- Generals open the playoffs with 7-0 win over Merrimack Valley
- Stark roars back with 5 run 7th to top Bow 5-4
- Stogner and Austin Hazzard pitch well as the Generals down Pembroke 6-1
- Patnode and Stogner hurl Stark to 6-2 win over Sanborn
- Patnode and Goldrick lift Stark over Lebanon 3-1
Generals open the playoffs with 7-0 win over Merrimack Valley
In Weare, Derek Goldrick scattered 2 hits over 6 innings to go along with 9 strikeouts to help lead John Stark past Merrimack Valley in round 1 of the Division 2 playoffs 7 to 0. Noah Greene (2-3 3 RBI 2 Runs SB), Brett Patnode (2-3 2 RBI) and Brady Philibotte (2-3 RBI Run) paced the Generals offence. Goldrick added a RBI double at the plate.
Stogner and Austin Hazzard pitch well as the Generals down Pembroke 6-1
In Pembroke, John Stark rallied for 4 runs in the second inning on 3 hits and 3 walks to help defeat Pembroke 6-1 on Friday. Ben Stogner got the win going 4 innings giving up 1 run on 1 hit while striking out 3. Austin Hazzard pitched 2 shutout innings of relief for the Generals who were paced on offense by Jake Cole and Rian Queen, who each record 2 hits on the day.
Patnode and Stogner hurl Stark to 6-2 win over Sanborn
In Weare, Brady Philibotte’s go ahead single in the 4th helped pushed John Stark past Sanborn 6-2 on Wednesday. Derek Goldrick went 1-2 with a home run, 3 RBI and 2 walks, while Rian Queen added a solo homer. The Generals received great pitching from Brett Patnode (Win 4ip 1er 2h 8k) and Ben Stogner, who threw 3 hitless innings for the save.
Patnode and Goldrick lift Stark past Lebanon 3-1
In Weare, Brett Patnode and Derek Goldrick sparked the Generals both on the mound and at the plate as John Stark defeated Lebanon 3-1. Patnode got the win going the first 6 innings and only allowing 1 unearned run on 3 hits while striking out 6 and walking none. He added an RBI Triple and walked twice at the plate. Goldrick socked his 4th home run of the season and finished 2-4 on the day with a stolen base. He also struck out the side on 12 pitches for the save. Nathan Isabelle went 1-2 with a run, stolen base and played excellent defensively at shortstop.
Isabelle and Patnode pitch a shutout as Generals beat Pelham 3-0
In Pelham, Nathan Isabelle and Brett Patnode combined on a 3 hit shutout for John Stark as the Generals defeated Pelham 3-0. Isabelle tossed 5 innings giving up 3 hits and striking out 8 while Patnode pitched 2 hitless innings with 3 strikeouts for the save. Derek Goldrick went 2-2 with a double and a SB and Rian Queen went 1-3 with a RBI and SB.
Stark piles up 8 runs and holds on to beat Laconia 8-6
At Laconia, John Stark moved to 8-1 by defeating Laconia 8-6. Derek Goldrick got his 5th win on the season going 6 2/3 innings allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits with 12 strikeouts. Goldrick also added a 2-run double at the plate while Noah Greene and Brady Philibotte each had a hit, 3 walks and 2 run scores. Nathan Isabelle had a 2-run hit and pitched a scoreless 7th for the Save.
Generals come back from early deficit and walk-off over Hollis-Brookline
In Weare, John Stark had to fight back from an early 4-0 to walk-off a winner, 6-5 over Hollis-Brookline. Brady Philibotte's lead off single in the 7th starting things, and Noah Greene reached on an error to plate pinch runner Jaimason Lacasse with the game winning run. Derek Goldrick got the win with 1 inning of perfect relief and launched a 2-run home run for his 3rd of the season. Brett Patnode added a solo home run, and Carter Pike had a 2-out game tying double in the 6th. John Stark moved to 7-1 on the season.
