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High School Roundup: ConVal homers, but loses, plus, all your local sports action

  • Wilton-Lyndeborough softball vs. Derryfield Photo by Lisa Balam—

  • ConVal’s Michael Gutwein homers against Souhegan Monday. Photo by mikemunhallphotos.com

  • ConVal baseball vs. Souhegan Photo by mikemunhallphotos.com—MUNHALL2012

  • ConVal baseball vs. Souhegan Photo by mikemunhallphotos.com—MUNHALL2012

  • ConVal baseball vs. Souhegan Photo by mikemunhallphotos.com—MUNHALL2012

  • ConVal baseball vs. Souhegan Photo by mikemunhallphotos.com—MUNHALL2012

  • ConVal baseball vs. Souhegan Photo by mikemunhallphotos.com—MUNHALL2012

  • ConVal softball vs. Souhegan Photo by mikemunhallphotos.com—MUNHALL2012

  • ConVal softball vs. Souhegan Photo by mikemunhallphotos.com—MUNHALL2012

  • ConVal’s Breanna Hutchinson beats out a hit against Souhegan. Photo by mikemunhallphotos.com

  • ConVal girls' lacrosse vs. Coe-Brown Photo by mikemunhallphotos.com—MUNHALL2012

  • Mascenic's Jordyn Babin gets bat on ball against Hillsboro-Deering. Photo by Cyndi Babin


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:21PM

By BEN CONANT

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

It was a hit parade at ConVal on Monday, but the Cougars’ offensive explosion couldn’t keep up with the Sabers’ red-hot Daniel Trzepacz. 

ConVal got home runs from Michael Gutwein (2-5, two RBI) and Duncan Cahoon (2-3). Trzepacz, Souhegan’s University of Delaware-bound slugger, went yard three times and hit a double to drive in five RBI and lead the Sabers to an 8-4 win.

Manny Bowman was 3-4 with an RBI. Jack Plourde pitched a complete game in the loss. 

ConVal (4-8) was scheduled to host Hollis-Brookline on Wednesday and travels to Sanborn Friday at 4 p.m.

BASEBALL

Conant 2, Campbell 1

Corbin Sasner had himself a day against Campbell, throwing a complete game four-hitter and driving in the winning run in Conant’s 2-1 win over the defending champions on Monday.

Sasner went seven innings with one walk, no earned runs and seven strikeouts and knocked in Cam Feyrer with two outs in the top of the seventh to put the Orioles ahead.

Aidan Kirby also drove in a run for Conant.

The Orioles (6-6) were scheduled to play Campbell again at home on Wednesday and have Somersworth at home on Monday.

 

WLC tops in Division IV

The Warriors’ winning streak is now at seven as the Wilton-Lyndeborough boys continue plowing through DIV, sitting firmly in first place at 11-1.

“It’s beyond my wildest dreams that we would be 11-1,” said head coach Dave Finch.

With a 5-3 win over Derryfield Monday, the Warriors put themselves in a good position to nab their first No. 1 playoff seed since 2004’s 14-2 season. Finch said it’s been their deep pitching staff that has kept them on top. While other teams scramble for a serviceable starter once their ace has thrown his limit, WLC has the arms to keep winning as they work through the rotation.

“The pitch rules, they don't hurt us,” Finch said.

Of course, it helps when your ace is cruising, too, and Neal Brennan has been doing just that. Brennan threw a complete game with five hits and 11 strikeouts against Derryfield and picked up a win against Portsmouth Christian last week, too.

In that one, Shane Partridge hit one home run and Owen Hughes hit another two bombs as WLC won 11-4.

Monday against Derryfield was tighter. A Troy Brennan two-run single in the second helped WLC get out to a 3-1 lead. The Cougars cut it to 3-2 before a Jake Levert solo shot extended it. The Warriors made a throwing error to bring it to within one, but Owen Hughes drove in Troy Brennan in the seventh for insurance and a 5-3 final.

The Warriors were scheduled to play at Sunapee Wednesday after press time. Next up for WLC is a matchup Friday with three-win Farmington and then tough matchups to close out the season: defending champion Hopkinton and a rematch with Derryfield.

“It’s a battle,” said Finch of being the division’s top team. “Everyone's out to get you.”

SOFTBALL

Souhegan 11, ConVal 4

ConVal was on the verge of being no-hit against Souhegan Monday but salvaged the day with some offense late.

Taylor Jarest broke up the Saber no-hitter in the sixth with a single to left.

In the seventh, Breanna Hutchinson reached and then scored on Rachyl Parslow’s two-run homer. Natalia Hautenan, Hayley Cheviot and Lizzy Nute all had hits in the inning to piece together two more runs.

Jaden Hubbard-Lemay started for ConVal; Nute relieved her after four innings, and Cheviot struck out the side in the seventh to close the game.

ConVal (2-9) had Hollis-Brookline Wednesday after press time. The Cougars are at Sanborn Friday.

Mascenic 16, Hillsboro-Deering 2

As expected , the Vikings had their way with Hillsboro-Deering on Monday in a blowout win. The Mascenic offense was all singles, walks and Hillcat errors, as the Vikings won 16-2 without an extra base hit.

Maddie Labrie pitched three scoreless innings with eight strikeouts for the win, and Sam Hughson closed out the remaining two innings.

Hughson went 2-4 with four RBI to lead the Vikings. Jordyn Babin went 3-4 with another three RBI, and Labrie, Sydney Letters and Braelyn Case drove in two runs each.

The Vikings are now 12-1, fourth in Division III behind three undefeateds: White Mountains (11-0), Campbell (10-0) and Newport (9-0).

Mascenic was supposed to play Newport Tuesday, but the game was rescheduled to May 24. The Vikings have 6-2 Bishop Brady Thursday at 4 p.m. at home before hosting Campbell Monday.

Campbell 7, Conant 1

Undefeated Campbell held Conant to just six hits and one run as the Cougars beat the Orioles 7-1 on Monday. Head coach Wiley Billings said it was a tight game until the sixth inning when Campbell broke it open.

Camri Aho pitched well in the defeat.

The Orioles (8-3) had to play Campbell again on Wednesday, after press time, and travel to Winnisquam Friday.

 

WLC 8, Derryfield 5

The past couple WLC/Derryfield softball games have been incredible. Last year’s Final Four matchup saw Derryfield walk off with a win and a title game appearance. Monday’s extra-innings affair went the Warriors’ way, but it wasn’t easy.

Derryfield had a 3-1 lead in the seventh inning, and WLC was down to their final out when Brooke Lane reached on an error on a throw to first. That opened things up for a two-run Warrior rally to tie it. After Lexi Balam sat down the side in order in the bottom of the seventh, it was time for bonus softball.

A Sam Yurcak single, an error and a Balam double made it 5-3, but in the bottom of the eighth, Derryfield put on their own two-out rally and tied it again.

WLC got hits from Abby Leblanc, Rachel Christino, Lily Foisie and Kaitlyn Loverme to take an 8-5 lead in the ninth, and Balam closed it out.

The Warriors are now 11-2 and in the playoffs, currently the fourth seed. They’ve got a home doubleheader against Farmington on Friday, starting at 3 p.m.

 

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

ConVal 19, Inter-Lakes 4

Thirteen different players scored for ConVal on Monday as the Cougars pounded Inter-Lakes, 19-4.

Lily Sheridan had three goals and two assists and Katie Moorehead added another two goals and two assists.

Lily Dell and Emma Crowley combined for seven saves in goal.

ConVal (6-3) was scheduled to play Belmont Wednesday after press time and hosts Trinity Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and Lebanon Friday at 6:30 p.m.