock’s top three singles players — Sophie Leiter, Amelia Sheppard and Kathleen Sheppard — all needed them for wins, as did the first doubles tandem of freshmen Emma King and Elise Geschardt. The Wasps’ other point came in a forfeit win at second doubles.
Lebanon 5, Pembroke 4
Lebanon — The Raiders (3-2) edged out a victory by taking two of the three doubles matches.
Haley Jones (8-5) and Brianna Li (8-3) each won out of the top two singles positions. Ashley O’Keefe added an 8-2 victory at No. 5 singles as the matches were tied 3-3 heading into doubles.
Jones and Li won 8-5 at the first doubles to setup the No. 3 doubles as the deciding match. Sara Hagan and Abby Wilkinson partnered for a 9-8 (8-6) victory in the match of the day to give the Raiders the win.
“We let just let them play, it was the highlight of the day. The games were back and forth, everything contested, an exciting match,” Lebanon coach Joe Doran said.
Hanover 9, Plymouth 0
Plymouth, n.h. — The Marauders (4-0) cruised to their third shutout in a row.
Camille Hankel, Zoe Yu, Kendra McGowan, Katie Irwin, Hazuki Horiuchi and Liza Goss swept to wins at singles, McGowan’s 8-4 decision the closest thing to a close contest. Hanover yielded just five games in claiming doubles through Hankel-Yu, Irwin-McGowan and Goss-Willa Kaufman.
Hanover 9, Brattleboro 0
Hanover — The Marauders were not altogether gracious hosts to the Colonels, sweeping their Green Mountain state visitors.
Kotaro Horiuchi earned the most impressive victory of the day at No. 1 singles, an 8-2 decision over Isaiah Underleider, who was fourth as an individual in the Vermont state championships last year. Christian Mueller (8-2), Brendan Barth (8-0), Henry Pletcher (8-2), Jackson Greenspan (8-0) and Sandy Yu (8-0) also won.
The doubles partnerships of Horiuchi/Mueller, Barth/Pletcher and Greenspan/Richard Qiu all won 8-0.
Lebanon 8, Pembroke 1
Pembroke, n.h. — The Raiders swept their singles matches and improved to 5-0.
Max Reed won 8-1 at No. 1 singles. Nabeel Khan (8-2), Will Sanborn (8-2), Jeff Purdy (8-5), Wyatt Goodwin (8-3) and Jacob Ryder (8-1) also won in singles. Reed and Khan then partnered for an 8-4 victory in doubles while Sanborn and Purdy won 8-6.