High schools: Baseball, softball, lacrosse and tennis results from this weekend

Published: 05-19-2024 1:43 AM

Baseball

Concord 7, Spaulding 6

Key players: Concord – Mitch Coffey (win, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 4 K; 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBI), Kaelen Williams (save, 1 IP, 2 K), Noah Chrabolowski (2 hits, run, 3 RBI), Dawson Fancher (2 hits), Alex Turant (hit, run, RBI), Matt Jenness (hit, run), Joey Mangone (2 hits, run), Alex Lewis (run)

Highlights: The Tide overcame a 3-0 deficit by scoring five runs in the top of the fourth on a bases loaded walk by Alex Turant, and two-run singles by Coffey and Chrabolowski. Spaulding tied the game in the bottom of the fourth, but Chrabolowski hit an RBI triple and scored the game-winning run off an error when Brett McDonough put the ball in play in sixth inning. Concord has two games remaining in the regular season that concludes this week.

Coach’s quote: “Great team win. We got great pitching from Alex Turant, Mitch Coffey and Kaelen Williams. Dawson Fancher was great behind the plate and we got some big hits from Coffey and Chrabolowski.” – Concord’s Scott Owen

Records: Concord 7-11; Spaulding 6-10

John Stark 11, ConVal 1, 6 inn.

Key players: John Stark – Anthony Paolicelli (win, 4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 11 K; 2-for-4, HR, 4 RBI, 2 runs, stolen base), Deltyn Williams (2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 K; 1-for-3, 2 RBI), Joey Dykstra (1-for-2, RBI, 2 walks, 2 runs, 3 stolen bases), Hayden Pond (1-for-2, 2 RBI)

Highlights: The Generals jumped out early in the first, highlighted by Paolicelli’s three-run homer. Paolicelli and Williams were near perfect on the mound for Stark, as the offense pushed four runs across in the sixth to give John Stark the mercy rule victory.

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Coach’s quote: “Anthony is just doing it all right now and showing the people that he is one of the elite high school baseball players in the state. But, the whole team is also clicking with him. These boys just love the game and it shows.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 14-1; ConVal 2-11

Pembroke 6, Kennett 0

Key players: Pembroke – Owen Stewart (7 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K; 2-for-4, run, RBI), Zac Bemis (3-for-3, run, walk, RBI), Cam Plumb (3-for-4, triple, run, RBI), Devin Riel (2-for-4, double, RBI), Sean Bonisteel (hit), Josh Maccarone (hit), Andrew Fitzgerald (hit)

Highlights: Stewart pitched a complete game, and the Spartans scored three runs in the second inning and three more in the sixth to shutout the Eagles. Four Pembroke players had multiple hits as the Spartans outhit Kennett, 13-3. 

Records: Pembroke 6-7; Kennett 7-8

Hopkinton 6, Hillsboro-Deering 5

Key players: Hopkinton – Kyle Buelte (2-for-3, walk, 2 runs, 3 stolen bases), Nate Windhurst (1-for-2, walk, sacrifice, run, RBI, 2 stolen bases), Adam Richter (1-for-2, RBI, stolen base), Tad Stokes (1-for-1, RBI), Tyler Czarkowski (2-for-3, walk, run, stolen base), Mike DePiano (3 IP in relief, win, 3 K, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER); H-D – Joe Belanger (1-for-4, run, RBI), Samuel Bradley (1-for-3, 2 RBI), Adrian Cordeiro (1-for-3, run), Jacob McClure (1-for-3, run)

Highlights: The Hillcats scored four runs in the third inning to go up 4-1, but the Hawks gradually chipped away at H-D’s lead, and Pantano’s RBI single plated Sawyer Zipke for the game-winning run in the top of the seventh.

Coach’s quote: “With our backs against the wall the team showed great resilience and fight to rally from a three-run deficit. But throughout the game it took a true team effort on both offense and defense with everyone contributing in some way. As we head into the last week of the season, this is another great team win.” – Hopkinton’s Kevin Hill

Records: Hopkinton 3-10; H-D 2-10

Softball

Bishop Brady 4, Raymond 3

Key players: Bishop Brady – Sophia Collie, Abby Tyrell, Payton Bryson, Kimble Rose, Caleigh Roach, Claire Jackson

Highlights: Down two runs in the bottom of the seventh, Brady was able to score two runs for the walk-off victory. Collie had the big hit in the bottom of seventh to start the rally. Roach took over on the bases for her and eventually scored to tie the game. Wagner got on based and scored on a Rose sacrifice fly to right. Tyrell, Bryson and Jackson all had big hits throughout the game, while Tyrell and Bryson combined to strikeout eight from the circle.

