Local roundup: Rivendell prevails over Poultney

Published: 5/12/2021 1:17:26 AM
Modified: 5/13/2021 12:46:18 AM

POULTNEY, Vt. — In the bottom of the seventh, Rivendell Academy baseball was in a jam on the road.

Poultney had the bases loaded with one out, trailing the Raptors 17-15.

Rivendell head coach Eric Reichert made a pitching change in the big spot: he called on senior Nate Parkin. And Parkin shut Poultney down. He struck out the first batter and induced a groundout to end the game. Rivendell won 17-15.

Much of the Raptors’ damage came in a 10-run fifth inning.

Junior Wyatt Underhill paced Rivendell with a 3-for-5 game, with four RBIs, four runs, and five stolen bases. Senior Ty Newman went 2 for 5 with a triple, two RBIs, and two runs scored. Sophomore Harry Molesworth went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs.

Rivendell will stay on the road on Saturday to take on White River Valley.

Sunapee 13, Mascoma 3 (5)

SUNAPEE, N.H. — Mascoma (0-8) fell on the road to continue its slide.

The Royals fell behind in the first inning and were unable to recover.

Senior Elyas Jenkins pitched for Mascoma and allowed just two earned runs and struck out five. Freshman Alex Shareiko and senior Josh Evans both recorded two-hit games.

The Royals will rematch with Sunapee, this time at home, on Thursday.

Lamoille 6, Oxbow 3

HYDE PARK, Vt. — Oxbow (3-5) lost its fourth game in five at Lamoille on Tuesday.

Oxbow took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but Lamoille took it right back in the bottom of the inning to go up 3-2. The Lancers led for the rest of the game.

Oxbow accrued just two hits during the entire game: a two-RBI single by junior Andrew Emerson in the first inning, and a single by senior Carter Allen in the sixth. Senior Bryce Ilsley scored two of the Olympians’ three runs, reaching base both times via walks.

The Olympians are back in action on Thursday when they host Lyndon.

Lyndon 14, Thetford 0

LYNDON, Vt. — Thetford (5-2) lost its four-game winning streak on the road Tuesday.

This was Thetford’s first road game of the season. Lyndon dominated from the start. The Vikings threw a no-hitter.

Both of Thetford’s losses have been no-hitters — White River Valley’s threw a 5-inning perfect game on April 24.

The Panthers will look to bounce back Thursday at home against Harwood.

Bellows Falls 12 Woodstock 2 (4 innings)

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — Woodstock (2-5) lost its fourth straight Tuesday with the road defeat.

The Wasps took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but Bellows Falls erased that and went up 3-2 in the bottom of the inning. It remained 3-2 until the fourth inning, when Bellows Falls exploded with a 10-run inning to end the game via the mercy rule.

The Wasps hit the road for their next game against Mill River on Thursday.

SOFTBALL Hartford 13, Burr & Burton 12

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Under the lights at Maxfield Sports Complex Tuesday, Hartford earned its second win of the season.

Both Hurricanes wins have come against Burr & Burton.

Freshman Madison Willey had a huge game, going 5 for 5 with an inside-the-park home run and a double. Freshman Logan Evans went 4 for 5 with a triple. Senior Alecia Thompson also enjoyed a 4-for-5 night, and senior Cassidy Beisler went 3 for 4. As a team, Hartford stole 11 bases.

Sophomore Marina Grassi pitched six innings for the Canes, and Evans closed out the victory in the seventh.

“Tonight, the girls showed passion for the game,” Hartford head coach Danielle Tenney said. “They made the necessary adjustments near the end and we hope to ride this momentum into our next game against Springfield.”

That matchup against Springfield is Friday at 7 p.m. at Maxfield.

Oxbow 27, Lamoille 1 (5)

LYNDON, Vt. — Oxbow (7-0) kept it rolling Tuesday with another lopsided victory.

Senior Aspen Longmoore was the winning pitcher for Oxbow, racking up eight strikeouts along the way.

The Olympians collected 13 hits as a team. Freshman Hadlee Allen and eighth grader Anastase Bourgeois both recorded three-hit games. Longmoore chipped in two hits.

Oxbow and Lyndon will meet again on Thursday at Oxbow.

BOYS LACROSSE Hanover 7Manchester Memorial 6

HANOVER — Hanover High (4-2) snapped a two-game losing streak with the home win.

Hanover trailed Memorial 6-3 going into the fourth quarter but staged a comeback. Junior Dylan Hendrick scored the winning goal, assisted by senior Noah Fahey, with 1:43 to play.

Hendrick, senior Brett Simmons, and senior Jack Badams each scored two goals for Hanover. Freshman Angus Frew scored one and assisted another. Fahey chipped in two goals, and Seamus Murphy recorded one assist. In goal, senior Danny Pitiger saved nine shots.

The two teams will face off again in Manchester on Thursday.

Monadnock 15, Stevens 2

SWANZEY, N.H. — Stevens (0-3) went south for its road game Tuesday and returned to Claremont empty-handed.

The Cardinals fell behind early and never recovered. Monadnock opened a 9-0 lead in the first quarter. Cardinals head coach Dennis Reilly said his team battled the rest of the game after that first quarter.

Stevens and Monadnock will play again on Thursday in Claremont — at Stevens’ Monadnock Park.

GIRLS TENNIS Lebanon 9, Stevens 0

CLAREMONT — Lebanon (7-1) shut out Stevens (0-5) for the third time this season.

Five of the nine total matches ended in 8-0 Lebanon wins. Sophomore Aesha Soni earned shutout wins in both singles and doubles, when she paired with senior Kaeley Skakalski. Two matches ended 8-1.

But the Cardinals were able to battle in the remaining two. Skakalski defeated Stevens’ Annika Ratcliffe 8-4, and Lebanon senior Jill Anderson edged out Stevens’ Olivia Diley 9-7.

“SHS improved, especially in the marathon between the No. 6 players, but couldn’t get past the solid Raider team,” Cardinals head coach Gary Cullison said.

Stevens is back in action on Wednesday when the Cardinals host Wilton-Lyndeborough. The Cardinals have four straight matches this week, Tuesday through Friday. Lebanon’s next match comes on Friday at home in a rematch with Stevens.

Woodstock 7 Mount St. Joseph 0

RUTLAND, Vt. — Woodstock (3-2) earned a shutout win on the road Tuesday.

The Wasps won all seven matches in two sets. Freshmen Chloe Masillo, Sophia Nisimblat, and Charlotte Nunan all won their singles matches 6-0, 6-0. Mount St. Joseph never won more than three games in a set.

The closest match of the entire contest was Woodstock freshman Hannah Watson’s 6-3, 6-3 triumph.

Woodstock returns home for its next match against Bellows Falls on Thursday.

Rutland 6, Hartford 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford (0-6) fell short in Tuesday’s home match.

The Hurricanes honored their seniors, Nyah Jenks and Alexandra Gray, before the match. Sophomores Maggie Dumont and Bebhinn Knudsen earned the lone match victory for the Canes, winning 7-5, 6-2 in doubles. All the losses were in straight sets.

Hartford is back in action on Friday when the Canes travel to Mount Anthony.

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