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Local roundup: Rivendell claws back to edge Woodstock

  • Rivendell's Ty Newman.

  • Thetford's Rebecca Wells.

  • White River Valley's Jake Barry.


Staff Reports
Saturday, May 11, 2019

ORFORD — Rivendell Academy sophomore Ty Newman scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning in a 7-6 walk-off victory over Woodstock on Saturday afternoon.

“It was a strange game,” said Rivendell’s 25-year head coach, Eric Reichert, whose team committed five errors and trailed by two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings. “Never in all my years have we played Woodstock; they’ve always been two divisions above us. I think for both teams it was a little bit sloppy. Both teams, I think, would say we have a lot more potential.”

Rivendell (4-2) trailed 2-1 in the third inning, 3-1 in the fourth inning and 4-2 in the sixth before scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game, 4-4. Woodstock answered with two runs in the top of the seventh, and Rivendell kept pace with two runs in the bottom of the inning to force extras.

In the eighth, Newman got on base with a single and scored following three straight walks by Woodstock pitcher Stephen Bianchi. The Wasps fell to 4-4.

Newman started on the mound for the Raptors, allowing three runs, one earned, on three hits and six walks in 4⅔ innings. He also struck out seven. Dylan Ricker pitched 3⅓ innings in relief, giving up three runs, none earned on two hits and four walks and struck out five. He also led the offense, going 3-for-5 with three doubles and two runs scored. Teammate Zach Dexter was 2-for-5.

Rivendell hosts Thetford on Monday.

Harwood 10, Thetford 9 (9)

MORETOWN, Vt. — Thetford blew a two-run lead in the seventh inning and allowed Harwood to score the game-winner on a wild pitch in the ninth as the Panthers fell to 4-3.

Harwood scored six runs in the first inning on Thetford starter Jake Colby. Alex Emerson pitched the next 5⅓ innings in relief, allowing three earned runs on five hits and five walks. Eamon Deffner gave up three hits in the next 3⅓ and surrendered the game-winner on a wild pitch that skipped off the plate and onto the backstop.

Aiden Cudhea finished the game 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Seth Boyce was 2-for-6 with three RBIs and a run scored. Aidan Moore was 1-for-3 with a two-RBI double. Thetford travels to Rivendell on Monday.

White River Valley 12Leland & Gray 2

TOWNSHEND, Vt. — Timber Russell was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs to lead the offense, helping the Wildcats stay perfect at 8-0.

Jake Hewitt was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a triple. Jacob Barry was 2-for-5 with three RBIs.

The Wildcats broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the fifth inning and added seven more in the seventh. Logan Martin struck out 15 batters, allowing on two hits and three walks. Both runs he allowed were unearned.

White River Valley hosts Sharon on Tuesday for a doubleheader.

Oxbow 12, Blue Mountain 2

BRADFORD, Vt. — Oxbow starting pitcher Cooper Simmons allowed two runs on five hits and two walks and struck out two in seven innings, helping the Olympians improve to 7-2.

The O’s scored six runs in the second inning to break things open. Orin Mahikoa finished the game with a double and a single; Hunter Locke and Trevor Moore added RBI doubles. Oxbow travels to Montpelier on Monday for a makeup game.

Hanover 8, Stevens 0

NORWICH — Joey Perras threw a complete-game two-hitter to help the Marauders improve to 4-4.

Perras, a junior, also struck out seven and walked three in the victory. Kegan Silovich hit a two-out single with the bases loaded in the second inning, driving in two runs. He also finished the game with two stolen bases. Jack Loftus was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases, Nolan Gantrish was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Casey Graham was 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

Hanover (2-2) travels to Stevens on Monday.

Softball Thetford 14, Harwood 7

MORETOWN, Vt. — The Panthers scored 14 runs in the final three innings to improve to 2-3.

“It was incredible,” said Thetford head coach Jesse Soulia, whose team trailed 6-0 going into the fifth inning. “They dug deep and kept their heads in the game when it mattered most.”

Becca Wells and Ellen Veracka each finished the game with two singles. Lily Vaughan struck out four and walked four in seven innings. The Panthers travel to Randolph on Monday.

