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ConVal beats rival Sabers

Doyle strikes out 10 over 6 innings

The ConVal baseball team picked up a 5-2 win over Souhegan on Friday to get back to .500.

The Cougars are now 2-2, snapping a two-game losing streak.

Senior Taylor Doyle picked up his first win of the season after holding the rival Sabers to just one run over six innings.

Doyle struck out 10 in his first start of the season and allowed just three hits. Two of those hits came in the first inning when Souhegan scored its only run off the Delta State University commit.

“Taylor got a little better as the game went on,” said ConVal coach Mike Marschok. “He pitched well.”

Trailing 1-0 after the top of the first, the Cougars responded with two runs, one on senior Zach Mackey’s RBI single, in the last of the frame to take the lead for good.

Junior Mathias Fressilli knocked in ConVal’s lone run in the fourth with a double and also added a run-scoring single in the sixth. Senior Chris Queen also drove in a run in the sixth with a double. Sophomore Will McPhee collected his first varsity hit with a double.

“It’s a good victory,” said Marschok. “It gets us back to .500.”

Souhegan scored its second run in the seventh, an unearned tally off junior Ivon Clough.

On Wednesday, the Cougars dropped a 3-1 decision to Hollis/Brookline.

All three of the Cavaliers’ runs came in the first — only one earned off of Clough — and ConVal was just not able to come back.

“We had our chances, but we didn’t execute,” said Marschok. “The pitching has been pretty good. They’re keeping us in the games.”

ConVal also lost a 10-7 decision to Goffstown in the home opener last Monday.

The Grizzlies scored eight of their runs in the fourth.

The Cougars travel to Hanover today.

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