Generals down Kingswood 5-3 behind big days from Philibotte and Goldrick
In Weare, freshman Austin Hazzard pitch 2 scoreless innings of relief to record his first varsity win as John Stark (6-1) defeated Kingswood 5-3. Freshman Brady Philibotte went 2-2 and delivered a key 2-run single in the first for the Generals. Derek Goldrick (2-2 2 Runs) added a solo home run and Brett Patnode tossed 3 innings of relief for the save. Kingswood drops to 1-5 on the season.
Generals Play a Strong All-Around Game, down Kennett 7-2
In North Conway, John Stark played a strong all-around game in defeating Kennet 7-2 on Monday. Derek Goldrick moved to 3-0 on the season as he scatted 3 hits over 6 innings giving up 2 runs and striking out 10. He also delivered a key 2-run single in the 5th. Noah Greene went 2-3 RBI 2SB and Rian Queen went 2-4 with a double.
Isabelle tosses 4 hitter as Generals hold off Lebanon 5-2
At Lebanon, Nathan Isabelle went the distance for John Stark (4-0) as the Generals defeated Lebanon 5-2. Isabelle gave up no earned runs on 4 hits 3BB 6K. Aaron Roberson went 3-3 with 3 stolen bases and Rian Queen went 1-2 2RBI 2HBP. Jake Cole recorded 2 outfield assists, one at home plate.
Goldrick's 1-hitter paces Generals past ConVal 10-0 in 6 innings
In Peterborough, Derek Goldrick spun a one hit shutout as John Stark (3-0) downed ConVal (3-2) 10-0 in 6 innings. Goldrick struck-out 11 and didn’t walk a batter, while going 2-4 at the plate driving in 2 runs. Noah Greene (2-4 2 RBI) got the scoring going for the Generals with a 2-run double in the third. Aaron Roberson went 2-3 RBI BB and Jake Cole added a two-run single for John Stark.
Patnode's 4-hitter leads Generals past ConVal 2-1
In Weare, John Stark moved to 2-0 behind the pitching and hitting of Brett Patnode to down ConVal 2-1. Patnode thew a complete game 4 hitter, striking out 10 and walking only 2. He also double and scored the Generals first run. Aaron Robertson led the offense by going 2-4 with a RBI and threw a runner out stealing from behind the plate. Noah Greene knocked home the other Stark run.
Generals take the opener behind strong pitching and Robertson's offense
In Durham, John Stark defeated Oyster River 5-4. Derek Goldrick got the win going 4 no hit innings striking out 6 and only giving up 1 unearned run. Leadoff hitter Aaron Robertson sparked the offense reaching base in all 4 of his plate appearances, including the go ahead 2 run single in the 5th. He added 2 runs scored and a stolen base as well. Ben Stogner closed the door in the 7th for the Generals to take their season opener. Noah Greene and Brett Patnode lead the defense playing strong games at 1B and catcher respectively.
Noah Greene's HR and Goldrick's pitching lead Stark over Kingswood 3-1 in Playoff Opener
In Weare, Noah's Greene's first inning two-run home run ended up being the deciding factor in John Stark's 3 to 1 win over Kingswood in the first round of the division 2 playoffs. The Generals received excellent pitching from winning pitcher Derek Goldrick (5IP 1R 4H 8K) and a perfect 2 innings from reliever Jeremy Aubin for the save. Goldrick was also 1-1 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored for Stark. Ryan Rothdiener play an outstanding game behind the plate for the Generals. John Stark moves onto the quarterfinals Saturday at Windham.
Generals beat ConVal on senior night 11-5 behind Aubin's 5th Win
In Weare, John Stark exploded for 6 runs in the second inning and defeated ConVal 11-5 in a rain shortened game. Jeremy Aubin won his 5th game of the season giving up 1 earned run over 4 innings, striking out 7. Noah Greene lead the offense by going 3 for 4 with a double, RBI and 2 runs scored. Adam Tower and Brandon Langdon had 2 hit games, and Ryan Waterman drove in 3 runs. Stark finishes the regular season at 10-6 and will host a first round playoff game on Thursday.
