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Nashua Blast's Hannah Fortin charges downfield during a girls U11 lacrosse game against Oyester River.
Sunday, May 20, 2012

KidSports May 20, 2012 Wrapup: Lacrosse, baseball, summer camp sign-ups

LACROSSE

Girls U11

Nashua Blast drops a pair

The Nashua Blast girls lost a tough scrimmage to Manchester and then followed it up the next day with an 11-8 loss to a strong Oyster River squad.

Against Manchester, Julia Sullivan scored for the Blast, while Britney Pearson had a standout game with the assist on Sullivan’s goal and a goal of her own.

The ladies in purple hosted Oyster River at Stellos Stadium the following day. Oyster River had a fast and furious offense that kept first half goalie Campbell Haller and her defense busy. Abbey Rowe, Kateri Coffey, Izzy Bolduc and Cassidy Lavoie did their best to keep it away from their end. They were aided by speedy defensive middies Sullivan, Victoria Gates, Coryn Flavin and Emily Morneau. Payson Mooso gave valiant efforts at the face-off circle the first half for the Blast.

Bright spots in the Nashua offense were Taylor Guilfoil, Angie Clancy, Calley Goulet, Pearson, Kelsie Leith, Alison Hartshorn, Molly Caron, and Kirsten McIntire. The first half included what was the start of a great day for Hannah Fortin, who scored four of her six goals in the first half. It was an amazing offensive effort by Fortin to keep Nashua in the game. Great assists on Fortin’s goals came from Rowe, Caron and Bolduc.

Trailing 7-4 as the second half opened, the Blast were eyeing a comeback. Rowe took over on face-offs and was a defensive standout, while Mooso covered between the pipes for Blast. The Blast showed a second wind in this half with better defense and more organized and purposeful offensive passing. Fortin tallied her fifth and sixth goals of the day, the latter coming off an assist by Leith, who also scored her first goal of the season shortly after.

Rounding out the scoring with her first goal of the season was Emma Pucillo, rejoining the team for the first time this season after being sidelined by an injury.

Boys U11

Nashua Blast (Team Fiore) wins third straight

Team Fiore is on a roll, beating Amherst 6-2 at Stellos Stadium for its third straight victory.

Owen Finn and Luc Blondeau led the way in a strong team effort to lift the Blast to 3-1 on the season. J.J. Fiore netted three goals, while Jacob Rodrique, Connor McDowell and Chris Sullivan all chipped in with one goal each.

BASEBALL

Nashua Cal Ripken

NORTH

Angels 11, Red Sox 10

Trailing 10-8 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Angels pulled out a squeaker with three runs in a game that saw both teams score in every inning except one.

The Red Sox scored three runs in the first with hits by James Bolton (2 hits), Tyler Downing (2 hits), CJ Barrett (2 hits) and Patrick Gillis (2 hits). They added four more in the second, helped with hits by Cam Lentz, Chase Nickerson and Matt Malls to take a 7-1 lead.

The Angels scrapped one out in the first, but opened things up with five in the second – led by Andre Laplante (2 runs), Gediyon Prince (2 hits, 2 runs), Dallas Kastens (2 hits, 2 runs), Cory Fleming (run) and Andrew Frost (run).

Downing, Bolton and Gillis combined on the mound for the Red Sox, while the Angels threw Jacob Murphy and Ben Pelletier.

D’backs 19, Cubs 2

Led by Mason Dane’s three-run homer, the Diamondbacks combined for 13 hits in three innings in a mercy rule-shortened game.

Dane finished the day 3 for 3 with six RBIs. Jack Gould, Anthony Paquin, Will Brooks and Nick Tzannos had three hits each, while Gavin Belesca (2 runs), Matty Roberts (run) and Rory Curran (run) also chipped in offensively.

Gould, Brooks and Paquin combined to strike out six Cubs and allowed just two hits. Defensively, Curran was solid at second base.

The Cubs ran out of pitching early, but where led offensively by Patrick McCarthy with a double and run scored.

D’backs 14, Angels 4

The Diamondbacks returned to the field on a short turnaround Saturday morning following a late Friday night game and didn’t lose any momentum, banging out another 13 hits in another mercy rule-shortened victory. The D’backs were led by Anthony Paquin (4 hits, 3 runs), Will Brooks (3 hits), Jack Gould (3 runs), Tony Gallinaro (3 runs), Nick Tzannos and Paul Murtagh.

D’Backs pitching – Paquin, Brooks and Gould – combined for one hit and seven strikeouts.

The Angels opened the top of the first inning with three runs on one hit by Jacob Murphy, three walks and a pair of D’back errors. But with only one more run in the second, the D’backs pulled away.

