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Merrimack High School Sports Highlights

Friday, April 20, 2012

BASEBALL

April 11: Pinkerton 6, Merrimack 5

A five-run fifth inning gave the Tomahawks a 5-1 lead, but the Astros scored three times in the fifth and twice in the seventh to take the win and send Merrimack to 0-2 in Division I.

Micky Gasper had a two-run triple and Taylor Black drove in two runs with a single while Dylan O’Brien also had a RBI single for the ’Hawks.

Shane Williams got the start and pitched well, while Matt Wojciak was the tough-luck loser for the second straight game.

April 13: Nashua North 12, Merrimack 2

Kyle McCarthy picked up his first win of the season, going six innings to lead the Titans (3-0) to their third win in Division I this year. McCarthy allowed one earned run on five hits with five strikeouts, and got help from Louis Tarantino and Shannon Martin (two hits), who drove in two runs each. Andrew Jackson had two hits and scored two runs and Liam Curran also scored twice.

Shane Williams went 2 for 3 with two runs scored for Merrimack (0-3) and Taylor Black had a run-scoring double. Stephen Wyman took the loss, giving up seven runs on four hits and three walks in three-plus innings.

April 17: Merrimack 3, Bishop Guertin 0

Matt Wojciak tossed six-plus innings of two-hit ball as the Tomahawks picked up their first win of the year after an 0-3 start. Ian Theriault’s RBI single in the third and Taylor Black’s sac fly following a Tim Michaud double in the fourth provided the cushion the ‘Hawks needed.

Wojciak allowed two hits, two walks and fanned five, while reliever Tom Hudon struck out the side with a man on in the seventh. Guertin’s Joe McCarthy was the hard-luck loser as the Cards fell to 2-2.

SOFTBALL

April 11: Pinkerton 3, Merrimack 1

Ashley Grassini’s solo homer in the fourth inning cut a 2-0 Astros lead in half, but it’s as close as the Tomahawks would get in Wednesday’s home loss.

Taylor Irvine pitched well in defeat, scattering seven hits, while striking out seven, walking one and allowing only one earned run.

April 13: Merrimack 14, Nashua North 2

Ashley Grassine had three hits to lead a 15-hit Tomahawk attack while pitcher Taylor Irvine picked up the win, striking out six while walking three. Brittany Camera, Kalyn Trotter, Jess Lavoie, Laura Peltak and Holly Lewis all chipped in with a pair of hits. For the Titans, Grace Countie and Jess Cote each had a hit and an RBI while Hailey Reed had a hit and scored a run.

April 16: Merrimack 8, Bishop Guertin 4

Brittany Camara and Rebecca Jolly each had three hits for the ‘Hawks, who pounded out 14 in all to even their record at 2-2. Ashley Grassini, Kaylyn Trotter and Angelica Gonzalez each had two hits while Gonzalez played well defensively at third base. Pitcher Taylor Irvine went seven innings to get the win, allowing nine hits, fanning three while surviving five walks. Among the Cardinal offensive leaders were Jacklyn Dubois and Kristina Terrazzano with two hits each.

GIRLS LACROSSE

April 16: Merrimack 21, St. Thomas 1

Amanda Dionne had eight goals while Lauren Perry added four goals and an assist for the ’Hawks, who also got three goals and an assist from Julia Perry and two goals and four assists from Emily Pollard. Also contributing were Tara Quinnell (goal, assist), Becca Mathis (goal, assist), Chloe Olson, Cassie Smith (goal apiece), Maegan Howe (three assists) and Amber Olson (assist). Cat Green had five saves in net.

GIRLS TENNIS

April 13: Merrimack 8, Nashua North 1

The Tomahawks took five of six singles matches and swept doubles for their first win (1-2) of the year. Amanda Goddard (8-1), Catherine Bouressa (8-1), Alyssa Hobbs (8-0), Wiebka Weissenbaum (8-6) and Samantha Holder (8-0) all recorded wins for the ’Hawks, while North’s Liz Taper triumphed 8-4 at No. 2 singles. The Merrimack doubles teams of Goddard-Stephanie Reynolds (8-3), Bouressa-Fallon Lature (8-1), and Hobbs-Holder (8-0) also won as North fell to 0-2

April 16: Bishop Guertin 8, Merrimack 1

The 4-0 Cardinals enjoyed a singles sweep with Briana Leonard, Jen Dai, Lauren Hayward, and Liz DiCesare winning 8-0 while Marry Cunningham (8-4), and Sucheta Tamragouri (8-2) also won. Merrimack (1-2) managed an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles by Katherine Bouressa and Fallon Lature.

BOYS TENNIS

April 16: Bishop Guertin 8, Merrimack 1

The Cards took five of six singles with wins by Chris Zuercher (8-2), Danny Morrison (8-2), David Grossman (8-3), Austin McAndrews (8-3) and Rishi Tadi (8-0). Merrimack’s lone win came from Justin Harrington at No. 1, 9-7.

GIRLS TRACK

April 17: Merrimack 83.16, Nashua North 60.83

Maggie Kenney led the Tomahawks with first-place finishes in the 100 hurdles (18.2), the long jump (14-4) and the triple jump (31-71⁄2).

Also finishing first for Merrimack were Taylor Blain (400, 1:03.4), Jennifer Cermenaro (800, 2:39.1), Julia Glisson (3,200, 13:39.5), Jen Coffey (high jump, 5-0), Kellie Mathewson (pole vault, 8-0) and Janette Lopez (javelin, 73-6).

Cermenaro and Blain teamed with Alexandra Pickett and Allison Latham to win the 4x400 relay (4:37.7) while Kaitlyn Eckert, Brittaney Gravallese, Maryam Bafageeh and Sierra Erickson won the 4x100 (56.0).

BOYS TRACK

April 17: Nashua North 74, Merrimack 71

The Titans squeezed out the win, thanks to two first-place finishes from Mike Lynch, who won the shot put (49-10) and the discus (147-2), and Zakari Jenkins, who won the 100 (11.2) and tied for first in the 200 (22.9).

Alex Doyle led the Tomahawks by finishing first in the 110 hurdles (15.8), the 300 hurdles (44.1) and the triple jump (38-10). Chaz Myers took home first in the long jump (19-3) and tied for first in the 200 while teaming with Jared Peabody, John Conlin and Ryan Sexton to win the 4x400 (3:37.5).

Peabody also won the 400 (54.7) while Ben Franics won the 3,200 (10:50.7) and Jared Holley took first in the javelin (147).

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