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June 06. 2013 9:38PM

NHIAA Div. II Baseball: Putnam does it all for top-seeded Grizzlies

MANCHESTER — Tanner Putnam did a little bit of everything for the Goffstown High baseball team Thursday, and he did it all well.

Putnam, a sophomore, pitched a complete game and collected two hits to help top-seeded Goffstown advance to Saturday’s Division II championship game by beating 12th-seeded Sanborn of Kingston 6-0 at Southern New Hampshire University.

“He was awesome, he really was,” Goffstown coach Adam Lawrence said. “He’s a great pitcher. The work ethic he has is incredible.”

Putnam held Sanborn to three hits, walked two — both in the first inning — and struck out seven.

“The mound here is a little higher than at Lyons (Goffstown’s home field) so it was kind of hard adjusting, but after those first couple walks I felt strong,” Putnam said. “I just had to bear down.”

Sanborn’s Josh Yaratz turned in a strong pitching performance as well. Yaratz kept the Grizzlies off the scoreboard until the fifth, when Goffstown scored five runs on four hits. Sanborn also committed two errors in the inning, and four of the five runs were unearned.

Goffstown added another run in the sixth, when Zach Storro tripled and scored on Tim Riehl’s single.

Yaratz allowed six hits in 6 1/3 innings before Brendan Hamilton came on in relief and recorded the final two outs.

Goffstown raised its record to 20-1. Sanborn, which lost its first five games, completed its season with a 10-11 record. Goffstown beat Sanborn 11-1 and 10-0 during the regular season.

“We just figured out where to put everybody, got on a roll and we were doing everything right,” Sanborn coach Mike Moore said. “Everything was going right for us — like it was for the first four innings today. What you saw in the fifth inning today was kind of like what we were doing in the first five games.

“There’s no break in that Goffstown lineup. Even Putnam, the pitcher, is a good hitter in the nine hole.”

Both of Putnam’s hits were singles. Goffstown also received a two-hit game from Storro.

Ben French, Hunter Wong-Wagner and Grant Wong-Wagner had the Sanborn hits, all of which were singles.

The only bad news for Goffstown came in the sixth inning, when designated hitter Kyle Indingaro suffered a separated shoulder trying to get back to second base on a grounder to the mound. Lawrence said he’s not sure if Indingaro will be available Saturday, when Goffstown faces second-seeded Portsmouth in the Division II championship game. That contest, which will be played at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

Portsmouth has won four of the last five Division II championships. The Clippers beat sixth-seeded Windham 6-5 in Thursday’s first semifinal.

The pitching matchup will likely be Tyler Barss (Goffstown) against Ricky Holt (Portsmouth). Barss, New Hampshire’s Gatorade Player of the Year, is headed to play baseball at the University of Rhode Island. Holt, who was the winning pitcher both times Portsmouth set the national record for consecutive wins, will play football at the University of New Hampshire.

“It doesn’t get much better than that,” Lawrence said. “Portsmouth is a well-coached baseball team and a very good program. They win — that’s what they do.”

rbrown@unionleader.com


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