High schools: Pembroke baseball upsets Kingswood to advance; Hopkinton girls’ lax also comes from behind

Published: 05-31-2024 2:17 AM

D-II Baseball

No. 11 Pembroke 6, No. 6 Kingswood 4

Key players: Pembroke – Owen Stewart (7 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 3 K), Devin Riel (4-for-4, double, 3 runs, 2 RBI), Josh Goyette (3-for-4, run, RBI), Sean Bonisteel (2-for-4, 2 RBI), Andrew Fitzgerald (2-for-4, RBI), Josh Maccarone (hit)

Highlights: The Spartans fell behind early, but came back to upset the Knights in the first round of the Division II tournament. Pembroke will play at No. 3 Souhegan (12-5) in Saturday’s quarterfinal.

Records: Pembroke 9-8; Kingswood 10-7

No. 10 Oyster River 3, No. 7 Merrimack Valley 0

Key players: MV – Luke Dougherty (6 IP, 10 K, 0 H), Landon Abbott (hit), Jonas Weed (hit)

Highlights: Oyster River plated three runs in the top of the eighth and the Pride could not answer, falling to the Bobcats in the first round of the D-II tournament. Dougherty, making his first start on the mound since April 29, was dominant through six innings. Dougherty didn’t allow a hit and struck out 10.

Coach’s quote: “Boys battled today. Needed a few timely hits to help Luke out. Proud of our team.” – MV’s Sean Wheeler

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Records: Oyster River 10-8; MV 9-8

D-III Baseball

No. 7 Bishop Brady 5, No. 10 Stevens 1

Key players: Bishop Brady – Owen Thornton (7 IP, 0 ER, 8 K, 4 H, 2 BB; sacrifice, walk, stolen base; Winn Thomas (hit, run, walk), Max Guerra (hit, run, walk), Andy Hunton (2 hits, double, run), Luke Bedard (hit, RBI), Dan Shedd (hit, run), Aiden Boule (hit), Kolt Gaudreault (hit, RBI)

Highlights: Bishop Brady jumped ahead in the bottom of the first at Rollins Park, scoring two runs when Thomas and Guerra came home on a throwing error by the Stevens infield. Brady added a single tally in the third on base hits from Shedd and Boule, and an RBI single by Gaudreault. Stevens got one back in the top of the fourth as a result of a single, fielder’s choice and an infield throwing error (Brady’s only error of the game). Brady got that run right back in the other half of the inning off an RBI single from Bedard. Thornton was solid on the mound, striking out eight and allowing only four hits. Brady scored one last time in the sixth inning on a balk call. Brady will play at No. 2 Campbell (15-1) in Saturday’s quarterfinal.

Coach’s quote: “Owen gave us a fantastic start today and our offense did just enough to give us a little breathing room. Other than that one error our defense was terrific today too.” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Bishop Brady 12-5; Stevens 8-9

No. 4 Belmont 6, No. 13 Kearsarge 1

Key players: Belmont – Anakin Underhill (win, 3 IP, 0 H, 1 K, 1 BB, 0 R; 3-for-4, triple, double, 3 RBI, 2 stolen bases), Brady Thurber (save, 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB), Eddie Rochenski (2-for-3, 2 singles, run), Owen Waldron (1-for-4, run, RBI), Jaxson Embree (1-for-3, walk), Wyatt Divers (1-for-4, RBI), Michael Collette (1-for-3, walk, run), Max Ryder (1-for-2, run)

Highlights: Underhill started and didn’t allow a hit threw three inning. Thurber came in and kept Kearsarge off balance and the Belmont bats did enough to keep Kearsarge from ever threatening. The Raiders also played clean defense. Belmont hosts White Mountains (14-3) in Saturday’s D-III quarterfinal.

Coach’s quote: “The preliminary round is always a tough round to advance through, but we had a plan and were able to execute it. I’m happy for the team as the result is credited to their hard work and dedication.” – Belmont’s Matt LeBlanc

Records: Belmont 15-2; Kearsarge 5-12

D-III Girls’ Lacrosse

No. 4 Hopkinton 12, No. 5 Derryfield 10

Key players: Hopkinton – Sydney Westover (5 goals, assist, 16 draw controls, ground ball), Maeve Owens (4 goals, draw control, 2 ground balls), Sarah Chodosh (3 assists, draw control, 2 ground balls), Autumn Meier (2 goals, 3 draw controls), Avery Chase (goal), Helen Yeaton (2 ground balls), Ryan Lang (2 gound balls), Lilly Chodosh (2 ground balls), Viola Pietrabissa (3 saves)

Highlights: Hopkinton scored four goals in a row after Derryfield opened the scoring. The Cougars scored two goals late in the first quarter and two more in the second, capturing the momentum on the way to a 5-5 tie at halftime. Derryfield was able to stall Hopkinton’s offense and converted its possessions to build a 10-5 lead with less than two minutes left in the third quarter. But from that point on, Westover controlled the draw and the Hawks scored seven straight goals on the way to the win.

Coach’s quote: “Our hats off to Derryfield for a great game, as we expected it to be. Our girls really took over the game in the fourth quarter in all areas.” –  Hopkinton’s Bob Brown

Records: Hopkinton 13-2; Derryfield 12-5