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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Weekly Wrapup

Baseball

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NORTH/SOUTH MAJORS

North Red Sox 9 South Giants 8

The Red Sox were led by Cameron Lentz, who went 3 for 3, including a key double in a five-run third inning, and had five RBIs. Lentz also contributed with an assist in center field to throw out a runner trying to score. James Bolton went the distance on the mound as the game went down to the final out.

North Cubs 11, South Royals 1

The Cubs were led by three hits and three RBIs by Patrick McCarthy as they won in a mercy rule-shortened game. Offensively Connor Muise, Stephen Norris, Anthony Mele, Brandon Jamieson and Sam Power all contributed, while Aiden Scales and Zach Lewis stood out defensively.

North D’backs 4, South Orioles 0

Diamondbacks pitchers Anthony Paquin and Will Brooks combined for a one-hit, 12 strikeout performance.

Mason Dane had three hits, and Brooks reached base safely three times. Leadoff hitter Jack Gould got things started with a bunt single in the first and later scoring on Dane’s hit to take a 1-0 lead. The score stayed that way until the fourth when Gavin Belesca scored. They added two more in the bottom of the fifth.

North Cubs 11, South Giants 1

Evan Holland came on in relief in the first with the bases loaded and one run already in for the Giants, and was able to end the threat – pitching the rest of the game without allowing a run.

Patrick McCarthy went 3 for 3 and hit his second home run of the year. Also contributing for the Cubs offensively was Aiden Scales, Connor Erickson, Brandon Jamieson, Anthony Mele, Sam Power, Tyler Griffin and Jacob Hughes. Zach Lewis caught a good game behind the plate.

North D’backs 10, South Royals 8

Mason Dane pitched six strong innings, striking out seven, while contributing with three hits and four RBIs in the Diamondbacks win. Tony Gallinaro went 4 for 4 with three runs scored. Jack Gould added three hits while scoring three runs. Will Brooks also scored twice.

Red Sox 10, South Giants 9

Red Sox pitcher C.J. Barrett pitched a complete game, while striking out 11 and contributing to the offense with two hits. Trailing 4-1 after three, the Sox opened up the fourth with six consecutive batters reaching base. Alex Pournaros walked, followed by hits from Chase Nickerson, James Bolton, Tyler Downing, Barrett and Patrick Gillis. A key hit by Thomas Pournaros capped off a seven-run outburst that gave the Sox the lead for good.

South Phillies 19, North Cubs 0

The Phillies scored 17 runs in the top of the fifth inning after sending 23 batters to the plate. Cubs pitcher Brandon Jamerson held the Phillies to two runs over four innings in his first ever appearance on the mound. Defensive highlights included a catch on a liner by Derek Downing and a great play by Tyler Aenesan to end the game.

Adam Robinson was lights out for two innings, retiring all six batters he faced. Austin Long faced eight batters over two innings and Arnesan threw 16 pitches (11 for strikes ), in and inning of relief to end the game.

South Phillies 8, North Angels 2

Phillies pitcher Zach Finklestein allowed only two hits with seven strikeouts. Derek Downing, Finklestein and Casey Mcnally had extra base hits, while Sam Malignaggi, Austin Long, Adam Robinson and Aditya Gandhi also contributed with hits. Tyler Arnesan walked twice and scored once.

SOUTH AAA

Pirates 13, Blue Jays 0

The Pirates capitalized on a seven-run fifth inning to beat the Blue Jays. Matt Beaudette went 2 for 2 at the plate to pace the Pirates. Brandon Metivier kept contact to a minimum, striking out eight Blue Jays, while allowing just three hits over four innings.

A’s 4, Rockies 2

Rockies pitchers Andres Hulfachor, Alex Hulfachor, Mason Linscott and Nathan Bergerson combined for 13 strikeouts while A’s pitchers Geoffrey Lugo, Charlie Collins and Kyle O’Connor combined for 16 strikeouts. The A’s pitching staff only gave up two walks the entire game.

Giants 10, Cardinals 4

The Giants got offensive contributions from Silas Fier, Ryan Murray, Ryan Jolicoeur and Nolan Foss. Foss was also strong on the mound, striking out five. Nick Gosselin went 2 for 2 and also pitched. Todd Arndorfer also contributed to the Giants offense. Adam Picard, James Deichman, Gosselin and Mike Rzasa all scored for the Cardinals.

CENTRAL

MAJORS

D’backs 6, A’s 4

The D’backs got their first win of the season with great pitching by Bobby Brown and Ryan Lopez. Brown also had a two-run double in the fourth inning. Jordan Bodwell scored two for the A’s, one of which he was knocked in by his brother Zach with a line-drive double.

A’s 14, Brewers (HB) 3

After falling behind by three runs in the top of the first, the A’s stormed back with 11 in the bottom half. Dominick Paladino led the way for the A’s, going 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles. Mason Matylewski and Nic Stockman were solid on the mound.

Rocco Restalli made his first appearance on the mound with a five-pitch fourth inning to nail down the win. Zach Bodwell and Sam Charron played great in the field, with Charron making the final out.

