Goffstown Grizzlies fall short in NHIAA Div. II baseball championship
Players in the Goffstown dugout are disappointed as as they watch the final out to end the game. Portsmouth won the Division II baseball title, 5-2. (Harry Kozlowski Photo)
But that lapse was enough to put Goffstown behind for good as they lost to Portsmouth, 5-2, in the NHIAA Division II baseball finals.
The Clippers scored three runs on two hits and two errors in the top half of the first inning, which turned out to be the winning margin.
Afterwards, Goffstown pitcher Tyler Barss was able to put a cap on the Portsmouth batters for most of the game.
Unfortunately, Clippers pitcher Rick Holt was masterful as well, limiting the powerful Goffstown offense to just four singles.
Goffstown did manage to score two runs, both unearned, in the bottom of the third inning. But that was as close as they got.
The Clippers added two more runs in the top of the fifth and rode that three-run margin to victory.
Several hundred Goffstown supporters came to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium to see the Grizzlies lose their second game of the season. They finish 20-2.
Goffstown coach Adam Lawrence thought playing in the Fishercats stadium might have distracted his players at the start.
“Could be nerves,” said Lawrence. “The bigger diamond, the crowd, a big game.”
Lawrence said Portsmouth experienced that before.
Lawrence also thanked the players for their effort and the Goffstown community for its support of his team, and expressed optimism for next year.
“We’re losing seven seniors,” said Lawrence. “But these guys show up and they compete. They just get better every year.”
The Goffstown News
100 William Loeb Drive
Manchester, NH 03109
Neighborhood News publications can be found at a newsstand near you here.
News, Obituaries, & Social Announcements
Henry Metz, Managing Editor
Email ads to email@example.com
Classified advertising: 603-669-1010
Display advertising: 603-206-7800 x264
Rate card | Ad Order | Credit application
Please use our online form at www.nh365.org
Backyard boulder kills Raymond homeowner
13 undocumented children in NH