High schools: Monday’s softball, baseball and lacrosse results

Concord senior Maddy Wachter delivers a pitch during the Tide’s 1-0 win over Spaulding on May 17. Wachter threw a no-hitter and struck out 16 in the victory. Wachter struck out 13 in a complete-game shutout in a 2-0 victory over Pinkerton on Monday.

Concord senior Maddy Wachter delivers a pitch during the Tide’s 1-0 win over Spaulding on May 17. Wachter threw a no-hitter and struck out 16 in the victory. Wachter struck out 13 in a complete-game shutout in a 2-0 victory over Pinkerton on Monday. Chip Griffin / Photos By Chip

Published: 05-22-2024 8:55 AM

Softball

Concord 2, Pinkerton 0

Key players: Concord — Maddy Wachter (win, 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 13 K), Andie Moreira (2 hits, double, 2 runs), Sarah Taylor (hit), Lily Hackett (3 BB, sliding catch in LF)

Highlights: Concord moved into a tie atop the D-I standings with Pinkerton with one game left in the regular season. Moreira broke the scoreless pitchers’ duel in the fifth, leading off with a double before scoring on a passed ball. She scored again in the seventh for insurance. Wachter fired her fourth shutout in the last five games and the Tide’s ninth of the season.

Coach’s quote: “We battled hard for that win. Both pitchers were particularly tough, but with Maddy in the circle and Delaney (Duford) calling the game behind the plate, once we get a couple runs we feel pretty confident.” – Concord assistant Sandy Smith

Records: Concord 15-2; Pinkerton 15-2

Bow 2, ConVal 0

Key players: Bow – Taylor Ouellette (7 IP, 13 K, 0 R), Caly Poitras (1-for-3, RBI), Madison Oppold (2-for-3, RBI)

Highlights: The Falcons picked up a big shutout victory over the Cougars, the team directly ahead of them in the Division II standings.

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Records: Bow 11-5; ConVal 10-3

Campbell 5, Merrimack Valley 3

Key players: MV – Kayla Smith (6 IP, 1-for-3, 2 RBIs), Liv Seeley (2-for-3), Gabi Jones (2-for-3)

Highlights: Smith kept MV in the game and Addy Allen was great at catcher, but too many miscues cost the Pride.

Coach’s quote: “Tomorrow is a new day.” – MV’s Kevin O’Brien

Records: Campbell 9-6; MV 9-5

Bishop Brady 5, Somersworth 4

Key players: Bishop Brady – Kylee Potter (hits), Mia Wagner (hit), Payton Bryson (double), Abby Tyrell, Maia Dow (hit), Kimble Rose (triple)

Coach’s quote: “We found a way to win this game. Pitching kept us in this game.” – Bishop Brady’s Shane Baron

Records: Bishop Brady 10-4; Somersworth 2-11

Hopkinton 13, Conant 0

Key players: Hopkinton – Steph Elrick (5 IP, 1 H, 4 K; 7 putouts), Annie Morrall (3-for-4, walk, HBP), Kinley St. Cyr (2-for-4, double), Aurelia Salce (3-for-4, walk), Ally Duval (3-for-4, HBP)

Highlights: Elrick tossed a one-hitter, struck out four Conant batters and recorded seven putouts to keep the Orioles off the board, and the Hawks tallied 16 hits as a team.

Coach’s quote: “We were happy with today’s win, as Conant is aggressive and can change the momentum very quickly with their bats. Our defense was excellent, as St. Cyr made a few incredible grabs at first to help her teammates. We host Somersworth on Wednesday as our final regular season game. We are excited to make the tournament this season, especially after our difficult start. But hard work always pays off, and the players have themselves to thank for that.” – Hopkinton’s Liz Kovar

Records: Hopkinton 8-7; Conant 7-8

Baseball

Pinkerton 6, Concord 3

Key players: Concord – Matt Jenness (6 IP, 7 H, 4 K; hit), Alex Turant (2 hits, 2 runs), Noah Chrabolowski (hit, RBI), Brett McDonough (hit, RBI), Dawson Fancher (run), Mitchell Coffey (hit), Kaelen William (RBI)

Highlights: Concord tied the game, 1-1, in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by McDonough. Pinkerton went up 4-1 in the top of the fifth, but the Tide got one back in the bottom of the inning on an Astros error. Pinkerton led 6-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh, and Concord only managed one run (on a bases-loaded walk) before the Astros closed out the victory.

Coach’s quote: “We played a very good game against a very good Pinkerton team. Matt Jenness was great on the mound, with help from Josh Turant. We played very well defensively and had great at-bats.” – Concord’s Scott Owen

Records: Pinkerton 17-1; Concord 7-12

John Stark 5, Plymouth 1

Key players: John Stark – Chase Philibotte (7 IP, 1 R, 11 K), Anthony Paolicelli (4-for-4, HR, double, 3 RBIs, stolen base, run), Joey Dykstra (2-for-4, 2 stolen bases, run), Seth Marquardt (2-for-4, 2 RBIs)

Highlights: The Generals stranded seven runners in the first three innings but finally broke through in the fourth on Paolicelli’s three-run homer to deep right, his third straight game with a home run. The Bobcats got one run back, but Stark added two more in the seventh to take the win.

