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May 20. 2013 8:41PM

Shutout

Londonderry blanks Exeter for third shutout in a row


Londonderry pitcher Tom Corey delivers to an Exeter batter. The Londonderry High boys traveled to Exeter for Monday afternoon NHIAA baseball action. (Bruce Taylor/Union Leader)

EXETER — Not only is it difficult to beat the Londonderry baseball team, it’s pretty tough to score against the Lancers as well.

Londonderry posted its third consecutive shutout victory when it clobbered Exeter, 16-0, in six innings Monday. The Lancers, who ended last week by blanking both Nashua South and Andover, Mass., haven’t allowed a run in the last 20 innings.

Junior Tom Corey pitched all six innings and held Exeter to three hits. Corey entered the contest with a 3-3 record and a 1.36 ERA.

“It’s about time he got a break,” Londonderry coach Brent Demas said. “We’ve lost two games for him in the seventh inning where we kind of kicked it away in both games.

“The defense was there today. Defense hurt us earlier in the season, but it’s been good in the second half. He deserved a game like that.”

Exeter did its best to kick the game away Monday. The Blue Hawks committed a season-high eight errors and slipped to 8-8.

Londonderry did most of its damage in the sixth inning, when it scored seven runs — all unearned — on eight hits. Twelve of Londonderry’s 16 runs were unearned.

“We did some things that were uncharacteristic for us defensively — at least compared to other days,” Exeter coach Kevin McQueen said. “At times we’ve been great (in the field), it’s just a matter of seeking some consistency. Some mistakes kind of followed up some other mistakes.

“They make you pay. You have to make plays and we didn’t do that today.”

The victory raised Londonderry’s record to 14-4. The Lancers can secure the No. 1 seed for the Division I tournament by beating Merrimack on Wednesday.

First baseman Rob Del Signore led the Londonderry offense with three hits and an RBI. Left fielder Jake Cassidy, catcher Colby Joncas, second baseman Mike Ryan and designated hitter Ryan Moloney each had two hits. Shortstop Jake Welch had one hit and four RBIs.

“They’re as good a hitting lineup as we’ve seen all year,” McQueen said. “They have a very good approach at the plate.”

Corey finished the game with six strikeouts. He has 38 strikeouts in 42 innings this season.

The Lancers entered the contest with a 1.33 team ERA.

“Their pitching has been great all season,” McQueen said. “They’re a solid club. If you’re 14-4 in this league you’re doing some good things.”

rbrown@unionleader.com


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