Chace Spears pitched a nine-inning complete-game shutout, striking out three, and drove in a run to give Derry a 3-0 victory over Dover in the New Hampshire American Legion tournament.
The victory sent Derry to the state semifinals today to face Manchester Sweeney Post 2 at 4 p.m. at Holman Stadium in Nashua. The winner will play Dover in the title game right after.
Jamie Collins drove in a pair of runs for the winners, while Chris Gerossie and Joey Murphy each had two hits and scored a run for Derry.
Jake Shepley drove in two runs and scored another, but Salem Junior Legion lost to Lebanon 9-3. Anthony Salvo and David Robertson each added a hit and a run scored for Salem.
Connor Suech and Andrew Calandra each had three hits and Brad Baldinelli drove in two runs, but Salem fell to Rochester 16-10 in 12 innings on Saturday.
Garrison Junior Tourney in full swing
Garrison Golf Center’s summer Junior Tournament series is in full swing.
Thirty youngsters took to the course last week to compete in a handful of divisions.
Here are the winners:
Girls Ages 8-13
1. Ari Boniface, 38; 2. Trinity Doyle, 46
Boys Ages 8-10
1. Matthew Murphy, 34; 2. Evan Desjardins, 36
Boys Ages 11-14
1. Anthony Boniface, 32; 2. Jack Tatten, 35; Patrick Archambault, 35; Cameron Panaro, 35
Two tournaments remain, Tuesday August 5 and Thursday, August 14.
The events, limited to the first 36 entrants, cost $20 and included greens fees, range balls, lunch and prizes.
They begin at 11 a.m.
Garrison also continues its renowned Saturday morning junior clinics from 8-10 a.m. and 10 a.m.-12 noon for players ages 8-14.
The cost for that is $12 and includes range, putting green and on-course instruction for players of all skill levels.
For more information, contact Garrison Golf Center in Haverhill.
CANDELARIO WINS SATURDAY NIGHT
Lawrence’s Carlos Candelario returned to the scene of his only pro defeat Saturday night and took care of business, with a second-round TKO of Moises Rivera.
Candelario, a light welterweight competing out of the Lawtown Boxing Club, improved to 5-1 in his career, while Rivera fell to 0-2.
The news from the Royale Nightclub card held in Boston was not so good for fellow Lawrencian Agustine Mauras. Or perhaps it was.
Mauras, in a six-round super featherweight bout — his first action in 14 months — fought Hartford’s Joseph Perez to a draw.
“I thought he won the fight, four rounds to two,” said Mauras’ trainer Sean Farley.
With the disappointment came some good news, though. Perez, now 10-3-1, and Mauras, now 6-0-2, were offered a September rematch at Foxwoods, coming up in September.