High schools: Wednesday’s baseball, softball, lacrosse and tennis results

Merrimack Valley pitcher Jonas Weed delivers a pitch during a game against Hanover on Wednesday in Penacook. Weed struck out 12 batters in five innings as the Pride defeated the Bears, 3-1.

Merrimack Valley pitcher Jonas Weed delivers a pitch during a game against Hanover on Wednesday in Penacook. Weed struck out 12 batters in five innings as the Pride defeated the Bears, 3-1. Courtesy of Jay Heath

Merrimack Valley pitcher Landon Abbott delivers a pitch during a game against Hanover on Wednesday in Penacook. Abbott pitched two scoreless innings in relief to decide the win, a 3-1 victory for the Pride.

Merrimack Valley pitcher Landon Abbott delivers a pitch during a game against Hanover on Wednesday in Penacook. Abbott pitched two scoreless innings in relief to decide the win, a 3-1 victory for the Pride. Courtesy of Jay Heath

Published: 05-02-2024 1:19 AM

Baseball

Merrimack Valley 3, Hanover 1

Key players: MV — Landon Abbott (WP, 2 IP, 0 R; 2-for-3, run), Jonas Weed (5 IP, 12 K),

Highlights: Eli Wormald’s RBI ground out tied the game, 1-1, and Cam Chevarie delivered an RBI double to put the Pride up 2-1. Alex McPherson drove home an insurance run with a sacrifice fly.

Coach’s quote: “Jonas and Landon kept us in the game until we were able to scratch in a few runs. Complete team effort.” – MV’s Sean Wheeler

Records: MV 5-1; Hanover 4-4

Concord 8, Timberlane 7, 8 inn.

Key players: Concord – Noah Chrabolowski (5 IP, 7 H, 1 BB, 8 K; hit, RBI), Kaelen Williams (win, 3 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K; hit, game-winning run), Brett McDonough (2 hits, 4 RBI), Trevor Craigue (2 hits, run, game-winning RBI), Alex Lewis (2 hits, run, RBI), Mitch Coffey (hit, 2 runs, 2 walks), Alex Turant (hit, 2 runs, RBI), Dawson Fancher (run)

Highlights: Timberlane scored four runs in the top of the sixth to go up 7-4, but Concord scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh and tied the game on a McDonough two-run single to force extras. The Tide walked it off in the bottom of the eighth when Craigue’s RBI single scored Williams (reached on a single, advanced on a steal and walk).

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Coach’s quote: “What a great game. We did what we do best, we battled and competed. We have had a few near miss comebacks, but pulled it off today. So proud of this team.” – Concord’s Scott Owen

Records: Concord 4-7; Timberlane 2-9

Coe-Brown 18, Hollis-Brookline 12, 8 inn.

Key players: Coe-Brown  – Dylan Burovac (2-for-3, 5 runs, 3 walks), Tommy Maskwa (3-for-6, 3 RBI), Mike Flanagan (3-for-5, 2 runs)

Highlights: Coe-Brown trailed 10-2 in the fifth, but scored 16 runs in the last three innings, knocking out 15 hits as a team.

Coach’s quote: “Proud of the boys not giving up and happy to see some good swings tonight.” – Coe-Brown’s Rob Stockman

Records: Coe-Brown 2-7; Hollis-Brookline 2-6

Pembroke 2, Kingswood 1, 8 inn.

Key players: Pembroke – Devin Riel (8 IP, 1 R, 6 H; 1-for-3, sacrifice), Josh Goyette (2-for-4, RBI), Cam Plumb (1-for-3, run, walk), Owen Stewart (1-for-2, walk, run, sacrifice), Zac Bemis (hit), Sean Bonisteel (hit), Josh Maccarone (RBI)

Highlights: The Spartans gave up the tying run in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings, but Maccarone drove home the game-winning run in the top of the eighth.

Records: Pembroke 3-3; Kingswood 3-5

Belmont 15, Inter-Lakes 0

Key players: Belmont – Anakin Underhill (CG, 2 H, 0 BB, 9 K), Owen Waldron (4-for-4, 2 doubles, 4 RBI, 2 runs), Jaxson Embree (1-for-2, double, 2 walks, 3 runs), Wyatt Divers (2-for-3, RBI, 2 runs), Michael Collette (2-for-4, RBI)

Highlights: Underhill dominated on the mound and Waldron paced the offense. The Raiders had runners on base in every inning and finally plated runs in the third.