Stark comes back from 5-0 deficit to down Bow in 8 innings 6-5
In Weare, John Stark came back from a 5-0 deficit late and defeated Bow 6-5 in 8 innings when Aaron Robertson drove home Ben Stogner for the game winning run. Derek Goldrick started the come back with a 2-run home run. Trailing 5-3 entering the 7th the Generals scored a run after Brandon Langdon's single to left led to a throwing error. Langdon came home on Jeremy Aubin's (2-4) game tying double. Brett Patnode earned the win in relief.
Aubin is clutch again as Stark survives Pembroke in extras 6-5
In Weare, John Stark overcame a 4 error-4 unearned run inning to defeat Pembroke in 8 innings 6-5 on a walkoff single by Jeremy Aubin. Noah Greene went 2-3 with a 2-run homer and Adam Tower went 2-4 with 2 RBI 2 SB. Derek Goldrick also hit a HR and got the win in relief by going 2 hitless innings striking out 4.
Aubin comes up clutch on the mound and at the plate as Stark downs Sanborn 8-3
In Kingston, John Stark rallied behind Senior starting pitcher Jeremy Aubin on the mound and at the plate to defeat Sanborn 8-3. Aubin (2-4 2 RBI) broke a 2-2 tie in the 6th with a clutch 2-out 2-run single to spark Stark's 6 run rally. He also pitched a complete game 4 hitter giving up 2 earned runs and striking out 11. Noah Greene and Brett Patnode each went 3-4.
Stogner shines in first start and Queen delivers big blow as Stark takes down Laconia 8-2
The John Stark varsity baseball team exploded for 8 runs in the first 2 innings against Laconia Thursday, highlighted by Rian Queen's (2-3 3 RBI) bases clearing double. The Generals defeated the Sachems 8-2 as Ben Stogner pitched 6 strong innings in his first career varsity start for the win. Jeremy Aubin, Adam Tower and Brett Patnode all added 2 hits for the Generals who moved to 6-3 on the season.
Stark bats explode for 9 runs in the 5th to down Kennett 13-3 in 5
In Weare, John Stark exploded for 9 runs in the 5th inning to defeat Kennett 13-3. Jeremy Aubin was the winning pitcher and went 2-4 at the plate with 4 RBI. Aaron Robertson went 2-3 with 4 RBI, while Rian Queen and Derek Goldrick both added 2 hits for Stark.
Goldrick settles in after 2nd, and Generals take game over late for 8-3 win
In Plymouth, John Stark took advantage of a Plymouth error and scored 3 first inning runs. The Generals bottom of the order sparked the offense late turning a 1 run lead into a big lead and a 8-3 victory. Derek Goldrick got the win going 6 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits with 10 strikeouts. He also paced the offense by going 2-3 with 2 runs scored. Ryan Waterman added 2 RBI and a stolen base and Brandon Langdon had a hit, RBI, SB and 2 runs scored. John Stark moves to 3-1.
Another solid outing from Aubin, and the Generals D is legit in 7-2 win over Pelham
John Stark broke open a 1-1 tie in the 3rd by scoring 5 runs highlighted by Jeremy Aubin's 2 run single. Aubin was the winning pitcher going 6 strong innings, giving up 2 earned on 4 hits. Derek Goldrick (2-4 2b RBI) and Brandon Langdon (2-3 RBI 2SB) paced the offense, while Aaron Robertson (Shortstop) and Brett Patnode (Catcher) each scored 2 runs and had 2 stolen bases while playing very well on defense.
Updated John Stark Varsity Baseball Schedule under Schedules section
The preliminary schedule has had one change. The ConVal game at home will now be played on April 21st.
