Local roundup: Six-run seventh pushes Hanover baseball to victory

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Published: 5/14/2022 8:55:26 AM
Modified: 5/14/2022 9:44:13 PM

AMHERST, N.H. — Better late than never for the Hanover High baseball team. Trailing 4-0 in the top of the seventh inning at Souhegan, the Bears exploded for six runs to pull off a stunning 6-4 win on Friday afternoon.

Like most avalanches, this rally started with just a pebble shifting. Josh Bucci led off the top of the seventh with a single. Casey Graham then reached via hit-by-pitch before Jackson McBride’s RBI single scored Bucci with the Bears’ first run.

Wes Stocken followed with a RBI double to score Graham and make it 4-2. McBride came around to score on an error to pull Hanover within one. Ian Hedgepeth plated the game-tying run with a RBI double to right-center field. Starting pitcher Sam Sacerdote then capped it off with a two-run single to put the surging Bears in front, 6-4.

The win improves Hanover to 8-3 and the Bears have now won five of six. Sacerdote finished with two hits in support of his 5⅔ innings of strong pitching to open the game. Sacerdote allowed three earned runs on five hits, striking out six. Jake Toulmin and Trevor Pierce combined to get the other four outs to save the win for the Bears.

Hanover now looks forward to hosting Lebanon on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

SoftballLebanon 23, Mascoma 13

WEST CANAAN — The visiting Raiders snapped a 10-game losing streak and improved to 2-11 while dropping the Royals to 1-11. Mascoma’s lone victory came at Lebanon, 32-17, on April 28. Each contest lasted more than three hours.

Mascoma visits Bishop Brady (2-8) on Monday. Lebanon is at Newport on Wednesday.

Girls LacrosseHartford 11, Rice 3

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — Caroline Hamilton had five goals and two assists to pace the unbeaten Hurricanes (10-0) over Rice.

Elliot Rupp had four goals and Addy Cadwell added three assists for the Canes. Maddie Barwood had two goals. Grace Gardner and Elise Davis each had an assist.

Hartford built an 8-3 lead at halftime and used a strong defensive effort in front of goalie Sarah Howe (six saves) to shut out Rice after the break.

Hartford hosts St. Johnsbury on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Lebanon 17Bishop Brady 1

LEBANON — The Raiders (6-2) had little trouble with the Giants. Lebanon visits Gilford on Monday.

Boys LacrosseWindham 14, Hanover 5

WINDHAM, N.H. — The Jaguars used a 7-0 run in the third quarter to pull away from the Bears (3-6).

The game was tied at 3-3 at halftime prior to Windham taking command after the break. Brendan Logan led the way for Hanover with two goals.

Brendan Kwaku added a goal and two assists. D.H. Hendrick had a goal and an assist. Andrew Rudd also had a goal. Henry Cotter made 16 saves for the Bears.

Hanover hosts Keene-Monadnock on Tuesday.

Boys TennisWoodstock 7, MSJ 0

RUTLAND — The Wasps (6-1) won their sixth straight match, blanking the Mounties.

Reece Sheehan picked up his first career varsity singles win, a decisive 6-0, 6-1 tilt. Nixon Malik, Kaelen Lundberg, Cooper Dorsogna and Jake Singelais also won in singles. Nate Satterfield and Kip Gaddis won the match of the day in doubles, rallying from a 5-2 deficit in the first set to win in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (5). Otto Nisimblat and Liam Harper also won in doubles.

Oyster River 5Lebanon 4

LEBANON — The Raiders lost for the first time this spring in a thriller against visiting Oyster River.

Mason Arado (8-2) and Nolan Arado (8-0) picked up singles wins to start the day for Lebanon. Kyle Hines added an 8-6 at No. 6 singles. The Raiders came up short in the other three singles matches with Baden Schifferdecker, Will Katz and Lavi Halwawala all losing tight matches.

The Arados added an 8-3 win in the top doubles match. Oyster River claimed the other two doubles matches to take the day, 5-4.

Lebanon (8-1) hits the road to face Portsmouth on Monday.

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