Concord 7, Nashua South 5
Key players: Concord – Matt Drewes (5.1 IP, 2 BB, 4 K; hit), Zach McCoy (win, 1 IP; RBI, sacrifice fly), Dylan Miles (save; hit), Brooks Craigue (2 hits, RBI), Nater Wachter ( hit, run, RBI), Dan Revellese (2 hits, run, RBI), Cam McGonigle (hit, run), AJ Fennelly (hit, run, RBI), Jack Reynold (hit, 2 runs)
Highlights: Concord trailed 5-2 entering the top of the seventh and scored five runs to take a 7-5 lead. Drewes pitched great at no decision and McCoy was able to come in and hold South. Miles came in to record the final two outs of the season, handing the Purple Panthers their first loss of the season.
Coach’s quote: “Great comeback win at Holman Stadium. Everyone contributed as Complete Team win. This team just keeps competing. Very proud of them. ” – Scott Owen of Concord
Records: Concord 5-1; Nashua South 4-1
John Stark 12, Pembroke 4
Key players: John Stark – Chase Philibotte (first career win, 5.1 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 7 K), Hunter Keim (2-for-3, double, 4 RBI, stolen base), Nathan Innerfield (3-for-5) , 2 RBI, stolen base), Jason Crean (3-for-5, 3 RBI, stolen base); Pembroke – Cam Plumb (2-for-2, triple, run), Matt Wagner (2-for-4, run, RBI), Ryan Ardine (1-for-4, triple, 2 RBI), Josh Wheeler (1-for-1) -2, RBI)
Highlights: Stark took a 2-0 lead in the second inning and a 6-0 lead in the fourth, as Philibotte cruised into his first high school start. The Spartans fought back to make it 6-4 in the sixth, but the Generals plated six runs in the seventh to ice the game.
Coaches’ quotes: “Good team win today. Minus the hiccup in the bottom sixth, I felt we were in control of the game. Chase was masterful through the first five (innings) before tiring out some sixth. Hunter Keim had his first varsity start in two big hits for us today. It’s great to see the depth of this ball club come to light today. Another strong defensive game, and the baserunning was awesome again today (nine stolen bases). Good start to the season, but we have two big games back-to-back days to start next week (against Lebanon and Coe-Brown). ” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier
“We need to clean up the three phases of the game of baseball. When this happens we will see the swing in the right direction. ” – Pembroke’s Joshua Coughlin
Records: John Stark 4-0; Pembroke 1-3
Belmont 9, Newfound 4
Key players: Belmont – Anakin Underhill (win, 6 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K), Owen Waldron (3-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 runs, stolen base), Jason Roberts (2-for-4) 2 RBI, 3 stolen bases, run), Jonny Phillips (1-for-2, double, walk, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases)
Coach’s quote: “A nice bounce-back win after losses on Monday and Wednesday. Full team effort where we moved from adversity and kept pushing forward. Anakin Underhill kept them off balance and gave us exactly what we needed, and a couple down days after the offense picked up. ” – Belmont’s Matt LeBlanc
Records: Belmont 4-2; Newfound 2-4
Conant 7, Bishop Brady 3
Key players: Bishop Brady – Owen Thirnton (5.2 IP, 4 ER, 7 K), Andrew Hunton (double, run, RBI), Dom DuBreuil (2 hits, RBI)
Highlights: Two innings after a 3-0 lead to the Brady jumped out, but the Bats went silent from there and the Orioles came up with a five-run inning to secure the bottom of the sixth.
Coach’s quote: “Owen pitched great in his first varsity start. We need to learn to play seven innings and not three or four. ” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy
Records: Conant 2-3; Bishop Brady 1-3
Winnisquam 5, Prospect Mountain 4, 10 inn.
Key players: Winnisquam – Kyler Bourdeau (2-for-4, 3 stolen base, walk-off squeeze bunt), Mark Labonville (2-for-5, RBI; 7 IP, 2 R, 0 ER), Anthony Robbins (2-for-3) , winning run)
Highlights: Bears give win to Robbins who scored a tenth inning in the bottom of the one with Bourdeau’s walk-off squeeze. Alex Nichols had a key double to score a tying run earlier in the inning after the Timberwolves had a 4-3 lead in the top of the tenth.
Coach’s quote: “We’ve probably made six errors. Our defense made our pitchers throw more pitches than they had. We have a clean up that aspect of our game if we’re going to be successful. I’m happy with the way we battled, coming back twice in extra innings. ” – Winnisquam’s Fred Caruso
Records: Winnisquam 4-2; Prospect Mtn. 0-6
Pittsfield 18, Franklin 0, 5 inn.
Key players: Pittsfield – Jordan Roode (3 IP, 4 K, 1 H, 0 R), Mike Casey (2 IP, 1 H, 2 K, 0 R), Casey Anderson (3 hits), Gavin Bedell (3 hits)
Coach’s quote: “We pitched well and defended better in the second game in a row. We are working to improve each day. ” – Pittsfield’s John Carver
Records: Pittsfield 3-1; Franklin 0-5
Concord 13, Nashua South 1, 5 inn.