Coach’s quote: “Great battle between two of the best pitchers in the state in Philibotte and Johnny Flaherty. Was a frustrating start for us, leaving so many runners on, but Anthony continues to play on a different level, and Chase pitched amazing.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 15-1; Plymouth 10-4

Merrimack Valley 5, St. Thomas 4

Key players: MV – Simon Keary (win, 6 IP, 7 K), Jonas Weed (save, 1 IP, 2 K)

Highlights: The Pride jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning, and Keary did the rest. Seth Norris’ diving play at third base in the sixth inning preserved the one-run lead, and Weed closed the door in the seventh.

Coach’s quote: “Nice to see Simon back to form. Battling back from a preseason injury, it has been a long road back. Nobody wants it more. He was supported by solid defense all around.” – MV’s Sean Wheeler

Records: MV 8-6; St. Thomas 15-4

Pembroke 11, Laconia 3

Key players: Pembroke – Cam Plumb (4 IP, 1 R, 1 H), Colby Pope (3 IP in relief), Owen Stewart (3-for-5, double, 2 runs), Josh Goyette (2-for-3, 3 runs), Zach Bemis (2-for-4), Sean Bonisteel (2-for-4, 2 runs)

Highlights: The Spartans scored five runs in the third inning to build a 7-1 lead. Pembroke tacked on three more runs in the sixth after taking an 8-3 lead.

Records: Pembroke 7-7; Laconia 1-13

Belmont 7, Winnisquam 4

Key players: Belmont – Wyatt Divers (7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K; 2-for-3, double, walk, RBI), Owen Waldron (1-for-3, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 runs, walk), Michael Collette (2-for-4, run), Wyatt Bamford (1-for-2, 2 RBIs); Winnisquam – Alex Nichols (3-for-4, double, 2 RBIs; 6 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 1 ER)

Highlights: Waldron hit a three-run inside-the-park home run in the top of the fourth as part of a four-run inning by Belmont to go up 6-4. The game was tied 2-2 through three innings.

Coaches’ quotes: “Winnisquam gave us a hard-fought game, which is indicative of their coach and program. They play the hardest schedule in D-III. They battled all day and made us earn everything we got. Divers pitched well, and I’m happy for Owen Waldron for his big hit in the fourth.” – Belmont’s Matt LeBlanc

“We played better. Far from perfect, but we played better. Belmont is one of the best teams in our division and they took advantage of a number of mistakes, which you can’t make against a good team like that. I was happy with our effort.” – Winnisquam’s Fred Caruso

Records: Belmont 12-2; Winnisquam 2-11

Conant 14, Hopkinton 3

Key players: Hopkinton – Devin Allen (2-for-2, walk, run, 2 RBIs), Nate Windhurst (1-for-1, 2 walks, run, stolen base), Cody Charron (2-for-3, run)

Highlights: Hopkinton tallied two runs in the top of the second inning to narrow Conant’s lead to 6-2, but the Orioles plated five runs in bottom of the second inning to extend their lead to 11-2.

Coach’s quote: “We were getting runners on base. We just had trouble finding that timely hit, as we left seven runners stranded. For example, Hawks had runners on first and second in the top of the fifth to try to extend the game when (Tad) Stokes stroked a laser line drive to left field that was caught to end the game. With that said, outside of a couple baserunning mistakes, we attacked Conant’s pitcher quite well and had a good approach at the plate, totaling five hits, four walks and a HBP, which was great to see.” – Hopkinton’s Kevin Hill

Records: Conant 14-0; Hopkinton 3-11

Bishop Brady 5
Somersworth 2

Key players: Bishop Brady – Owen Thornton (win, 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 K; solo HR), Kolt Gaudreault (2 IP, 1 ER, 1 K; 2 walks, run), Winn Thomas (3 hits, RBI, run), Max Guerra (2 hits, run), Luke Bedard (hit, walk, RBI), Dan Shedd (hit, RBI)

Highlights: Bishop Brady jumped on top in the first inning, scoring two runs on an RBI single by Bedard and a sacrifice fly from Shedd. Brady upped the lead to 3-0 on a long solo home run by Thornton in the top of the second. The Hilltoppers got one back in their half of the second inning, but Brady pushed the lead to 4-1 on an RBI single from Thomas in the fourth. Thornton made that hold up, only allowing one run in the bottom of the sixth and shutting the door in the seventh.

Coach’s quote: “Owen and Kolt combined for a good solid outing today, and we scored just enough runs to get out of there with a win. That team always plays us tough in their ballpark.” – Bisho Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Bishop Brady 9-5; Somersworth 3-10

Bishop Brady 21
Inter-Lakes 4, 5 inn.

