CONCORD — Bow High School scored a run to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh and went for the jugular.
Freshman designated hitter Matt Lamy got the squeeze bunt down and junior Steven Guerette raced home with the winning run to give the No. 1 seeded Falcons a wild 6-5 win over No. 4 St. Thomas in an NHAA Division II semifinal on Tuesday night at Memorial Field.
Bow improved to 17-2 on the season and will play No. 2 Hollis/Brookline for the Division II championship Monday at 4 p.m. at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester.
Bow is back in the title game for the first time since 2016. The Falcons fell to Monadnock, 3-2, in that one. Bow won a championship with a 4-1 win over Farmington in 2003.
Lamy also had a pair of hits for the Falcons. Junior third baseman Matt Hamilton also had a couple of hits and Guerrette scored three runs.
Junior Ben Harris got the pitching win in relief.
St. Thomas Aquinas struck first for a couple of runs in the top of the fourth inning.
Senior designated hitter Carter LaForce walked and sophomore third baseman Derek Grimes doubled to start things off. LaForce scored on a sacrifice fly by senior third baseman Andrew Cavanaugh and Grimes on an error.
Bow got one back in the bottom of the inning when Matt Lamy knocked in Guerrette, who had reached on a fielder’s choice.
The Saints strung together four straight hits and stole bases to score three more runs in the top of the fifth to extend their lead to 5-1. Sophomore catcher Adam Stewart, LaForce and Grimes each had singles to knock runs in.
Bow tightened the game up with a two-out rally in the fifth inning that produced three runs. An error, a couple of walks and junior Riley Elliot’s two-run single did the damage.