Gallery: Jake Reardon’s walkoff sends Bow baseball to the Division II semifinals

Bow celebrates around sophomore Jake Reardon after his walk-off single knocked out Hanover in the D-II quarterfinals on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Bow celebrates around sophomore Jake Reardon after his walk-off single knocked out Hanover in the D-II quarterfinals on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Chip Griffin—Photos By Chip

Bow head coach Ben Forbes hugs sophomore Jake Reardon after Reardon's walk-off single sent the Falcons on to play in the D-II semifinal. Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Bow head coach Ben Forbes hugs sophomore Jake Reardon after Reardon's walk-off single sent the Falcons on to play in the D-II semifinal. Saturday, June 1, 2024. Chip Griffin—Photos By Chip

Bow sophomore Jake Reardon celebrates after hitting a walk-off single against Hanover in the D-II quarterfinals on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Bow sophomore Jake Reardon celebrates after hitting a walk-off single against Hanover in the D-II quarterfinals on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Chip Griffin—Photos By Chip

Bow freshman Chase Crowell slides headfirst across home plate as the winning run after a walk-off single from Jake Reardon propelled the Falcons to a 4-3 win over Hanover on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Bow freshman Chase Crowell slides headfirst across home plate as the winning run after a walk-off single from Jake Reardon propelled the Falcons to a 4-3 win over Hanover on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Chip Griffin—Photos By Chip

Bow first baseman Jake Reardon stretches to catch a pickoff as Hanover’s Jojo Drent dives back to first during the D-II quarterfinal on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Bow first baseman Jake Reardon stretches to catch a pickoff as Hanover’s Jojo Drent dives back to first during the D-II quarterfinal on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Rich Miyara—NH Sports Photography

Bow senior Sean Guerrette delivers a pitch during Saturday's D-II quarterfinal against Hanover. June 1, 2024.

Bow senior Sean Guerrette delivers a pitch during Saturday's D-II quarterfinal against Hanover. June 1, 2024. Rich Miyara—NH Sports Photography

Bow’s Jake Reardon celebrates with teammate Owen Webber after Reardon's walk-off single propelled the Falcons to a 4-3 victory over Hanover in the D-II quarterfinals on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Bow’s Jake Reardon celebrates with teammate Owen Webber after Reardon's walk-off single propelled the Falcons to a 4-3 victory over Hanover in the D-II quarterfinals on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Rich Miyara—NH Sports Photography

Bow’s Jake Reardon (9) celebrates with teammates Owen Webber (3), Colby Smith (4) and Owen Cray (8) after Reardon's walk-off single against Hanover on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Bow’s Jake Reardon (9) celebrates with teammates Owen Webber (3), Colby Smith (4) and Owen Cray (8) after Reardon's walk-off single against Hanover on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Rich Miyara—NH Sports Photography

Bow head coach Ben Forbes gives Jake Reardon a big hug after his walk-off single against Hanover in the D-II quarterfinals on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Bow head coach Ben Forbes gives Jake Reardon a big hug after his walk-off single against Hanover in the D-II quarterfinals on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Rich Miyara—NH Sports Photography

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Monitor staff

Published: 06-01-2024 9:32 PM

Modified: 06-01-2024 11:53 PM


Facing No. 12 Hanover (9-9) in the Division II baseball quarterfinals on Saturday, No. 4 Bow found itself locked in another tight battle. The Falcons (14-5) had needed a late offensive outburst in the sixth inning of their first-round game against Milford to get by with a 4-0 win on Thursday, and late offense once again helped Bow keep its season alive on Saturday.

Hanover jumped out to a 3-0 lead with a run in the first inning and two more in the fourth, but the Falcons responded with three of their own in the bottom of the inning. A single from junior Owen Cray tied the score at 3-3.  

Still tied in the bottom of the seventh, Bow freshman Chase Crowell led off with a single to right field and subsequently advanced on an error on a pickoff attempt. Hanover then intentionally walked junior Owen Webber, and after a wild pitch allowed both runners to advance to second and third, also put senior Colby Smith on base to set the stage for sophomore Jake Reardon. 

The left-handed hitting first baseman lined a ball into left field for a single, scoring Crowell and sending the Falcons into the D-II semifinals where they’ll face No. 1 John Stark (17-1) at Memorial Field in Concord on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

On the mound for Bow, senior Sean Guerrette — named D-II’s Pitcher of the Year earlier in the week — pitched a complete game, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits.

“This was an outstanding baseball game and win for our guys,” assistant coach Dennis Ordway said. “Hanover is a great baseball team, but we showed a lot of grit today coming back from three down. Everyone stepped up when they needed to and can celebrate this well-earned victory.”

For more photos from Rich Miyara, visit NH Sports Photography, and for photos from Chip Griffin, visit Photos By Chip.

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