Red Sox 9, Cubs 8

The Red Sox made a fierce late-innings surge to overcome an 8-0 deficit and eventually pull out a one-run win with two runs in the the top of the sixth inning.

Cubs pitcher Patrick McCarthy held a 6-0 lead through three innings of work – aided by the five-run first inning by his offense. A.J. Mele had three hits, including a grand slam in the opening frame for the Cubs, while McCarty (3 hits), Connor Muise, Aiden Scales, Sam Power also contributed.

The Red Sox erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning, including consecutive hits by Cam Lentz, Tyler Downing, C.J. Barrett, Matt Walls, James Bolton. Also contributing where brother Alex and Thanos Pournaros and Logan Mathewson. Tyler Griffen and Pat Gillis finished things off in the top of the sixth with the game-tying and game-winning hits for the Sox.

Cubs 19, Angels 7

The Cubs were led by Aiden Scales (4 runs, 3 hits), Sam Powers (3 runs, 2 hits), Patrick McCarthy (4 for 4, 4 runs, walk, 6 RBIs), Connor Muise (3 hits, 3 runs), A.J. Mele (2 hits) and Tyler Griffen (2 runs).

The Angels were led by Andre Laplante and Jacob Murphy with two hits each. Gudiyon Prince (2 runs) and Dallas Kastens, who made recorded an unassisted double-play also had good games.

D’backs 4, Red Sox 3

The Diamondbacks were led by Tony Gallinaro and Anthony Paquin, who each had hits and combined for three runs scored, as well as Kyle Krulikowski.

The Red Sox were led by James Bolton and Chase Nickerson.

SOUTH

Majors: Giants 13, Royals 10

The Giants outlasted the Royals for their second win of the season. Offensively, the Giants were led by Devin Gates (2 for 3, 6 RBIs), Evan Guay (2 for 2, 2 RBIs) and Braden McDonnell (2 for 3, RBI). Also contributing to the offense were Kevin Barrows (1 for 2, RBI), Ryan Kozyra (1 for 2, RBI), Andrew Penkala (3 walks, RBI) and Jake Fitzpatrick (RBI). On the hill, the Giants received solid outings from Gates (3 Ks) and Penkala (4 Ks). The Royals were led by Harper Niven (3 for 3), Luke Anzel (2 for 4), and Alex Amigo (2 for 3). The Royals pitchers were Amigo (2 Ks), Seth Bridge (4 Ks) and Anzel (2 Ks).

Majors: Phillies 7, Giants 0

The Phillies improved to 6-1 with solid pitching from Adam Robinson (6 Ks) and Austin Long (3 Ks). The Giants countered with Ryan Kozyra ( 5 Ks) and Devin Gates (5 Ks). The big hit of the game came from Jake Smith, who hit a two-run double with two out in the first inning. The Giants had men on base every inning, and put pressure on the Phillies’ pitching staff and defense.

Majors: Orioles 7, A’s 0

The Orioles’ Brendan Auriana (5 Ks) and Chris Haley (2 Ks) pitched well. The Athletics received solid pitching performances from Stephen McLendon (5 Ks) and Pranav Prabhala (1 K). The Orioles scored six runs in the first three innings. Gabe Perrault led the Orioles’ offense by reaching base in all three at bats (2 walks, double), while Haley and Auriana, and Ben Lugo also contributed. The Athletics’ offense was led by Stephen McLendon and Spencer Durand.

Majors: Orioles 3, Royals 1

The Orioles and Royals met for the second time this season. The Royals started by scoring in the first inning on walks and smart base running. The Orioles’ Matt Savoia settled in and held the Royals without a hit for five innings and striking out nine batters. In the bottom of the fourth, Savoia led off with a double, followed by another double from Chris Haley to tie the game. Ben Lugo walked and stole second, and then Haley scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball. Alex Patno added an insurance run with a solid hit to score Lugo. Brendan Auriana came in to close in the sixth inning. The Royals received solid pitching from Alex Amigo, Seth Bridge (4 Ks), and Luke Anzel (1 K).

AAA: A’s 13, Giants 9

The Giants’ offense was led by Nolan Foss (4 for 4, double), Ryan Murray, Todd Ardnorfer and Dean Liakos. The A’s offense was led by Kyle O’Connor (HR, double), Charlie Collins (triple), Leo Kopicko, Geoffrey Lugo, Brendan Frost (3 hits) and Nathan Smith. The pitchers included Charlie Collins and Brendan Frost for the A’s and Ryan Lentine, Silas Fier, Nolan Foss and Ryan Murray from the Giants.

