Del Signore pitching lifts Londonderry over Keene
Londonderry starting pitcher Rob Del Signore throws to a Keene batter during their game at Londonderry High School Monday afternoon. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
After Keene loaded the bases but failed to score in the top of the first, Londonderry did all of its scoring in the bottom half of the inning. Each team collected three hits in the game, and four of those six hits came in the opening inning.
The game’s biggest play may have come when Lucas Lower hit a fly ball to left with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the first. Londonderry’s Brett Evangelista made the catch for the second out, and turned the play into an inning-ending double play by throwing out Joey Fenuccio at the plate.
The loss dropped Keene’s record to 5-2.
Doubles by Evangelista and Colby Joncas, plus walks to Geoff Kayo and Mike Ryan, highlighed Londonderry’s three-run first. Del Signore hit a sacrifice fly that scored Evangelista, Joncas doubled in Kayo and Ben Byerly’s sacrifice fly to left allowed Ryan to score from third.
“Mason Blanchard labored into the fourth, but he kept us in the game and gave us a shot,” Moylan said. “That’s all you can ask.”
“Del Signore has a good breaking pitch, but I thought the difference was his ability to locate his fastball as the game went on,” Moylan said. “It was basically a one-inning game.”