Hanover freshman Joey Perras tees up a baseball under the watchful eye of Marauder Head Coach John Grainger.

Hanover High Baseball Team Beats Pelham 11-8 in Opener

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Robert Grabill

The Hanover High School baseball team made the most of its first day on a baseball diamond this spring, rallying twice and beating Pelham on the road, 11-8.  The Marauders, who had been limited entirely to the HHS gym for practice until yesterday’s limited turf session, combined a steady hitting attack, effective defense in the clutch, and a dazzling relief pitching job to earn a gratifying victory.

The Marauders struck first in the top of the third inning and jumped out to a 3-0 lead.  Pelham rallied for four runs in the bottom of the frame to regain the lead.  A two-run triple by senior Captain Will Smith put Hanover back on top 6-3, but Pelham struck back for four more in the home half of the fourth, and led 8-6. In came Lehmann from the Marauder bullpen, and he quieted Pelham in the fourth and tacked on three more shutout innings.

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Hanover struck back in the sixth inning, taking advantage of some sloppy play by Pelham as well as some clutch hits by Nick Starosta and Marc Hampers to plate four runs and take the lead for good by a 10-8 margin.  The Marauders tacked on a final run in the seventh, and combined strong defense with Lehmann’s pitching to close out Pelham in the bottom of the seventh.  Smith and Starosta led the hit parade with two apiece, as well as two RBIs and Connor Stafford was on base three times with walks.  All three players were credited with four quality at-bats.

The Marauders return to action on Monday, hosting Laconia in their home opener.   Hanover has yet to set foot on their Dresden facility, but the warm weather in the forecast over the weekend suggests that the Marauders will have a chance to notch another win after a promising start to the season.


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