Roundup: Hudson’s homer powers Alvirne to comeback win
Compiled by Marc Breton
Alvirne 9, Manchester Central 5
Grady Hudson blasted a three run home run, to give the Broncos (6-10) a 7-5 advantage and the eventual win. Alvirne’s come back win started with a two out rally in the sixth scoring five runs. Jake Hobart had two hits and a RBI to start the rally, Evan Beals had two hits and Kyle Boulanger added a two RBI single to add to the lead. Tyler Lizotte picked up the win giving up no hits in one and one third inning of relief. Alvirne hosts Dover on Wednesday.
Windham 7, Nashua South 3
The Panthers drop to 5-10, after their loss Friday night. Roy Sanchez led the offense with two hits and Jake Smith added a hit of his own. Nolan Foss pitched well in relief for South. the Panthers hosts Nashua North on Saturday.
Exeter 8, Merrimack 0
The Tomahawks (3-13) falter for the fourth straight game. Senior Bobby Bunis pitched five innings in relief allowing two earned runs and striking out two. Merrimack visits Concord on Monday.
Coe-Brown 5, Souhegan 1
Coe-Brown scored five runs in the seventh with two outs to surpass the Sabers (6-8). Nick Wilson pitched six innings of shutout baseball before giving up three earned runs on nine hits , walking three and striking out six in the contest. Kyan Bagshaw hit two doubles, Daniel Trzepacz tallied a double and a run, while Wilson also added a RBI. Souhegan visits John Stark on Monday.
Manchester Central 4, Alvirne 2
Another game another close for the Broncos (6-10), as they lose their third straight contest. Alicia Salvalzo went 4 for 4 at the plate with a RBI and Meghan Jacques added a RBI. Kiara Chase took the loss giving up six hits, four runs, two walks and struck out three. Alvirne travels to Dover on Wednesday.
Coe-Brown 3, Souhegan 0
With a scoreless game through four, Coe-Brown scored a run on a sac fly in the fifth and secured the win over the Sabers (10-3). Coe-Brown went on to score two more in the seventh. Cameron Whitney pitched well in the loss, going the distance and striking out six. Souhegan visits John Stark on Monday.
Pinkerton 19, Nashua South 4
The Panthers (8-8) stuck with the Astros with a 6-4 halftime score, then the Astros pulled away from a wounded South squad. Drew Fleury and Jordan Bodwell each put the ball in the back of the net twice. Nate Campbell added an assist, Dominique Pasquale made an astonishing 19 saves in net and Josh Taylor played great defense leading the team in ground balls. South visits Nashua North on Monday.
Pinkerton 18, Nashua South 6
The Panthers couldn’t keep up with the fast paced Astros, while dropping their record to 10-6. Bailey Morin (three ground balls), Emma Pucillo (four ground balls) and Izzy Bolduc (two ground balls) played well on the defensive end. Kirsten McIntire scored three goals, Liz Harrington and Olivia Johnson added a goal and an assist each. South plays Nashua North on Monday.
Campbell 17, Belmont 3
Jocelyn Theriault, Brook Stoncius and Emma Montenero each netted four goal for the Cougars (6-5) in Friday night’s win. Bailey Bourque showed her quick hands dishing out four assists. Ally Dyac made nine saves between the pipes. Campbell travels to Kearsarge on Monday.
Windham 20, Alvirne 5
Dominique Milinazzo had a hat trick and five draw controls in the Broncos (1-12) loss. Hailey Ramalhinho finalized the scoring with two goals and Kendall Lawson made four saves in net. Alvirne hosts Oyster River on Tuesday.
Souhegan 3, John Stark 1
The Sabers (5-7) beat out John Stark by the scores of 25-20, 18-25, 28-26, 25-15. Ryan Hauser played big on both sides of the net tallying six kills and six blocks. Mike Estabrook and Khaled Nazeer contributed eight and seven kills respectively. Eli young handed out 23 assists to help out the offensive unit. Souhegan hosts Keene on Monday.
NASHUA SOUTH 8,
South Boys Tennis improved to 10-3 as singles wins came from Amol Khanna (8-1), Rohan Kumar (8-0), Anish Kammila (8-3), Suhaas Katikaneni (8-1), and Sahith Kaki (8-3).
The Panthers also swept doubles with the teams of Khanna/Kumar (8-1), Kammila/Matt Beaudette (8-2) and Katikaneni/Kaki (8-3) all winning.
South hosts Manchester Memorial today at 9 a.m.
The Sabers finished the regular season at 11-3 in tough fashion as they were swept in singles. Doubles were not played.
Kyle Gibson at No. 1 (8-4), Mike Dodge at No. 3 (8-6), Josh Lacaillade at No. 4 (9-7) and Evan Loconto at No. 5 suffered competitive losses.
The Sabers will be back in action next Tuesday, likely hosting a Division II quarterfinal match.
The Broncos finished the regular season at 7-7 to keep hopes alive in a logjam for the eighth and final Division I tourney spot while possibly hurting the Tomahawks’ (6-7) chances.
After Merrimack’s Liann Grosso won 8-0 at No. 1 singles, the Broncos took the next five matches for the win. Sara Ruigrok (9-8, 7-4), Olivia Cakounes (8-3), Ellie Ochieng (8-6), Emilienne Tarantino (8-4) and Ryan Dionne (8-0) all won.
Alvirne also won at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles, with Cakounes/Ochieng (8-3) and Tarantino/Dionne (8-2) coming out on top. The ‘Hawks got a good match at No. 2 singles from Abby Fay in the tiebreaker loss to Ruigrok; Fay and Grosso also won at No. 1 doubles, 8-1.
While Alvirne’s schedule is done, Merrimack hosts Salem on Sunday in its regular season finale.
The Sabers fell to 8-5 after being swept, although they got good matches from Lila Morgan at No.1 (8-5) and Lily Hipp at No. 6 (8-4). Morgan and Zoe Garvey also were competitive at No. 1 doubles (8-4).
The Sabers wind up their regular season today at 4:30 at home vs. Bishop Brady, and will likely qualify for next week’s Division II tournament.