Local Roundup: Big Green Baseball Wins; Hartman, Huskies to NCAAs

  • Former Hanover High star Matti Hartman, right, holds the Hockey East tournament championship trophy with linemates Veronika Pettey (18) and Andrea Renner, center, after the Huskies’ 2-1 win over Connecticut on Sunday at Matthews Arena in Boston. Hartman, a sophomore, had the game-winning goal in Saturday’s 2-1 semifinal defeat of Maine. Sunday’s victory guaranteed the Huskies a spot in the NCAA tournament.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Port Charlotte, Fla. — Senior Clay Chatham held Georgetown to one run over four innings to earn his first collegiate baseball victory in the Big Green’s 4-1 Snowbird Classic win over the Hoyas.

Chatham (1-0) threw 102 pitches over his eight innings on the mound for Dartmouth (2-4), scattering seven hits without a walk while striking out a career-best six batters. The outing was the longest ever for Chatham, who was making his 13th career start and had not previously gone longer than five innings.

Kevin Superko threw near-perfect ball over the first four innings for the Hoyas (0-9), but Dartmouth got to him in the fifth. Michael Calamari and Blake Crossing singled, Ubaldo Lopez was hit by a pitch to load the bases and an infield grounder led to an error that plated two runs. The Big Green added two more runs in the sixth on a walk, a Dustin Shirley single, a sac fly, a run-scoring balk and a Lopez RBI single.

With winter exams starting, the Big Green won’t play again until visiting UC-Santa Barbara on March 14.

Nighthawks’ WirchanskyThrow Perfect Game

Pleasantville, n.y. — Left-hander Danny Wirchansky, a member of last summer’s Upper Valley Nighthawks, threw a perfect game to lead Pace University to a season-opening 8-0 shutout of Dominican on Sunday.

A junior, Wirchansky retired all 27 batters he faced in the first game of a doubleheader, which the Pacers later swept. The Stony Point, N.Y., native fanned a career-high 16 batters, including seven in a row at one point.

Wirchansky started seven games and went 4-1 with a 2.45 earned-run average over 39⅓ innings last summer for the Nighthawks. He’s schedule to return to the team for this summer’s New England Collegiate Baseball League season.

Women’s Basketball

Cornell 51, Dartmouth 49

Ithaca, n.y. — The Big Green closed its campaign with a last-second loss to the Big Red.

Cornell’s Dylan Higgins broke a tie with a layup in the final second of regulation.

Dartmouth called a timeout with 0.4 seconds left, but Andi Norman’s corner jumper bounced off the rim at the buzzer.

Senior Kate Letkewicz led Dartmouth with 17 points, and junior Cy Lippold added 12. Dartmouth finished 15-12 overall and 7-7 in the league, its best season of coach Belle Koclanes’ five at the helm.


Dartmouth 7, CCSU 2

Fayetteville, Ark. — McKenna Gray, Taylor Ward and Schae Nelson all slapped their first home runs of the season as the Big Green (2-8) closed out the Razorback Invitational with a win over Central Connecticut State.

Morgan Martinelli’s RBI sac fly plated Micah Schroder with Dartmouth’s first run in the first inning. Down 2-1, the Big Green really got the bats going in the sixth when Gray and Ward went yard back to back, and Nelson added a three-run shot for a 6-2 lead before Dartmouth recorded an out.

Shelby Wilkison relieved starter Breanna Ethridge in the fourth inning and gained the win for Dartmouth. Wilkison retired all 10 batters she faced, striking out four.

Dartmouth is off until taking part in the University of Houston tournament starting on March 17.

Boys Hockey

Woodstock 7, Missisquoi 0

Woodstock — Senior Steven Townley factored in every goal, scoring five and setting up the other two, as the top-ranked Wasps (20-0-1) blanked the eighth-seeded Thunderbirds in a VPA Division II quarterfinal on Saturday night.

Woodstock bolted to a 4-0 lead after one period as Townley scored twice and posted assists on goals from Trevor White and Cullen McCarthy. Townley added three more goals in the middle stanza to reach 41 for the season.

McCarthy added three assists, Riley Shepherd had two helpers, and Lucas Piconi and Andrew Gubbins both had single assists for Woodstock. Goalies Henry Greene and Ethan Mello combined on 13 saves.

The Wasps will host No. 5 Milton in a semifinal at Union Arena on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.