Stark remains in Union Leader Top 10 for 3rd straight week, moving to #8
Baseball Top 10
8. John Stark
See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20160526/SPORTS21/160529497#sthash.Xf7summl.dpuf
Back to back homers from Noah Greene and Jeremy Aubin ignite the Generals in 8-6 win over Plymouth
John Stark jumped out to a 7-0 lead on Plymouth and held on for a 8-6 win to move to 12-3. Noah Greene hit a grand slam in the first, followed by Jeremy Aubin's homer to go back to back. Aubin finished the day going 2-3 and got the win on the mound. Egan Nickerson got the final 5 outs on the mound for his second save.
Loos throws first CG shutout of career as Generals down Pembroke 5-0
On Monday in Pembroke, the John Stark Varsity Baseball team defeated Pembroke Academy 5-0 behind a complete game shutout from Callahan Loos to move to 11-3. Loos gave up 4 hits and 4 walks, while striking out 7. He also went 2 for 3 with a walk and 2 runs scored at the plate. Egan Nickerson went 2-4 with 2 RBI singles, a stolen base and a strong game at shortstop. Aaron Robertson went 1-2 with a RBI single and played well behind the plate. Stark travels to Plymouth on Wednesday.
Lamphere and Tower highlight 5 run 7th inning rally to down Lebanon 9-7
Down 7-4 with 2 outs in the 7th, John Stark rallied for 5 runs, highlighted by Wesley Lamphere's 3 run home run and capped off by Adam Tower's (3-4) 2 run double. Aaron Robertson went 3-3 with a RBI and 2 runs. Derek Goldrick went 2-4 and got his first career varsity win with 3 innings of relief. Egan Nickerson pitched a 1-2-3 7th for the save. Stark moved to 10-2 and has won 8 straight.
Generals stay hot, down Hanover 8-1
John Stark defeated Hanover on Monday in Weare 8-1 to move to 9-2 on the season. Stark had a well balanced attack offensively that saw 10 players record a hit. Callahan Loos led the offense by going 2-4 with a double and 3 RBI. Leif Mailloux chipped in with a 2-4 day, including a RBI triple. Loos was also the winning pitcher on the mound going 6 innings allowing 1 earned run on 5 hits. 2 walks and striking out 7.
John Stark cracks Union Leader Baseball State Top 10
For the first time in school history the John Stark baseball team has appeared in the Union Leader's Weekly State Baseball poll. This poll is conducted by the Union Leader staff and includes team from all the divisions in the State.
UNION LEADER POLLS
1. Exeter (11-1)
2. Bedford (10-2)
3. Souhegan (9-2)
4. Portsmouth (10-1)
5. Windham (9-1)
6. Keene (9-2)*
7. Alvirne (9-3)
8. Campbell (9-0)
9. Goffstown (9-3)
10. John Stark (8-2)
See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20160512/SPORTS21/160519754#sthash.FMaIeNgV.rp963Ox5.dpuf
Streak moves to 6 as Stark takes down Hollis-Brookline 6-1
The John Stark Generals (8-2) won their sixth straight game by downing Hollis-Brookline 6-1 on Monday. Starting pitcher Egan Nickerson moved to 5-0 on the season going 7 innings allowing no earned runs on 4 hits, 2 walks, and 8 strikeouts. He also went 2-4 at the plate with 2 Runs 2 SB. Jeremy Aubin and Wesley Lamphere each went 2-3, while Leif Mailloux stole 3 bases.
Generals roar back against Kingswood to take 5th straight, 8-2
The John Stark Generals defeated Kingswood 8-2 on Friday in Wolfeboro. Trailing 2-0 entering the 4th, Stark's bats got hot and with some aggressive base running plated 4 runs in the 4th. Leif Mailloux (2-3 2 runs SB) tripled to start the 5th and came home on Egan Nickerson's (2-3 2 RBI 2 SB) single. Jeremy Aubin gave up 1 earned run over 4 innings, while Wesley Lamphere threw 3 hitless innings of relief for the save. John Stark moves to 7-2, while Kingswood dropped to 5-4.
