New Hampshire Hardball

NEIBL: Smith, Salem prevail

Adam Smith and Noah Poulin each collected two hits to help Salem defeat Upper Valley 13-5 Tuesday night in an NEIBL varsity division contest. Smith also drove in two runs.

Salem led 5-0 after two innings and 8-1 after five. Tanner Morgano got the win for limiting Upper Valley to a run on six hits in four innings. He walked one and struck out three. Smith (one inning) and Thomas Dion (two innings) pitched in relief.

Upper Valley had 13 hits in the game, but committed four errors.

Souhegan 9, Hollis/Brookline 7

Souhegan trailed 5-1 after four innings, but fought back and scored eight times in the fifth and sixth innings.

Brady Mason collected three hits for Souhegan, which also received strong offensive performances from Troy Brennan and Jeff Lugo.

Isaiah Gutierrez came on in relief of Jimmy Reel and stymied the Hollis/Brookline offense while Souhan made its comeback.

The victory raised Souhegan’s record to 3-9.

Merrimack 5, Hudson 5 (suspended)

Merrimack’s Ryan Williams had three hits and turned in a strong pitching performance in a game that was suspended after nine innings.

Williams tossed seven innings and surrendered three runs (one earned) and struck out eight. His hits included a double. He scored once and drove in three.

Mike Grover went 2-for-4 with an RBI, runs scored and stolen base, and Evan Roy collected two hits for Merrimack.

Portsmouth 3, Mt. Washington Valley 2

Colin Marshall’s RBI single in the top of the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie and gave Portsmouth (10-3) a one-run victory at Kennett High School.

Silas Witham picked up the win for pitching three scoreless innings in relief of starter Carmen Zingariello (4 IP, 4H, 2R, 3BB, 2Ks). Justin Blumenthal had two hits for Portsmouth. Witham and Matt Minckler each finished with one hit.

Junior Varsity

Merrimack 10, Souhegan 4

Eliot Medlock struck out 13 batters in five innings to lead Merrimack to its first JV victory of the summer. Medlock allowed two runs.

Merrimack received two hits and an RBI from Joe Riney, and Nick Dini went 1-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored.

Medlock and Andrew Coolidge each scored three times.


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