Hanover High Baseball Team Beats Pelham 11-8 in Opener
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.
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.