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May 15. 2013 9:15PM

Goffstown boys, Hollis/Brookline girls post baseball, softball wins


 

GOFFSTOWN — Hollis/Brookline has a powerful softball team, and senior center fielder Sarah Drazin usually supplies most of the power.

Drazin hit two home runs — and missed a third by about a foot — to help Hollis/Brookline defeat Goffstown 7-3 Wednesday in a game that featured two of the top teams in Division II. Drazin has six home runs this season.

“She’s a special player,” Hollis/Brookline coach Tim Girzone said. “She’s a beast at the plate. This is what she’s been doing all year.”

Less than two miles away at Lions Field, the Goffstown baseball team earned an 8-1 victory over Hollis/Brookline. Tyler Barss was the star of that contest, which also featured two teams with championship aspirations.

Barss, who is headed to play at the University of Rhode Island, held Hollis-Brookline to two hits and struck out 10 in six innings. The victory raised his record to 4-0.

“He threw strikes,” Goffstown coach Adam Lawrence said. “He was a little wild last week (against Windham), but today he was striding out well and throwing strikes.”

Adam Routhier collected two of Goffstown’s eight hits. The Grizzlies scored a run in the first, two in the second, one in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the sixth.

Goffstown improved its record to 14-1 and remained in sole possession of first place. Hollis-Brookline, which entered the day in fourth place, dropped to 8-4

“I think they’re definitely a top-eight team,” Lawrence said.

Drazin hit a two-run home run during a four-run first inning, and, after a 45-minute rain delay, hit a solo homer in the fifth. She hit two solo home runs during a 2-1 triumph over ConVal earlier this season, and hit for the cycle with eight RBIs in a 17-12 victory over Souhegan.

Hollis/Brookline, which was undefeated before it lost in the Division II tournament’s preliminary round last season, began the day in third place and raised its record to 11-2. Goffstown, which entered the game fourth in the Division II standings, dropped to 10-5. Nicole Nanof hit a solo home run for the Grizzles.

The Cavaliers were without starting shortstop Steph Buchanan, who is recovering from a concussion.

“Hopefully she’ll be back next week before we head into the playoffs,” Girzone said. “No matter who you get in the first round you’ll be playing a good team. Goffstown is going to be a tough matchup for anybody.”

The Goffstown baseball team has outscored its last three opponents 41-3. The Grizzlies have four regular-season games remaining, and will be the Division II tournament’s No. 1 seed if they win all four. Portsmouth is alone in second at 11-2.

“The top seed gets you an opportunity to host two games, which I like,”Lawrence said. “The other part of it is facing lower seeds the deeper you go in the tournament. You’d rather face a No. 4 than a No. 3, but the way I look at it very team has one good pitcher, so you never know.”


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