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  • Joe Marchilena photo

    Souhegan's Tyler Ford loses his hat as he tries to tag Bedford's Ryan Mossman during Monday's season opener in Amherst. Mossman was safe and the Bulldogs won 16-5.
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    Souhegan's Terry Dugdale delivers a pitch during Monday's season opener against Bedford. Dugdale pitched well, but Souhegan lost 16-5.
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    Souhegan shortstop Seth Learned goes after a ground ball during Monday's season opener against Bedford.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

High school sports: softball, baseball & lacrosse

SOFTBALL

Concord 10, Merrimack 9

The Tomahawks lost a heartbreaker, giving up the winning run in the bottom of the seventh after rallying from an 8-1 deficit after two innings. Freshman Ashley Grassini let the Merrimack attack by going 5 for 5 with two triples and four RBI. Taylor Irvine pitched three-plus innings of shutout ball in relief until the last inning. Brittany Camerra and Renne LeClaire each had three hits.

Manchester Memorial 4, Nashua South 1

Shaylyn Freitas and Sami Durkee had South’s lone hits, while pitcher Julianne McDonald went the distance, allowing four hits, striking out nine while walking two.

Souhegan 12, Bedford 8

Kate Stover smacked a grand slam in the fourth inning to break a 6-6 tie for the Sabers in their season opener. Angela Mukai went the distance for the Sabers on the mound.

Bishop Guertin 8,

Nashua North 5

The Cardinals took advantage of eight hits and six walks, while MacKenzie Marr got the win in relief in the circle with three innings of work. Jacklyn Dubois went 2 for 2 with a homer, single and two walks, scoring two runs to lead the way offensively. Also for BG, Jessica Lemos had two hits and reached base four times, scoring three runs. Jess Cote and Bridget McCarthy each had two hits for the Titans, while Michaela McGowan took the loss, striking out six.

Alvirne 6, Winnacunnet 0

Taylor Carbone tossed a one-hitter, striking out 11 while walking just three in the season opener for the visiting Broncos. Carbone also went 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBI.

Also for Alvirne, Chelsey Drew had two hits and two RBI, while freshman Kaycee Carbone had a hit and played well defensively at short.

Wilton-Lyndeborough 6, Pittsfield 2

Andrea Heck, Sam Broderick, and Deanna Davidson had two hits apiece to lead the visiting Warriors. Broderick gave up seven hits, but struck out eight in the circle.

BASEBALL

Nashua North 3, Trinity 2

The Titans rallied from a 2-0 deficit as sac flies by Shannon Martin and Matt Fortin in the fifth pulled out the win.

Also, Brendan Martin had two hits while pitcher Jake Mellin tossed a two-hitter, walking two, striking out six while retiring last 17 batters he faced.

Concord 2, Merrimack 1 (10 innings)

Tom Hudon had an RBI single and pitched seven strong innings, allowing just four hits and fanning eight, walking just one but it wasn’t enough for the host Tomahawks. Matt Wojciak took the loss in relief for the ‘Hawks.

Winnacunnet 4, Alvirne 3

Dakota Williams had two hits and Greg Emanuelson had a two-run base hit but the Broncos, who rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh, fell short.

Wilton-Lyndenborough 12, Pittsfield 0 (5)

Tony Graziano tossed a mercy-rule-shortened no hitter, issuing just one walk while fanning seven for the visiting Warriors. Justin Thibault’s three hits and four RBI, plus Kyle Pratt’s solo homer led a 12-hit attack.

Bedford 16, Souhegan 5 (6)

The Bulldogs scored 10 runs in the top of the sixth as Terry Dugdale suffered the loss for Souhegan, allowing six runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six. Dugdale also had a double and a triple and drove in a run for the Sabers, while Robby McCormick had two hits and scored a run.

Hollis Brookline 10,

Hanover 0 (5)

Nick Siegel pitched four innings to lead the Cavaliers in a 10-run rule-shortened game. He allowed five hits and a walk while striking out four and Jared Cardoza pitched an inning in relief.

Tim Rencken had two hits and drove in two runs and Mitch Frick had a hit and two RBIs.