Coach’s quote: “Great team win today. Anakin continued to pitch very well and kept batters off balance all day. I’m happy for Owen Waldron who broke out with a four hit, four RBI game. We made lots of noise all day and was great to deliver with runners on.” – Belmont’s Matt LeBlanc

Records: Belmont 4-1; Inter-Lakes 1-4

Hopkinton 6, Bishop Brady 5

Key players: Hopkinton – Michael Pantano (2-for-3, 2 runs; OF assist), Cody Charron (2-for-3, 2 RBI), Bronson Ammann (1-for-2, sacrifice, run, 3 RBI; 7 IP, 3K), Devin Allen (first career varsity hit); Bishop Brady – Owen Thornton (6 IP, 5 H, 5 K, 4 ER; RBI, run), Kolt Gaudreault (2 hits, 2 RBI), Luke Bedard (2 hits, run, stolen base), Winn Thomas (hit, run, stolen base), Dan Shedd (hit, run), Andy Hunton (RBI triple)

Highlights: Gaudreault’s two-run single put Brady on top 2-0 in the top of the second inning. Hopkinton tied it 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth. Brady went on top with two more in the top of the sixth, but the Hawks countered with four runs of their own in the bottom of the frame – driven home by Ammann’s two-run single, a fielder’s choice and a dropped third strike – to go up 6-4. Hunton’s RBI triple plated Thomas in the top of the final inning, but the Giants couldn't get the tying run home.

Coaches’ quotes:  “It was really awesome to see things on both defense and offense that we’ve been working hard on in practice and be successful in their execution. We also knew that we would be facing a very good opposing pitcher in Thornton and the way the team responded to the challenge was great. An all around great team win for the Hawks.” – Hopkinton’s Kevin Hill

“It was a great, hard fought, well-played high school baseball game. They happened to score one more run than us. As a young team, we need to just keep working and learn how to win these close games.” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Hopkinton 2-4; Bishop Brady 3-2

Softball

Concord 14, Timberlane 1

Key players: Concord – Tess Bolduc (3-for-3, 2 HR, walk, 3 runs, 7 RBI), Sarah Taylor (3-for-4, double, RBI, stolen base, 3 runs), Maddy Wachter (win, 4 IP, ER, 2 H, 4 K; 2-for-3, walk, 3 RBI), Maggie Taylor (1 IP, 0 H, 3 K; 3 runs), Jaylyn Wessling (2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI), Delaney Duford (2-for-4, stolen base, run), Andie Moreira (2-for-4, run), Ali Dupuis (2-for-3, walk), Lily Hackett (hit, RBI), Ella Gray (3 runs), Avery MacDonald (great running catch in deep LF)

Highlights: Concord led 10-0 through two innings to take control early. Bolduc hit a grand slam, one of three Tide home runs in Wednesday’s victory.

Coach’s quote: “The team came out swinging and Tess’s and Jay’s homers were things of beauty. We also played strong defense, especially our outfielders.” – Concord assistant Sandy Smith

Records: Concord 8-1; Timberlane 7-3

Bow 12, John Stark 9, 8 inn.

Key players: Bow – Maddy Oppold (4-for-5), Taylor Ouellette (4-for-5, 2 RBI), Raegan Wyman (3-for-5, RBI), Caly Poitras (4 IP, 4 K; 2-for-5, 2 RBI), Cadence Malone (2-for-4, RBI), Taylor Ouellette (4 IP, 6 K)

Highlights: A 9-9 tie through seven innings forced extras, but the winless Generals fell just short of a big upset.

Coach’s quote: “Our bats were on fire in the top of the eighth, allowing us to get the win.” – Bow’s Cassidy Emerson

Records: Bow 7-1; John Stark 0-8

Coe-Brown 17, Hollis-Brookline 0

Key players: Coe-Brown – Kylie Bieniek (CG, 7 K; 3-for-3), Addison Coffin (3-for-4, 3-run HR, double, 4 RBI), Jayden Porter (4-for-4, 4 RBI), Brook Orluk (2-for-4, triple, 3 RBI), Madeline Lovett (2-for-3)

Coach’s quote: “The girls are playing really intelligent, fundamentally sound softball right now. I still think we have room to grow, but have very little doubt they will.” – Coe-Brown’s Dave Allis

Records: Coe-Brown 8-1; Hollis-Brookline 5-2

Merrimack Valley 7, Hanover 6, 9 inn.

Key players: MV –  Kayla Smith (9 IP, 6 K; 2-for-4), Caydence Allberg (2-for-4, 2 RBI), Ryleigh Perry (1-for-2), Liv Seeley (1-for-4), Julia Kelly (1-for-4, 2 RBI), Gabby Jones (1-for-4)

Highlights: Down 4-2 in the sixth, Allberg drove Seeley home and Kelly’s two-run single with two outs scored Smith and Allberg to give MV a 5-4 lead. Hanover scored two runs to take a 6-5 lead in the seventh, but MV forced extra innings thanks to a Katelyn Herrmann walk and an RBI from Smith. In the ninth, Jones led off with a single, Allen bunted her over to second (error on the bunt throw) and Jones advanced to third. Jones then scored on a passed ball for the walk-off victory.

Coach’s quote: “Smith kept us in the game in the circle and at the plate. Once again, the girls never gave up, kept playing hard and we got the W.” – MV’s Kevin O’Brien

Records: MV 3-2; Hanover 2-5

Hopkinton 5, Bishop Brady 2

Key players: Hopkinton – Steph Elrick (7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 9 K, 1 BB), Lizz Holmes (CF), Paige Boudette (RF), Annie Morrall (1-for-3, walk, 2 stolen bases)

Highlights: Elrick pitched a great game from the circle, and Holmes and Boudette made huge catches in the outfield to end a potentially big inning for Brady, lifting Hopkinton to its first win of the season.

