Nashua Blast U15 Purple keeps rolling with 14-2 win

GIRLS LACROSSE

Nashua Blast U15 Purple face Amherst

First place is on the line Sunday at Stellos Stadium when the 6-0 Nashua Blast U15 Girls Purple team hosts fellow unbeaten Amherst at 4:45 p.m.

Last week the Blast cruised past Hopkinton, 14-2, with Melanie Hutchinson scoring right off her opening draw win for the locals just 10 seconds in.

Hutchinson would then find Kirsten McIntyre 40 seconds later to put the Blast up 2-0. Julia Cote added a goal and Sarah Signorello fired a shot past the Hopkinton goalie after getting the feed from Lindsay Hult for a 4-0 lead with 17:42 left in the half.

Taylor Guilfoil, Cote (Live Hlebichuk assist), Cote (third goal) assisted by Hult made it 7-0. Meanwhile, the Blast held Hopkinton to just three shots on goal in the first half.

McIntyre got the second half scoring started for Nashua at the 21-minute mark, unassisted, to make it 8-1. She added her third of the game, also unassisted. Remaining goals by Guilfoil (her second, assisted by Bailey Morin), Hlebichuk (unassisted breakaway), Cote (fourth and fifth goals) and Morin finished the scoring.

Kaylie Keegan played well scooping and securing several loose balls to keep the offense going while goalie Payson Mooso stopped seven of Hopkinton’s nine shots.

Theresa Ellison, Olivia Kingston, Maddie Sewade, Elinor Addonizio, Morin, Grace Bellavance, Amelia Piercy and Britney Pearson played well defensively for Nashua.

BASEBALL

Greater Nashua
Little League

Minors

Mets 14, Giants 4

The Mets had 15 hits, led by Jacoby Caissie and Brian Keefe who had three each. Ian Mack, Tyler Hughes and Dominic Cicchetti all added two apiece.

Mets 7, Phillies 4

Jacoby Caissie struck out the first seven batters he faced and added two hits and an RBI. Brian Keefe led the offense with three hits, including a two-run home run.

Majors

Red Sox 6, Cardinals 1

Dean Adams scored the eventual game-winner after working a walk and ultimately scoring on a pass ball. Cards pitcher Tommy Tierney pitched well.

A’s 12, Rockies 1

Jordan Joyal led off the game with his first majors home run and then ended the night by hitting for the cycle. Colin Toohey shut down the Rockies allowing only two hits.

Cardinals 4, A’s 3

The Cardinals got great pitching by Drew Frost and Joey Jussaume, while Tommy Tierney hit a game-tying homer in the bottom of the sixth.

The A’s Brandon Metivier pitched well.

Red Sox 11 Twins 1

Matt D’Ortona, Chris Keefe, Alex Hulfachor, Andrew Curtin and Dean Adams led the Sox offense.

Red Sox 8, Royals 7

Sam McElliott’s two-out, walk-off RBI single highlighted a see-saw game.

Cal Ripken

Diamondbacks 7, Giants 5

Isaac Zhang led the winners with two hits including a double and two runs scored. Chris Keefe paced the Giants with a two-run homer.

Red Sox 11, Diamondbacks 1

Robby Cullerton had two hits and two runs scored to lead the Red Sox, who also got three runs scored by Sean Lavoie. Alex Hulfachor had a hit and run scored for the D-Backs.

Cardinals 16, Phillies 5

Ian Delucca led the Cardinal attack with three hits. Leo Kopicko, Brandon Metivier and Jason Quan added a pair of hits each. The Phillies were led on offense by Ryan Joliceur, Ellias Bourque, Brady Swisher and Braeden Welch.

A’s 2, Royals 0

Jason Pecoraro pitched three solid innings for the winners while Albert De La Rosa and Nick DiGesse each had a hit and a run.

For the Royals, Cody Rocheleau had a hit and pitched well.

Giants 4, Phillies 3

Chris Keefe and River Hart pitched well for the Giants, while Giant Nolan Medieros had the game’s only extra-base hit with a double.

Giants 5, Royals 4

Logan McNulty’s walk-off RBI single sparked a three-run Giants rally. Cody Rocheleau scored two of the Royals four runs.

Cardinals 7, Red Sox 3

The Cards knocked the Sox from the unbeaten ranks thanks in part to Ian Delucca’s pitching and two hits, including a leadoff home run and three RBIs.

Red Sox 10, Phillies 7

Drevin Richard had three hits and two runs scored to lead the winners, who got good pitching from Ryan Haskell. Trevor McLuin had a hit and two runs scored for the Phils.

AAA

A’s 9, Angels 0

A’s pitcher Matthew Walters and Benjamin Adamonis helped combine on the shutout with eight strikeouts while Joshua Caruso had an RBI single.

