Bedford catcher Kelsey Murphy went 4-for-5 as the host Bulldogs collected 20 hits to defeat Bishop Guertin of Nashua, 8-7, in a Division I softball opener on Monday afternoon.
Starting pitcher Kelly Woodmansee went the distance for the Bulldogs, who took the lead with a three-run rally in the fourth inning. Alex Haskell had three hits and two RBIs for the winners. Bishop Guertin's Stacie Cornell and Katie Haghdan each went 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Trinity 2, Portsmouth 1:In Manchester, Trinity rallied for two seventh inning runs. Abbie Proulx had a base hit to score Jenna Arcand from second with the tying run. Proulx scored the winning run on a two-out single by Sydney Elithorpe. Winning pitcher Nicole Stephen had six strikeouts and allowed only one run on four hits. Portsmouth pitcher Michelle Razak pitched seven strong innings giving up only four hits and two runs.
Central 11, Alvirne 0:At Manchester, Sarah Lavallee collected four hits and Kim Leiter finished with three as Central won its opener. Lavallee also pitched a complete game. She allowed seven hits and struck out 10. Central led 2-0 after one inning and 8-0 after two.
Franklin 3, Gilford 2 (10 innings): In Franklin, Kim Gerlarneau scored the winning run in the 10th inning on two errors on the same play. Her single to right was misplayed, allowing her to reach third base. The relay throw to third went out of play allowing her to score the winning run. Winning pitcher Kelsey Bird fanned nine batters. Losing pitcher Sydney Strout struck out eight batters.
Nashua South 12, Keene 2:In Keene, Teddi Kramer and Sami Durkee each drove in two runs for South. Kylie Perkins added four hits including two doubles, good for five RBIs.
Hopkinton 10, Bishop Brady 0: At Hopkinton, sophomore Becca Shatney allowed only one hit through six innings, striking out eight and walking one. Offensively, the Hawks were led by Emily Bogart (3-for-3) and Sarah Ewing, who tripled and had two RBIs.
Londonderry 11, Memorial 4: In Manchester, Leah Hunt threw a complete game six-hitter with eight strikeouts and three walks for the Lancers. Hunt had three hits on offense and Brooke Tulley and Julie Hamilton (four runs driven in) each had two hits. Londonderry received a solo home run from Taylor Wood. Michaela Demers went 2-for-4 for Memorial.
Timberlane 1, Spaulding 0: In Rochester, freshman Kate Hoadely tossed a complete game three-hitter and fanned five with one walk for the win.
She battled out of a first-and-third situation in the second inning with no outs. Spaulding pitcher Sami West fanned 11 batters.
Timberlane scored the run in the fifth inning when Masha Lange tripled and was awarded home when the relay throw went out of play.
Goffstown 6, Windham 3:At Windham, Goffstown starter Haley Campbell earned the win, and teammates Cailyn Cost, Emily Comtois and Haley Psareas had three hits apiece. Windham freshman pitcher Jaime Cleasby notched 10 strikeouts and allowed seven hits.
Newport 6, Stevens 1:At Newport, Mindy and Stephanie Carl combined to pitch the Tigers to a season-opening win. Stephanie Carl also ripped a triple for his first varsity hit
Campbell 11, Raymond 0: In Raymond, Connor Sahlin pitched a no-hitter, striking out 11 of the 15 batters he faced in the 10-run rule, five-inning game.
He allowed three walks. Sahlin had two hits and drove in three runs. Jackson Musco, Cade Lacroix, Zack Byers and Christian Bourgea each had two hits for the winners.
Alvirne 11, Central 0 (5 inn.):At Hudson, Tyler Brown worked five innings and allowed two hits to earn the win, and Pat Emanuelson homered as the Broncos came out strong in the opener. Brown struck out eight.
ConVal 14, Milford 1: At Milford, starting pitcher Ivon Clough had 10 strikeouts in the win, and the Cougars collected 13 hits. Clough, Joe Edwards and Mathias Fressilli all had three hits.
Pembroke 6, Sanborn 0: Autrey Gates went six innings, allowing two hits and no walks, with six strikeouts. Chris Gauss and Brandon Bachelder each had a double for the Spartans.
Goffstown 9, Windham 5:At Windham, Zach Storro's two-run triple highlighted a strong performance by the Goffstown offense, which banged out 10 hits in the opener.
Tim Riehl went 3-for-3 for the Grizzlies, and Connor Benjamin added a pair of hits.
Bishop Guertin 8, Bedford 2:At Nashua, BG scored six runs in the second inning and breezed to victory in its Division I opener. Eric Damphousse (three hits), Jeff Lunn (three RBIs), Shane Nowak (two hits) and Tim Donovan (two hits) led the BG offense. Matt Morais struck out five in four innings to collect the victory. He allowed two runs on five hits.
Exeter 0, Nashua North 0 (susp.):At Exeter, the contest between the Blue Hawks and Titans was suspended after 13 scoreless innings. North's Kyle McCarthy started and struck out 11 in seven innings. Mike Robert fanned 11 in six innings of relief. Exeter's Ethan Joyce struck out eight in four innings of relief. The game will be completed at a later date.
Gilford 12, Franklin 1:At Franklin, Craig Lebrun collected three hits and scored a run, but Franklin lost its Division III opener. Franklin's Robert Ellis had a double and drove in a run.
Spaulding 6, Timberlane 5:At Plaistow, Michael Bellio scored the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning to highlight Spaulding's season-opening victory. Bellio singled, stole second, stole third and raced home on an infield groundout. Matt Grant had three hits for Timberlane, which trailed 5-1 until it scored four runs in the sixth.
Derryfield 6, Pittsfield 3:In Manchester, righthander Nick Regan tossed a four-hitter and fanned 13 batters for the Cougars. He walked five. Kyle Slevira pitched to one batter in the seventh for the save.
Regan collected two hits on offense and Noah Goldstein added three hits and drove in two runs. Pat Hampson also provided a run-scoring single for Derryfield. Pittsfield starter Jay Eastman had nine strikeouts.
Nashua North 12, Windham 4:At Nashua, Steve Crocker and Jake Genest scored three goals apiece as the Titans rolled to a season-opening win on their home field. Genest also assisted four goals, and North goalie Spenser Petz made 11 saves.
Souhegan 14, Nashua South 6: At Nashua, junior Mack Walker had three goals and five assists as Souhegan of Amherst had a big opening day at Stellos Stadium. Dan Auger had three goals to lead Nashua South.
Pinkerton 18, Concord 3: At Derry, Joshua Gallant ripped six goals past the Crimson Tide, and Pinkerton's defense didn't allow a goal in the second half. Mark Hanlon had a pair of goals for the Astros (1-0).
John Stark 14, Lebanon 2: At Lebanon, junior attack Matt Richard lit up the Raiders with five goals and four assists, and sophomore Brody Fredricks scored four goals with three assists.
Portsmouth 21, Merrimack 2: Olivia Eaton and Emily Whitney scored five goals each, leading Portsmouth in its season opener. Among Eaton's goals was her 100th career goal.