NHIAA Roundup: Goffstown holds off Souhegan
Tim Riehl and Adam Routhier had run-scoring singles in the seventh inning, and Goffstown held on for a 6-5 triumph against Souhegan of Amherst in Division II baseball on Monday.
Tanner Putnam pitched 6-2/3 innings for first-place Goffstown, and reliever Tyler Perron recorded the final out with the potential tying run on third base. Routhier went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Zach Storro had three hits to highlight Goffstown's offense.
Souhegan's Chandler MacKenzie made his first start of the season on the mound, going six innings and allowing five runs on 10 hits. The Grizzlies improved to 11-1, while the Sabers dipped to 4-6.
Londonderry 7, Salem 2: At Salem, shortstop Jake Welch collected three hits and scored three runs as Londonderry stretched its winning streak to seven games. Ryan Moloney pitched six innings and held Salem to two hits. He struck out 11.
Merrimack Valley 5, Hanover 2: At Hanover, Dave Drouin pitched a complete game and struck out 13 for the Pride. He limited Hanover to four hits. Merrimack Valley of Penacook broke a 2-2 tie by scoring three runs in the top of the sixth.
West 6, St. Thomas 1: At Manchester, Aaron Welch pitched into the sixth inning for the win, and reliever Nolan Flynn shut down the Saints after entering with the bases loaded at Gill Stadium. Welch and Flynn also tripled to highlight West's 10-hit attack. The Blue Knights improved to 2-7, while St. Thomas fell to 4-6.
Nute 4, Epping 3: In Milton, losing pitcher Nate Cameron surrendered four runs and eight hits for 1-9 Epping. He walked two and fanned three. Nute is 3-4-1.
Winnisquam 5, Franklin 3: At Franklin, Winnisquam of Tilton used a squeeze bunt to take the lead in the seventh inning and defeat the Golden Tornadoes. Junior Craig Lebrun pitched a complete game for Franklin, striking out 10 and allowing one earned run. Franklin leadoff hitter Brandon Gagnon singled twice, scored once and stole two bases.
John Stark 6, Plymouth 5: At Weare, starter pitcher Tyler Keim went the distance, allowing three earned runs to notch his first win of the season. Keim fanned 13 and allowed seven hits. Jeff Taylor went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for John Stark (3-6).
Bedford 7, Pinkerton 3: At Bedford, Andy Lalonde homered over the center-field wall as the Bulldogs (6-4) put together a strong offensive performance at their home field. Ben Philbrick picked up the win in his first varsity start, and Lalonde closed out the game by pitching the sixth and seventh. Pinkerton of Derry moved to 3-9.
Pembroke 7, Bishop Brady 1: At Pembroke, Autrey Gates worked six innings, striking out 11 and allowing three hits as the Spartans (8-2) cruised to the win. Shane St. Onge reached four times and stole three bases to spark the Pembroke offense. Bishop Brady of Concord dropped to 2-8.
Exeter 8, Nashua South 5: At Exeter, James Mundy struck out eight in five innings to help the Blue Hawks raise their Division I record to 7-4. Nick Reed hit a two-run home run for South, which also received a solo homer from Matt Detrich.
ConVal 13, Conant 2: At Peterborough, Ivon Clough struck out 12 in six innings and Taylor Doyle hit a home run to propel ConVal to victory. Joe Edwards had three of ConVal's 12 hits. Clough, Doyle and Zach Mackey each had two hits.
Newmarket 13, Derryfield 0 (5 inn.): At Newmarket, Sean Fleming clouted a solo homer in the third inning as the Mules (9-1) handled Derryfield School of Manchester. The Cougars had only two hits and slipped to 5-4.
Pinkerton 9, Bedford 8 (10 inn.): At Derry, Pinkerton starter Sam Henniquin pitched eight innings and Natalie Fabrizio had four hits during an epic 10-inning battle. Bedford scored one run in the seventh inning to force extra frames. Fabrizio pitched the final three innings for the Astros (5-6). For Bedford, Kelsey Murphy went 4-for-6 and Kayleigh Bohan had two hits and three RBIs. The Bulldogs are now 6-4.
