Local Roundup: Bears’ bats come alive against Souhegan

Hanover catcher Hayden Avard tags Souhegan’s Drew Reagan (2) out at home plate during a varsity baseball game at Dresden Athletic Fields in Norwich, Vt., on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Souhegan won, 10-9. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Hanover catcher Hayden Avard tags Souhegan’s Drew Reagan (2) out at home plate during a varsity baseball game at Dresden Athletic Fields in Norwich, Vt., on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Souhegan won, 10-9. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Alex Driehaus

Hanover’s Will Hopkins (11) celebrates after scoring a home run during a varsity baseball game against Souhegan High School at Dresden Athletic Fields in Norwich, Vt., on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Souhegan won, 10-9. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Hanover’s Will Hopkins (11) celebrates after scoring a home run during a varsity baseball game against Souhegan High School at Dresden Athletic Fields in Norwich, Vt., on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Souhegan won, 10-9. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. valley news / report for america — Alex Driehaus

Hanover’s Jackson McBride pitches during a varsity baseball game against Souhegan High School at Dresden Athletic Fields in Norwich, Vt., on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Souhegan won, 10-9. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Hanover’s Jackson McBride pitches during a varsity baseball game against Souhegan High School at Dresden Athletic Fields in Norwich, Vt., on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Souhegan won, 10-9. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Alex Driehaus

Published: 05-23-2024 5:09 PM

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Baseball

Souhegan 10, Hanover 9

Key players: Hanover — Will Hopkins, Jackson McBride, Jack Lobb, Hayden Avard, Sam Loescher

Highlights: Hopkins hit a one-out inside-the-park grand slam in the bottom of the second to bring Hanover within one. Three batters later, McBride tripled to right to score Loescher to tie the game. McBride scored on the next play when Allie Muirhead hit a hard grounder to third that turned out to be too much. Souhegan scored three more in the top of the fourth on a single, an error, a hit batter, a walk and another error. They added two more in the sixth inning and one more in the seventh. Hanover scored once in the fourth and twice in the seventh.

Coach’s quote: “We finally hit the ball, but we are at the point in the season — due to scheduling and injuries — we had to dig deep into the pitching staff. They did a great job consistently keeping us in the game. I feel confident we can play and beat any team in the playoffs.” — Hanover’s John Grainger

Records: Souhegan 12-5; Hanover 6-8

Softball

Hanover 15, Souhegan 3

Key players: Hanover — Evie Maitre (3-for-4, 3 RBIs); Emma Campfield (3-for-4, 3 RBIs); Bella Hunt (3-for-3); Abby Campfield (2-for-2); Jess Lobb (2-for-3; 5 IP, 6 Ks)

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Highlights: Hanover collected 17 hits in the game as every player in the lineup had at least one hit. Campfield, Hunt and Maitre led the Bears with three hits each. Hanover scored runs in all five innings of play and broke the game open with eight runs in the fourth inning. Lobb pitched for the Bears, recording six strike-outs and two walks.

Coach’s quote: “We celebrated our seven seniors today with a huge win to bring our record to 8-7. This is the most wins for Hanover softball in more than a decade. Our senior class has built a more competitive culture, and I’m so happy they got to celebrate with a win.” — Hanover’s Megan Sobel

Records: Hanover 8-7; Souhegan 2-13

Lebanon 6, Pelham 2

Highlights: Lebanon took the win with six runs on seven hits from Pelham, which scored two runs on just one hit.

Records: Lebanon 5-11; Pelham 4-12