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Local Roundup: Hanover junior leads Marauders over Kearsarge

  • Abby Duhaime, junior fh


Staff Reports
Wednesday, May 01, 2019

NORWICH — Starting pitcher Joey Perras had an eventful afternoon to lead the Hanover High baseball team to a 14-2, five-inning win over Kearsarge on Wednesday.

Perras went the first three innings on the bump, striking out six while allowing just two hits. Perras was also 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored before leaving the game after being hit by a pitch on his throwing elbow.

“We’re hoping he will be good to go for his start on Monday, but he’s got some swelling,” Hanover coach John Grainger said. “We’ve been pretty quiet offensively, so it was good to see the bats heat up today. Good to see everybody contribute.”

Jack Loftus sparked the Marauders’ attack, going 2-for-3 with a walk, two stolen bases, three runs scored and four RBIs. Kegan Silovich was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and scored twice. Nolan Gantrish and Paul Tanny each had two hits; Gantrish drove in a pair and Tanny scored twice. Nick Starosta singled and scored a run.

Hanover took control with six runs in the third inning to lead, 6-0. The Marauders then added four runs in the third and four more in the fourth.

The Marauders (2-2) will host undefeated Hollis-Brookline (5-0) on Thursday.

Lebanon 5, Stevens 2

CLAREMONT — A strong underclassman pitching performance led the Raiders (4-2) over the Cardinals (2-5).

Sophomore Trey Chickering got the win, tossing 5⅓ innings while scattering six hits and four walks against five strikeouts. Freshman Braeden Falzarano struck out two in 1⅔ innings of relief for his first varsity save.

“Both of these young pitchers are developing nicely. I’m very proud of both of them,” Lebanon coach Doug Ashey said.

Jorgen Leuthauser had two hits, including a double, scored a run and drove in a run for the Raiders. Jon Willeman added two hits and two RBIs. Tommy Berthasavage also had a pair of base hits.

The Raiders have already exceeded their win total from last season, when they went 3-12, and will visit Hollis-Brookline on Saturday.

White River Valley 13, Black River 3 (5)

SOUTH ROYALTON — Starting pitcher Timber Russell got the win and was 2-for-4 with a double to lead the Wildcats (6-0).

Russell went the first 4⅓ innings, fanning four while walking three and allowing three in hits and two earned runs. Zeb Perrault singled and drove in two for WRV. Jake Hewitt, George Carr and Logan Martin were each 1-for-2 with two runs scored. Tyler Ballentine and Jacob Berry scored two runs apiece.

WRV will host Woodstock on Friday.

Woodsville 17Pittsburg-Canaan 0 (5)

CANAAN, Vt. — Ricky Vinnacombe was 4-for-4 with three RBIs for the Engineers (7-0) in a blowout win.

Zach Moore (three innings, six strikeouts) and Brendan Walker (two innings, five strikeouts) combined to toss a no-hitter for Woodsville. Walker added a pair of hits. Billy Green, Calvin Roy and Patrick Reardon-Estes each added two hits.

Woodsville goes to Blue Mountain on Friday afternoon in search of an eighth straight victory.

Otter Valley 8, Windsor 3

BRANDON, Vt. — The Otters broke a 1-1 tie with five runs in the bottom of the second inning and dropped the Yellowjackets to 3-4.

Starting pitcher Dylan Hodgdon allowed five hits and seven runs, only one of them earned, during a five-inning string. He struck out none and walked four. Otter Valley used three walks, three hit batsmen, an error, a double and a sacrifice fly to create their offensive explosion.

Hodgdon had two hits and a walk at the plate and teammate Justin Smith had a hit and an RBI. Windsor hosts Stevens on Friday.

SOFTBALL Woodstock 15Leland & Gray 11

TOWNSHEND, Vt. — Bitty Alexander’s hustle double ignited a 12-run explosion over the final two innings for the Wasps (2-4), who erased an 11-3 deficit.

Alexander’s solo home run helped Woodstock take a 3-1 lead in the third only to have the Rebels produce a 10-run bottom half of the frame. The Wasps buckled down from there, using a five-run sixth and seven-run seventh to take control. MacKenzie Yates’ two-run single in the seventh broke an 11-11 tie and put the Wasps ahead to stay.

Cassie Hill drove in five runs and Lizzy Peck had two singles for Woodstock, which visits Burr & Burton on Thursday.

