Bishop Guertin baseball downs Nashua South

NASHUA – Nashua High School South coach James Gaj has always maintained that high school baseball is a game of mistakes.

The team that makes the most loses, and on Saturday night that was his Panthers, as five errors helped Bishop Guertin get back to its winning ways by a 10-2 count at Holman Stadium.

Guertin (12-2) had been hit with two straight losses, at Pinkerton and Bedford, and face Concord on Monday night so this was a key game.

The Panthers, meanwhile, are reeling at 3-9.

Guertin jumped on South starter Andres Hulfachor for two in the first on Jake Mitchell’s bases loaded walk and a wild pitch.

South cut it to 2-1 in the top of the second with hits by Dante Young and Jake Smith and a fielder’s choice off the bat of Chris Keefe.

The Cards answered right back in the bottom half when Noah Therrien walked, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a throwing error.

The mistakes kept coming as the Panthers committed three throwing errors in the bottom of the fourth, two of them allowing a run.

Aiden Coyne reached on an infield hit and on a steal attempt the throw went into the outfield. The subsequent throw to third from Panthers right fielder Roe Hendrick sailed into the new netting in front of the stands, which is out of play (the ball would have reached the stands) allowing Coyne to score to make it 4-2.

South got a run in the fifth off BG starter and winner Steve McLendon on two hits and a Roe Hendrick RBI groundout.

But again, BG broke it open in the sixth with five runs on four hits and another South error, the key blows RBI singles by Sam Boudreau,Jake Mitchell and Bill Gonya. BG outhit South 8-6.

The Panthers look to get back on track Monday at 0-10 Salem.