AAA: Blue Jays 4, Cardinals 4

The Blue Jays took a multi-run lead into the bottom of the last inning but wound up having to settle for a tie. The game started as a low scoring pitchers’ duel. David Mullaney pitched four shutout innings for the Blue Jays, striking out 10 batters in four innings. The Blue Jays put up two runs in the top of the third inning on RBI singles by Ryan Rutstein and Austin Bourque. The Cardinals struck back in the bottom of the fifth inning with two runs, knotting the score at 2-2. The Blue Jays jumped out to a 4-2 lead in the top of the sixth with a clutch two-run single by Rutstein, but the Cardinals rallied in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game on a two-run inside-the-park homer by James Diechman.

CENTRAL

Majors: Athletics 4, Royals 2

Colton Welch and David Erickson combined to allow four runs on just one hit for the Royals, but it wasn’t enough to hold down the Athletics, whose pitching duo of Zach Bodwell and Nic Stockman allowed only two runs on one hit.

Matt Johnson and Jordan Bodwell made great plays in the field for the A’s, while Trevor Kelly had a two-run single in the third for the Royals.

Majors: Mariners (HB) 9, Braves 4

Nolan Hilger led the way going 2 for 3 and scoring two of the Braves four runs in a tough loss to Hollis Brookline’s Mariners. The Braves rallied in the bottom of the sixth with Hayden Brooks working the pitcher for a two-out walk and scoring the Braves third run of the game, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Braves from suffering their first loss of the season.

Majors: Braves 10, Orioles 6

The Braves scored first but the Orioles answered back with several runs on hits by Tony Agor and Justin Tanguay. Going into the sixth inning the Orioles were up by one but the Braves fought back hard and scored several to take the lead and eventually win.

AAA: Orioles 13, Cardinals 2

Angel Rivera pitched three great innings and recorded six strikeouts. Cody Rocheleau had a double, single and a run scored. The Orioles were able to break out in the fourth inning with solid hits from Zaki Quereshy and Lexi Gayac. Jack Rechtsteiner had a break out game with two hits and two RBIs.

AAA: White Sox 25, Tigers 1

Manny Fernandez pitched four masterful innings to lead the White Sox in a romp. Andrew Morin and Christian Villar both went 2 for 2 with three runs scored, Trevor McLuin had two hits and two runs and Fernandez went 2 for 2 with a run scored to lead the White Sox. Owen Kelly struck out three in an inning of work for the Tigers and Dylan Dichard and Brandon Rella looked promising in their pitching debuts.

AAA: Orioles 12, Braves 11

Alex Lambalot pitched great in the third and fourth innings. The Braves took the lead in the fifth inning with doubles by David Tejada and Quinn Hilger. Lexis Gayac and Varun Lingadal each recorded six strikeouts in two innings pitched. Jackie Curtin recorded his first two RBIs. Lingadal also had two triples and five RBIs.

AAA: Dodgers 7, White Sox 5

The White Sox started the game with strong pitching from Connor Lane and had an early lead. The Dodgers finally got on the scoreboard in the third with three runs, led by Jada Lopez and Ben Levine, and held on for a 7-5 rain-filled win. For the White Sox, Christian Villar got on base twice. Melvin Campbell had a great catch for the Dodgers.

AAA: Cardinals 16, Royals 4

Cardinals pitchers Riley Lawless, Alex Durand and Angel Rivera kept the Royals’ bats quiet all night with a combined 11 strikeouts in four innings of play. Durand also went 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBIs to ignite the Cardinals’ offense. Stephen Loranger pitched two innings, striking out two and walking four in the Royals loss. Christian Digregorio (1 for 2, run) had a solid game.

AAA: Orioles 11, Royals 6

Stephen Loranger had two singles, a triple and three RBIs. Jacob Langefeld shut down the Orioles in the fifth inning with two strikeouts to end the game. Nate Harp pitched two innings in relief to the keep the Royals at bay. Neo Helin got on base four times and scored twice.

AAA: Dodgers 5, Tigers 4

A great pitching duel between the Dodgers and Tigers as Kaiden Gianitsis had eight strikeouts in the first three innings for the Tigers and Jada Lopez had nine strikeouts for the Dodgers. The game ended on the last at bat, as Nate Tejada scored the winning run for the Dodgers.

NASHUA LITTLE LEAGUE

Majors

Royals 14, Red Sox 4

The bats came alive for the Royals with home runs from Jake Smith and Evan Baldassaro. The team had multiple hits from Hunter Routhier, James Fields, Noah Gonzalez and Josh Smith – and great pitching performances from Jake Smith (3 innings, 7 strikeouts) and Luke Sanford (1 scoreless inning, 2 strikeouts).