Oxbow 11, Blue Mountain 5 Oxbow 19, Blue Mountain 1

BRADFORD, Vt. — Oxbow pitcher Madison Fornwalt reached 500 career strikeouts during game one of a two-game doubleheader sweep of the Bucks. The O’s remain perfect at 9-0 and have outscored opponents 174-8 this spring.

In game one, Fornwalt had 15 strikeouts — including the milestone — and went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Five runs against was a season-high.

Fornwalt threw 10 more strikeouts in game two. Schyler Neil went 3-for-5 at the plate and added two RBIs. Melanie Neil was 4-for-5 with four RBIs. Oxbow hosts also undefeated White River Valley on Monday.

Hollis Brookline 10, Hanover 5

NORWICH — The Marauders gave up six runs in the fifth inning to fall to 1-6.

The game was tied, 4-4, after four innings. Bella Bardales scored two runs while Olivia Peterson, Kelley Finley and Izzy Kachikis all scored one. Pitcher Becca Wilson had two strikeouts.

Hanover (1-6) visits Stevens on Monday.

Boys Lacrosse Hanover 8, Nashua South 7

HANOVER — Charlie Baughman scored down a man with 1 minute and 28 seconds to go to tie the game, 7-7, and later scored the game-winner with nine seconds remaining to lift the Marauders to 7-3 overall.

Kyle Rozzi led the offense with three goals and two assists. Baughman finished the game with a hat trick. Cam Cardona and Noah Fahey also scored for Hanover. Mason Winter made eight saves in net.

The Marauders host Nashua North on Monday.

Girls Lacrosse Portsmouth 13, Hanover 2

HANOVER — Jasmine Lou scored both goals for the Marauders and Allie McCorkle made seven saves in net.

Hanover (4-5) hosts Windham on Monday.

Burr & Burton 17, Woodstock 13

WOODSTOCK — The VPA D-II Wasps suffered their eighth loss to a D-I foe this spring and fell to 2-9.

Kelly Gebhardt scored three goals and Audrey Eggum, Gina Sorrentino and Addie Gray each tallied twice.

Sidney Pilot had a goal and an assist and Madelyn Trimpi, Sophie Leggett and Izzy Jones each had a goal. Emma Tarleton made eight saves for Woodstock, which visits Mount Anthony on Thursday.

Boys Tennis Hanover 9, Keene 0

KEENE, N.H. — The Marauders completed a clean sweep to improve to 9-1.

Hanover got close victories with Aidan Biglow, at No. 1 singles, 8-4, Trevor Siegel, at No. 3 singles, 8-4, and at No. 1 doubles, with Alex Rockmore and Matt Bonner, 8-3.

The Marauders begin their final week of the regular season against Salem at home on Monday.

Girls Tennis Manchester Central 7, Hanover 2

MANCHESTER — Amelia Wallis at No. 6 singles, 8-6, and the No. 2 doubles pairing of Lyric Wilson and Emma Marks, 8-2, provided wins for the Marauders, which dropped its fourth straight match.

Hanover (6-5) travels to Salem on Monday.

Track and Field Woodsville girls place at Winnisquam lnvitational

TILTON, N.H. — Olivia Sarkis finished in third place in the long jump at 12 feet, 10 inches and took fourth place in the triple jump in 30-9 to the lead the Engineers at the Winnisquam Invitational.

The Engineers’ girls also placed fourth (Annabelle Townsend, 11-11.75) and fifth (Beth Lalmond 11-9.5) in the long jump.

Woodsville’s boys were led by Sammy Sarkis, jumped 30-9 for sixth place in the long jump. Thomas Powley placed seventh in the 400 meters (59.83). Elijah Flocke placed seventh in the triple jump (31-11).

Oxbow boys compete at Burlington

BURLINGTON — Oxbow’s boys placed 10th out of 25 teams at the Burlington Invitational.

O’s freshman Tobin Durham placed second in the 1,500, finishing the race in 4:34.19. Jarret Rock took second in both the 100 (11.54) and the long jump (21-3). Brennan Kimball also placed fifth in the javelin with a personal-best (140-0). The 4x100 team of Kimball, Rock, Max Klarich and Tim Hodges also ran a personal best with a fourth-place finish (46.08).