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Engineers on a mission: Woodsville no-hits Gorham to stay undefeated

  • Woodsville’s Zach Moore connects with a pitch from Gorham’s Wyatt DeBlois during the Engineers’ 14-0 shutout in Woodsville, N.H., Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Woodsville’s Brendan Walker pitched three innings against Gorham before being relieved by Patrick Reardon-Estes in the five inning, 14-0 shutout in Woodsville, N.H., Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Woodsville third baseman Calvin Roy stops the ball before throwing to first for an out in the fourth inning against Gorham in Woodsville, N.H., Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Woodsville won 14-0. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Stephen Aldrich, of Woodsville, signals to the dugout after stealing second in the second inning against Gorham in Woodsville, N.H., Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Woodsville won 14-0. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Staff Reports
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

WOODSVILLE — Woodsville High’s baseball team has been on its game since day one, according to sixth-year head coach Brent Cox. It’s also carrying over some momentum from a boys basketball season that ended in the NHIAA Division IV semifinals this past winter.

The Engineers want this one badly.

Woodsville pitchers Brendan Walker, a sophomore, and Patrick Reardon-Estes, a junior, pitched a combined five-inning no-hitter in a 14-0 win over Gorham at home on Wednesday afternoon.

The Engineers are 12-0 this spring, and are one of two teams — along with Pittsfield (13-0) — that remain undefeated in a crowded field atop the D-IV standings. Cox particularly likes the way his team is playing.

“One other time we started 10-0,” he said. “We’ve always had some really good players. This year, we’re deep all the way through the lineup. Everybody knows what role they have. We bring 11 players to each and every game.

“From day one, from the time they showed up at the gym for preseason, this team has not had a lot of messing around. Everyone is taking it seriously. There are no conflicts. Everybody just picks each other up.”

Corey Bemis led the offense, going 2-for-4 with two runs, three RBIs, a double and a stolen base. Stephen Aldrich was 3-for-3 with four RBIs and Calvin Roy was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI double.

“We continue to pound the strike zone, that’s been our game all year,” Cox said of his pitchers. “At the plate, our focus has been isntead of thinking big picture, focusing on every pitch. Everybody has a job to do on every pitch. They’ve done an exceptional job at that.”

Woodsville finished its season 13-4 overall a year ago, falling in a disappointing first-round exit from the D-IV tournament. 

“We hit the ground running from day one,” Cox said. “They’ve been able to keep it all season long. That’s tough to do.”

The Engineers host Groveton on Friday.