NHIAA Baseball: Londonderry's Corey escapes seventh-inning jam in win
Pinkerton's Nate Rossi is tagged out by Londonderry's Geoff Kayo at Londonderry on Saturday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Corey, who will play for Franklin Pierce University next season, limited the Astros to one hit through the first six innings, but three singles and a walk cut Pinkerton's deficit to two runs and filled the bases with no one out in the seventh.
"He was amazing today," Londonderry coach Brent Demas said when asked about Corey. "He was on top of his game. The biggest change with him is he doesn't get rattled. Couple years ago a lot of of the chirping would have gotten to him and really affected his game. Instead of folding when it got tough, that's when he stepped it up."
Pinkerton received six strong innings from sophomore pitcher John Polichetti, who has committed to play baseball at Boston College. Polichetti gave up nine hits, struck out five and walked two.
Londonderry took a 3-1 lead by scoring twice in the fifth. A single by Rob Del Signore drove in Evangelista, and a Ryan single scored Geoff Kayo. Londonderry added to its lead in the sixth, when a Zach Tavano single drove in pinch-runner Jordan Tutt.
Corey, who was 6-3 with a 1.13 ERA last season, threw 110 pitches in the game.
"I don't think are bats are where they're going to be, but I can't complain about the pitching," Demas said.
Windham 5, Merrimack Valley 0: At Penacook, Rachael Vafides and Emily Comtois each collected two hits to help Windham raise its Division II record to 3-0. Windham's Rachel Rogers had her bid for a no-hitter broken up when Brittany Fisher singled with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. Merrimack Valley slipped to 0-2.