New Hampshire Hardball

Tobin, SNHU falter in opener


NOTE: The Rundown, a compilation of news and notes related to New Hampshire baseball, will run regularly throughout the 2020 baseball season.

It was a rough start for Portsmouth’s Wes Tobin and the Southern New Hampshire University baseball team.

Tobin made the opening-day start Friday, but allowed 10 runs (nine earned) on 12 hits in 2.2 innings in SNHU’s 22-5 loss to Colorado Mesa. Tobin walked one and struck out one, and allowed four home runs.

Bow’s Tom Blandini (1-3, two walks, RBI, run scored) and Goffstown’s Dakota Mulcay (1-4, RBI, run scored) provided some of the offensive highlights for SNHU.

Elsewhere Friday, Merrimack had two New Hampshire residents in the lineup for its Division I debut, a 2-1 loss to Oral Roberts. Salem’s Nick Shumski and started at shortstop, and Concord’s Kurtis Stadnicki hit fourth and started behind the plate.
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Starting dates and schedules for New Hampshire’s college baseball teams:

Opening Day: March 4 at Springfield College
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Opening Day: Feb. 21 vs. Indiana State
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Franklin Pierce
Opening Day: Feb. 21 vs. Felician
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Keene State
Opening Day: Feb. 26 at Clark
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New England College
Opening Day: Feb. 27 at Emerson
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Plymouth State
Opening Day: March 6 vs. Finlandia
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Opening Day: Feb. 29 vs. Vassar
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Saint Anselm
Opening Day: Feb. 22 vs. USciences
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Southern New Hampshire
Opened Friday at Colorado Mesa
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A reminder that the National Federation of High Schools has adopted a new rule regarding the designated hitter:

3-1-4:  Designated Hitter (DH) can be used in two ways. The DH can be listed as the 10 starter replacing one of the other nine players when it is their turn to bat. The other method is that that any one of the starting defensive players can be their own DH (in effect having two positions) within the confines of the rule requirements.
Rationale: This rule change assists coaches with an alternative to keep their better players in the game to contribute to the offensive output of the team and give another player a chance to participate on defense. In addition, considering the pitch count rules, this change would help pitchers to keep their bat in the game, but can come out of the game defensively to protect their arms from overuse.
This list includes NHIAA players only (no prep school players). The New Hampshire Hardball TOP 50, which represents the top 50 high school players in the state, will be unveiled in March.

NOTE: Coaches, if there is a player who deserves consideration for this list please send his name, position, school, and year in school to This list will be updated later this month before the TOP 50 is released.

Michael Allard (Winnisquam), Sr.; Connor Ash (Profile), Sr.; Joe Allen (Winnacunnet), Soph.; Brady Annis (Winnacunnet), Jr.; Brett Anderson (Bishop Guertin), Sr.; Trevor Anibal (Bedford), Sr.; Evan Beals (Alvirne), Jr.; Devin Bedell (Pittsfield), Sr.; Henri Boudreau (Hollis/Brookline), Sr.; Carter Bousquin (Newmarket), Sr.; Tucker Brown (Keene), Jr.; Jake Bullard (Winnacunnet), Sr.; TJ Carmilia (Gilford), Sr.; Sam Crawford (Hopkinton), Sr.; Brady Day (Pinkerton), Sr.; Albert De La Rosa (Nashua South), Soph.; Ryan Dee (Laconia), Sr.; Nolan Elmore (Exeter), Sr.Brandon Fish (Londonderry), Jr.; Jack Fitzgerald (Memorial), Sr.; Riley Fletcher (Kennett), Sr.; Zach Fletcher (Bedford), Jr.; Cam Frank (Somersworth), Sr.; Nolan Gantrish (Hanover), Sr.; Colin Grenier (Sanborn), Sr.; Nate Grimes (Kennett), Sr.; Peter Haas (Keene), Jr.; Gunner Hagstrom (Hillsboro), Sr.; Ben Harris (Bow), Sr.; Caleb Heath (Merrimack Valley), Sr.; Cal Hewett (Portsmouth), Sr.; Derek Hiscox (Pinkerton), Sr.; Carl Hoden (Monadnock), Sr.; Connor Hujsak (Goffstown), Sr.; Andres Hulfachor (Nashua South), Sr.; Darren Hulton (Sunapee) Sr.; Colby Kessler (Moultonborough), Jr.; Matt Lamy (Bow), Soph.; Garrett Langis (Spaulding), Sr.; Tom Langlois (Windham), Sr.; Kyle Lavigne (Bedford), Jr.; Nolan Lincoln (Londonderry), Sr.; Weston Lippold (Windham), Jr.; Jack Loftus (Hanover), Sr.; Jesse MacGlashing (Pittsfield), Jr.; Will MacLean (St. Thomas), Sr.; Ryan Minckler (Portsmouth), Jr.; Jake Mitchell (Bishop Guertin), Jr.; Zach Mooers (Keene), Jr., Jared Neikam (Bedford), Sr.; Parker Paradice (Littleton), Jr.; Brett Patnode (John Stark), Sr.; Joey Perras (Hanover), Sr.; Michael Pratte (Bedford), Jr.; Nicholas Richie (Concord Christian), Sr.; Asa Runge (Pinkerton), Sr.; Myles Sargent (Portsmouth), Jr.; Dan Sarmiento (Exeter), Jr.; Adrian Siravo (Gilford), Sr.; Marcus Soucia (Keene), Sr.; Jordan Stevens (Lin-Wood), Jr.; Noah Timmer (Keene) Sr.; Dan Trezpacz (Souhegan), Sr.; Jonah Wachter (Concord), Jr.; Brendan Walker (Woodsville), Jr.; Griffin Wheeler (Merrimack Valley), Jr.; Shea Zina (Mascenic), Jr.


Players were selected for the Watch List based on personal viewing plus input from high school, travel and college coaches. 


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