Coach’s quote: “It was nice to get that elusive first win. We had contributions from several players and needed to play clean defense against Brady as they are tough outs and very fast on the bases. Looking to build on this momentum as we head to Belmont on Friday.” – Hopkinton’s Liz Kovar

Records: Hopkinton 1-4; Bishop Brady 4-1

Franklin 6, Sunapee 4

Key players: Franklin – Lily Cornell (14 K), Aubrey Boisvert (2 doubles), Ava Kolacz (catcher), Sierra Ward (OF)

Highlights: After two scoreless innings, the Golden Tornadoes broke onto the scoreboard and Cornell struck out 14 Laker batters.

Coach’s quote: “Cornell played well on the defensive end to Kolacz, who was strong behind the plate.” – Franklin’s Maddie Trefethen

Records: Franklin 3-4; Sunapee 1-4

Boys’ Lacrosse

Concord 14, Dover 7

Key players: Concord – Carter Doherty (4 goals, 6 assists), Tyler Morin (3 goals, assist), Will Chorlian (3 goals, assist), Jaden Haas (goal, faceoffs), Liam Yeatman (2 goals), Brayden Beauregard (goal), Ben Ryder (assist), Sebastian Nichols (defense), Dan Colby (defense), Noah Wyatt (defense), Broc Pelchat (defense), Logan Shimer (goalie)

Highlights: The Crimson Tide led 8-4 at halftime and the defense caused turnovers and limited Dover’s chances in the second half. The offense did a good job maintaining possession to secure the victory. 

Coach’s quote: “We played a complete game on both sides of the ball. We’re starting to play with confidence and its showing.” – Jeff Smith

Records: Concord 4-6; Dover 2-5

Bishop Brady 12, Trinity 4

Key players: Bishop Brady – Joey Richardson (3 goals, 2 assists), Luke Matczynski (3 goals, 3 assists), Jack Devlin (3 goals, 2 assists), Drake Bekkar (2 goals, 2 assists), Ben Abromowich (goal, assist), Ian Miller (8 saves on 9 shots), Jason Doyle (won 10 of 17 faceoffs), Josh Lamparelli (5 forced takeaways, 4 groundballs), Oscar Pupillo (forced 3 takeaways, 6 groundballs), Evan Dow  (2 forced takeaways, 3 groundballs)

Highlights: A good bounce-back game after a tough loss to Coe Brown. After a slow start in the first quarter, the Giants stepped on the gas, scoring a season-high 12 goals. Solid defense and good goalie play helped lead to the victory.

Coach’s quote: “It felt good to get a win against Trinty for the seniors who have never done so before.” – Bishop Brady’s Frank Lamparelli

Records: Bishop Brady 2-3; Trinity 0-4

Girls’ Lacrosse

Trinity 19, Bishop Brady 13

Key players: Bishop Brady – Finley Hollenberg (8 goals), Lydia Tremblay (2 goals), Olivia Lazear (goal), Luiza Detwiller (goal), Maddie Nicholls (goal), Kiki Herrington (15 saves)

Highlights: Tremblay, a senior, scored her 100th career goal.                                                                                                           

Records: Trinity 4-4; Bishop Brady 0-5

Laconia 12, Kearsarge 3

Key players: Kearsarge – Nadia Spiegel (goal), Ociee Ilg (goal, 4 draw controls), Addy Rossi (goal, 4 draw controls), Ella Dumais (midfield), Graycee Foster (defense), Stella Syvertsen (12 saves)

Highlights: The Cougars possessed the ball well and forced several Laconia turnovers, but couldn’t convert that possession into goals.

Coach’s quote: “The final score does not reflect how well Kearsarge played today – this game was very competitive. Lots of caused turnovers, draw controls and solid transitions.” – Kearsarge’s Katherine Bucklin Stearns

Records: Laconia 5-2; Kearsarge 1-5

Boys’ Tennis

Kearsarge 7, St. Thomas 2

Key players: Kearsarge – Liam Miller, Eli Whipple, Thomas Shepherd, Billy Reid, Andrew Zielinski, Andrew Huff

Highlights: The Cougars won five singles and two doubles matches to remain undefeated.

Records: Kearsarge 7-0; St. Thomas 6-2

Girls’ Tennis

Bow 9, Kingswood 0

Key players: Bow – Grace Modzeleski (8-0 win), Katie McCabe (8-0 win), Jaden Glace (8-3 win), Maddy Desrosiers (8-4 win), Makaylie Laws (8-2 win), Lily Gula (8-2 win), Desrosiers/Laws (9-8 (7-5) win at No. 3 doubles), Modzeleski/Glace (win at No. 1 doubles), McCabe/Gula (win at No. 2 doubles)

Records: Bow 6-0; Kingswood 2-5