Timberlane with huge upset
Tyler Cameron smashed a solo homer in the first inning and Zach Downey had two doubles and two RBIs as 15th-seeded Timberlane baseball pulled off a huge upset over second-seeded Keene, 6-4, in Division 1 first round action.
Milford downed Windham 7-1 in a six-inning first-round playoff game. Connor Hopkins drove in Chris Murphy for the Jaguar run.
Pinkerton rolled past Londonderry 13-6 in its tourney opener. Sean Delea and Jake Lisauskas each scored three goals and Brett Dattilo added three assists.
Sanborn wins it for NR
Ryan Sanborn’s RBI sac fly in the seventh inning plated the game-winning run as No. 2 seeded North Reading won 5-4 over 19th-seeded Austin Prep in walkoff fashion in the semifinals of the Division 3 North tournament.
Sanborn also smashed a two-run triple in the bottom of the first inning to get the Hornets back in the game after they fell behind 4-0 in the top half because of two errors.
North Reading will play Hamilton-Wenham at Lelacheur Park on Saturday in the finals (7 p.m. start).
Pinkerton baseball advances
Pinkerton pitchers John Polichetti and Chris Gerossie combined for six strong innings as the third-seeded Astros rolled 11-1 over No. 14 seed Manchester Central in the first round of the Division 1 tournament.
Chace Spears had quite the day, stroking three hits, including a triple and knocking in two runs.
Pinkerton will play the winner of Spaulding/Exeter in the quarterfinals at home Saturday at 4 p.m.
Pelham puts score into Plymouth
No. 10 seed Pelham boys lacrosse didn’t win yesterday but it put a scare into second-seedeed Plymouth.
The undergo Pythons lost 7-3 in the Division 3 quarterfinals but were tied 2-2 with Plymouth at halftime. Dustin Lubinger, Luke Tracy and Kevin Sabine scored Pelham’s goal, Eric Guinasso added an assist and Collin Duffmarsh made 16 saves.
“I’m super proud,” Pelham coach Joe Young said. “We competed all day. Their goalie made some great saves, too.”
Young said he’ll miss the seniors but the team will have a lot of returning underclassmen next year. He enjoyed how this year’s team gave a blue-collar effort.