Local roundup: Oshoniyi leads Thetford baseball over Lamoille

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Published: 05-05-2023 9:45 AM

THETFORD — Xander Oshoniyi drove in four runs on two hits, and on the mound he struck out seven and allowed two hits and one earned run over four innings in the Thetford Academy baseball team’s 9-7 win over Lamoille.

Owen Goodrich and Nolan Pepe had two hits and an RBI each for the Panthers, who put up six runs in the second inning.

“We made the plays when it counted,” Thetford coach Phil Chaput said. “We made some uncharacteristic errors in the field, but we overcame them for a nice win. Xander had a great start and Owen was effective in his first varsity appearance.”

Thetford (3-2) travels to Harwood on Saturday.

Milford 4, Lebanon 2

MILFORD, N.H. — The Spartans plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a 2-2 tie.

The Raiders scored in the top of the first and after Milford gained a 2-1 lead on runs in the first and second, Lebanon tied it up in the top of the fifth.

Ben Hewett had one of Lebanon’s four hits and drove in one run and Sam Bates had the other RBI. Zach Aldrich took the loss, allowing five hits and four runs, two of them earned, while striking out four.

Lebanon (2-4) hosts Pembroke on Saturday.

Hartford 12, Otter Valley 6

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BRANDON, Vt. — Matt Hayes earned the win, giving up one hit and two earned runs over four innings, and Zach Johnson and Nate Clark had three hits each to lead the Hurricanes.

Hartford pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts on the afternoon. Trenton Bird, Matt Hayes and Solly Flores had two hits each.

The Canes were seemingly in control with a 10-0 lead after two innings, but with Hayes out of the game, the Otters put up some runs on walks and errors.

“We need to tighten up our defense and get back to making the easy plays and getting out of the inning clean,” Hartford coach Bill Vielleux said.

Hartford (4-1) travels to Rutland on Saturday.

Rivendell 10, Arlington 6

ARLINGTON, Vt. — The Raptors’ bats came alive early with eight hits in the first two innings, including a leadoff home run by Harry Molesworth, who went 3-for-4 and scored two runs.

“Harry led the way for the offense with that opening home run, showing the guys behind him that good things happen when you're aggressive at the plate,” Rivendell coach Eric Reichert said.

Zach Parker had three hits, including a two-run single, Braydan Larson banged out two hits and two RBIs, and Luke Avery hit a pair of doubles.

Will Knowles got the win with a complete game on 99 pitches and 10 strikeouts.   

“He mixed his pitches well and kept Arlington off balance,” Reichert said. “Knowles was in control the whole way. We needed some quality innings from him today and he delivered."

Rivendell (2-5) welcomes Poultney on Tuesday.

Mascoma 9, Kearsarge 3

WEST CANAAN, N.H. — The Royals scored three runs in each of the first two innings to give Britt Lewis his first win as head coach. Mascoma outhit the Cougars 10-2 and took advantage of four Kearsarge errors.

The Royals (1-4) are right back in action Friday at Campbell.

Lyndon 15, Oxbow 0

LYNDON, Vt. — The Olympians (0-6) travel to Montpelier on Saturday.

SoftballOxbow 7, Lyndon 4

LYNDON, Vt. — Anastase Bourgeois allowed four hits and four runs with seven strikeouts over seven innings and went 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI to lead the Olympians. Mazie Bourgeois had a multi-hit day and Noemi Rosa and Faith Eastman each had a hit for Oxbow.

“Girls played well today,” Oxbow coach Chuck Simmons said. “They were aggressive with their at-bats and the defensive play was solid.”

Oxbow (6-0) hosts Williamstown Saturday.

Laconia 13, Hanover 1 (5 innings)

NORWICH — Sophie Wise drove in Emma Campfield, who had tripled to lead off the fourth inning, for the Bears’ only run.

Hanover pitcher Jess Lobb threw all five innings and took the loss.

Hanover (0-5) travels to Hollis-Brookline on Friday.  

Thetford 22, Lamoille 5

THETFORD — The Panthers improve to 3-2 and will visits Harwood on Saturday.

Green Mountain 11, White River Valley 7

SOUTH ROYALTON — The teams traded leads in the first three innings, with the Wildcats 4-1 after two, before the Chieftains scored six runs in the top of the third to go ahead 7-4.

The Wildcats answered with three in the bottom of the third to tie the score before Green Mountain put four runs across in the seventh for the win.

For WRV, Tanner Drury had two hits an RBI and scored three runs. Abigail Jarvis had two hits and two RBI and Mackenzie Vesper also had two hits, an RBI and scored twice. In the circle, Carlie Robinson pitched seven innings gave up seven hits and struck out seven in the loss.

The Wildcats (1-7) are at Leland & Gray on Saturday.

Milford 9, Lebanon 1

MILFORD, N.H. — Annelle Marsh, a JV player brought up for the game, scored the Raiders’ sole run and Ava Kaercher struck out eight in the loss. Lebanon had seven hits on the day.

The Raiders (2-4) play Pembroke at home on Saturday.

Girls TennisHanover 8, Merrimack 1

HANOVER — After a No. 1 singles loss, the Bears swept the remaining matches to improve to 5-1.

Mackenzie Liu (8-0), Sophia Costa (8-0), Emilia Torresani (8-0), Campbell White (8-0), and Shayna Rockmore (8-1) were singles winners. In doubles, Rachel Rockmore and Costa were 8-3 winners, followed by Torreani and Shayna Rockmore (8-0) and White and Hailey Pastel (8-0).

Lebanon travels to Nashua North on Friday and welcomes Salem on Saturday.

Boys TennisLebanon 9, ConVal 0

LEBANON — For the Raiders, Nolan Arado (8-0), Will Katz (8-3), Kyle Hines (8-0), Finn Ericson (8-0) and Baden Schifferdecker (8-1) won singles matches, followed by doubles victories by Arado and Katz (8-0) and Hines and Schifferdecker (8-1). Lebanon was also awarded two wins by forfeit. 

Lebanon (6-1) is at Portsmouth on Saturday.

Girls LacrosseRutland 14, Woodstock 8

RUTLAND, Vt. — Isabel Konijnenberg had three goals and Lily Gubbins two goals and two assists for the Wasps, who slipped below .500 at 2-3.

Maeve Roylance had a goal and Fiona Piconi and Claudia Shoemaker an assist each for Woodstock, which got seven saves from Audrey Emery.

The Wasps visit Mount Anthony on Monday.