Ghosts Regroup, Top Harwood
Woodsville’s Dee Martin slides safely to home plate for a run against Blue Mountain during yesterday’s doubleheader sweep in Woodsville. (Valley News - Libby March)
After returning safely back to second base, Woodsville’s Cassidy Townsend, back, watches as play continues. (Valley News - Libby March)
Randolph — After seeing visiting Harwood rally back from a 4-1 deficit in the top of the seventh inning to tie the score, the Randolph Union High baseball team came right back to pull out the 5-4 victory yesterday.
Ben Jickling led off the bottom of the seventh with a base hit and was sacrificed to second. Zach LaPearl’s grounder up the middle was fielded cleanly, but the throw was wild and rolled out of bounds, allowing Jickling to score the game-winner.
“The rules just say you have to end the game with one more run than the other guy. It doesn’t say how you have to do it,” laughed Randolph coach Mike Czok as his team remained unbeaten at 5-0.
An RBI single by McKenize Porter and a solo home run in the fourth inning by Alex Gilbert helped the Galloping Ghosts to their 4-1 advantage heading into the final frame.
Jacob Sprague went the distance for Randolph, walking five, allowing seven hits while striking out five. He helped himself at the plate as well, rapping out three hits, including a double.
Randolph hosts Northfield Tuesday.
Blue Mt. 13, Woodsville 2
Blue Mt. 16, Woodsville 6
Woodsville — It was a long day for the Engineers. Visiting Blue Mountain banged out 20 hits and scored 29 runs in the doubleheader sweep, dropping the Engineers to 2-7.
Compounding the problem for Woodsville was that half the runs were unearned after making 13 errors in the two games. At the same time, the offense could muster only four hits.
The first game was a close 6-2 contest in the fifth inning before the Woodsville defense let down.
In the second game, Woodsville trailed 10-6 after scoring four times in the bottom of the sixth inning, but once again a series of errors cost the Engineers the game.
Andrew Coleman had three hits, while Sam Wilson had two hits and Erva Barnes added a two-run double.
Woodsville is at Rivendell tomorrow.
Harwood 2, Randolph 1
Randolph — Visiting Harwood scored twice in the seventh inning without the benefit of a base hit to hand Randolph its first loss of the season.
The Galloping Ghosts had taken a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning after Alyssa Daubenschmidt singled and then came around to score on a long single by Jackie Lumbra.
Sam Johnson had two hits for Randolph (3-1). Rachel Johnson allowed by three hits, while striking out eight. Randolph hosts Northfield Tuesday.
Woodsville 16, Blue Mt. 1
Woodsville 11, Blue Mt. 0
Woodsville — The Engineers raised their season record to 6-3 with a one-sided doubleheader sweep of the Bucks.
Outside of a 10-9 loss to Lisbon, last week, the Engineers have allowed just eight runs in eight games, while pitching three shutouts.
It was more of the same yesterday. In the opener, Danelle Huntington struck out the first nine batters she faced to set the tone for the day. She ended with 13 strikeouts, allowing just two hits while walking none.
At the plate, Julia Bowman went 3-for-3 with two doubles and Lottie Page added two hits — including a two-run homer — and drove in four runs. Dianah Joslin had two hits and three RBIs, also with a two-run homer.
In the nightcap, Page took care of the pitching for Woodsville and allowed just four hits in the shutout, striking out five along the way.
Joslin had two hits, including a 3-run homer, and four RBIs, while Tori Clough went 3-for-3 with four RBIs.
Woodsville visits Rivendell tomorrow.
U32 10, Hartford 0
Wilder — The Hurricanes took 19 shots, but forced a pair of visiting goaltenders to make only three saves while dropping to 2-4.
Hartford got seven saves from James Young and played the fourth quarter without leading scorer Joe Wood, who removed himself from the game because of a foot injury.
Northfield Mt. Hermon 9 KUA 3
Meriden — KUA (1-9) fell behind, 6-0, at the end of the first quarter, and though the Wildcats tightened up their defense and played an evenly matched contest the rest of the way, they could not overcome the slow start.
KUA’s Eric Megnia scored twice and Alex Andrews added the third goal. Defenseman Matt Michaud had a strong game keeping the NMH attack in check.
Santiago Morales and Jon Butler split time in the goal recording 12 saves.
Cushing 5, KUA 4
Meriden — After working for a tie in the singles matches, the KUA girls dropped two of the three doubles matches to fall to Cushing Academy.
KUA won three of the singles matches with Lindsey Landwehrle at No.2 (10-3), No. 3 Maya Karosas (10-5) and No. 4 Becca DeTurk (10-7) taking the victories.
In doubles, Bea Sanchez Argueso teamed with Landwehrle for a 9-7 triumph.
KUA (3-4) hosts Proctor on Wednesday.
Raiders Shine at Stevens
Claremont — Lebanon’s girls were first and the boys second at a multiteam meet at Stevens High late Friday.
In the girls’ events, Lebanon’s Nell Houde won the 1,600 meters in 5 minutes, 33.58 seconds. The Raiders’ quartet of Houde, Moriah Morton, Kelsie Atwater and Bella Vice-Van Hyde won the won the 4x800 relay. Thetford was second, followed by Windsor and Newport. Kearsarge’s Aryn Morcom won the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 10 inches, and Rivendell’s Andrea Haehnel took the pole vault (9 feet even). Lebanon’s Heather King took the triple jump (33-8.25), Windsor’s Katie Comstock captured the shot put (34-3.5) and the Raiders’ Morton took the javelin (111-9). Lebanon was also second in the 4x100 relay.
In the boys’ events, Lebanon’s Josh Fontaine prevailed in the 3,200 meters (10:12.82), and teammate John Cioffredi took the high jump (6-7), beating Thetford’s Ian Weider by seven inches. Weider captured the long jump (20-7.75), and Kearsarge’s Gabe Carter won the triple jump (42-4). Stevens’ CJ Gosselin won the shot put (45-4), followed by teammate Dan Seaman (42-10). Gosselin also took the discus (126-0).
Merrimack Valley won the boys meet.