Twins 7, Orioles 0

Adam Fenlason and Peter Dyszczyk combined for a no-hitter. The Orioles loaded the bases in the fourth inning with no outs, but Fenlason struck out the next three batters. At the plate, Courtney Olsen and Peter Dyszczyk continued to get on base. Olsen went 1 for 1 with two walks and two runs scored. Dyszczyk went 3 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Solid pitching, timely hitting and solid defense led the Twins to the victory.

Royals 13, Athletics 5

Spencer Desrosiers had an inside-the-park home run and Yandel Mateo added three hits with a triple and a steal of home. Collin Dexter made a nice grab of a line drive at second and Shane Lopez played well in left. For the Royals, Jake Smith and Noah Gonzalez had home runs.

Orioles 13, Cardinals 5

Gabe Perrault pitched three innings for 85 pitches, Robbie Long came into relief for two innings and five strike-

outs. For the Orioles, E.J. Reilly had a grand slam in the first inning.

Red Sox 4, Twins 3

The Red Sox scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning and held the Twins scoreless in the bottom of the sixth to rally for a 4-3 win.

The Twins had a runner on third base in the bottom of the sixth, but could not get the run across the plate.

Damon Glastetter went the distance on the hill for the win, and also scored the tying run in the sixth. Stephen Valade had an excellent game behind the plate and also contributed offensively by reaching base on a hit by pitch before eventually coming all the way around to score the Red Sox first run of the game. Jacob Demers also made a great play defensively at second base on a hard hit ground ball to record the first out of the bottom of the sixth and keep the lead-off batter off base.

For the Twins, Peter Dyszczyk held the Red Sox to two hits and one run through five innings. The Twins had hits by Adam Fenlason (2 for 3, triple, RBI), Courtney Olsen, T.J. Gillis and Zak Almeida.

Minors

Brewers 10, Giants 5

The Brewers had solid hitting from John Sullivan, Tyler Jagentenfl and Owen Duda. Jake Parzych had his first hit in the minor leagues. A good defensive performance was turned in by Nick Roscoe.

Giants 12, White Sox 3

The Giants’ 13-hit attack was led by Jaiden Dupont (4 for 4, 2 runs, 1 RBI), Sean Hagberg (3 for 3. 1 run, 1 RBI), Sean Cassidy (2 for 2, 2 runs, 1 RBI) and Josh Taylor (2 for 2, 4 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 walks). Zack Berthiaume pitched a stellar game, striking out five and allowing just one earned run on four hits over three innings. Evan Wilson threw two strong innings of his own to close it out.

Phillies 7, Mariners 6

For the Phillies, Alex Ortiz led the offense with two hits, including a double and two RBIs. Base running was the difference as Jessy Allen, Colby Klein and A.J. Mazzeo all scored runs. On defense, Adam Gosselin made two great catches. Ortiz pitched the final two innings, striking out five to secure the victory.

Padres 12, White Sox 2

The Padres got great pitching from Oscar Trujillo and Steve Smith. Trujillo pitched two innings with one strikeout while Smith went two innings with three K’s. The Padres had multiple hits by Jake Lord, Jack O’Malley, Mike Cawthron and Charlie McKelvey. Runs were scored by Ian Kurek and Kieran Davey. Heads up defense was played at third base by Damien Gannon.

Padres 7, Rays 5

Jack O’Malley pitched three strong innings with seven strikeouts, while Peyton Adams pitched the last three innings, racking up six K’s. O’Malley also had a big game at the plate and made two great plays at short. Steve Smith had two hits, as well as Jake Lord, Charlie McKelvey and Mike Cawthron. Big runs were scored by Kieran Davey, while Damian Gannon put together some nice at bats.

Padres 13, Brewers 8

The Padres were able to break an 8-8 tie in the top of the sixth inning then shut down the Brewers 1-2-3 in the bottom of the frame for the win. Mike Cawthron had a great all-around game, going 4 for 5 with two doubles, then capping off the win by pitching the last three innings. Also having a big game were Jack O’Malley, Steve Smith, Jake Lord and Charlie McKelvey – who hit a two-out, two-run single to tie the game in the fifth inning.

SUMMER CAMPS

Running

GDTC’s 37th annual Fun Run Progam starts in June

The Greater Derry Track Club is hosting its 37th annual Kid’s Summer Fun Run Program. The weekly training and racing series starts on Tuesday, June 26, and runs on consecutive Tuesday nights through Aug. 7. The series will be held at Londonderry High School.

