Local roundup: Smith’s blast boosts Lebanon baseball

  • Lebanon's Caleb Smith.

  • Oxbow's Jace Page.

  • Sunapee's Hannah Cooney.

  • Stevens' Kaitlyn Chambers.

  • Lebanon's Mason Arado.

Staff Reports
Published: 5/15/2019 10:08:09 PM

LEBANON — Lebanon High junior Caleb Smith hit a solo home run as part of a five-run sixth inning as Raiders defeated Plymouth, 11-6, on Wednesday in an NHIAA Division II baseball contest, snapping a two-game losing streak.

Smith also pitched three scoreless innings for the win, striking out four and allowing only one hit. Logan Falzarano allowed six runs on 10 hits over four innings in the start.

The Raiders managed 13 hits in the victory, led by Calvin Bates with a triple, two doubles, three runs scored and two RBIs. Trey Chickering added three hits and two runs.

The game was tied, 6-6, headed into the bottom of the sixth inning before Smith’s home run triggered the rally. Bates had an RBI double in the inning, Chickering added an RBI and Jorgen Leuthauser had two RBIs.

Lebanon (6-6) travels to Pembroke on Saturday morning.

Oxbow 13Lake Region 1 (5)

ORLEANS, Vt. — Oxbow junior starting pitcher Jace Page threw a two-hitter, allowing one run, three walks and striking out eight in five innings to lift the O’s to 9-2.

Orin Mahikoa had three hits, including a grand slam in the fifth inning. Seth Carson had two RBIs, and Jackson Schramm had two hits and an RBI. The Olympians travel to Harwood on Thursday.

Sunapee 11, Nute 1 (5)

NEWPORT — The Lakers (11-2) continued their tour of Upper Valley ballfields not their own with a mercy-rule win over the Mules at Newport High’s Bill Bates Field.

Freshman Drew Clifford and sophomore Garrett Rumrill combined on as two-hitter for Sunapee, striking out five between them. Darren Hulton and Quinn Fair each had two RBIs, and Rumrill invoked the 10-run rule with an RBI and the game-winning run in the home half of the fifth inning.

The Lakers meet unbeaten Pittsfield (13-0) on Saturday, most likely at Colby-Sawyer College.

Otter Valley 4, Hartford 3

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford freshman pitcher Colin Vielleux gave up four runs, one earned, on six hits, two walks and five strikeouts on 71 pitches over six innings as the Canes fell to 3-6.

“We gave them some extra outs today,” Hartford head coach Jarrod Grassi said. “That was the difference.”

Hartford managed five hits in the loss. Kyle Hamilton led the way with two singles, Drew Martin was 1-for-3 with a double and Curtis Barry was 1-for-2. The Canes tied the game in top of the third inning, 2-2, but Otter Valley answered with two in the bottom of the inning. Hartford scored a run in the fourth, but couldn’t complete the comeback.

Hartford hosts Rutland on Friday.

Hollis-Brookline 6Hanover 2

NORWICH — The Marauders had seven hits but couldn’t find their offense, managing only one run in each of the fifth and sixth innings to fall to 5-5.

Joey Perras led all hitters with two hits. Freshman Wesley Stocken and junior Latham Allison split time on the mound for Hanover, which hosts Souhegan on Thursday.

Monadnock 15Mascoma 0 (5)

WEST CANAAN — Mascoma managed only three hits — one each by Devin Tetreault, Caleb McAlister and Logan Briand — in the loss, falling to 3-10. The Royals travel to Berlin on Monday.

Softball Sunapee 10, Hinsdale 0

NEWPORT — Playing at Newport High, their third different “home” location, the Lakers jumped to 7-4 behind Hannah Cooney’s three-hitter.

Sunapee has only practiced once and played once on its waterlogged home field. Hinsdale is 7-5.

Elizabeth Bennett had three hits, Miah Hamm had two hits and two RBIs and Erin Moynahan had a hit and two RBIs. Cooney struck out nine Pacers and walked one for Sunapee, which is scheduled to host Pittsfield on Monday.

Woodsville 20Gorham 2 (5)

WOODSVILLE — McKenzie Dennis struck out 10 batters and walked three while allowing two runs, neither of them earned. Mackenzie Kingsbury pitched the final inning.

