NHIAA Roundup: Paitchel's big day leads Pelham
Hannah Paitchel collected four hits, including the 100th of her career, and drove in five runs to lead Pelham past Mascenic of New Ipswich 10-3 in softball Thursday in Pelham.
The Pythons (11-4) won their sixth straight game and have won nine of their last 10 games. Paitchel, now with 102 career hits, drove in five runs. She belted a three-run homer and a two-run single. Sarah Ratcliffe had two hits in the win and Jordan Parece collected a two-run single. Parece gained the mound win with a two-hitter. She fanned eight and walked one batter.
Goffstown 11, Merrimack Valley 1: Sophomore pitcher Anna Strong allowed two hits and fanned nine hitters in the win. Nicole Nanof smacked a two-run homer and a grand slam to lead the Grizzlies (14-4).
Salem 3, Central 2: Brittany Wallace and Amanda Bickford each had two hits for Salem. Sarah Lavallee collected three hits for Central and drove in two runs. Lavallee struck out 10 batters in the loss. Colleen O’Hara also had two hits for Central.
Franklin 14, Newfound 0: Kelsey Bird and Hailey Haskins combined on a no-hitter as Franklin defeated the Bears in five innings. Bird pitched the first three innings, allowing one walk with five strikeouts. Haskins fanned three over the final two innings. Franklin finished its regular season with an 11-5 record.
Raymond 10, Somersworth 8: Danyel McNicholas and Hannah McNicholas each had three hits to pace Raymond’s 18-hit attack. Danyel McNicholas and Alex Cole (three hits) each drove in two runs. Makenzie Philibert collected three hits and three RBI’s. Sylvia Hamilton had a grand slam for 1-15 Somersworth. Raymond closed out its regular season at 11-5.
Pinkerton 3, Trinity 1 (8 inns.): In Manchester, John Polichetti went the distance in the win for the Astros. He pitched a three-hitter, walked three and fanned three batters. Chris Gerossie, Tom Diskin and Polichetti each had an RBI. Carmen Giampetruzzi suffered the mound loss despite fanning 12 batters.
Central 4, Trinity 2: Central scored its winning run on a squeeze in the seventh inning. Collin Duffley pitched a complete game win for the Little Green (7-10). Trinity (5-12) must beat Timberlane (6-11) today at 4 p.m. in Plaistow to remain alive for a playoff berth.
Salem 2, Manchester Central 1: Host Salem scored its runs in the fourth inning. Jake White doubled, and scored on a single by Matt Meisner, who stole second. He scored on a single by Josh Perrault. In the seventh inning a Central runner was tagged out at home and the game ended when another Central runner was tagged out trying to advance to third base.
Londonderry 6, Merrimack 5: The Lancers posted the comeback win with four seventh-inning runs. Brett Evangelista and Rob Del Signore each had two hits in the win. Del Signore homered and finished with two RBIs. Nick Musto, Geoff Kayo and Zach Tavano each had an RBI.
Pinkerton 12, Winnacunnet 6: In Derry Wednesday, Nate Rossi, Chris Gerossie and Connor Donahue each had two hits to pace a 12-hit attack for the Astros. Riley Cahill drove in two runs with three hits and Tom Diskin had three RBIs. Donahue also garnered two RBIs. Cam Hauze had three hits and three RBIs for Winnacunnet.
Campbell 4, Farmington 0: Tyler Butler pitched a five-hit shutout with five strikeouts and two walks. Christian Bourgea had three hits to pace a 12-hit attack. Kyle Shaw, Zack Byers, and Austin Baker each had two hits. Byers, Connor Sahlin, and Bob Baril each drove in a run for Campbell (12-2).
On Saturday, Campbell plays two road games. The Cougars will face Bow at 10 a.m. and Somersworth at 4 p.m.
Hanover 12, Sanborn 4: Rohan Kumar, on 108 pitches, threw an eight-hitter with seven strikeouts and five walks. Evan Greenwald had two hits and drove in two runs. Ben Herndon-Miller added three hits and two RBIs. Jordie Levin collected two hits for Hanover (6-9).
Plymouth 9, Pembroke 8: In a nine-inning game, Noah Cote came in relief and threw 8 strong innings. The Pembroke offense was led by Vinny Dustin with three hits. Liam Wright and Cole Laliberte each had two hits.
ConVal 5, Souhegan 1: Ivon Clough threw a two-hitter, striking out six and walking no one. Seth Learned (RBI) and Jonathan Robinson had the hits for Souhegan. Matt Davis, Joe Edwards, and Mathias Fressilli each had RBI singles for ConVal.
Pinkerton 18, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 4: On Wednesday in Maine, Pinkerton (15-3) defeated Cape Elizabeth (10-2) behind four goals from Austin Maylor and Sean Delea. Evan Sweeney collected three goals and teammates Todd Billetter (four assists) and Jake Lisauskas each scored twice. Jack Hanaway, Connor Delea, Sean Donohue, Liam Rooney and Mason Barchard each scored once for the Astros.
Goffstown 18, Timberlane 10: In Plaistow, the 6-9 Grizzlies defeated the 3-13 Owls behind six goals from Lexi Foster. Sydney Gagnon collected three goals and three assists and Sydney Dubois had two goals and four assists. Goffstown was also led by Courtney Caron (2 goals, 1 assist), McKenzie Chu (3 goals, 1 assist) and Sarah Cuddy (2 goals, 1 assist). Anne Steckowych, Bri Proulx, and Alyssa Bourque each had an assist. Goffstown goalie Dulcie Trottier had 14 saves.
Londonderry 21, Salem 1: In Londonderry, leading the Lancers (9-7) was Noelle Lambert with five goals and one assist. Alexa Bedell had four goals and one assist and was followed by Gabbi Morris (one goal, three assists), Molly Koon (three goals), Hannah Kearney (one goal, two assists), Maeve Holland (two goals, assist), Breda Holland (goal, assist), Sarah Bell (two goals), Kristen Bates (goal), June Cranmer (goal) and Chelsea Lewis (assist). Londonderry goalies Emily Holtshouser (8 saves) and Michaela Kewley (one save) combined in nets. Ashley Zanini had the lone goal for Salem.
Derryfield 20, Pelham 4: In Pelham, Derryfield (14-0) defeated Pelham (3-8) behind eight goals from Polly Carter and seven goals from Brynn Polgrean. Madi Kochanek tallied four goals and three assists and Hannah Menakaya collected one goal and one assist. Goalie Cat Green made four saves.
Bishop Guertin 18, St. Thomas Aquinas 8: Averi Farhat scored a game-high seven goals and Katherine Lambert added five goals and five assists for the Cardinals. Kristin Cameron (2 goals, 3 assists) and Bryn Carroll, who scored twice, also contributed to the win.