Back to Back 10-run rule wins in 5 for Stark, as they down Hollis-Brookline 13-1
The John Stark Generals moved to 6-2 by defeating Hollis-Brookline 13-1 in 5 innings on Wednesday. Derek Goldrick sparked the offense by going 2-4 with a home run and 5 RBI. Egan Nickerson had 2 hits, a RBI and 2 stolen bases. Callahan Loos got the win, giving up 1 run on 3 hits over 4 innings, and also drove in 2 runs.
Stark bats explode in 10-0 mercy-rule win over Plymouth
The John Stark Generals moved to 5-2 on the year after downing Plymouth 10-0 in 5 innings. Egan Nickerson lead the Generals both at the plate and on the mound. Stark's ace moved to 4-0 on the season with 5 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hits with out a walk and 6 strikeouts. He also went 2-3 with 3 RBI and 2 SB. Callahan Loos went 2-2 with 2 Runs, while Derek Goldrick went 2-3 with 2 RBI. Noah Greene added a 2 run hit.
Generals bats heat-up late as Stark scores 5 in the 7th to down Hanover 9-4
After Hanover tied the game in the bottom of the 6th at 4, John Stark loaded the bases to start the inning. After a fielders choice cut the go ahead run down at the plate, Jeremy Aubin stepped in a lined a base hit to left to score 2 runs. A third came home after the ball was misplayed in left. Derek Goldrick then tripled to right to plate Aubin. After adding the 9th run Aubin closed out the game on the mound. Aubin went 2-3 with 2 RBI 2 SB R BB, Derek Goldrick was 2-4 with a triple RBI run SB, and Egan Nickerson scored 2 runs and stole 2 bases. Wesley Lamphere was credited with first varsity pitching win.
Walk-off Balk pushes Generals past Sanborn 4-3
Down 3-2 in the bottom of the 7th, the Generals stormed back to down Sanborn 4-3 on Monday, Egan Nickerson (1-2, run, stolen base, walk) lead off the inning with a single and then stole second base. After Aaron Robertson walked, leftfielder Leif Mailloux (2-4 HR, RBI) dropped a perfect bunt down in front of home plate for a single. The throw to get Mailloux went past first base and allowed Nickerson to score on the play. Sanborn intentionally walked Jeremy Aubin (1-3, walk) bringing up Callahan Loos with the bases loaded and nobody out. Sanborn attempted a pick-off throw to first base, but never completed the throw, resulting in a balk that allowed pinch runner Jonathan Gould to score the winning run. Nickerson was strong on the mound once again with the complete game win, giving up 2 earned runs on 8 hits and no walks, with 4 Ks.
John Stark Varsity Baseball to Play 4 Exhibition Games this Spring
This Spring the John Stark Varsity Baseball team will take on 4 opponents in exhibition games. On March 26th the Generals will host fellow Division 2 school ConVal at 1:00 PM. On March 31st, Division 1 perennial power Concord makes the trip west to Stark to play a 4:00 scrimmage. On Tuesday April 4th the Generals travel down to the Gate City and take on Coach Pelletier and Coach Britton's alma mater at Division 1 Nashua South. Stark wraps up the preseason hosting another D2 rival in the Milford Spartans on Friday April 8th.
Lamphere verbally commits to Massachusetts Maritime Academy
John Stark baseball Senior Tri-captain Wesley Lamphere has verbally committed to play baseball at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne, Massachusetts. Congratulations Wes!
Weare's Philbrick-Clement Post #65 baseball to begin play in 2016
Generals name Allen JV Head Coach
John Stark has hired Gerry Allen to be the JV Baseball Coach for the program. Gerry was a volunteer assistant for the varsity team last season, and provides a deep knowledge of the game of baseball. Many of our current players have worked with Gerry over the past season, both varsity and JV, and have learned quite a lot from his instruction. Gerry is a former player for the New England College Pilgrims and for Comsewogue High School down on the north shore of Long Island.