Dennis had two hits, including a three-run home run, and Emily Farr had a two-run homer and three RBIs. Morgan Wagstaff and Emily Prest each had two of the Engineers’ 11 hits.

Woodsville (9-3) visits Groveton on Friday.

Oxbow 17Lake Region 0 (6)

ORLEANS, Vt. — Maddie Fornwalt struck out 16 batters and walked two while allowing no hits for the Olympians (11-0). It was her second consecutive no-hitter.

Fornwalt had two home runs and five RBIs and Lilly Barnett had two hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Oxbow visits Harwood on Thursday, its third contest in as many days.

Hollis Brookline 6Stevens 5 (8)

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals (5-7) dropped a heartbreaker on senior night at Veterans Park.

Kaitlyn Chambers forced extra innings with a two-out, three-run homer to left field in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring Jenna Pond and Ashlyn Marsh ahead of her. That’s all the Cards would manage, with the Cavaliers (7-5) taking the lead in the eighth and not letting it get away.

Madison Lapsley went all eight frames for Stevens, walking two, striking out three and limiting HB to five hits. Chambers added a sac fly to her tater trot, Pond finished with three hits and Amelia Parizo had two. Stevens visits Windsor on Thursday.

Rutland 11, Hartford 5

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes fell to 2-8 despite three hits from Cassidy Beisler and a two-RBI double from Bianca Severance.

Sam Gibbs struck out seven batters in as many innings. Hartford hosts Springfield on Friday.

Mascenic 9, Newport 0

NEW IPSWICH, N.H. — Mascenic pitcher Madison Labrie, coming off a career milestone of 600 strikeouts two days ago, struck out another 18 batters and allowed only three hits to keep Lacey McNeel and the Tigers at bay.

The loss snapped a six-game win streak for Newport, which fell to 8-4. McNeel, Newport’s pitcher, allowed nine runs on 11 hits and struck out four. The Tigers travel to Fall Mountain on Thursday.

Plymouth 16Lebanon 0 (5)

LEBANON — The Raiders managed only one hit in the loss, falling to 0-11. Lebanon travels to Pembroke on Saturday.

Girls Lacrosse Hanover 15, John Stark 3

WEARE, N.H. — Maddie McCorkle scored six goals and combined with Caroline Adams for 11 draw controls as the Marauders improved to 7-5.

Jasmine Lou netted four goals for Hanover. Maggie Lee added two goals, two assists, Jess Seibel and Caroline Adams scored one goal, one assist each and Anna Kirkpatrick scored a goal. Allison Lichtenstein made six saves.

Hanover hosts undefeated Hollis-Brookline on Thursday.

Lebanon 9, ILM 8

LEBANON — Zoe Soule had two goals and an assist and Izzy Peress, Katie Berthasavage and Megan Gradijan each had two goals to lift the Raiders to 6-4, beating InterLakes-Moultonborough.

Sydney Gonyea also scored and Hailey Proulx, Ashlyn Taber, Emma Hansen and Jessie Hastings added single assists. Lena Nowell made nine saves for Lebanon, which visits Pembroke on Thursday in pursuit of its first NHIAA Division III postseason berth since 2016.

BOYS LACROSSE Burlington 8, Hartford 6

BURLINGTON — The Hurricanes (8-3) couldn’t hold a 5-4 lead early in the fourth quarter. Reece Thompson had three goals, Hunter Hutchinson had a goal and an assist, and Trever Robbins and Logan Raymond each had a goal.

Tarin Prior made seven saves for Hartford, which also received an assist from Dawson Nalette. The VPA Division II Hurricanes visit D-I Woodstock on Monday.

ILM 10, Lebanon 3

LEBANON — The Raiders dropped their ninth consecutive game and fell to 1-9 while InterLakes-Moultonborough improved to 6-6. Lebanon, which trailed, 7-1, at halftime, plays at Milford (2-8) on Thursday.

Boys Tennis Hanover 5, Exeter 4

EXETER, N.H. — Hanover pair Aidan Biglow and Evan Yang secured the match victory with a win at No. 1 doubles, 8-4, as the Marauders improved to 11-1 this season.