Key players: Bishop Brady – Jack Sheppard (win, 3.2 IP, 1 ER, 6 K, 1 H, 3 BB), Winn Thomas (1.1 IP, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 H, 1 BB; 3 hits, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, 2 stolen bases), Henry Thresher (hit, 4 RBIs, stolen base, run), Dan Shedd (3 hits, 2 doubles, 4 RBIs, 2 runs), Aiden Boule (2 hits, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Kolt Gaudreault (hit, stolen base, 3 runs)

Highlights: The Giants entered Saturday’s game trailing 3-0 through half an inning after last Thursday’s game was suspended due to weather, but they tied the game in the bottom of the first (thanks to a two-run single by Luke Bedard). Brady scored three runs in the second, two in the third and broke the game open with seven runs in the fourth. Freshman Sheppard kept the Laker bats quiet in just his second start of the season, allowing the Giants to win via the 10-run rule.

Coach’s quote: “I think getting those three runs in the bottom of the first was huge, because we showed up for a game down 3-0, then it was a brand new ballgame going to the second inning. Jack (Sheppard) did a great job holding them down so we could keep scoring some runs for him.” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Bishop Brady 8-5; Inter-Lakes 3-9

Boys’ Lacrosse

Bow 17, Trinity 2

Key players: Bow – Brad Ekstrom (10 saves), TJ Ingalls (3 goals, 2 assists), Gavin McCabe (4 goals, assist), Ryan McCabe (3 goals, assist), Kian O’Leary(2 goals, assist), Parker Kazanowski (2 goals, assist), Nate Davis (goal), Brodie O’Neil (goal), Alex Cheney (goal), Billy Smethurst (assist), Cam Czarnosz (assist) Luke Virta (assist)

Highlights: The Falcons rolled to a victory on Monday afternoon, led by Ingalls on offense.

Coach’s quote: “Players win games, and I’m happy for the guys today. We had a good process about us for all four quarters. Our second unit fought to keep our process and produced, which is always nice to see.” – Bow’s Devin Calkins

Records: Bow 9-4; Trinity 2-11

Hopkinton 13, Lebanon 5

Key players: Hopkinton – Patty Buss (5 goals, 2 assists), Soren Puc (goal, 3 assists), Merrick Chapin (goal, 2 assists), Harrison Wilson (2 goals), Jackson Westover (goal, assist), Ozzie Rosenholm (2 assists, 21-for-22 faceoffs, 7 ground balls), Cam Bassett (5 ground balls, 6 caused turnovers), Brayden Crawford (6 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers), Avery Condon (3 ground balls, 5 caused turnovers), Colby Boissy (9 saves, .600 save %)

Highlights: The game was tight early on, with a score of 5-4 at half, but the Hawks persisted and pulled ahead in the second half. Lebanon scored by creating space for their cutters, and Hopkinton overcame strong goaltending by getting high quality shots on the doorstep.

Coach’s quote: “We struggled to contend with a tough Raiders team but made the right adjustments and capitalized when it counted. The captains and veteran players stepped up and showed big leadership today and really rallied the team to adapt and overcome.” – Hopkinton’s Deacon Blue

Records: Hopkinton 11-3; Lebanon 2-10

Girls’ Lacrosse

Portsmouth 17, Concord 8

Key players: Concord – Sarah Leuci (3 goals), Sofia Payne (goal, 5 assists), Malie Ramshaw (goal), Lilly Merrill (goal), Sydney Brown (goal) and Gracen Arndt (goal), Ava Philbrook (assist), Emelia Raimo (defense), Leah Foulds (defense), Charlotte Dill (defense), Anya Kendzious (defense), Lexi Magee (defense), Grace Smith (defense), Abby Poole (7 saves)

Coach’s quote: “Despite being down by 10 goals at the end of the first half, I was very proud of the way the girls continued to play with pride and determination throughout the second half.” – Concord’s Terry Anderson

Records: Portsmouth 12-2; Concord 2-14

Gilford 17, Kearsarge 5

Key players: Kearsarge – Ociee Ilg (3 goals), Lilly Chapman (ground balls), Adara Boucher (goal, assist, leadership), Nadia Spiegel (midfield), Tori Wooten (defense), Stella Syvertsen (17 saves)

Highlights: The Cougars fell to fourth-place Gilford on Monday afternoon.

Coach’s quote: “First few minutes of the game found Kearsarge on its heels. Quick recovery occurred, although the score may not reflect it. Once again proud of Kearsarge for transitions, teamwork and grit.” – Kearsarge’s Katherine Bucklin Stearns

Records: Gilford 11-2; Kearsarge 3-10

Coe-Brown 22, Campbell 0

Key players: Coe-Brown – Fae Johnson (6 goals, 2 assists), Lillian Peabody (4 goals, 5 draw controls), Brooke Kozlowski (2 goasls, 8 draw controls), Morgan Readel (2 goals, assist), Kenzie Silva (2 goals), Ellie Escabi (3 goals), Bella Tenney (2 goals), Abby Readel (defense), Bre Peters (defense), Ady Moynihan (defense), Amirah Rhofiry (defense), Alexis Muse (second shutout of the season)

Highlights: The Bears won their sixth game in a row on Monday.

Records: Coe-Brown 8-5; Campbell 2-10