High schools: MV, Pembroke baseball win shortened games

Merrimack Valley’s Landon Abbott delivers a pitch in a game against ConVal in Penacook on Tuesday. Abbott earned the win on the mound and MV defeated ConVal, 4-2.

Merrimack Valley’s Landon Abbott delivers a pitch in a game against ConVal in Penacook on Tuesday. Abbott earned the win on the mound and MV defeated ConVal, 4-2. Courtesy of Jay Heath

Merrimack Valley’s Jonas Weed (5) attempts to tag out a ConVal runner during a game in Penacook on Tuesday. MV beat ConVal, 4-2.

Merrimack Valley’s Jonas Weed (5) attempts to tag out a ConVal runner during a game in Penacook on Tuesday. MV beat ConVal, 4-2. Courtesy of Jay Heath

Published: 05-22-2024 1:06 AM

Baseball

Merrimack Valley 4, ConVal 2, 5 inn.

Key players: MV – Landon Abbott (win, 4 IP, 5 H), Reece Clermont (1-for-2), Eli Wormald (1-for-2)

Highlights: The Pride broke a 2-2 in the fourth inning, pushing across two runs. The game was called off in the fifth due to thunderstorms.

Records: MV 9-6; ConVal 3-11

Pembroke 9, Coe-Brown 2, 6 inn.

Key players: Pembroke – Devin Riel (6 IP, 2 R, 4 H; 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 stolen bases), Owen Stewart (2-for-3, run, 2 RBI, stolen base), Josh Goyette (1-for-3, run, RBI, 2 stolen bases), Zac Bemis (1-for-2, triple, 2 runs), Josh Maccarone (1-for-3, run), Eric Maccarone (1-for-3, run)

Highlights: Pembroke entered Tuesday’s game with a 1-0 lead in the top of the second after the game suspended last week due to weather. The Spartans extended their lead thanks to a six-run third inning and were credited with the victory when the game was called off in the top of the sixth due to weather.

Records: Pembroke 8-7; Coe-Brown 4-11

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ConVal 5, Merrimack Valley 3

Key players: MV – Caydence Allberg (7 IP; 1-for-4), Kayla Smith (1-for-2; threw out a runner), Gabi Jones (2-for-3)

Highlights: MV was down four runs in the fourth, battled back with three runs, but left runners on base for two innings.

Coach’s quote: “Back-to-back games in a row with multiple errors early on. We need to adjust and we will be fine.” – MV’s Kevin O’Brien

Records: ConVal 11-3; MV 9-6

Boys’ Lacrosse

Concord 10, Manchester Memorial-Central 3

Key players: Concord – Carter Doherty (4 goals, 5 assists), Will Chorlian (4 goals), Tyler Morin (2 assists), Brayden Beaueregard (goal, 2 assists), Liam Yeatman (goal), Jaden Haas (9-for-13 faceoffs), Logan Shimer (7 saves), Sebastian Nichols (defense), Broc Pelchat (defense), Noah Wyatt (defense), Oliver Richert (defense), Dan Colby (defense)

Highlights: Dohery reached 150 career points and the team put together an important win with one game left before playoffs.

Records: Concord 7-9; Memorial-Central 5-9

Oyster River-Newmarket 3, Hillsboro-Deering/John Stark 1

Key players: HDJS – Caleb Martins (goal)

Highlights: HDJS lost a tight, weather-shortened contest at Oyster River.

Coach’s quote: “We really competed hard tonight. We seemed much more relaxed in our approach. It’s a shame we couldn’t have finished this one up. The coaches are hoping that the effort carries through when we finish at Spaulding.” – HDJS’s Howie Roever

Records: ORN 10-5; HDJS 0-13