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WLC baseball heads to Final Four

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough baseball team hosted Moultonborough in the NHIAA Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough baseball team hosted Moultonborough in the NHIAA Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough baseball team hosted Moultonborough in the NHIAA Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough baseball team hosted Moultonborough in the NHIAA Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Wilton-Lyndeborough’s Jake Levert makes a play at short against Moultonborough. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough baseball team hosted Moultonborough in the NHIAA Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough baseball team hosted Moultonborough in the NHIAA Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough baseball team hosted Moultonborough in the NHIAA Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough baseball team hosted Moultonborough in the NHIAA Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Staff photo by Ben Conant—



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 11:36AM

It looked like a pitcher’s duel in the making through three innings of the Wilton-Lyndeborough/Moultonborough playoff game on Saturday. Panther Trevor Greene and Warrior Sean Brennan were dealing, blowing pitches past their opponents on the breezy afternoon.

“I was a little nervous,” said WLC head coach Dave Finch, of the tight game.

Then, the Warriors blew it wide open.

“We finally started making good contact off their pitcher,” said senior shortstop Jake Levert (2-2, SB, 3 R).

Owen Hughes (2-4, RBI, run) ripped a single to start the fourth and got the Warriors going offensively; he’d score one of WLC’s two runs in that inning.

Levert led off the fifth, reached, and scored on a Neil Brennan double to start another rally, and the Warriors scored three more there and another in the sixth to put it away, 7-1.

Sean Brennan threw a complete game with nine strikeouts and no earned runs.

No. 3 WLC will now travel to Laconia’s Robbie Mills Park on Wednesday at 4 p.m. to face No. 2 Littleton in the Division IV semifinals. The Crusaders beat Hopkinton 10-9 on Saturday.

“Overall, we’re pretty happy, but we’re not done yet,” Finch said. “I just asked them ‘Are you satisfied?’ And they said no — which is what you want to hear.”

Conant upsets Raymond

The No. 10 Orioles spoiled No. 7 Raymond’s plans on Wednesday, upsetting the Rams 8-5 in the first round of the DIII playoffs.

Jarod Hart (2-4, 2B), Gavin Motuzas and Corbin Sasner drove in runs for Conant.

Sasner went 6.2 innings, throwing 120 pitches and striking out six with four earned runs and six walks.

The Orioles didn’t fare so well up at No. 2 White Mountains, as the Spartans elimnated Conant from the playoffs with an 8-0 win.

White Mountains scored three in the first and two in the second and it was all over.

Sasner, Preston Kirby, Aidan Kirby and Troy Aho had Conant’s four hits.

The Orioles finish at 10-8.

Mascenic falls toSomersworth

The No. 13 Vikings traveled over to No. 4 Somersworth and finished their season there, losing 9-1 to the Hilltoppers.

Mascenic’s final record is 8-11.