Hanover took a commanding 4-2 lead after singles play. Biglow won at No. 1, 8-2, Yang won at No. 2, 8-0, Trevor Siegel won at No. 5, 8-5, and Chris Lee won at No. 6, 8-6. Exeter emerged from No. 2 doubles and No. 3 doubles victorious, cutting the deficit to one.

The Marauders host Londonderry on Friday for senior night.

Woodstock 4, Rutland 1

RUTLAND — Woodstock got revenge for two previous losses to the Red Raiders, improving to 7-2.

Carl Gebhardt (6-4, 6-1) and Sam Powers (4-6, 6-1, 10-2) earned victories in singles play for the Wasps. In doubles, Henry Greene and Danny Drebber won at No. 1, 6-3, 6-0, and Noah Anderson and Cooper Dorsogna — in their first match playing together — won at No. 2, 6-2, 7-5. Two matches were suspended due to rain.

The Wasps host Mount Anthony on Friday.

Windham 6, Lebanon 3

WINDHAM, N.H. — Mason Arado won his match at No. 1 singles, 8-2, and teamed up with Kian Schifferdecker for a win at No. 1 doubles, 8-5. Seamus Hickey also won at No. 2 singles, 9-7, to round out Lebanon’s victories. The Raiders (6-6) travel to Pembroke, then Portsmouth, in a doubleheader on Thursday.

Girls Tennis Woodstock 7Otter Valley 0

BRANDON, Vt. — The Wasps won their 27th consecutive match with singles victories from Lydia Howe, Olivia Marsicovetere, Katie MacMaster, Tierney Duggan and Maggie Rice.

The doubles point was earned by Julianna Biraldi and Lily Holding. The Otters forfeited the second doubles contest. Woodstock (9-0) visits Bellows Falls for a doubleheader on Friday.

Profile 8, Lebanon 1

LEBANON — The Raiders finished 6-8 after going 0-14 and 2-12 in their first two seasons since restarting the program.

Molly Neu earned Lebanon’s lone point, winning 8-6 at No. 6 singles.

Kearsarge 5, Stevens 0InterLakes 8, Stevens 0

NEW LONDON — The Cardinals were swept in a doubleheader with the Kearsage, played at Colby-Sawyer College, and then in Meredith against InterLakes.

In match one, Lauren Fellows put up a fight at No. 5 singles, eventually falling, 8-3. Quinn McCaffrey lost at tough meeting in match two against InterLakes, 8-3, at No. 5 singles. Stevens plays Monadnock in a road doubleheader on Thursday before finishing its regular season at home against Conant on Friday.

Exeter 5, Hanover 4

HANOVER — The Marauders (6-6) battled the Bluehawks (10-3) to the end, with a third doubles tiebreak settling the matter at Storrs Pond.

Eleanor van Aalst and Lyric Wilson gave Hanover two points at singles. Van Aalst teamed with Emma Watson for a 9-8 (7-3) win at first doubles, and Brooke Voelker joined Carly Miles for an 8-2 decision at No. 2. The matched turned on the final doubles match, with Wilson and Emma Marks battling to the end before falling, 9-8 (8-6).

Hanover, which is battling for the final NHIAA Division I state tournament spot, wraps up its regular season at Londonderry (4-10) on Friday and Salem (3-6) on Saturday.

RUGBY Wilbraham & Monson 43Kimball Union 15

MERIDEN — Xavier Manning led KUA with two tries and Reese Stevenson had one during the Wildcats’ third and final game of the season.

College Hockey Dartmouth announces Ledyard Classic field

HANOVER — The Big Green will host UConn, Colorado College and St. Lawrence at Dartmouth College’s Thompson Arena on Dec. 28-29 at the 31st Ledyard Classic this winter.

St. Lawrence and UConn open the tournament with a 4 p.m. game on Dec. 28, with Dartmouth and Colorado College playing the 7 p.m. contest. The game between the Big Green and Tigers will mark the first between the two since 1954 and the first in Hanover after the first six straight in Colorado Springs more than a half-century ago.

On Sunday, the Saints will play Colorado College in the early game, with Dartmouth and UConn taking to the ice in the 7 p.m. slot.

The complete 2019-20 schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

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