Rivendell 20, MSJ 14;BMU 27, Rivendell 1 (5)

RUTLAND — The Raptors hit throughout the lineup in a Tuesday win over the Mounties before running into the Bucks on Wednesday.

Ryleigh Butler had the big game for Rivendell on Tuesday with five hits — including a triple and two doubles — to go with one run scored. Kendyl Boisvert, Emma Marsh, Natalie Martin, Caitlin Kilmer, Emma Gagner and Samantha Beaupre also had multiple-hit games for the Raptors.

Martin threw six strong innings and struck out seven to get the win in the circle.

Wednesday’s contest in Wells River was all Blue Mountain from the opening pitch: a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first.

The Raptors meet BMU again on Tuesday in Orford.

Pittsburg-Canaan 2Woodsville 1

CANAAN, Vt. — McKenzie Dennis lost a pitcher’s duel as the Engineers fell to 4-2.

Dennis went all six innings, striking out seven while walking one and allowing just two hits.

Pittsburg-Canaan scored runs in the second and third innings to take an early lead. Woodsville answered with a run in the sixth inning when Emily Prest singled and came around to score. Morgan Wagstaff added a single.

The Engineers visit Blue Mountain on Friday.

Otter Valley 12Windsor 11

BRANDON, Vt. — After surrendering a run in the top of the sixth to break a 10-10 tie, the Otters used a two-run home half to edge the Yellowjackets (2-5).

Windsor, which lost a 31-14 decision to OV last week, was in the contest throughout Tuesday’s rematch. Hannah Wood launched a three-run homer to give the Jacks a 6-3 lead in the second and finished the day with three hits. Peyton Richardson broke the 10-10 tie with a single and a stolen base, moving to third on a passed ball and scoring on an Adi Prior sac bunt.

Windsor hosts Rutland on Friday.

Stevens 22Lebanon 2 (5)

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals (3-4) scored eight runs

the first inning and won going away against the Raiders (0-7).

Freshman Brianna Frisbee had three hits, including an RBI triple, to lead Stevens. Kaitlyn Chambers led off the second inning with a home run. Morgan Rhodes added three hits. Jenna Pond had a double.

Rhodes went the first two innings in the circle, striking out one. Frisbee added three innings of relief pitching, striking out three.

Kaitlyn Veracka had three hits for the Raiders. Allie Amature added two hits.

Stevens will host ConVal on Thursday. Lebanon visits Hollis Brookline on Saturday.

Laconia 16, Mascoma 4

WEST CANAAN — Abby Duhaime had two hits and three RBIs, but the Royals stranded a passel of runners despite collecting 10 hits.

Mascoma (1-7) started Mara Isham in the circle and the sophomore struck out four batters and walked six. The Royals, who also received two hits from Brianna Withington, host Newport on Friday.

Brattleboro 15Hartford 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes fell to 1-3 despite two hits from Bianca Severance and lone hits from Cassidy Beisler and Emily Smith. Hartford visits Mount Anthony on Friday.

Boys Tennis Lebanon 5, ConVal 3

LEBANON — The Raiders (4-2) survived the chill to beat the Cougars.

Mason Arado had the biggest singles win for the Raiders, 8-2. Tyler St. Martin (8-5) and Roneet Arora (8-6) added wins in singles. Nate Magari had the match of the day at No. 4 singles, losing 9-8 (10-8) after a marathon match.

Arado and Seamus Hickey won, 8-5, in doubles. St. Martin and Kian Schifferdecker added an 8-1 win to close out the Lebanon victory.

The Raiders will visit Souhegan on Thursday.

Hanover 5, Pinkerton 4

HANOVER — Victories at second, fifth and sixth singles by Evan Yang, Andrew Enelow and Chris Lee and doubles triumphs by the first pairing of Aidan Bigelow and Evan Yang and the third duo of Andrew Enelow and Lee improved the Marauders to 7-0.

Hanover hosts Bedford on Friday in an NHIAA Division I match with playoff implications.

Girls Tennis Pinkerton 5, Hanover 4

DERRY, N.H. — The Marauders lost in agonizing fashion, falling in a tiebreaker in the deciding third doubles match to fall to 5-1.

The match was tied at 4-4 with the No. 3 doubles match still being played. Hanover’s Lyric Wilson and Emma Marks ended up losing 9-8, 7-5 in the tiebreaker.

Eleanor Van Aalst won at No. 1 singles for the Marauders, 8-5. Brooke Voelker (8-3) and Carly Miles (8-5) also won their singles matches. Voelker and Miles then won 8-3 in their doubles match for the fourth Hanover win.

