Jordan Parece struck out a career-high 17 batters and walked one to lead Pelham to a 4-1 Division III softball win against Bow Monday in Pelham.
Parece, a senior righthander, struck out the first nine batters and had two in each of the final four innings. She had a no-hitter until the seventh inning when Bow had its only hit with one out.
Freshman Sarah Ratcliffe collected all of Pelham’s three hits and had one RBI.
Gilford 9, Franklin 2: In Franklin, pitcher Sarah Lachapelle allowed three hits to lead Gilford. Kelsey Bird suffered the mound loss, allowing seven hits and eight walks. She fanned six.
Windham 4, Goffstown 3: At Goffstown, trailing 3-2, Jaguar Rachel Rogers led off the top of the seventh inning with a double, followed by a walk to Cailyn Costa. Rogers moved to third on a fielders choice and scored on a passed ball. Costa reached first on a walk, moved to second on the passed ball and scored the go-ahead run on a single by Rachel Vafides.
Goffstown had taken the lead in the third inning on a Lindsey Lord three-run home run.
Monadnock 11, Hinsdale 1: At Swanzey, Eliza Randall three seven innings, striking out five and scattering four hits while her offense added 16 hits. Yanna Hendrickson (three hits), Maddie Ellnor (home run) and Bernadette O’Brien (four hits) led Monadnock.
Manchester Central 3, Alvirne 2: At Hudson, Central took the lead in the fourth inning and held on from there. Allie Jacques had three hits and Kim Leiter and Colleen O’Hara drove in a run each for Central. Sarah Lavallee got the complete game win, striking out 14.
Londonderry 13, Manchester Memorial 0: In Londonderry, Cassidy Litch, Leah Hunt, Brooke Tulley, Melissa Sprague and Shannon Crowley each had two hits to pace a 14-hit attack for the Lancers. Tulley drove in three runs and Litch, Crowley and Sprague each had two RBIs. Hunt had a no-hitter through four innings before Lejla Kosic of Memorial doubled in the fifth inning. Hunt allowed two hits and fanned seven on 61 pitches.
Portsmouth 11, Trinity 10: At Portsmouth, Olivia Grant hit two triples and drove in five runs to propel the Clippers to victory in the Division II opener for each school.
Derryfield 24, Pittsfield 0: At Manchester, Derryfield opened the season in a big way, scoring 15 runs in the third inning to put the game away.
Pitcher Emily Moll (an eighth grader) threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts and added two hits. Eighth grader Anna Welch had three hits with four RBIs. Lainee Shaughnessy, Erika Wentz and Niki Mina contributed hits and Margaret Ives had four RBIs.
Souhegan 15, Nashua South 6: In Amherst, Mitch Hale garnered six goals and one assist. Mack Walker added two goals and three assists and Joe Nutting (two assists) and Blake Burnley (assist) each had two goals. Brendan Cray collected one goal and three assists. Chayce Horton (two assists) and Alex Kuhnert each scored once and Jack Grudzien added one assist.
Souhegan goalies Nick King (11 saves) and Alex Burnley (save) each shared the win. Max Serra and Jesse Clauss each had two goals for Nashua South. Russell Applegate and Zach Anzel each had one goal. Brian McKinley had 15 saves in the loss.
Winnacunnet 15, Goffstown 5: At Hampton, Winnacunnet opened the season with a win over the Grizzlies, who got goals from McKenzie Chu (two), Lexi Foster (two) and Bri Proulx.
Souhegan 18, Hollis/Brookline 3: At Hollis, Mickenzie Larivee (four goals, assist), Katie Almieda (four goals), Madison Learned (three goals, three assists), Jesse Jay (two goals, three assists) and Jocelyn Donohue (two goals) led the offense for the Sabers (1-0). HB got a goal and assist each from Meg Sweeney, Moriah Passamonte and Holly Eisenberg.
Concord 4, Trinity 3: At Concord, Josh Partridge struck out 12 to help the Crimson Tide spoil Paul Lemire’s debut as Trinity’s coach. Trinity’s Carmen Giampetruzzi allowed six hits, walked one and struck out 10.
Central 4, Alvirne 1: At Manchester, Collin Duffley held the Broncos to three hits to help Central win its Division I opener. Central scored three runs against Northeastern-bound pitcher Tyler Brown in the first inning.
Mike Plentzas, Dario Vitagliano and Preston Yerrington each hit a triple for Central.
Pembroke 9, Sanborn 7: In Pembroke, tailing 7-1 entering the sixth inning Pembroke exploded for eight runs on six hits in the frame. James Fisher gained the win in relief of Jeremy Caruso. The Spartans were led by Caruso, who collected four hits. Liam Wright had two hits.
Bishop Guertin 2, Bedford 0: At Bedford, Andrew Williams threw six shutout innings, striking out five and allowing four hits. Justin McQuarrie (2-for-3, run, three steals), Drew Sanborn (1-for-3, solo home run) and Tim Donovan (1-for-4, double, RBI) led the BG offense.
Hollis/Brookline 8, Souhegan 1: At Amherst, Cam Lafleur threw five shutout innings and Steve Upton added two hits to lead the way for Souhegan in season-opening action. Austin Pigott had two hits for HB.
Pittsfield 15, Derryfield 0: In Manchester, Kyle Slevira collected two singles for Derryfield. Eighth grader Charlie Lynch came in relief and pitched 1-2/3 scoreless innings for the Cougars.
ConVal 3, Milford 2: In Milford, ConVal’s Ivon Clough fanned 12 and walked one, He allowed six hits in seven innings. ConVal’s offense was led by Mathias Fressilli with two hits and two runs scored. Danny Allen and Matt Davis each had two hits in the win.