High School Highlights
Division I prelims
No. 5 Pinkerton 7,
No. 12 Merrimack 4
The Astros (15-5) snapped a 3-3 tie with four runs in the sixth to end the Tomahawks season at 7-12 on Wednesday. Brenna Davenport led Merrimack going 2 for 4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored. Liz Scheurich knocked in two runs with a double, while Olivia Kapsambelis had a hit and an RBI.
Julia Valluzzi went the distance allowing seven runs (five earned) on nine hits, striking out three and walking five.
Merrimack 8, Keene 3
The Tomahawks (5-10) get win number three in a row with a complete game in the circle by Julia Valluzzi who gave up only three runs off of six hits and striking out four. Kaleigh Blades led the offense going 2 for 4 with a triple, a RBI, and touched home three times. Brenna Davenport (2 for 4, double, triple, two runs), Olivia Kapsambelis (2 for 4, two RBIs, one run), Liz Scheurich (2 for 3, two doubles, one run, RBI), and Morgan Peffer (2 for 3, RBI) made contributions in the batters box.
Manchester Memorial 1
Julia Valluzzi allowed just one run on five hits over seven innings as the Tomahawks ended the regular season at 7-11.
Offensive leaders for the Tomahawks were Demetria Gonzalez (double, three runs scored), Brenna Davenport (two hits, RBI), Jess Trahan (two hits, run, RBI) and Jocelyn Doyon (double, run, RBI).
Colin Wandell put together a three-point effort (two goals, one assist) despite the loss. Brendan Parr, TJ Fasano, Lucas Booth, and Jordan Petrocelli were the other goal scorers with Casey Moir adding and assist to get his first varsity point. Devin Johnson played well in net with 13 saves for the Tomahawks.
Senior Jason Theriault scored his first varsity goal and Alec Bronchuk added another as Merrimack ended its season on senior night with a 12-2 loss to Bedford. Jay Lanigan had an assist.
Senior Devin Johnson made 20 saves in a superb effort at goal; Max Fasano and Adam Black played well on defense.
“Despite our record, this team made the most of every situation and ended the season having fun and fighting for each other,” Merrimack coach Brian Miller said. “There are teams out there with winning records that didn’t learn half of what our group took away from this season. The coaching staff is proud of how the boys handled themselves each day.”