High School Highlights
Merrimack 13, Bishop Guertin 9
Demetria Gonzalez went 3 for 5 with three doubles, two runs and two RBIs while Oliva Kapsambelis went 3 for 4 with a homer, three RBIs and three runs scored to pace the winners on May 11.
Brenna Davenport added two hits, including a homer, and two runs scored while Morgan Ottman had a hit.
Julia Valluzzi survived eight Cardinal runs on 12 hits to get the win, as Mirand Delbiac picked up her first save, allowing two hits and three runs. Kapsambelis and Davenport played well defensively for the ‘Hawks. The Cards fell to 8-3.
Bedford 13, Merrimack 1
Merrimack (3-9) had offensive outputs from Demetria Gonzalez (2 for 3, one run), Brenna Davenport (1 for 3) and Olivia Kapsambelis (1 for 3, RBI).
Merrimack 6, Timberlane 3
Alex Thornton delivered a solo homer among his three hits to lead the Tomahawks to victory on May 12.
Cody Pfeifer had two hits and an RBI, while Damean Currier added a hit and two RBIs.
Jake Mainey earned the win, tossing five innings while allowing three runs – one earned – on four hits while striking out one. Christian Adler tossed an inning and fanned two for a hold before Tyler DeNeill struck out one to lock down the save.
Merrimack 8, Nashua North 4
The ‘Hawks finished what they started a few weeks earlier, beating the Titans in the continuation of an April 25 game. Saturday’s action started in the bottom of the second with Merrimack up 2-0.
Alex Thornton tallied two hits for Merrimack (5-7), while Tyler DeNeill (hit, two RBIs), Nick Dutton (hit, RBI) and Jared Wells (hit, RBI) were also major contributors to the victory.
Tyler Rohr earned the victory with four innings of mound work. He allowed three runs – two earned – off four hits while striking out four.
North tied the game in the bottom of the second, but Merrimack responded with a four-run third to retake control.
Colton Welch had two hits and an RBI for North (5-7). Sam Martin added a hit and drove in a run.
Bedford 8, Merrimack 2
Alex Thornton had three hits for the Tomahawks (5-8) Tuesday while RBIs were by Nick Dutton and Jared Wells. Christian Adler took the loss on the mound.
Merrimack 6, Manchester Memorial 3
The Tomahawks earned their first win of the season on May 12 behind singles victories from No. 1 Greg Keeler (8-6), No. 2 C.J. Terranova (8-4), No. 3 Cam Wilson (8-3) and No. 5 Matt Fowler (8-5). Doubles wins from Keeler-Fowler (8-2) and Wilson-Jeff Gerhard (9-7, 7-5) wrapped it up for Merrimack (1-11).
Hanover 9, Merrimack 0
The Tomahawks came up short May 10 against a powerful Hanover team.
Merrimack 9, Manchester Memorial 0
The Tomahawks received singles wins on May 12 from No. 1 Lianna Klinger (8-6), No. 2 Mckenzy Miller (8-0), No. 3 Abby Fay (8-2), No. 4 Alyssa Petrie (8-1), No. 5 Rebecca Eelman and No. 6 Eliza Guistafson (8-1), before the same six combined to finish the shutout in doubles action.
Merrimack 7, Keene 2
The Tomahawks won their third straight Tuesday with the help of singles wins by McKenzy Miller at No. 2 (8-1), No. 3 Abby Fay (8-1), No. 4 Alyssa Petrie (8-1) and No. 6 Eliza Gustafson (8-6).
Merrimack swept doubles with Lianna Klinger-Fay (8-1), Miller-Petrie (8-0) and Kourtney Vallace-Jess Bonner (8-0) all playing well.
Hanover 11, Merrimack 7
Alec Bronchuk scored four goals Saturday, but the Tomahawks dropped to 1-11 on the campaign with a loss to the Marauders (8-5).
Jay Lanigan scored and dished out three assists, while John Tiano had a goal and two helpers. Jordan Petrocelli and Brendan Parr also scored for the Tomahawks. Garrett Murray made 21 saves in net behind quality defense from Josh Korsak, Max Fasano and Jason Theriault.
Bishop Guertin 19, Merrimack 4
Alec Bronchuk tallied three goals Monday, but the defending champion Cardinals ran away with the win. Jay Lanigan also scored while T.J. Fasano and Ian Covell had an assist. Garrett Murray and Devin Johnson split time in net and Dan Differ and Brendan Parr played well at defensive midfield.