Windham rallies to baseball opener win
Windham runner Chris Murphy is chased by Goffstown's Dylan Skinner during a rundown in their game at Sullivan Park at St. Anselm College Monday afternoon. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
“The grit is really what stuck out for me,” said Matthews, who watched his team overcome an early five-run deficit to post an 11-9 victory over Goffstown on Monday in the Division II opener for each team at Sullivan Park. “The kids didn’t get down after those first couple innings when our pitchers struggled.”
“Both of our horses, Peterson and Dolan ... neither could throw strikes, “Matthews said.
Tanner Putnam started for Goffstown and allowed seven runs in four innings, but six runs were unearned. Windham scored five unearned runs in the fourth, when Goffstown committed two errors.
Bresnahan picked up the win for pitching 1-1/3 innings of scoreless relief.
Pat Viviers and Chris Hood each collected two hits for Goffstown, which lost to Portsmouth in last year’s Division II championship game.