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

Published: 05-16-2024 12:18 AM

Baseball

Belmont 5, Gilford 0, 8 inn.

Key players: Belmont – Anakin Underhill (8 IP, 1 H, 4 BB, 15 K), Michael Collette (2-for-4, RBI, run), Hutch Haskins (1-for-5, 2 RBI), Owen Waldron (1-for-3, walk, run), Wyatt Divers (1-for-3, RBI, run)

Highlights: The game was scoreless heading into the eighth, Jaxson Embree reached on an error and Waldron walked, and both advanced on an Underhill flyout. Divers singled home Embree for the first run of the game, a single and two walks made it 3-0, and Haskins two-run single closed out the scoring.

Coach’s quote: “This was a good team win for us. We were pushed to the limit by a good team. Credit Gilford’s pitcher who threw well. We were able to break through at the right time and Anakin Underhill pitched another gem as he kept us in position to pull it out.” – Belmont’s Matt LeBlanc

Records: Belmont 10-2; Gilford 7-4

Kennett 5, Merrimack Valley 1

Key players: MV – Will McPherson (2 IP, 0 R), Luke Dougherty (2 hits)

Highlights: The Pride dropped its fourth straight game.

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Coach’s quote: “Thankfully, we have a few days to figure some things out before the final week.” – MV’s Sean Wheeler

Records: Kennett 7-7; MV 7-6

Stevens 8, Hopkinton 4

Key players: Hopkinton – Kyle Buelte (1-for-2, double, walk, run), Cody Charron (1-for-4, 2 runs, stolen base), Travis Windhurst (1-for-4, run; 3 putouts, outfield assist), Tyler Czarkowski (1-for-2, walk, 2 RBI), Jimmy Eaton (1-for-2), Adam Richter (2 IP, 0 H, 1 K, 1 BB, 0 R)

Highlights: The Cardinals scored four runs in the first inning and two in the third to go up 6-0 before Windhurst’s perfect throw from the outfield threw out a Stevens runner at home to end the inning. The Hawks kept the momentum going in the next half inning with three runs, including a two-run single by Czarkowski to cut the Cardinals’ lead to 6-3. The score was 8-4 through five innings when Richter came in to pitch two scoreless innings in relief.

Coach’s quote: “We found ourselves down early and trying to mount a comeback. However, the team was able to get energized after Windhurst threw a runner out at the plate, and we were able to cut the Cardinals lead in half in the third inning. Then we were able to fight for one more run in the fifth. Pleased with the overall energy and fight in this team.” – Hopkinton’s Kevin Hill

Records: Stevens 6-6; Hopkinton 2-10

Prospect Mountain 5, Bishop Brady 4

Key players: Bishop Brady – Dan Shedd (5.2 IP, 5 ER, 9 K, 6 H, 4 BB), Owen Thornton (2-run HR), Luke Bedard (hit, RBI), Andy Hunton (2 hits, double, run), Aiden Boule (hit, 2 runs)

Highlights:  Thornton’s two-run blast in the top of the seventh cut Brady’s 5-2 deficit to 5-4, but the Giants couldn’t push the tying run across the plate. The Timberwolves took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third before Bedard tied the game on an RBI single in the fourth. Ryan Bossche’s RBI single gave Brady a 2-1 lead in the fifth, but Prospect scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to build its 5-2 lead.

Coach’s quote: “Another tough one-run loss. We did a good job of battling their ace Leavitt and putting balls in play. He is one of the top pitchers in our division. Dan pitched another great game, I think he got a little tired in that sixth inning. Back at it tomorrow.” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Prospect Mtn. 7-5; Bishop Brady 6-5

Softball

Merrimack Valley 8, Kennett 0

Key players: MV – Kayla Smith (6 IP, 3-for-4, HR, 4 RBI), Nora Lyford (1-for-3, 2 RBI), Gabi Jones (2-for-4)

Highlights: Smith controlled the circle and hit well at the plate, Lyford had first varsity hit, knocking in two runs, and Liv Seeley pitched an inning in relief to close out the victory.

Coach’s quote: “Good bounce-back game in a 3-4 week. We stay in the hunt for a tournament home game.” – MV’s Kevin O’Brien

Records: MV 9-4; Kennett 3-9

Hopkinton 3, Stevens 2

Key players: Hopkinton – Steph Elrick (3-for-3, triple, run, RBI; 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER), Lizz Holmes (1-for-3, run), Paige Boudette (1-for-3, run), Avery Loew (1-for-2), Aurelia Salce (RBI)

Highlights: Stevens had a 2-0 lead through three innings, but Elrick hit a leadoff triple in the fourth to put the Hawks on the board, hit an RBI single to score the game-winning run in the sixth and pitched a two-hitter to secure Hopkinton’s win.

Coach’s quote: “Defensively each player had a put out and contributed to this win. It was great to be back on the winning side of a one-run game. Stevens is much more difficult than their record states. I was proud of how our players remained calm and stayed focused today.” – Hopkinton’s Liz Kovar

Records: Hopkinton 6-7; Stevens 2-10

Boys’ Lacrosse

Bow 14, Gilford 8

Key players: Bow – Josiah Funches (17-for-25 on faceoffs and a goal), Gavin McCabe (4 goals, 3 assist), Brodie O’Neil (4 goals), Billy Smethurst (2 goals, assist), Sam Bennett (goal, assist), Nate Davis (goal, assist), Kian O'Leary (goal) Niko Mallios (assist)

Highlights: The Falcons took an early lead in the first quarter on senior day and didn’t look back. Senior midfielder Gavin Mccabe recorded 7 points (four goals, three assists) in the first half. Senior Brodie O’Neil poured in 4 goals.

Coach’s quote: “Players win games and I’m proud of our guys today. I think a sign of a good team and good togetherness is not losing twice in a row. We didn't come ready to play on Monday night, we lost our process early in that game. Today, we kept our process.” – Bow’s Devin Calkins

Records: Bow 8-3; Gilford 4-7

Girls’ Lacrosse

Kearsarge 17, Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough 4

Key players: Kearsarge – Ociee Ilg (5 goals, 5 assists), Nadia Spiegel (4 goals, assist), Addyson Rossi (2 goals, 3 assists); Ella Dumais (2 goals, assist), Siena Loomis (2 goals, assist), Lilly Chapman (goal), Kaley Backstrom (goal, assist), Taylor Grace (defense), Stella Syvertsen (9 saves)

Coach’s quote: “Kearsarge girls’ lacrosse continues to play with humility and grace, each and every day. Proud of the effort, team work and players involving everyone on our team.” – Kearsarge’s Katherine Bucklin Stearns

Records: Kearsarge 3-8; Inter-lakes/Moultonborough 0-10

Girls’ Tennis

ConVal 7, Pembroke 2

Key players: Pembroke – Riley Caron (8-4 win at No. 4), Caron/Mya Vale (8-5 win at No. 3 doubles)

Highlights: The Spartans dropped their final match of the season to the Cougars. A shout out to the seniors, Autumn LaGrenade, Gabby DeMarco and JaselynLafreniere. Riley Caron won no. 4 singles 8-4 and teamed up with Mya Vale to win no. 3 doubles 8-5.

Coach’s quote: “A shout out to the seniors, Autumn LaGrenade, Gabby DeMarco and Jaselyn Lafreniere.” – Pembroke’s David Goulet

Records: ConVal 3-8; Pembroke 2-12

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