Sports Talk Merrimack Journal

GIRLS TENNIS

Keene 8, Merrimack 1

McKenzy Miller recorded Merrimack’s lone win on Saturday, beating her opponent 8-2 at first singles, as the Tomahawks (4-10) dropped their season finale 8-1 to Keene (6-8).

Miller almost recorded a second win at first doubles along with Abby Fay. The duo came up just short, losing 8-6.

Their teammates Eilza Gustafson and Alyssa Petrie didn’t go easily in their singles games either – Gustafson falling 9-7 at fourth singles and Petrie losing 8-5 at fifth singles.

Pinkerton 7, Merrimack 1

Merrimack (4-9) was able to win one singles game thanks to Rebecca Eelman (8-6). Courtney McCarthy and Jessica McElwain played well in their doubles loss. The last match in doubles was rained out.

Nashua North 9, Merrimack 0

The Titans finished the regular season at 8-6 thanks to a clean sweep on Wednesday, May 18. North won behind victories in singles from Sofia Rivera (8-4), Miska Legatova (9-7), Alex Norris (8-4), Brenna Rose (9-7), Gabriella Baczyski (8-0) and Sofia Farshi (8-5). In doubles they got wins from Norris and Baczyski (9-7), Krithika Suresh and Rivera (8-4), and Liz Dion and Rose (8-2).

BOYS TENNIS

Nashua North 5, Merrimack 4

Nashua won four singles matches then locked up the win over Merrimack at third doubles, as Tom Pappas and Ethan Rose combined for an 8-2 win on Wednesday, May 18.

The Titans (10-4) and Tomahawks (4-9) went back and forth at Wasserman Park in Merrimack. Nashua’s singles wins came courtesy of Connor King (8-1), Karthik Korrapaty (8-1), Rose (8-4) and Pappas (9-7).

BASEBALL

Merrimack 10, Manchester Central 6

Merrimack improved to 8-7 on Wednesday, May 18, behind the pitching of Justin Grassini, who allowed six runs, but only one of them earned, in a complete-game win. Grassini gave up three hits while striking out eight.

The Tomahawks got contributions offensively from Chad Seaver, Ryan Slate and Grassini, who had two RBIs each on six total hits.

BOYS LACROSSE

Souhegan 16, Merrimack 1

Joe Nutting scored five goals and assisted on two more to lead Souhegan’s offense in a 16-1 win on Wednesday, May 18.

Also scoring multiple times for the Sabers were Zach Bossi (two assists) and Robbie Duarte with three goals each, and Thomas Horner with two goals. Brendan Cray (four assists), Ethan Hopey and Nick Jordan scored one each for the Sabers (11-6).

Alex Burnley and John Loghnes split time in net, stopping five shots each.

Jay Lanigan scored Merrimack’s lone goal.

LEGION BASEBALL TRYOUTS

Merrimack Legion Post 98 tryouts

Merrimack Legion Post 98 will sponsor tryouts for its Junior and Senior baseballs programs on Saturday, June 4 at 4:30 p.m. on the Merrimack High School Junior Varsity field.

Junior legion players are 17U and Senior legion players are 19U. Each team will play 18-20 games from June 14-July 23.

Call or email Mike Henzley for more information at 603-341-2330, henzleym@gmail.com. Or go to www.leaguelineup.com/post98baseball.