The Marauders visit Bedford on Friday.

Lebanon 7, Monadnock 2

SWANZEY, N.H. — A sweep of doubles followed a strong singles effort from the Raiders (3-3), who broke a three-match losing streak.

Zola Campbell, Emerson Sleeper, Molly Neu and Caitlin McHugh staked Lebanon to a 4-2 lead with singles victories. The tandems of Campbell-Kaeley Skakalski, Neu-McHugh and Olivia Lammert-Crisi Patel then ran the table in doubles to secure the Raiders’ victory.

Littleton visits the Raiders on the CCBA courts on Thursday.

Woodstock 4Montpelier 3

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps won their 23rd consecutive match during a contest played on two courts at the Woodstock Athletic Club.

Woodstock (5-0) received singles victories from No. 1 Momo Biele and No. 3 Olivia Marsicovetere and doubles triumphs from the No. 1 pairing of Kenzie Biele and Chloe Noble and the No. 2 duo of Tierney Dugan and Julianna Biraldi. The Wasps host Bellows Falls on Friday.

Brattleboro 4, Hartford 3

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The match came down to the No. 4 singles clash involving Hartford’s Nyah Jenks, who lost in a third-set tiebreaker, 10-5. The Hurricanes also received singles points from No. 1 Phelan O’Keefe, No. 2 Hannah Eastridge and No. 5 Katie Trombley, who won her first varsity match.

Hartford (0-5) hosts St. Johnsbury on Monday.

GIRLS LACROSSE Pinkerton 19, Hanover 14

DERRY, N.H. — Marauders Maddie McCorkle and Jasmine Lou each scored five times but the Astros scored four consecutive goals to break a 12-12 tie and improve to 7-1.

Allie McCorkle had a goal and an assist and Jess Siebel, Anna Kirkpatrick and Miranda Galbraith each tallied once. Katie Naughton had an assist and Alison Lichtenstein made seven saves. Hanover (3-4) visits Coe-Brown on Friday.

Lebanon 8, Campbell 5

LEBANON — Emma Hansen had two goals to lead the Raiders (1-3) to their first victory and hand the Cougars (2-1) their first loss.

Ashlyn Taber and Megan Gradijan each had a goal and an assist and Clara Cole, Sydney Gonyea, Kayla Taber and Katie Berthasavage also scored. Zoe Soule and Jess Hastings each had an assist for Lebanon, which visits Pembroke on Friday.

BOYS LACROSSE Hartford 12, U-32 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Logan Raymond had four goals and an assist and Hunter Hutchinson had three goals and three assists as the Hurricanes jumped to 4-1.

Reece Thompson had three goals and an assist, Dawson Nalette had a goal and an assist, Kai Boeri had a goal, and Carter Nalette had an assist. Tim Prior made two saves for Hartford, which visits Green Mountain Valley on Wednesday.

KUA 10, St. Paul’s 4

CONCORD — The Wildcats improved to 8-4, sparked by a strong faceoff performance from Hartland’s Gunnar Wood. Ethan Howell had three goals and two assists, Jay Chubb had a goal and two assists, and Hanover’s Hill Carter scored twice.

Kearsarge 17, Stevens 0

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals fell to 0-4 and host Trinity on Friday. The Cougars improved to 5-2.

COLLEGE BASEBALL Maine 8, Dartmouth 7

HANOVER — Trevor Johnson’s three-run triple in the eighth inning pulled the Big Green (14-24) within a run of the Black Bears (11-26) but the hosts fell in their final nonleague contest.

Dartmouth hosts Cornell for three games this weekend to conclude its season.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL Boston College 8Dartmouth 2

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — The Big Green dropped its final nonconference road game despite a 2-for-3 date at the plate for Micah Schroder.

Schroder drove in both Dartmouth runs and added a walk to her day. Schae Nelson had a two-hit game, and teammates Calista Almer and Abby Shipley contributed a hit apiece. BC (18-32) jumped to a 3-0 lead after two innings and never trailed.

MEN’S TENNIS Dartmouth duo qualifies for nationals

HANOVER — Dartmouth doubles tandem Charlie Broom and David Horneffer are headed to the NCAA doubles championship, the first time in 20 years a Big Green pairing has qualified.

The national singles and doubles tournament will take place from May 20-25 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. Automatic qualifications go to an conference that has at least one pairing in the ITA top 60.