A’s 14, Longhorns (HB) 4

The A’s once again fell behind in the first, spotting the Longhorns four runs before shutting them down the rest of the way. Zach Bodwell and Nic Stockman combined for a two-hitter. Stockman also contributed at the plate going 3 for 3 with a walk and four runs scored. Rocco Restalli tore up the base paths with six stolen bases.

Braves 5, Astros (HB) 1

The Braves were led by great pitching performances by Jack Gauthier, Nate Nugent and Joe Berman. Tyler McCallum (three steals) and Nolan Hilger led the team offensively, scoring four of the Braves’ five runs.

Athletics 15, Royals 12

Sky Boykin was 2 for 3 with a three-run bomb for the Royals. In the bottom of the fourth Dominick Paladino and Mason Matylewski hit back-to-back home runs to break the game open. Rocco Restalli was impressive on the mound yet again, at one point striking out five straight hitters.

AAA

Braves 10, White Sox 3

Quinn Hilger and Josh Blood led the Braves pitching with 10 strikeouts over four innings. Thavary Hay scored two runs and Liam Novak added three RBIs. Ryan Somers led the White Sox with great hustle on an inside-the-park home run.

Cardinals 7, Dodgers 6

The Dodgers’ Nate Boardman pitched three no-hit innings with eight strikeouts. The Cardinals were led by pitchers Brittany Henderson, Michael Marr and Cody Rocheleau. Fine defensive play by Nate Tejada for the Dodgers and Max Shephard of the Cardinals kept the game close. Angel Rivera led the Cardinals offensively, going 2 for 3 at the plate.

Orioles 13, White sox 4

Ryan Gagnon had two hits, a stolen base and an RBI for the White Sox. Kenny Reel drove in his first two RBIs and Zaki Quereshy had a triple, single, two RBIs and scored twice for the Orioles.

Braves 13, Royals 5

The Braves’ bats were hot early and often, led by Alex Lambalot (4 for 4, four runs) and Liam Novak (2 for 3, three runs). Quin Hilger and Lambalot both pitched well. The Royals bats finally came alive in the fourth led by Dylan Homsy (2 for 3, one run), and Spencer Champagne (2 for 3), who had a two-run triple and caught an excellent game. Max Ackerman also contributed solid defense.

Orioles 17, Tigers 5

The Orioles defeated the Tigers behind the strong pitching of Nate Harp, Jimmy Reel and Zaki Quereshy. Varun Lingadal reached base four times for the O’s, scoring each time. Sam McElliott led off the fourth with a hit and came around to score. For the Tigers, Stephen Cleveland doubled and scored. Tyler Armeen scored twice.

Orioles 23, Tigers 9

The Tigers’ Matt Bull recorded his first hit of the season on a liner down the third base line. Zaki Quereshy went 4 for 4 with a double and four RBIs. Jack Rechtsteiner reached base in all three at-bats and scored each time for the Orioles.

Dodgers 7, Orioles 6

Trailing by three in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Dodgers – led by Glen Preston and Connor Woodman – scored four to win. The Orioles were led by Jackie Curtin and Neo Helin.

Dodgers 12, Royals 10

The Royals were led by Jacob Lagenfield and Nate Chisholm. With the game tied, Zachary Rioux hit a two-run inside-the-park home run for the Dodgers to win.

Braves 11, Tigers 10

Peeroum Hay hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the sixth inning for the Braves. The Tigers belted 17 hits, including big doubles from Owen Kelly, Ethan Gaffney and Danny Mercado. Alex Lambalot led the Braves hitting with three hits and four runs.

Royals 23, White Sox 4

The White Sox were led offensively by Ryan Gagnon, Destiny Torres and John Jigarjian, and got good pitching from Connor Lane and Manny Fernandez. The Royals were led by Marc Laferriere and Andre Ostaudelafont with solid pitching from Dylan Homsy and Jacob Langenfeld contributing to the win.

Cardinals 14, Tigers 4

Cody Rocheleau and Alex Durand scored four and three runs, respectively, to lead the Cardinals. Angel Rivera struck out five hitters in two innings of solid pitching. Max Shephard pitched well and reached base three times while battling a cold. Ethan Roy hit a three-run inside-the-park home run to provide the day’s most exciting play. Dylan Dichard struck out four batters in two innings of work.

Nashua Little League

MAJORS

Athletics 5, Red Sox 1

Yandell Mateo pitched four innings and gave up one run while striking out 11 to get the win. Trey LeGraw pitched two scoreless innings and three strikeouts. Mateo also had three hits while Collin Dexter and Kevin Collins each had a hit and run scored. Spencer Desrosiers stole home.

Twins 7, Cardinals 5

Courtney Olsen pitched four solid innings for the Twins, allowing three hits and one earned run, while striking out five without issuing a walk. Adam Fenlason (one hit, one earned run, five strikeouts) earned the save in two innings of work. Zak Almeida went 2 for 2 at the plate with a walk and run scored. Tiara Rowlett’s solid defense at second helped secure the win for Twins. Gabe Perrault went 3 for 3 at the plate, scoring each time he was on base. Good defensive plays in the field included a put-out at home by Angelo Soto and a game-ending, unassisted double play at first by Aiden Van Batenburg.

