New Hampshire Hardball

Souhegan collects first NEIBL win

Souhegan scored two runs in the bottom of the first and added five more in the second and beat St. Thomas 8-2 to earn its first NEIBL varsity victory.

Souhegan’s Troy Brennan delevered a two-out, two-run double in the first. Consecutive singles by Jeff Lugo, Dylan Dufour and Brady Mason highlighted the five-run second. Dufour went 3-for-3 with four RBIs, Brennan drove in three, Bobby Henline scored three runs and Lugo had two RBIs.

Souhegan’s Isiah Gutierrez limited St. Thomas to one run (unearned) on one hit in five innings. He struck out seven. St. Thomas left Connor Toriello struck out six in two innings of relief.

Souhegan raised its record to 1-4 in league play and 2-4 overall.

Salem 13, Keene 6

Catcher Noah Poulin collected four hits, drove in three runs and scored three times to highlight Salem’s victory.

Salem led by a run after four innings, and then broke things open with a seven-run fifth. Donovan Kelley, Adam Smith and Matt Michaud each added two hits for Salem. Salem had 16 hits in the game.

Hunter Paquette, Casey Jordan and Wyatt Carey each had two hits for Keene.

Cole Yennaco started on the mound for Salem and allowed two runs on five hits and struck out one.

Portsmouth 12, Merrimack 7

An eight-run fifth inning propelled Portsmouth to victory.

Silas Witham limited Merrimack to one run (unearned) in 3.1 innings to earn the win. Damon Chase drove in three runs for Portsmouth, which received two RBIs from both Cal Hewett and Justin Blumenthal. Portsmouth’s Brandon Kady and Cam Fregeau each collected two hits in the win.

Merrimack’s Dylan Brander collected two hits and didn’t allow an earned runin four innings on the mound for Merrimack. Keaton Miller, Mike Grover and Aidan Ponder also had two-hit performances for Merrimack.

The game featured six unearned runs, 18 walks, eight errors and two pickoffs.

Weare 3, Londonderry 2

Gunner Hagstrom went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a stolen base to lead Weare past Londonderry.

Weare’s Brady Philibotte had a hit, scored a run and walked twice. Brett Patnode earned the win by pitching 3.2 innings of scoreless relief. He surrendered one hit, walked two and struck out three.

Hudson 10, Hollis/Brookline 2

Hudson scored three runs in the third inning and three more in the fourth to pull away from Hollis/Brookline, which took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run double by Henri Boudreau.

Hudson’s Jake Dufour and Kyle Boulanger had RBIs in the fourth.

NEIBL Junior Varsity
STA #1 9, STA #2 4

JJ Crespo hit a solo home run to lead St. Thomas #1 to victory in Thursday night’s only NEIBL junior varsity contest.

Jason Pinsonnault earned the win by holding St. Thomas to three runs on three hits in 5.1 innings. He struck out nine and walked one. Matthew Minckler threw 1.2 innings of relief.

Sebastian Lampert went 2-for-3 for St. Thomas #1, which scored five runs in the fourth inning.

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