Orioles 16, Dodgers 7

Avin Ortiz and Xavier Henderson had hits and RBIs from Alex Petrillo, TJ Addonizio, Will Nardone and Griffin Davis sealed the victory.

A’s 8, Cardinals 8

Kieran Hummer had six strikeouts in two innings while Aiden Lechner, Kevin Mackey and Matthew Walters combined for four RBIs on the day.

Nationals 15, Tigers 3

Ben Haight’s diving catch at second was the highlight of the game. Zach Samarel added an RBI single and Damon Clark pitched well.

BULLETIN BOARD

Soccer

Nashua tryouts set

Nashua World Cup Soccer will be holding tryouts this June for its upcoming 2016-17 season. Go to www.nashuaworldcup.org to find dates and times. Teams range from birth years 1998-2008.

Free Nashua World Cup Clinics

Nashua World Cup soccer will hold two free training sessions on Tuesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 9 at Mines Falls Fields, 50 Whipple St., Nashua from 5-6:30 p.m. for youths born in the years 2009-2010.

For more information go to www.nashauworldcup.org

Revolution holding contest

The New England Revolution, in conjunction with Papa Gino’s, will be having its annual "Play, Eat, Score" contest that awards five local New England youth soccer teams with the prize of a visit from a Revolution player and a pizza party at their soccer practice.

Coaches, players and family members can nominate teams to win via an entry form at www.revolutionsoccer.net/play
eatscore. Winners will be selected and awarded through June.

Softball

Nashua softball clinics

The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department will be running several free softball clinics this spring, with focus on fielding/hitting and pitching/catching.

The clinics are open to any Nashua girls ages 7-15 and all clinics are free of charge.

The clinics will use a multiple-station format, keeping the girls in constant motion, and will work drills for both novice and advanced skill levels.

Contact the Nashua Park-Rec office for future clinic dates.

Basketball

MYA elections set

The Merrimack Youth Association (MYA) Basketball Program will be holding elections for positions on the board of directors on June 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the MYA Building.

Positions are held for one year and run from July 2016 to June 2017.

All volunteers and parents of an MYA participant are eligible to participate in this election.

Contact director, John Calabro at director@myabasketball.org or 440-8906 to place a name in nomination or for more information.

Milford basketball camp

The Milford High School fundraising basketball camp will be held for youths ages 7-16 on June 27-July 1 and July 25-29 at Milford Middle School.

Both week’s sessions will be 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. For cost and further details, call 672-7140.

Cheerleading

Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavs clinic

The Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavaliers Cheer program will be holding an instructional clinic for youths ages 6-8 on June 1 at Hollis Brookline High School’s mini gym.

Youths will learn basic cheer skills such as arm motions, tumbling and jumps and can register online at Hbjrcavs.com.

For more information contact coach Melisa Scherer at
melscherer@charter.net or HBJC Cheer Coordinator Robin Giaconia at argiaconia@yahoo.com.

HBJC cheerleading camp

Registration for the June 20-22 Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavaliers cheerleading camp is now open for participants ages 6-13.

The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Hollis Brookline High School’s mini gym.

Those interested may register online at http://www.hbjrcavs.com.

Football

HBJC registration

The Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavaliers Football and Cheer Program registration is open for the 2016 season.

For more information on registration please go to hbjrcavs.com website and review the registration process located under FAQ tab as well as what forms are required.

For information regarding football, contact Fred Hubert at fhubert67@yahoo.com and for information regarding cheer, contact Robin Giaconia at argiaconia@yahoo.com.

HBJC coaches needed

The Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavaliers Football and Cheer Athletic Program (HBJC) is currently seeking applications for all levels of football and cheer coaching positions.

These positions include head coaches, assistant coaches and junior demonstrators.

For information or to complete an application, go to www.
hbjrcavs.com.

For football related questions, contact football director Fred Hubert at fhubert67@yahoo.com. For cheer coaching questions, contact cheer coordinator Robin Giaconia at argiaconia@yahoo.com.

Tennis

Granite State Kids registration

Granite State Kids summer junior tennis program is currently accepting registration.

It provides tennis instruction and match play for youths ages 5-18, for all levels, beginner through competition.

Beginner play is Monday and Wednesday mornings. Intermediate practice is Tuesday morning with match play on Thursday.

The season starts June 27 and continues through Aug. 4. The season winds up with a Tennis Carnival and NH JTT State Tournament.

Registration and more information is available on www.granitestatekids.com.

Fundraisers

Elks Crusaders seek donations

The Nashua Elks Crusaders, a non-profit youth football and cheer organization, is seeking help from the community in purchasing new equipment and uniforms.

Donations can be made to Nashua Crusaders P.O. Box 7248 Nashua, NH 03063. Also, for more information on sponsorship opportunities, email nec
president15@gmail.com or denise
rosher@comcast.net.