Coach’s quote: “Amazing win for Brady in front of a huge crowd at Memorial Field under the lights on senior night. I was so proud of the girls’ fight in this game. They just never gave up.” – Bishop Brady’s Shane Baron

Records: Bishop Brady 9-4; Raymond 7-7

Hopkinton 18, Hillsboro-Deering 2

Key players: Hopkinton – Paige Boudette (4-for-4, 2 HR), Kinley St. Cyr (3-for-4), Steph Elrick (3-for-5, 2 triples; 7 IP, 7 H, 5 K, 0 BB), Aurelia Salce (4-for-5), Skylar Clay (2-for-5), Ally Duval (3-for-3, walk, HBP)

Highlights: The Hawks led 3-2 after the first inning and scored four more runs in the third to make it 7-2. Hopkinton scored five runs in the fifth inning, highlighted by a Boudette grand slam, bringing the Hawks’ lead to 13-2. Hopkinton had 20 hits as a team.

Coach’s quote: “As we approach the end of the season it is good to get this win and get to 7-7. Hillsboro has a lot of solid hitters and our defense had to be ready to make the plays all of their batters. Steph and Ally did a great job today using more of the strike zone. And our hitters worked on going after pitches they wanted rather than chasing pitches out of the zone.” – Hopkinton’s Liz Kovar

Records: Hopkinton 7-7; H-D 3-9

Boys’ Lacrosse

Campbell 7, Bow 3

Key players: Bow – Jake Antuna (10-for-13 on faceoffs), Brodie O’Neil (goal), Billy Smethurst (goal), Niko Mallios (goal)

Highlights: Campbell took an early 4-1 lead and held on for the win. The Falcons’ defense played a shutout third quarter and both goalies played well in a defensive battle.

Coach's quote: “Players win games and coaches lose them. As coaches we’ll take a look at what we can do to clean our game up. We had a pretty good process about us for most of the game. We have a ton of respect for the Campbell program. Campbell is a great team.” – Bow’s Devin Calkins

Records: Campbell 12-2; Bow 8-4

Pelham 7, Hopkinton 6

Key players: Hopkinton – Patty Buss (3 goals, assist), Merrick Chapin (goal, 3 assists), Shane Smith (2 goals), Avery Condon (4 ground balls, 6 caused turnovers), Cam Bassett (3 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers), Colby Boissy (8 saves)

Highlights: The game was tight all the way through, with a score of 1-1 after the first quarter, 3-3 at halftime and 5-4 after the third. Hopkinton rallied late to tie it 6-6, but a costly turnover set Pelham up for a goal with just four seconds left in regulation. Both teams worked hard and kept it clean, with a total of only five penalties.

Coach’s quote: “We are incredibly proud of our team for playing the top team in our division so hard in our senior game. Seniors Buss, Bassett, Condon and Boissy had stellar performances and inspired their teammates to play at the top of their game. We will learn from it.” – Hopkinton’s Deacon Blue

Records: Pelham 11-1; Hopkinton 10-3

Girls’ Lacrosse

Hopkinton 19, Pelham 6

Key players: Hopkinton – Sarah Chodosh (7 goals, draw control, 2 caused turnover, 2 ground balls), Sydney Westover (4 goals, 3 assists, 19 draw controls), Maeve Owens (4 goals, 2 assists, 3 caused turnovers, 3 ground balls), Marcella Guadagno (2 goals, ground ball), Autumn Meier (goal, draw control, 2 caused turnovers, 2 ground balls), Avery Chase (goal, caused turnover), Lilly Chodosh (assist), Izzy Afflerbach (3 ground balls), Helen Yeaton (3 ground balls), Mary Maughan (3 ground balls), Viola Pietrabissa (5 saves)

Highlights: Both teams traded goals in the first quarter before the Hawks outscored the Pythons 12-1 in the second and third quarters to put the game out of reach. Westover secured 19 draw controls and the Hawks’ offense, led by Chodosh, Westover and Owens, worked to solve excellent goaltending by Pelham’s Addie Breault.

Coach’s quote: “We continue to improve every game. We’ll be working on swifter starts, and I am impressed by our poise and ability to settle down and tailor our game when things aren’t going our way. Sydney took over the game with her 19 draw controls.” – Hopkinton’s Gus Madden

Records: Hopkinton 11-2; Pelham 9-3

Boys’ Tennis

Souhegan 8, Coe-Brown 1

Key players:  Coe-Brown – James Larson-Clark (win at No. 1 singles)

Highlights: The Bears lost their final match of the regular season, but should get into the Division II postseason tournament with the No. 9 seed.

Records: Souhegan 8-6; Coe-Brown 5-8

Girls’ Tennis

Oyster River 8, Bow 1

Key players: Bow – Makaylie Laws and Maddy Desrosiers (8-6 loss at No. 2 doubles) 

Highlights: The Falcons dropped their final match of the regular season to the first-place and defending champion Bobcats, but had enough wins early in the season to qualify for the playoffs.

Coach’s quote: “We are excited for the tournament next week, with what should be a very close match.” – Bow’s Steven Langevin

Records: Oyster River 14-0; Bow 7-7