Generals pull off the upset and down St. Thomas 3-1 behind Nickerson
The John Stark Generals won their first round playoff game on Thursday by upsetting St. Thomas 3 to 1 at Dover Point. Junior Egan Nickerson threw a complete game 2 hitter with 9 strikeouts, and also had a 2 run single. Cal Loos had 2 hits, while Jeremy Aubin reached base 3 times, including a double and had a great game defensively at first base. Dave Nelson called a great game behind the plate for the Generals. Adam Tower and Brad Morse made great diving catches in the outfield. John Stark will travel to Portsmouth Saturday in quarterfinal action.
John Stark bats explode for 14 hits in 10-3 thrashing of Hanover
The John Stark varsity baseball team defeated Hanover Monday afternoon 10 to 3. Cal Loos was the winning pitcher, while the offense was lead by Egan Nickerson (3 for 3, 3 runs scored, RBI) and Brock Bergeron (3 for 4, 2 RBI). Adam Tower, David Nelson and Wesley Lamphere each added 2 hits for the Generals. Nickerson earned a two inning save in relief, while Bergeron was 5 for 5 on fielding plays, including 4 assists.
John Stark Varsity Baseball Helping Out in the Community
The John Stark Baseball Team was helping out in the community on May 11th by cleaning up Chase Park for the Weare PARC Committee before it opens up Memorial Day Weekend
John Stark's Cal Loos goes 6 plus, and Wes Lamphere hits team's first HR in 4-1 win over H-B
The John Stark varsity baseball team defeated Hollis-Brookline 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon. Cal Loos pitched over 6 innings giving up 1 run and striking out 13. Wesley Lamphere hit a solo home run, while Loos and David Nelson added RBI hits. Egan Nickerson earned a 2 out save, and added a double on the day.
John Stark defeats Pembroke 7-5 on windy day to move to 2 and 0
At Pembroke, John Stark (2-0) took advantage of 8 walks and 4 hits batsmen by Pembroke (0-3) pitching to plate 7 or more runs for the 3rd consecutive game to start the season. John Stark plated 3 in the first and 3 in the 4, with a single run in the 3rd on Derek Goldrick's 2-out double. Callahan Loss led the General by going 2 for 4 and earning a 2 inning save. Jeremy Aubin went 5 innings giving up 3 earned runs for the win.
Generals take down Hollis-Brookline in season opener with 6th inning rally
John Stark broke a 0-0 tie in the bottom of the 6th inning with a 7 run outburst, as the Generals bested the Cavaliers 7-1 on Tuesday. After scoring a run on an error, freshman Derek Goldrick drove a bases loaded double to right-center to drive home 2 runs. Callahan Loos then tripled with the bases loaded to put the Generals up 6-0. Loos closed the game out in the 7th for his first career varsity win. Loos finished the day going 3 for 4 at the plate with 3 RBI, a stolen base and run scored. He also went 2 and 1/3 innings giving up a 1 run on 1 hit, walking 1 and striking out 4. Egan Nickerson shutout the Cavaliers over 4 and 2/3 innings, allowing 2 hits, 2 walks and striking out 8. John Stark moves to 1-0, and Hollis-Brookline drops to 0-1.
Varsity baseball adds scrimmage at Pelham on April 6
The Generals varsity team will travel to Pelham on April 6th to battle the Pythons in a pre-season scrimmage. Pelham is regularly one of D3's top programs and will provide a solid tune-up for the season for Stark. As one of NH's furthest south schools, the hope is PHS goes through a rapid melting process over the next few weeks.
JSR Baseball names Nelson and Nickerson co-captains for 2015 season
Senior catcher David Nelson and junior pitcher/shortstop Egan Nickerson were named co-captains for the 2015 Generals varsity baseball team. The upcoming season will mark the 3rd season that both players will be part of the varsity team. Nelson was named a Division 2 3rd team all-state selection by the NH D2 coaches in 2014, and was named the Generals Gold Glove Award winner for his defensive excellence behind the plate late season. David will be playing baseball next season at Franklin Pierce University. Nickerson led the 2014 Generals pitching staff with a stellar 1.75 earned run average and a team leading 44 innings pitched, earning him the program's inaugural Cy Young award.
