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Local roundup: Maxfield hosts Twin State Baseball Classic on Saturday

  • Lebanon’s Kyle Pelletier.


Staff Reports
Friday, June 21, 2019

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Five players from four Upper Valley high school baseball programs are set to suit up in Saturday’s Twin State Baseball Classic at the Maxfield Sports Complex.

The game features an all-star team from Vermont against a squad of athletes from New Hampshire programs in Divisions III and IV as well as northern teams in Division II. The squads will play two seven-inning games starting at 9:30 a.m.

The Granite State will be represented by two Lebanon High players, catcher-first baseman Joey Dupree and pitcher-first baseman Kyle Pelletier, along with Hanover outfielder Kegan Silovich and Stevens pitcher-outfielder Derrick Stanhope. Hanover High coach John Grainger will oversee the New Hampshire team.

Oxbow pitcher-outfielder Cody Grant is the only Upper Valley athlete set for the Vermont roster. Oxbow’s Shawn French is on the Green Mountain coaching staff.

Admission is free to the doubleheader. Parking will be limited, as Maxfield also is hosting a youth baseball tournament on Saturday.

LEGION BASEBALLPost 84 splitsat R.I. tournament

CRANSTON, R.I. — White River Junction Post 84 grabbed a win and a loss to open play at the ITRI Square Classic American Legion baseball tournament on Friday.

Post 84 opened with a 6-5 squeaker over North Providence (R.I.). Alex Bushway got the win on the mound for WRJ and provided the game-winning RBI. Rockland (N.Y.) blanked the 84s in their second contest, 8-0, although Ethan Belvin provided 4⅓ innings of relief for WRJ.

Post 84 continues the tournament against Vermont rival S.D. Ireland at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

FIELD HOCKEYVt. wins all-star game

MANCHESTER — Vermont scored all its goals in the second half to defeat New Hampshire, 3-0, in the Twin State Field Hockey Classic at Saint Anselm College.

Abigail Cravinho, Brianna Mayne and Lisa McNamara scored for the Green Mountain side, which won for the second straight year.

New Hampshire goalie Ryan Atkins had four saves, while Vermont counterpart Amelia Sanborn was not called upon to make any stops.

Hanover’s Lois and Diana Schwarz were on the Granite State roster along with Mascoma’s Bella Kondi and Katie Pushee.

Vermont outshot New Hampshire, 9-1.

GolfPastore leads N.H. Open

KEENE, N.H. — Connecticut’s Paul Pastore shot a 6-under-par 66, even with a double bogey on his round, to take the 36-hole lead at the New Hampshire Open.

With day two of the tournament taking place at Keene Country Club, Pastore’s round gave him a one-stroke lead heading into Saturday’s final round. Pastore is at 8-under 136 through two rounds, with Jay Card and former Vermont Open champ Peter French at 137. Four others are two strokes back, and past New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New England Open champion Jason Thresher is in a group of six at 139.

No Upper Valley golfers made the cut of even-par 144 for Saturday’s final round, which will take place at Bretwood Golf Course’s North Course.

Knights, Peters helpN.H. retain Tri-States

BRUNSWICK, Maine — With the help of Hanover Country Club golfers Betsy Knights and Amy Peters, New Hampshire retained the championship of the Tri-State Tournament this week at Brunswick Golf Club.

The women’s tournament featured 30-player teams from New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, with golfers split into three divisions by handicap. Knights and Peters both played in the top division for the Granite State, which used successful singles play on Wednesday to turn a 1.5-point deficit to the hosts into an 11 point win, with Vermont taking third place.

Vermont will serve as host of next year’s Tri-State Tournament.