Key players: Concord – Sarah Taylor (win, 3 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 6 K; hit, run), Grace MacDonald (2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 5 K; 2-for-2, 2 RBI, 2 runs) , Delaney Duford (2-for-2, triple, 2 walks, 2 RBI, 3 runs, stolen base, diving catch), Elizabeth Blinn (2-for-3, RBI, run), Liv Crawford (hit, RBI, stolen) base), Brooke Wyatt (double, RBI, run), Kennedy Craigue (hit, RBI), Quincy Bolduc (hit, run), Kyleigh Gray (hit, walk, RBI, 2 runs), Andie Moreira (run, stolen base) , Alison Dupuis (walk), Kryslin Stearns (walk, run), Sophie Buteau (HBP)
Highlights: Duford’s two-run triple sparked a six-run second inning and the Tide ended in a five-run run.
Coach’s quote: “Our offense and pitching continue to be solid, but we need to shore things up a bit defensively and focused, especially with a matchup of potential unbeatens next week at Londonderry.” – Concord assistant coach Sandy Smith
Records: Concord 6-0; Nashua South 0-4
Hopkinton 9, Conant 6
Key players: Hopkinton – Maddy Follansbee (3-for-4, run, double, 3 RBI), Abby Simpson (2-run HR), Kyanna Landry (3-run HR), Lexi Lawler (2-for-2, 2 runs), Steph Elrick (7 IP, 8 K)
Highlights: The Hawks trailed 5-4 with five outs, but two outs with the bases loaded with battled backs. Follansbee’s two-run single gave the Hawks the lead and Landry followed with a three-run bomb to give the center field fence over 50 feet with a cushion. The Hawks for another solid game pitched by Elrick, striking out 8 and not walking a batter.
Coach’s quote: “Instead of a crazy winter-carnival day at school, the team rallied, focused and gave it all they had. A really solid win against a very solid team. ” – Hopkinton’s Dan Meserve
Records: Hopkinton 6-0; Conant 2-3
Prospect Mountain 12, Winnisquam 0
Key players: Winnisquam – Lea Dalton (1-for-3, defense), Isabella Dill (1-for-3, defense), Laura Slate (1-for-3, pitcher), Emma Griffin (defense), Lily Auger (defense)
Coach’s quote: “Prospect Mountain is a very good team. Our Pitcher Laura Slate is a good ball game. We just didn’t make enough plays behind her today. ” – Winnisquam’s Mark Dawalga
Records: Prospect Mtn. 6-0; Winnisquam 2-3
Alvirne 16, Bow 15
Key players: Bow – Brodie O’Neil (5 goals, 2 assists), Billy Smethurst (3 goals, assists), Sean Hoey (2 goals, 3 assists), Canyon Batchelder (2 goals, 2 assists), Ben Berube (2 goals), Gavin McCabe (goal)
Highlights: After trailing 10-5 at halftime, the Falcons battled back to get two separate occasions on one goal, but Alvirne’s goalie made a big save when Bow had the final shot to tie it. This was the Falcons’ most likely match of the season.
Records: Alvirne 3-2; Bow 0-4
Hopkinton 18, Campbell 8
Key players: Hopkinton – Rose Finlayson (5 goals, 3 assists), Hannah Hoyt (5 goals, 3 assists), Madi Zahn (3 goals, 5 assists), Sarah Chodosh (2 goals, assists), Annie Higginbotham (2 goals), Francie Trafton ( goal), Anika Hudak-Hall (3 saves), Olivia Cressy (defense), Ryan Lang (defense)
Highlights: The Hawks led 15-5 at halftime en route to their fifth consecutive victory.
Coach’s quote: “The girls played smart today and did not rush anything. We talked about and worked on our errors in games, and it really showed today. The team played a very controlled game. ” – Hopkinton’s Mike Zahn
Records: Hopkinton 5-0; Campbell 3-2
Coe-Brown 6, Kennett 2
Key players: Coe-Brown – Sam Dupuis (No. 1 at 8-5 win), Dawson Green (No. 3 at 8-4 win), Nick Principato (No. 4 at 8-4 win), Owen Perra (No. 8 at 8-6 win). 5)
Coach’s quote: “Rain forced no. 2 doubles to end early. Kennett has some quality players that made us work harder. ” – Coe-Brown’s Mark Struthers
Records: Coe-Brown 3-3; Kennett 2-4
Bow 9, Manchester West 0
Key players: Bow – Amy Gray, Josephine Jaques, Sudy Chakraborty, Jaden Glace, Grace Modzeleski and Rachel Pelletier (all winning both their singles and doubles matches)
Highlights: The Falcons swept the Blue Knights to win their third match in a row.
Records: Bow 5-2; West 0-6
Coe-Brown 9, Manchester West 0
Key players: Coe-Brown – Skye Loto, Megan Brieger, Annie Thoms, Abby Coleman, Anna Reiff, Susie Lavoie, Mere Gibson
Coach’s quote: “The wind was a real challenge for both teams at the Manchester courts. The girls played really well and held their composure. We’re excited to get another win and look to the next match. – Coe-Brown’s Chris Burns
Records: Coe-Brown 4-1; West 0-5
Pembroke 6, Milford 3
Key players: Pembroke – Sarah Bennett (No. 2 at 8-5 win), Rahni Murray (No. 4 at 8-2 win), Hailey Ramfos (No. 5 at 8-1 win), Annika Jawidzit (No. 2 at 8-3 win). 6)
Coach’s quote: “This was Pembroke Academy’s first win of the season – right before the April vacation. All the girls played their hearts out. The girls came together one day to be belonged to them. Milford was strong at the top, but PA had the depth. ” – Pembroke’s David W. Goulet
Records: Pembroke In- formation of, 1-7; Milford 0-7