New Hampshire Hardball

Oh, what a feeling …

Recaps of Saturday’s four championship games:

Concord 4, Winnacunnet 0

Senior Jonah Wachter was the story here. Wachter tossed a no-hitter to help Concord knock off a team many considered to be the preseason favorite in Division I.

Wachter issued three walks, hit two batters and struck out 14. He earned three wins and a save in Concord’s four tournament games.

Ryan Philbrick led the Concord offense with three hits. He also scored twice.

John Stark 10, St. Thomas 3

The Generals took control by scoring six runs in the second inning and won the program’s first state championship. Before Saturday, John Stark had never reached a championship game.

After knocking off previously unbeaten Hanover in the quarterfinals, the Generals outscored their opponents 21-8 in the semifinals and championship game.

John Stark’s six-run second featured  a two-run single by Noah Brent, Nathan Innerfield’s RBI double and a three-run double by Austin Hazzard.

Monadnock 10, Somersworth 0

Junior Kevin Putnam pitched six scoreless innings as the Huskies collected the program’s eighth state championship.

Monadnock won each of its five tournament games by at least 10 runs, and outscored their opponents 58-4 in the postseason.

The Huskies seized control in the second inning, when they sent 11 hitters to the plate and scored six runs.

Newmarket 10, Littleton 0

What was a close game through five innings got away from Littleton in the sixth, when the Mules scored seven runs to go up 8-0. Newmarket also won the title in 2019, and captured its eighth state championship overall.

Hayden Goodreau threw a complete-game three-hitter (10 strikeouts, one walk). He also had three hits and scored three times.

It was the seventh time Newmarket shut out an opponent this season, and its third shutout victory in the postseason.


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