Lancer Baseball Squad Evens Season with Three Wins

By Chris Paul

The Londonderry High School Baseball team strung together three, much-needed wins last week to put their early season record at 3-3.
After suffering three straight losses to open the 2022 season the Lancers three very solid victories in their second week against Timberlane, Trinity and Concord.
The week began with a third defeat, at home, on Monday, April 18, in a 1-0 game against Exeter High School, but the Lancers rebounded nicely with a 10-5 win over Timberlane for their first win on Wednesday afternoon.
In that game, the LHS squad came back from a 5-1 deficit in the fourth, plating nine runs in the final three innings for victory.
Mike Crowley, Brady Anderson and Tyler Miles combined efforts on the mound for six strikeouts, five walks and seven hits. Starting pitcher, Crowley, earned the win.
Senior Jack Marshall had a homerun in the fifth inning to drive in two runs.
Fellow senior Adam Wholly went 3 for 4 at the plate with a double and scored three runs.
Junior Kevin Rourke hit the team’s other double, going two for three with two RBIs.
Overall the Lancer squad had nine hits with just two striking out.
Two days later, on Friday, April 22, the Lancers got their second win with a 6-4 victory of the Trinity High School Pioneers in Manchester.
Londonderry took a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never relinquished it for the two-run victory.
Wholly pitched five and two-third innings for the win with Jayden Hamilton coming in for an inning and a third to get the save. Wholly had five strikeouts and allowed five hits and two run.
Hamilton, Aiden Washington and Johan Pena each doubled in the game.
Trinity mounted a charge late in the game with a run in the sixth and two runs in the bottom of the seventh, but LHS scored three in the top of the third thanks to Hamilton’s double to hang in for the win.
The Lancer squad’s week ended with a successful trip to the state capital, where they beat the Crimson Tide 10-6.
The LHS bunch got off to a four-run advantage by the third inning. Scoring one in the first, three in the second and two in the third for the 6-3 lead.
Concord brought it to within one, with two runs in the fifth, but Londonderry erased their momentum in the sixth, scoring three to help solidify their win.
The win went to young freshman Brady Gillis, who pitched five innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and striking out three batters.
Rourke came in for two innings in relief and got the save, allowing one run and three hits.
Pena and Owen Carey each had a double in the game. Connor Fennell and Hamilton each went two for four at the plate.
The team will finish the month of April this week with games against Bedford, on the road on Monday, and home games with Alvirne and Keene.

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