GIRLS TENNIS

Nashua South 9,

Manchester Memorial 0

Hannah Drake, Ashley Chen, Nora Eskin, Micaela Baney, Ruth Wendell and Katelyn Griswold all earned wins in the Panthers’ season opener. Wendell and Chen had 8-0 singles wins while Wendell teamed with Griswold to win at No. 3 doubles.

Windham 6,

Hollis Brookline 3

The Cavaliers were able to capture only two singles matches, with Colleen Plesac (8-5) and Sara Ericson (8-0) earning victories. Plesac teamed with Taylor Owens for an 8-4 doubles win as well.

Concord 6, Merrimack 3

Mia Mitchell (8-4) and Catherine Bouressa (8-5) had the Tomahawks’ lone singles wins while Bouressa teamed with Fallon Lature for an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles.

Bedford 9, Souhegan 0

Maeve Morgan had the best match of the day for the 0-4 Sabers, losing just 9-7 at No. 2 singles. Morgan and Lindsay Moss played the best doubles match of the day, losing 8-5.

Bishop Guertin 6,

Derryfield 2

The Cardinals took care of things in a match shortened by darkness with five singles wins by Briana Leonard (8-1), Jen Dai (8-5), Lauren Hayward (8-5), Liz DiCesare (9-8), and Allison Murphy (9-7).

The doubles team of Leonard-Hayward recorded an 8-2 win as well.

BOYS TENNIS

Bishop Guertin 7,

Derryfield 2

Andrew Xiao (8-1), Sam Fordin (8-3), Danny Morrison (8-4) and David Grossman (8-0) led the way in singles for the Cardinals, who also swept doubles with the teams of Xiao-Fordin (8-5), Morrison-Grossman 8-4, and Roshan Tadi-Chris Zuercher (8-2).

Nashua South 9,

Manchester Memorial 0

The Panthers rolled, clinching things early with singles wins from Aaron Wang (9-7), Cameron Wang (8-1), Ben Stewart (8-3), Eathan Karbassi (8-1), Subbarao Yalamanchili (8-0) and Mayauk Dubey (8-3).

Bedford 8, Souhegan 1

Patrick Casper (8-5) at No. 6 singles got the only win of the day for the Sabers, who dropped to 1-3.

Winnacunnet 6, Alvirne 3

The Broncos managed only two singles wins, by PJ Martineau (an 8-6 tiebreaker) and K.V. Venuthurpali (8-5). Venuthurpali teamed with Sid Moparthi for an 8-5 doubles win.

BOYS LACROSSE

Hollis Brookline 8,

Nashua North 1

Ryan Papineau had two goals and an assist, while Connor Moynihan, Trevor Kerkhoff, Connor Walsh, Sam Whitaker, Al Bergun and Jacob Sulin had single goals. Alvaro Guzman had nine saves in goal for the Cavs. Marc Lavine had North’s lone goal while Spencer Rancourt had 10 saves for the 0-1 Titans.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Souhegan 21,

Nashua South 2

Madison Learned had six goals and an assist while Jamie Wallisch added three goals and five assists for the Sabers. Other top Saber scorers included Jesse Jay (three goals, three assists), Mickenzie Larivee (three goals, one assist), Colleen Walsh (three goals), Meggie Whitney (two goals, two assists) and Olivia Durling (one assist). San Pham had both South goals while Saber goalie Megan Kolosky had four saves. Colleen Rottman had six saves in goal for the Panthers.

Bishop Guertin 20,

Goffstown 9

Emma Annand had a goal and seven assists while Callie Santos pumped in five goals with an assist for the Cardinals in their season opener.

Carly Caveny, Averi Farhat and Jess Lambert had two goals apiece while Nicole Pettiglio had four goals and three assists.

Other scorers included Kristin Cameron (goal, assist), Caley Prunier (goal, assist), Allie Solms (goal) and Tiffany Stanton (goal, two assists). Rachel LeBel (three saves) and Lauren Trepaney (two saves) split time in goal for BG, with defensive help from Ashley Lynch, Lauren Dupont and Nicole Burke.