Local roundup: Baseball Bears come from behind to beat St. Thomas

  • Ian Hedgepeth

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Published: 4/27/2022 10:20:38 PM
Modified: 4/28/2022 9:28:55 PM

DOVER, N.H. — Facing a four-run deficit after three innings, the Hanover High baseball team stormed back with two runs in the fourth, five in the fifth and four more in the sixth to defeat host St. Thomas, 13-7, on Wednesday afternoon.

Seniors Ian Hedgepeth and John Hill and junior Sam Sacerdote had three hits and three RBIs apiece for Hanover (4-2), which snapped a two-game skid. Senior Wes Stocken pitched five solid innings in relief to earn the win, giving up three runs, two of which were earned. He relieved senior starter Trevor Pierce, who allowed four runs in two innings.

Hedgepeth delivered the game-tying hit in the decisive fifth inning, a single with the bases loaded and two outs. Sacerdote then drove in the go-ahead run with a single of his own, and Hill’s ground-rule double scored Sacerdote after he stole second base.

The Bears out-hit St. Thomas, 15-8, and were victorious despite committing five errors. Hanover is at archrival Lebanon on Friday.

Rivendell 8, MSJ 6

ORFORD — Consistency was the name of the game for the Raptors in Wednesday’s victory over Mount St. Joseph, as Rivendell scored in every inning to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Sophomore Parker Piper drove in four runs, including a two-run single in the fifth that gave Rivendell a pair of big insurance tallies. Freshman Rowan Halsey-Leckerling was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

On the mound, Halsey-Leckering allowed four runs in three and a third innings, striking out five. Senior Wyatt Underhill gave up two runs on just one hit, striking out four in 3⅔ innings.

“I was pleased with the at-bats that our guys took,” Raptors head coach Eric Reichert said. “The fourth and fifth innings were especially important, as the lead was going back and forth. Wyatt and Rowan really battled through their order over the course of the afternoon.

Rivendell travels to Proctor on Saturday.

Bow 10, Lebanon 0

BOW, N.H. — The Raiders (2-3) suffered their second loss of the week on Wednesday, with their only two hits coming from seniors Cole Fabry and Ben Katz.

Lebanon will host Hanover in a rivalry game on Friday afternoon.

Fall Mountain 7, Newport 4

LANGDON, N.H. — Senior Devyn Heino gave the Tigers (1-6) an early lead with a two-run home run, but Newport’s defense let it down in Wednesday’s loss to the Wildcats. The Tigers were missing four starters due to vacations.

Newport is next in action Monday at Sunapee.

BOYS TENNISHartford 6, Mount St. Joseph 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes have done a 180-degree turn from their winless season last year, defeating the Mounties on Wednesday to improve to 3-0.

Hartford did not drop a game in winning all five singles matches, with seniors Andre Damiani de Souza, Ethan Michaels and Ezra Avery, freshman Owen Parker and junior Nicholas Tsouknakis all earning victories. Junior Teddy LaFountaine and freshman Sebastian Fraser won their match at No. 1 doubles, with the No. 2 doubles team falling in a super-tiebreak.

The Canes are at Mount Anthony on Saturday, a team they already defeated last week.

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