New Hampshire Hardball

Hewett homers in Portsmouth’s win

Ryan Minckler (2 IP), Silas Witham (2 IP), Andrew Bergeron (2 IP) and Matt Minckler (1 IP) limited Mount Washington Valley to three hits as Portsmouth opened NEIBL Varsity play with a 8-0 triumph Thursday night.

Cal Hewett hit a home run, and Oscar Lalime collected two hits and an RBI to lead the Portsmouth offense.Matt Minckler and Cam Fregeau also had hits for Portsmouth.

Varsity Division
Salem 6, Souhegan 2

Salem built a five-run lead and held on for a 6-2 victory over Souhegan in the NEIBL’s Varsity Division on Thursday night at Michele Park in Salem.

Jimmy Reel’s line drive to left field with the bases loaded was caught to end the game.

Cole Yennaco and Keegan Parke allowed one run on one hit in five innings on the mound. Jake Champagne had two hits and two RBIs.

Brady Mason had two hits for Souhegan, which fell to 0-2. Zach Diamond and Joe Gutierrez also had hits for Souhegan, which will play at doubleheader against St. Thomas (2) on Saturday. Game 1 is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

Weare 5, Concord 3

Jeff Wagner’s two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 3-3 tie and pushed Weare over Concord.

Brett Patnode pitched two scoreless and hitless innings in relief to earn the win. He struck out four. Austin Hazzard started and went 3 2/3 innings giving up two earned runs on five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts. Hazzard also went 2-for-3 at the plate with a solo home run.

Carter Pike opened the Weare scoring with a two out double that plated two runs in the second inning. Wagner finished the night going 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Gunner Hagstrom went 2-3 with a stolen base and pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief.

Junior Varsity
Keene 5, Merrimack 3

Andrew Coolidge collected two hits, scored a run and pitched two scoreless innings, but Merrimack dropped a 5-3 decision at Keene on Thursday.

Garron Brown had two hits and two RBIs for Merrimack, which received a hit and three stolen bases from Andrew Martin.

Nashua 17, Weare 2

Paul Vachon, Dean Adams, Daniel Martin and Luke Anderson each had two hits to help Nashua raise its record to 4-0.

Martin and Anderson each scored three times. Martin also added two RBIs. Trice Cote drove in three runs.

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