HS Tourney Roundup: ‘Hawks get OT win; HB baseball in semis
Super Saturday was just that for some local high school spring sports teams, but not so much for others.
It was really super for the Merrimack boys lacrosse team, which beat Bedford in sudden death overtime to advance to the semifinals for the first time in the program’s history. Meanwhile, the Hollis Brookine baseball, Bishop Guertin and Campbell boys lacrosse teams return to familiar semifinal territory after wins. And welcome to that same club, HB softball.
Here’s your Super Saturday local highlights:
NO. 2 HOLLIS BROOKLINE 3, NO. 7 BOW 1
Charlie Hale pitched six innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out five in the Cavs win. Zak Lussier led the offense with three hits.
Now 14-3, HB will play No. 3 St.Thomas in Concord on Wednesday in the Division II semis.
NO. 4 KINSGWOOD 12, NO. 5 SOUHEGAN 2
The 12-7 Sabers had their troubles against Kingswood and thus ending their season and their incredible second half roll (10 of 11 going in).
NO. 2 EXETER 12, NO. 10 ALVIRNE 0
The Broncos’ (12-8) tournament run comes to an end with a shutout loss to the Blue Hawks. Skye Merrow tossed five innings for Alvirne while Cori Sevigny reached on an error.
NO. 4 HOLLIS BROOKLINE 9, NO. 5 OYSTER RIVER 5
The Cavs continue their run after a win over Oyster River. Kailey Disco (two run homerun), Emily Tebbetts (two run homerun), Katrina Lee (two hits, RBI), Meghan Park (hit), Olivia Colantuonio (hit) and Sophia Brickner (RBI) led the offense.
Austyn Kump allowed five hits and five runs over seven innings and struck out eight. HB plays No. 1 Kingswood on Tuesday in the Semifinals.
NO. 3 JOHN STARK 12, NO. 6 CAMPBELL 3
The Cougars strong season finished with a loss to John Stark. LeAnn Ramos went 2 for 3 with an RBI but it wasn’t nearly enough against tough Generals pitcher Olivia Hargreaves. “We could not touch her,” Cougars coach Rick Gamache said.
NO. 1 WOODSVILLE 19, NO. 8 WILTON-LYNDEBOROUGH 0
The Warriors, who swung the bats well all season, suddenly got shutout by top ranked Woodsville, ending their season at
NO. 5 MERRIMACK 9, NO. 4 BEDFORD 8 (OT)
Conor Dunn (three goals, two assists) put in the game winner in sudden death overtime to put the Tomahawks over the Bulldogs. Adding to the offense were Kyle Dunn (four goals, three assists), Jackson Forbes (goal, assist), Trent Jackson (assist) and Ryan Rezendes (assist). Mason Tremblay made 10 saves. Reimello Hyde, Ryan DeBeaumont and Colby Smith played well on defense. Merrimack will play Bishop Guertin on Wednesday in the Division I semis at Bill Ball Stadium.
NO. 1 BISHOP GUERTIN 22, NO. 8 CONCORD 5
The Cardinals easily advanced to the semifinals, led by Brady Dumont and Timmy Kiely who each poured in four goals.
Concord scored first but after that, it was all Cardinals taking an 11-3 lead into halftime and they never looked back. BG will move on to play Merrimack on Wednesday at Bill Ball Stadium in Exeter.
NO. 1 PORTSMOUTH 17, NO. 8 HOLLIS BROOKLINE 3
The Cavs’ road ends with a loss the Clippers. Ben Dufoe scored two goals and Tommy Anderson added one. Charlie Dee made 12 saves in net.
NO. 2 CAMPBELL 16, NO. 10 BISHOP BRADY 6
The Cougars are back in the semis again thanks to a dominant win over Bishop Brady, led by six goals by Andrew Wilmus, two each by Cruz Sandquest, Wyatt Tarr and Nate Lencki. Singles were by Zac Hannah, Lucas Craig, Scott Hershberger, Alex Kirby, and Hunter Grant.
Campbell (14-2) plays No. 3 Pelham on Wednesday at Bank of NH Stadium in Laconia.
NO. 7 SOUHEGAN 3, NO. 10 SALEM 2
The Sabers (10-6) set up an all-local quarterfinal with their win as they move on to face No. 2 Hollis Brookline in the quarterfinals on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Hollis.
(Telegraph staff writer Tom King and correspondent Brendan Callahan contributed to this report.)