Baseball earns 1-0 win over Panthers
Merrimack 1, Nashua South 0
The Tomahawks won it Monday with a Cody Pfiefer walk-off single for his first varsity hit. Justin Grassini went eight scoreless innings, striking out eight, and giving up two hits, while Jake Mainey got the win in relief. South pitcher Devin Gates brought a no-hitter into the eighth inning when he lost the bid with one out.
Alvirne 6, Merrimack 0
The Broncos shut out the Tomahawks May 3. Starting pitcher Nicole Teague pitched seven innings, giving up no runs on two hits, striking out 10, and walking two.
Merrimack 8, Nashua South 2
The Tomahawks picked up their second win of the season Monday, while keeping the Panthers winless. Miranda Delibac was the starting pitcher for Merrimack and went all seven innings, giving up six hits, two earned runs, walking two and striking out three. Brenna Davenport went 2 for 3 with a triple, RBI and two runs scored. Ashley Turcotte (2 for 3, triple, two runs) and Jess Trahan (2 for 4, RBI, run) also helped the Tomahawk offense. For South, Sarah Picard led the way going 2 for 3, two runs scored, triple, and two stolen bases.
South 16, Merrimack 5
The Panthers secured their second win May 3 in a row thanks to offensive performances by Shane Puleo (four goals, four assists), Sean Holland (four goals, four assists), Devin Linscott (three goals, three assists), and Joe Bodi (three goals, two assists). Nate Radin had eight saves and Suman Morrissette had two saves in net. Merrimack statistics were not reported.
Merrimack 14, South 10
The Panthers lost a tough one to the Tomahawks. South played well behind the defensive efforts of Tara Saliany, Hannah Dumaine, Izzy Bolduc, and Emma Pucillo combing for 10 ground balls. Merrimack details were not reported.
Dover 9, Merrimack 0
Although Merrimack lost all nine matches on May 3, it was the best overall match of the season, as everyone who played won a game.
Alvirne 8, Merrimack 1
The Broncos rolled to victory behind singles victories from No. 1 Jared Whalen (8-1), No. 2 Austin Gill (8-3), No. 4 Jackson Tarrant (8-4), No. 5 Max Bonney-Liles (8-0) and No. 6 Connor Lambert (8-1).
Merrimack’s Cam Wilson won 8-4 at No. 3 singles.
Manchester Central 8, Merrimack 1
Merrimack’s No. 1 singles player Greg Keeler picked up the first victory of his career, winning his match 8-6.
Dover 5, Merrimack 4
Winning in singles for Merrimack on May 3 were No.3 Abby Fay (8-2), No.4 Alyssa Petrie (8-0), and No.6 Eliza Gustafson (8-6).
The doubles team of No.1 Lianna Klinger-Fay (8-6) were the only duo to get a win for Merrimack.
Merrimack 8, Alvirne 1
The Tomahawks got their first win of the season May 4 with singles wins by Lianna Klinger (8-3), McKenzy Miller (9-7), Abby Fay (8-2), Alyssa Petrie (8-2), Rebecca Eelman (8-5), and Eliza Gustafson (9-7). Klinger-Fay (8-5) and Miller-Petrie (8-2) took doubles for the winners. Alvirne’s win was by Alyssa Badalato-Ellie Ochieng, 8-4.
Boys track and Field
Merrimack 95, Bishop Guertin 50
The Tomahawks received wins May 2 by Sam Bailey in the 110 hurdles (16.74) and 300 hurdles (50.34), by Jacob Marden in the 400 (54.24), Devin Crowley in the 800 (2:11.04), Andrew Frothingham in the 3,200 (11:19.04), Owen Ploss in the high jump (6-0), Brian Genet in the triple jump (39-6), Jared Dyer in the shot put (41-7), Jason Hatfield in the discus (103-3) and Merrimack swept the relays as well.
Guertin’s Simon Morrier and Merrimack’s Matt Smith tied for first at 24.84 in the 200. BG’s other winners were Aiden Sullivan in the 1,600 (4:38.94), Kyle Swanson in the pole vault (12-9), Austin Hiscoe in the long jump (17-0), and Sam Raitt the javelin at 143-2 and 100 dash in 11.74.