Rye beats Salem; NH Little League finals all even
Max Malila makes his way around the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning of thier Little League matchup against Salem on Sunday evening. (Bruce Preston / Union Leader)
Nick Robertson is congratulated by his Salem teammates after hitting a home run in the first inning of their matcup agains Rye last night in Salem. (Bruce Preston / Union Leader)
Dylan Chase was the starting pitcher for Rye as they faced Salem on Sunday evening in Manchester. (Bruce Preston / Union Leader)
Rye was held to two hits in Game 2 of the state finals, but both were solo home runs as Rye extended its season with a 2-1 triumph over Salem.
"We haven't been hitting the ball well lately," Rye coach Ron King said. "I can't explain it, but tonight it was enough."
"Dylan has been a developing pitcher all season and tonight he found his groove," King said. "If we can keep the kids loose and keep their heads in baseball I think (Tuesday night) will be a good game."
Salem's lone run came on a solo home run by catcher Nick Robertson in the bottom of the first. Jake Delaney, Mike Borrelli, Andrew Shumski and John Olivio had Salem's other hits, all of which were singles.