Softball Team Sweeps First Four Games of Spring
The NHTI women's softball and men's baseball teams were finally able to open their spring seasons last week, after long delays and many canceled games due to the weather. Both teams play a split schedule (fall and spring), and are anxious to resume play and consolidate their records.
The softball team got off to a great start with a pair of back to back doubleheaders on their home field on the weekend of April 11 and 12. On Saturday the Lynx swept Saint Joesph College 3-2 and 8-6 behind workhorse star pitcher Tori Lemay (Manchester), who won both games from the mound.
In game number one, Lemay struck out 17 batters in the win. Masha Lange (Plaistow) scored runs in both games and had two hits to help the Lynx to both victories. Also contributing for the Lynx were catcher Megan Howard (Amherst) with 2 hits. Katie Andritz (Groveton) also scored runs in both games and collected 2 hits.
On Sunday the NHTI women’s softball team dominated both ends of another doubleheader, defeating Northern Essex CC 18-0 and 16-8.
USCAA All-American Lemay pitched a no-hitter in first game, striking out 17 in the win. NHTI was led by Lange, who delivered 3 hits in both games, scored 4 runs and drove in 6 with extra base hits. Other key performers were Joardyn Douillette (Penacook), Jenna Beaulieu (Troy) and Alex Pellerin (Manchester), each collecting 3 hits between the two games.
Lindsay Hampsom (Manchester) and Katie Andritz (Groveton) split the pitching duties to earn the win in the nightcap of the doubleheader.
NHTI is now 10-2 overall and currently ranked number five in the latest USCAA coach’s poll.
The NHTI men's baseball finally opened their 2015 spring season on Sunday on the road, dropping both ends of a doubleheader versus Massasoit CC 7-4 and 4-1.
The Lynx were led by Brian Shea (Manchester) with 2 hits and a run scored in the first game. Teammate Cody Bassett (Manchester) also had a hit and 2 rbi’s, along with Ben Wentworth (Northfield) who delivered 2 hits in the first game.
In the nightcap, Mitch Sytulek (Raymond) collected 3 hits and teammate Brady Wentworth (Merrimack Valley) added a hit for the Lynx in the loss.