Alvirne’s Baseball Woes Continue as Broncos Search for Win

Alvirne baseball continued their rough start to the season last week with three consecutive losses on the road on Wednesday at Exeter, Thursday at Goffstown, and Friday at Nashua North with a 10-0 loss to Exeter, and then back-to-back 4-2 losses to Goffstown and Nashua North.
Devin Smith got the ball for the Broncos on Wednesday, and after both teams were held scoreless for an inning and a half, a costly error coupled with a pair of wild pitches allowed Exeter to put two runs on the board before an RBI double quickly made it 3-0 Blue Hawks through two frames.
Exeter would tack on five more runs in the bottom of the third, as they were rolling from the first pitch of the inning with a lead-off double and a hit by pitch brought an end to Devin Smith’s night in favor of Brandon Ganas, who gave up a walk to load the bases before trading an out for a run by way of the fielder’s choice, and then allowing two runs to come in on wild pitches a couple batters later to make it 6-0. Then a 2-RBI double made it 8-0 Exeter before Ganas was able to stop the bleeding.
Ganas would stay on the mound for the bottom of the fourth, as he would allow a leadoff double before getting a ground out that pushed the runner to third, and then a sac fly that brought in the ninth Exeter run. That was all the Blue Hawks got in the fourth, however, as the game went to the fifth with the Broncos down 9-0.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Broncos had to keep Exeter off the board, and they, once again, led things off with a double against Ganas. After a strikeout and a flyout that saw a wild pitch advance the mercy rule run advance to third, an EBI single ended the game early 10-0 in favor of Exeter.
On Thursday, the Broncos were back in action against Goffstown. The Grizzlies jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second against Logan Casey, and that was all the run support Ryan Dutton and the Goffstown pitching staff would need, as Alvirne picked up a run in the fourth and the fifth innings to make it 4-2, but that was all Alvirne would get as Dutton tossed a complete game gem, only allowing the two runs to come across the plate.
The Broncos were right back at it on Friday against Nashua North in what was a pitcher’s duel from the jump. Base runners were hard to come by for both sides through three, as the teams had combined for just one hit through the first three frames before Alvirne got a pair of runners in Logan Casey and Devin Smith would reach before Antonio Vallante sent a ball into the right-center field gap to make it 2-0 Alvirne in the top of the fourth.
The Titans quickly got the two runs back, however, as some very lucky bounces for Nashua North came into play and loaded the bases before Bebris would hit Noah Sullivan to bring home a run and an RBI groundout tied the game at 2-2.
Nashua North picked up their third run in the bottom of the fifth thanks to a two-out triple and a bloop single to center that made it 3-2 Titans. North added another in the sixth to make it 4-2, which was an insurmountable lead for the Broncos.
The loss for Alvirne dropped them to 0-8 on the season, and they will play Manchester Memorial on the road and then at home against Windham and Trinity this week.

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