Winter Workouts begin this weekend
Our winter workout schedule begins this Saturday.
Saturdays - Hitting and conditioning at JSR Gym @ 4:30 PM
Wednesdays - Defensive workouts at New England College fieldhouse @ 7:00 PM
Thursdays - Baseball strength and conditioning with Coach Mucciaro at JSR weight room immediately after school
Inaugural John Stark Diamond Classic jamboree - April 11
The John Stark Varsity baseball team will be hosting the first John Stark Diamond Classic on April 11, 2015 at the JSRHS baseball field. The jamboree format will have 3 opponents, with each team playing in 3 four-inning games. At present time, the schools that may be participating are Milford (NH) High School, York (ME) High School and Bonny Eagle (Buxton, ME) High School. The games will begin at 9AM, and the opener will pit the Generals against fellow Division II rival, Milford. Since the two schools don't face one another during the regular season, this may be the only time Stark faces the Spartans in 2015. Bonny Eagle is coached by former John Stark Varsity Coach Ricky Hession, and is a Class A division team in Maine. York High School is a Class B school, similar to NH Division II.
John Stark Varsity baseball to take on Division I Nashua South in pre-season match-up
The Generals Varsity squad will travel to the Gate City on April 8th to take on the Nashua South Purple Panthers in a pre-season scrimmage. The Purple Panthers have long been one of Division I's stronger programs, and should provide the Generals with a great opportunity to get in some early season game action against a quality opponent. Coach Pelletier and Coach Britton are both former Purple Panther baseball players, and look forward to matching up with their alma mater.
John Stark senior catcher David Nelson to play for Franklin Pierce University in 2015
John Stark senior backstop David Nelson has verbally committed to play D2 college baseball at Franklin Pierce University. Nelson, a 2014 D-2 Third Team all-state member, and the Generals Gold Glove award winner for his defensive excellence during the spring season, will begin attending the Rindge, NH campus in the Fall of 2015. Congrats to David and we wish him the best of luck!
Preliminary Varsity 2015 Baseball Schedule posted under the Schedule section
There will be mostly familiar opponents from last season.
We add one new opponent from last year for two games. Goffstown High School. We also add a second game vs Pembroke.
We won't be playing Con-Val, MV, or Oyster River in the 2015 season.
John Stark at ConVal in Round 1 of the Division 2 Playoffs
The Generals will open the 2014 Division 2 baseball playoffs by traveling to Peterborough on Thursday to take on ConVal at 4:00 PM. This will be John Stark's first post-season appearance in over a decade, creating a lot of excitement around the club. The Generals have gone 6-2 over their last 8 games. ConVal boasts one of D2's top pitching staffs and has been on a role of late themselves......which should lead to a great game down in the Monadnock Region!
Tyler Keim and David Nelson receive D2 All-state honors
Senior pitcher Tyler Keim was named to the First Team All-State Division 2 baseball team on Sunday. Junior catcher David Nelson was named Third Team All-state.
Nickerson named Division 2 Rookie of the Week for May 12 - 17
John Stark sophomore Egan Nickerson was named by the NH Division 2 Baseball Coaches as the Rookie of the Week for the week starting on May 12th. Egan's was rewarded for his efforts last Monday on the mound when he hurled 8 innings, allowing just one earned run, while scattering 9 hits and 2 walks, and striking out 7. Egan's efforts help John Stark win a thrilling 5-4 game in 14 innings! Congrats Egan!
Weare Nationals to participate in the New England Independent Baseball League this summer in U19 Div
In attempt to provide John Stark players an option to keep playing over the summer, we will continue to provide a summer baseball option here in Weare. Individual skill building is crucial, but we also feel working together and building a strong team is key to developing a strong program as well. The team will have players from other schools as well, but we encourage Stark players to continuing their skill development over the summer, which are the most ideal months to be playing this great game.
