Sports Talk Merrimack Journal

BOYS LACROSSE

Exeter 16, Merrimack 6

Tyler Brewster scored three goals and assisted on another and Kyle Newman bagged two with an assist as Merrimack was defeated on Thursday, April 14. Jay Lanigan tallied his first varsity goal and assist, while Alec Bronchuk also had an assist. Max Fasano, Jacob Denver and Lucas Booth played well on defense.

Alex Annutto made 22 saves in net for the Tomahawks.

Merrimack 16, Manchester Memorial 0

Tyler Brewster tallied four goals and two assists to lead the Tomahawks (1-2) to their first win of the season.

Alec Bronchuk had three goals and an assist, Jay Lanigan added two goals and two assists and Grant Mercier scored twice.

Kyle Newman (goal, two assists), TJ Fasano (goal, assist) , Mitch McMahon (goal), Isaiah Kepnes (goal) and Jordan Petrocelli (goal, assist) were also big factors in the win.

Alex Annutto made three saves to secure a shutout.

The Tomahawks will play at Nashua South on Monday at 6 p.m.

BASEBALL

Merrimack 13, Spaulding 11 (8 innings)

Tyler Rohr smacked a go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Tomahawks to victory on Friday, April 15.

Merrimack scored eight in the top of the sixth to claim an 11-5 lead, but Spaulding roared back with six runs in the bottom half to force extras.

Alex Thornton led the ‘Hawks with three hits, while Justin Grassini (three RBIs), Chad Seaver (two RBIs), Rohr (two RBIs), Ryan Slate (RBI) and Justin Cardenas (RBI) each collected a pair of hits.

Merrimack 7, Winnacunnet 4

Alex Thornton, Tyler Rohr and Alex Murphy all had a hit and two RBIs while Thornton pitched six innings of four-hit ball, allowing one run with three strikeouts for the 4-0 Tomahawks. Chad Seaver had two hits as Merrimack scored five times in the first and held off a Warrior rally in the seventh.

SOFTBALL

Spaulding 7, Merrimack 6

Merrimack’s Brianna Bergevin suffered a tough loss in the circle, allowing seven runs on nine hits and five walks, while striking out three, over seven innings on Friday, April 15.

Olivia Kapsambelis (2 for 3, two runs, two doubles), Brenna Davenport (3 for 4, two runs, two doubles, RBI) and Jackson Gutekunst (2 for 3, two RBIs) led the Tomahawks offense – while econd baseman Katelyn Parlow played well defensively in defeat.

GIRLS TENNIS

Merrimack 7, Londonderry 2

The Tomahwaks (1-3) swept the doubles matches to secure their first victory of the season on Friday, April 15. Lianna Klinger (9-7), McKenzy Miller (8-3), Abby Fay (8-6) and Courtney McCarthy (8-0) won their singles matches, while the teams of Casey Wright and Klinger (8-4), Miller and Fay (8-1), and McCarthy and Jessica McElwain (8-1) earned the doubles victories.

Merrimack 6, Nashua South 3

The Tomahawks won five of six singles paced by Lianna Klinger (8-1), McKenzy Miller (8-2), Abby Fay (8-3), Courtney McCarthy (8-1) and Rebecca Eelman (8-6). McCarthy and Jessica McElwain won 8-2 at No. 2 doubles.

For South, Meghana Avvaru won 8-6 in singles and teamed with Nora Goldenberg at No. 1 doubles for an 8-1 win. The No. 3 Panther doubles team also won 8-3.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Merrimack 17, Nashua South 5

The Tomahawks evened their record to 2-2 on Monday despite two goals by South’s Jocelyn Chaput and single scores by Laura Galvez, Ashley Eppolito and Allison Magrane. Abby Guilfoil had an assist while Katherin Tenney had seven saves in goal.

BOYS TENNIS

Nashua South 5, Merrimack 4

The Panthers took two of three doubles to improve to 3-2 on the year on Monday. The teams of Pranah Prabhala/Amol Khana (8-5 at No. 2) and Arirudh Naidu/Aaron Tupper (8-5 at No. 3) came through for South. The Panthers’ other three wins were by Sam McIntyre (8-6) at No. 3 singles, Khana at No. 4, 8-6 and James Liang 8-6 at No. 6.

Merrimack got wins by Andrea MacEachera at No. 1, 8-2; Jordan Meaney at No. 2, 8-4, Owen Tracye, 8-3 at No. 5 and the top doubles team of MacEachera/Meaney, 8-1.