Spaulding 4, Central 1: At Manchester, Spaulding's Sami West tossed a complete game and held Central to two hits. West struck out seven. Shannon Colson and Gabby Connelly each had two hits for the Red Raiders.
Gilford 22, Inter-Lakes 0 (5 inn.): At Gilford, Lisa Osborne went 5-for-5 with a double and seven RBIs as the Golden Eagles pounded Inter-Lakes of Meredith. Abby Harris went 4-for-4, Sydney Strout notched the victory on the mound, striking out eight and scattering three hits. Gilford improved to 9-1, and the Lakers dropped to 1-7.
Monadnock 18, Mascenic 8: In Canaan, winning pitcher Perri Adams allowed five hits and struck out five batters. Monadnock's 21-hit attack was led by Jenna Beaulieu (three hits), Annie Croteau and Felicia Gaillardetz (three hits), who each homered in the game. Kendall Barnett (three hits), Adams (four) and Annie Crotto (four) each contributed to the parade of hits for the Huskies (6-3). Mascenic falls to 3-6.
Exeter 14, Nashua South 2: At Nashua, Meg Cyr tossed all seven innings, striking out four batters, and the Blue Hawks improved to 5-5 in Division I. Sami Durkee went 4-for-4 with a run scored to pace Nashua South (2-8).
Nashua North 6, Memorial 5: In Nashua, Memorial (0-9) scored four runs in the third inning on RBI singles from Heather Mak and Haley Poitras. North went ahead in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly from Hannah Neverett. Memorial's offense was led by Kassandra Baron, Micheala Demers, Haley Poitras and Chantel Conley who each had two hits. The Titans (3-8) were led by Ellen Cook with two singles and Hailey Reed who drove in two runs.
Raymond 4, PCA 1: At Raymond, Kim McLaughlin pitched a complete game and held Portsmouth Christian Academy to five hits to help Raymond extend its winning streak to four games. Raymond's Alie Cameron had a two-run single in the second inning.
Goffstown 12, Souhegan 11: At Amherst, sophomore Nicole Nanof blasted a three-run homer, and Hannah Gifford went 2-for-5 with two singles as the Grizzles improved to 6-4. Junior pitcher Haeli Campbell earned the win, fanning nine.
Franklin 14, Winnisquam 3: In Franklin Monday, winning pitcher Kelsey Bird allowed three hits and fanned eight batters. Mariah Gauthier slugged a three-run homer in the fifth inning for Franklin (8-2). Bird helped her cause with a two-run single. Winnisquam (2-8) was led by Elyssa Clairmont who had all three of her team’s hits.
Pinkerton 13, Exeter 10: At Exeter, Joshua Gallant and Todd Billetter each scored three goals, and the Astros outscored the Blue Hawks 9-2 in the first half. Don Litzelman led Exeter with four goals.
Souhegan 14, Nashua North 9: In Amherst, Joe Nutting tallied four goals, Chayze Horton added three and teammates Mitch Hale, Mack Walker and Alex Kuhnert each had two for Souhegan (5-4). Bill Loranger scored five goals and Tom Haller scored three for 5-7 Nashua North.
Nashua South 15, Manchester Memorial 1: In Nashua, the Titans improved to 3-6 behind two goals and six assists from Steve Saucier. Dan Auger added four goals and teammates Max Serra and Michael Berube each had three goals. Jon Kobisky scored the only goal for 0-9 Memorial.
Plymouth 10, Hopkinton 6: At Plymouth, Ann Furbush scored three goals and assisted two more in a battle of playoff-bound teams in Division III. Kenady Kelly also scored three goals for the Bobcats, who improved to 6-2 in Division III. Elizabeth Hancock's two goals led Hopkinton (6-4).
St. Thomas 14, Keene 6: On Monday, Keene was led by Emily Davis and Ellen Malloy each with two goals. Kate Martin and Kaeleigh Lord each had one goal for the 2-6 Blackbirds. St. Thomas is 5-5.