The Weare Nationals are a summer baseball club based out of Weare, NH that participates in the New England Independent baseball League. The New England independent Baseball League was formed to offer high school aged players an alternative for playing competitive summer baseball. There is a large focus on skill development for all players and multi team clinics will be offered during the season. The regular regular season schedule will consist of 18 games and offer a multi game playoff. The
league is open to high school aged players 15 through 19. To start the season, the NEiBL will have an “all team” jamboree. The season runs June 17th through the first week of August. This league uses wood bats only.
The Nationals will be coached by John Stark Regional High School varsity coach, Dennis Pelletier, as well as John Stark JV head coach AJ Mucciaro and Stark assistant coach Tony Burnell. All 3 coaches are volunteering their time for this program. The team's games will be primarily on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be scattered games on Sunday evenings, and potentially a few games on Saturday when necessary. Home games will be taking place at John Stark Regional High School in Weare, NH.
Team fees per player will be approximately $225. We plan on doing some very easy and simple fundraising that will hopefully bring down those costs significantly. Costs include league fees, insurance, uniforms, umpires and baseballs. Players are expected to purchase their own wooden bats, but we can buy in bulk as a team if you wish. We may purchase a couple composite team bats, but we will see. As you can see the $225 is significantly lower than the cost of AAU and other programs in the area.
We are looking to have a good sized roster, as we know in the summer months, that people have many things going on. This way, we can cover when people may be missing. Players participating in other summer baseball programs are welcomed to play as well, just as long as the notify us when they will be present.
If you would like to play or have any questions, please contact Coach Pelletier at 603-361-2961.
Generals Baseball Helping Out in the Community
On Saturday May 10th members from the John Stark Varsity program pitched in to help clean-up the Weare Public Library property. Team members included Coach Denis Pelletier, Wesley Lamphere, Jeremy Aubin, Tyler Keim, Tyler Gamache, CJ Coughlin and Ryan Thompson.
Contoocook Legion tryout schedule and potential Stark summer team
Contoocook Post #81 junior legion will be holding 2 separate try outs. and Saturday May 17th both days will be at at Hopkinton High School. If your players were born on or after Jan. 1, 1997 they are eligible to play junior legion.
Since we have a JV game and also the community service project going on the 10th, May 17th may be the best option for Stark players.
Please email Coach Pelletier if you are interested. Coach will be part of the coaching staff if Stark players decide to play for this team.
We may also look into getting a John Stark team together for the New England Independent Baseball League (former Senior Babe Ruth, GSBA and AAU teams) that will play in a 19U division. If that league is full we may have a couple other options out there. We need a good amount of players to make that sort of commitment, so please get back to me on that. We will need to have a team fee for each player, and can reduce the cost with a very simple fundraiser I got back in March.
Please let coach Pelletier know if you are interested.
Aubin Named Division 2 Rookie of the Week for April 21-26
John Stark Freshman infielder/pitcher Jeremy Aubin was selected by the Divsion 2 baseball coaches as the Rookie of the Week for April 21-26. Jeremy went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, including a walk-off game winning hit vs Kingswood. He also pitched 4 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits with 2 walks and 5 strike outs in his first varsity start vs Lebanon. He walked twice in that game and scored a run. Jeremy played excellent defense at shortstop on Friday vs Kingswood and at secondbase Monday at Hollis.
JV game at Plymouth on April 18 has been postponed
The Junior Varsity game at Plymouth Regional High School on April 18th has been postponed due to poor field conditions. A make-up up date has not been announced at this time.
Keim and Thompson named 2014 JSR Baseball Co-captains
Senior pitcher/firstbaseman Tyler Keim and senior thirdbaseman/catcher Ryan Thompson have been selected as the Varsity Baseball team co-captains for 2014.
John Stark Varsity and JV Baseball schedules now posted under the schedule section
Season opens April 16th against Kingswood for both teams!