Tough opener for Titans; big wins by South, Milford

Telegraph file photo by TOM KING Milford's Jenna DeAngelis got the win in the circle and drove in the winning run in the Spartans' 3-2 win over John Stark.

It was an incredibly busy Thursday on the high school front, with mixed results, including a tough loss by Nashua North in its baseball season opener, but big wins by both Nashua South and Milford in softball.

Here’s the rundown:

BASEBALL

PORTSMOUTH 10,

NASHUA NORTH 9

It was a frustrating season opener for the Titans, who led 7-1 in the fourth inning but let the lead slip away. Starter Joe Berman pitched well while Trevor Kelly (4 for 4,five RBIs) and James Bolton (2 for 4, two runs, RBI) led the offense.

DOVER 16,

MERRIMACK 9

The Green Wave pounded out 17 hits to help drop the Tomahawks to 0-2. Cole Keefe ( 2 for 5, two RBI, run) and Ben Flanders (1 for 2, two walks) led the ‘Hawks offense.

JOHN STARK 13,

MILFORD 2

Sam Santaniello, Max Fortin, Kolbe Heiple, and Ben O’Connell all had hits for Milford (1-1). Cam Meyer and Colin Pynn each had one RBI. Ethan Golden took the loss on the mound for the Spartans.

WILTON-LYNDEBOROUGH 11,

HINSDALE 0 (5 innings)

Pitchers Sean Brennan and Kyler Tremblay combined on a mercy rule one-hitter as the Warriors moved to 2-0. WLC broke things open with an eight-run second inning. Owen Hughes led the offense going 3 for 4 with four RBIs.

SOFTBALL

NASHUA SOUTH 10,

MANCHESTER MEMORIAL 4

The Panthers used a 15-hit attack to even their record at 1-1. Chloe Kelble-Goforth and Erica Frothingham each had three hits to lead the Panthers, who stole nine bases, led by Alexis Roberge with four.

Frothingham got the win in the circle with five innings of two-run, four-hit relief, striking out five with zero walks.

SALEM 7,

BISHOP GUERTIN 5

The Cards had the tying run at the plate in the bottom of the seventh but fell to 0-2 thanks to five errors that ruined a complete game effort by sophomore Catherine Nale. Taylor Cushion went 3 for 4, while Elisabeth Ross and Petra Bajdek (homer) had two hits apiece to pace the BG offense.

GOFFSTOWN 10,

ALVIRNE 7

The Broncos fell to 1-2 despite the play of Courtney Marioles who went 3 for 4, three RBIs at the plate and tossed three innings of three-hit ball. Also for Alvirne, Talia Duca went 2 for 4 while Kiara Chase struck out seven over four innings while walking six and allowing eight hits.

MILFORD 3,

JOHN STARK 2

The Spartans rallied from an early 2-0 deficit in a battle of Division II contenders to move to 2-0.

Jenna DeAngelis, who picked up the win in the circle (seven strikeouts, no earned runs) drove in the winning run in the fifth, scoring Abby Stillwagon who caught a line drive with the bases loaded in the seventh to end the game.

Milford tied the game in the fourth on a leadoff double by Brennan Parker and singles by Abby Sites and Raven Comtois.

BOYS LACROSSE

NEEDHAM (Mass.) 12,

BISHOP GUERTIN 11

The Cards (1-1) spotted Needham a 6-1 early lead and couldn’t quite recover, even though Sean Cameron scored with 1:51 left to bring them to within one.

Bennett Abladian and Dawson Clark had hat tricks while other goals went to Mason Carroll, Chris Heitmiller, Joey Lupo (one each) and Cameron (two)

GIRLS TENNIS

BISHOP GUERTIN 9,

NASHUA NORTH 0

The Cardinals are now 3-0 and for the most part cruised with singles wins by Amy Maalouf (8-0), Katelyn Nichols (8-0), Natalie Sheehy (8-0), Hannah Gilbertson (8-0), Elizabeth Janiak (8-2) and Alex Conceicao (8-0). The doubles teams of Maloof/Gilbertson (8-0), Nichols/Sheehy (8-0) and Janiak/Conceicao (8-2) completed the sweep. For the 0-2 Titans, freshmen Ashley Goh (No. 3) and Anjali Tumala (No. 5) were competive and played well at No. 3 doubles.

EXETER 6,

MERRIMACK 3

Liann Grosso (8-1) and Abby Fay (8-5) got singles wins at the top of the singles ladder and teamed up for an 8-0 doubles win, but the ‘Hawks fell to 0-3.

SOUHEGAN 8,

HOLLIS BROOKLINE 1

The Sabers took the first five singles matches to improve to 3-0. Winners were Lila Morgan (8-2), Maddie Daniel (8-4), Anna Goyette (8-4), Simmone Dodge (8-2), and Elly Hipp (8-5). HB got a win at No. 6 with Hannah Escadon (8-3).

The Saber doubles teams of Morgan/Daniel (8-2), Goyette/Hipp (8-1) and Sarah Kayser/Emma Maurais (8-4) also won. Lia Eisenberg, Samantha Randlett and Samantha Morse played tough for the 1-3 Cavs.

OYSTER RIVER 8,

MILFORD 1

Adrianna George got the lone win for the Spartans (1-3) at No. 2. Heather Hager played well in a 9-8 tiebreaker loss at No. 1 singles.

BOYS TENNIS

BISHOP GUERTIN 5,

NASHUA NORTH 4

The 0-2 Titans took the first three singles matches with Nathan Yeung (8-2), Stephen Norris (8-4) and Zach Rowe (8-6) winning, but the Cards took the next three and won two of three in doubles for their first win of the year (1-2). BG’s Constantine Liakos (8-1), Ryan Wallatt (8-6) and Ryan Stack (8-1) all won and then the one-two doubles teams of Chris Wang/Evan Butler (8-6) and Pravnav Marwaha/Liakos (8-5) got the needed clinching wins. Carson Goh/Seth White (8-6) won at No. 3 for North.

ALVIRNE 6,

WINNACUNNET 3

The Broncos (3-0) took four singles and clinched things in doubles. Singles winners were Peyton Meuse (8-0), Ashton Meuse (8-2), No. 4 Garrett Lambert (8-5) and No. 6 Jake Natola (8-6). The one-two doubles teams of the Meuses (8-0) and Justin Carbonneau/Lambert (8-2) got key wins.

BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK

SOUTH BOYS TIE FOR SECOND,

SOUTH GIRLS FINISH SECOND

(Wednesday)

The Panther boys tied Keene with 48 points, behind Bedford (115). South winners included Paul Marchand in the 100 meter dash (11.19), long jump (19-11), as well as both relays (unopposed in the 4×400).

The Panther girls had 72 points, behind Bedford (92.99) but ahead of Keene (48). South winners included Vanessa Norton in the 400 (1:05.43), Lydia Mathson in the 3200 (12:07.19), Sydney Lewis in the 100 hurdles (16.11 seconds), high jump (5-0), Julia Zhang in the triple jump (34-11.5), South also captured both relays.