Red Sox 14, Cardinals 10

Angelo Soto went 2 for 3 with two doubles and two runs scored. Aiden Van Batenburg had three RBIs in his four at-bats. Gabe Perrault went 3 for 4, scoring twice, and Chris Markunas was 3 for 3 with two runs scored.

Twins 11, Royals 6

Adam Fenlason pitched five innings for the Twins, striking out 10 and only giving up two hits. Pete Dyszczyk closed the game in the sixth inning by retiring all three batters he faced with two strikeouts. Adam Gagnon, Vinny Priore and Zak Almeida each had hits.

Red Sox 7, Orioles 0

Red Sox pitcher Nate Demers struck out 13 on his way to no-hitting the Orioles. The Sox defense was also on their toes with a great play from Patrick Holt to snag a rocket to third base hit by Tanner Plourde, and threw him out at first.

MINORS

Giants 5, Phillies 1

Alex Meesig had a total of 16 strikeouts in 51⁄3 innings and Zack Berthiaume had two of his own to close out the game. Adam Gosselin and Cody Cargill were the only Phillies batters with hits.

Phillies 7, Mariners 6

Brandon Metivier pitched 32⁄3 innings, giving up a hit and a run, striking out nine. He was followed by Damien Peterson and Caleb Humber. The Mariners jumped out to an early lead on the strength of a five-run fourth inning highlighted by a bases-loaded triple by Caleb Plourde.

Mets 13, Rays 3

The Mets were led on the mound by Andrew Curtin, who pitched 31⁄3 innings, recording six strikeouts while yielding only one hit. Kyle Gauthier came in relief to close out the game. Offensively the Mets were led by Zach Gauthier, who scored all four times he came to bat, including a two-run triple. The Rays were led offensively by Cole Koskela, Jose Berrios and Aaron Roberge.

Giants 15, Mets 8

Sean Hagberg went 4 for 4 at the plate with two singles, a double, a triple and five RBIs.

Padres 11, Mariners 1

Jack O’Malley struck out seven for the win. Charlie McKelvey swung a hot bat with two hits and three RBIs, while Peyton Adams had two hits and three RBIs. The Mariners were led by Caleb Plourde (double) and Brandon Metivier.

Phillies 6, Rays 5

Antonio Castro scorched a double to start the Phillies game-winning rally in the sixth inning. That was followed by an Alex Ortiz single to set up Adam Gosselin for a walkoff double to secure the victory. On the mound, Johnny Befumo pitched two big innings to keep the game within reach, holding the Rays scoreless while striking out four.

Brewers 8, White Sox 5

The Brewers relied on effective pitching for another big win. The Brewers got good offensive performances by John Sullivan, Tyler Jagentenfl and Sam Fletcher who had two hits and two RBIs apiece.

Lacrosse

Girls U11

Concord 6, Nashua Blast 5

Nashua came out strong offensively the first half with two goals by Emma Pucillo and a goal by Hannah Fortin, but the Blast eventually had to settle for a tough 6-5 road loss.

Coryn Flavin did a great job on face-offs for Nashua, switching it up with Pucillo and Payson Mooso throughout the course of the game.

The offensive efforts of Calley Goulet, Kirsten McIntire, Allison Hartshorn, Julia Sullivan, Victoria Gates, Grace Lambert, Molly Caron, Taylor Guilfoil and Kelsie Leith were noticeably strong in the first half. Mooso’s efforts in net kept the Blast in the game as the girls headed into the second half tied 3-3.

In the second half, defensive middie Campbell Haller scored on a penalty shot while McIntire showed great effort on ground ball recoveries to score a goal of her own.

The speedy Britney Pearson helped Nashua on ground ball tallies throughout the game.

Defensively Angie Clancy, Abbey Rowe, Bailey Morin and Izzy Bolduc led the Blast in keeping the ball out of their own end. Cassidy Lavoie and Emily Morneau did a nice job in the midfield tracking the speedy ladies from Concord.

Alyssa DeCarteret took over in net in the second half and did a great job as well. Penalty shots ultimately did the Blast in as Concord was able to come up with three in the second half.

Girls Basketball

AAU: NH Flames repeat as state champs

The New Hampshire Flames sixth grade girls AAU basketball team won the State Championship for the second year in a row. The girls beat the NE Crusaders 24-22, May 13, at the Derry Sportszone.

It was a battle to the end, but the Flames came out on top for the. Members of the title team are Mikala Downing, Johanna Balsamo, Sabrina Johnson, Courtney Schaub, Nicole Haney, Suga Spearman, Gabi Sott, Danielle Sirois, Mercedes Greeley and Abby Yuan. The head coach is Bob Johnson and assistant coach is Dave Schaub. The Flames will be heading down to Junior Nationals in Hershey Park, Pa., for more competition this summer.

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 underway

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.