Sports

Merrimack High School Highlights

Friday, June 13, 2014

BOYS LACROSSE

June 5: No. 3 Goffstown 17, No. 6 Merrimack 5

Matthew Brewster had three goals and one assist, while Matthew Coburn had a goal and an assist in his first game back since injury. Jason Fortin and Mac Martin both had assists and Pierre Watt had a goal. In net, Robbie Todd made 20 saves and Trevor Lacey played excellent on defense.

TRACK

June 7: Merrimack competes at MOCs

The Tomahawks had a handful of athletes competing at the Meet of Champions, held at Londonderry High School. No teams scores were kept.

For the boys, Nick Masella won the 300-meter hurdles, finishing in 39.71, and took fourth in the 100 (11:19). Masella also joined Nick Kachmar, Dylan Bealieu and Blake Williams to come in fifth in the 4x400 relay, while Williams, Ben Francis, Sam Gustafson and Josh Ware finished sixth in the 4x800.

Adam Floyd was seventh in the 200 and also teamed with Masella, Wesley Notter and Taber Yim to finish seventh in the 4x100 relay.

Jen Coffey led the girls with a second place in the shot put (35-21/2), and she also finished seventh in the discus and 15th in the javelin. Siaoli Wright finished 13th in the 300 hurdles.

BASEBALL

June 6: No. 1 Dover 6, No. 16 Merrimack 3

The Tomahawks upset bid came just a bit short, as top-seed Dover managed to pull out a win to advance to Division I quarterfinals. For Merrimack, Mickey Gasper had two doubles and two RBIs, while Justin Grassini had a hit and an RBI. Mark Feeney added three hits.

On the mound, Kyle Lawson pitched three and a third innings, allowing four hits and three earned runs. Grassini came in as relief and pitched two and two-thirds, surrendering two earned runs on four hits.

Coach Nick Jaskolka was proud of his players, especially his captains, “I want to give all the credit to my guys, we started off really slow and we could have folded, it started with our captains Gasper and (Devin) Gillis. They were amped up every day for practice. Regardless of how good or bad we were playing, they got everyone into it. They set a precedent for the future, they taught our younger guys a lot.”

SOFTBALL

June 4: No. 11 Merrimack 6, No. 6 Manchester
Central 2

Catlin Minear pitched a complete-game gem to lead Merrimack past Manchester Central. The junior pitcher allowed only one earned run in the outing.Brittany Camara led the way offensively for the Tomahawks, compiling three hits and three runs scored. Renee LeClaire scored a pair of runs and Ashley Grassini had two RBIs. Anjelica Gonzalez had an RBI single.

June 7: No. 3 Dover 5,
No. 6 Merrimack 4
(9 Innings)

Brittany Camara was 3 for 4 with a pair of runs scored. Renee LeClaire had a double and two RBIs. Jackson Gutekunst was 2 for 5 with an RBI and Catlin Minear scored twice. Minear pitched all nine innings for Merrimack.

Coach Jim Peltak was proud of his players and their play. “Kids played really well – good enough to win,” he said. “Just came up short.”

GIRLS LACROSSE

June 4: No. 2 Hanover 19, No. 7 Merrimack 6

Dana Mendes led all Tomahawks with a four-goal performance in the Division II quarterfinals. Julia Perry added one goal and one assist, while Courtney Duffy added another goal.

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