local roundup: Sunapee’s offense on fire in cold conditions

  • Sunapee's Harper Flint.

  • Windsor's Peyton Richardson.

Staff Reports
Published: 4/10/2019 10:14:30 PM

HINSDALE, N.H. — The cold didn’t slow the Sunapee High baseball team on Wednesday afternoon. The Lakers went on the road to beat Hinsdale, 10-1, in their season opener.

A trio of pitchers set the tone for Sunapee by throwing strikes and forcing plenty of soft contact to allow the defense room to make plays. Gabe Hastings went the first three innings on the mound, striking out three while allowing one run. Harper Flint went the next three, fanning four. Darren Hulton struck out one to close things out in the seventh inning.

Jack Cooney and Sean Shisko each had a hit for the Lakers.

“We ran the bases well and created a few opportunities on their mistakes. We played well defensively, which is going to be a key for us all season,” Sunapee coach Tom Frederick said. “The pitchers all threw a lot of strikes and let the defense back them.”

Sunapee plays its first eight games on the road and will not host a game until May. Next up is a visit to Farmington on Friday.

Softball Fair Haven 16, Windsor 4

WINDSOR — The Slaters broke open a close game with eight runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat the Yellowjackets (1-1).

Peyton Richardson went all seven innings in the circle for Windsor, allowing 15 hits and four walks while striking out four. Jasmine Frazer and Adi Prior each went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

“We played them pretty well for most of the game; they scored (something) like 26 runs on us last season. This was a good showing for us for most of the game,” Windsor coach Heather Stearns said.

Hinsdale 11, Sunapee 10 (8)

HINSDALE, N.H. — The Lakers (0-1) trailed 7-1 after two innings and rallied to tie the game at 9-9 by the end of the sixth, but the Pacers took the day in extra innings.

Elizabeth Bennett gave Sunapee a 10-9 lead in the top of the eighth with a hit that got through Hinsdale’s outfield for a two-base error. The Pacers then misfired trying to catch Bennett at third base, another miscue that brought home a run.

Hinsdale, however, answered in the bottom of the eighth with a pair of runs to spoil the Lakers’ day. Ellie Frederick had a pair of solo home runs on a four-hit afternoon for Sunapee; Tess Palin was 3-for-5 and Bennett drove in a pair of runs and finished with two hits.

Girls Lacrosse Portsmouth 15, Hanover 4

HANOVER — The two-time defending NHIAA Division II state champion Clippers handed the Marauders a loss in both teams’ season opener.

Boys LacrosseWoodstock 16, Mount Anthony 4

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Wasps (1-1) jumped into the win column in emphatic fashion by routing the Patriots in a Marble Valley League clash.

Woodstock is off until hosting Brattleboro in its April 23 home opener.

Girls Tennis Hanover 9, Spaulding 0

ROCHESTER, N.H. — The Marauders improved to 2-0 with a shutout win over the Red Raiders.

Eleanor van Aalst, Brooke Voelker and Lyric Wilson all won 8-0 in singles for Hanover. Emma Watson and Carly Miles each won 8-2. Emma Marks added an 8-3 win at No. 6 singles. Watson and van Aalst won 8-1 at No. 1 doubles. Voelker/Miles and Wilson/Marks each won 8-0.

Conant 8, Stevens 0

JAFFREY, N.H. — The Cardinals were swept in their season opener by the Orioles in cold, wintry conditions.

Clara Avery and Lauren Fellows each won two games in singles, losing 8-2. The doubles partnerships of Avery and Hannah Lembree, along with Fellows and Autumn Bragg, each lost 8-2 as well.

Kearsarge 9, Lebanon 0

LEBANON — The Raiders suffered their first loss of the season, dropping to 2-1 while the Cougars improved to 3-0.

Lebanon’s Kaeley Skakalski and Molly Neu each lost in singles, 8-2, in the closest matches of the afternoon.

BOYS TENNISHanover 9, Spaulding 0

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Evan Yang, Alex Rockmore and Kevin Pillsbury all earned their first varsity wins as the Marauders (2-0) blanked the Red Raiders on the Hartford High School courts.

Pillsbury picked up his point with an 8-0 defeat of Spaulding’s Adam Todd at fifth singles. That win went along with victories for Andrew Enelow, Chris Lee, Trevor Siegel, Alec McDevitt and Tristan Meyer, who combined to surrender just eight games in their matches.

Yang teamed up with Aidan Biglow for an 8-1 win at first doubles, Rockmore teamed with Will Tarnowski in an 8-2 decision at second doubles, and Will Blinkhorn linked with Matt Bonner to complete the sweep at No. 3, 8-1.

College Football Dartmouth athletes honored

HANOVER — Nine Dartmouth athletes were named to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society team.

The Honor Society is comprised of players who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher throughout their college football careers. The Dartmouth honorees are Phil Berton, David Emanuels, Drew Hunnicutt, J.J. Jeffries, Jack Katzman, Scott Lloyd, Jimmy McHugh, Kyran McKinney-Crudden and Matthew Shearin.

Spring practice opened last week for Dartmouth and will conclude with the Green-White game on May 4.

Women’s Lacrosse

Colby-Sawyer 19, Anna Maria 0

NEW LONDON — The Chargers pitched a shutout to improve to 9-3 overall, 7-2 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play.

Sierra Schuster had five goals and an assist for Colby-Sawyer. Briana Couture added four goals, Sarah Morin had two goals and two assists, and Brittany Ireland had a game-high seven ground balls.

Colby-Sawyer visits Regis on Saturday at noon.

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