Baseball

NECC Catching Camp set for two weeks of training

The New England Catching Camp still has space available for the 2012 Summer Camps. There will again be two weeks of camp to choose from.

The four-day, 16-hour camps will be held July 23-26 and Aug. 6-9. This camp has drawn hundreds of baseball and fast-pitch softball catchers from across the country over the last 11 years, and is the only camp in New England exclusively for catchers. NECC will be offering a session for player’s ages 8-12 from 8 a.m.-noon and ages 13-18 will meet from 1-5 p.m. daily.

The camp will be held at Lions Field in Hudson, and will focus on all the skills needed to excel at the games most demanding position.

The sessions will include training on receiving, blocking, throwing, all fielding skills, as well as proper stretching and conditioning.

To register or get more information on Summer Camp visit NECC’s Web site at www.catchingcamp.com and click on the link for Summer Camp or call coach Jay Weaver at 882-8981.

Nashua P&R

Swimming lesson registration open

The Nashua Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting summer swim lesson registrations. Registration forms will be available at the Recreation Office in Greeley Park and online at www.gonashua.com.

Parents can sign their child up for two of the three sessions prior to July 6. After July 6, registrations will be accepted for remaining session(s). Swim lessons are $20 per child or a maximum of $60 per family per session.

Each session runs two weeks and lessons are one-half hour in length. All lessons take place between 9 a.m.-noon. Session dates are: June 25-July 6; July 16-27; and Aug. 6-17.

Sign ups for sports/study camps now underway

Registration forms are available at all Nashua private and public schools at the main office, Nashua Public Library, City Clerks Office at City Hall, Jeannotte’s Market, Bright Spot Convenience Store, and at the Recreation Office at Greeley Park. A registration form can be downloaded from the city Web site at www.gonashua.com as well as a complete listing of all the summer camps being offered. Summer camps include basketball, football, soccer, baseball, drama, volleyball, field hockey, ice hockey, archery, tennis, cheerleading, lacrosse, skateboarding, science camps, cooking and track & field. New camps include art/drawing, Wicked Cool for Kids and yoga. Call the recreation office at 589-3370 with any questions.

Football

2012 Nashua PAL camps scheduled for early June

The Nashua PAL Force City Football Camp, a week-long camp which focuses on strength and speed technique along with the dynamics of offensive and defensive positions, is scheduled for June 11-15 from 6-8:30 p.m. each day at Artillery Field (behind Holman Stadium). All participants must currently be in grades 2-7. There is a $20 cost per participant.

The Position Specific Camps, which focus more on fundamental and techniques of specific offensive and defensive positions along with more one-on-one instructional time are schedules as follows:

Offensive skills positions of quarterback, receivers and running backs, along with defensive the positions of linebackers, safeties and corners on June 18 and 19 at Artillery Field (behind Holman Stadium) from 6-8:30 p.m. All participants must currently be in grades 2-7. There is a $10 cost per participant.

Offensive and defensive linemen on June 21 and 22 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Artillery Field (behind Holman Stadium). All participants must currently be in grades 2-7.

There is a $10 cost per participant. For more information, contact NPF football director Jason Fiore at coachjfiore29@gmail.com or 438-2303. Registration forms must be turned in by May 23.

Basketball

BST Summer Academy accepting applications

BST Basketball is now accepting registration for its Summer Academy program. The Summer Academy program is for boys of all skill levels, grades 4-12 (classes: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021). The program is Monday and Wednesday evenings, starting Monday, June 18, at SNHU-Manchester. Grades 4-7 workouts run from 5-7 p.m., followed by grades 8-12 from 7-9. For more info, visit www.bst222.com, mouse onto “Advanced Academy” or e-mail bsthoops@yahoo.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Nashua PAL honoring Bob Ryan at annual dinner

Renowned sports journalist, TV personality and author, Bob Ryan will headline the second Nashua Police Athletic League Award Dinner on June 28 at Conway Arena.

Ryan will be named PAL’s Man of the Year. The event, which runs from 6-9 p.m., will also recognize local sports journalists, PAL athletes, volunteers and coaches. Sponsored by The Telegraph, organizers hope the evening will be a significant fundraiser for PAL, which provides coaching and mentoring to local youth athletes.

Ryan, a 2011 inductee into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, is known for his work at The Boston Globe, ESPN and Basketball Times.

Local journalists of the year awards will be presented for print and broadcast. PAL will recognize youth athletes of the year in football, boxing, cross country and cheerleading. A PAL coach of the year and volunteer of the year will also be named.

Tickets to the event are $60 a piece or $400 for a table of eight and can be purchased at Conway Arena and at Nashua PAL, 52 Ash St., Nashua.