Welcome to the website of the
New Hampshire Comets
Junior Olympic Softball Organization
The New Hampshire Comets is an independent softball organization, based in Bow, New Hampshire,
whose primary purpose is to provide a supportive environment for female athletes to
improve their softball skills, and participate in quality tournament play.
2014 will be our 16th year of existence.
We typically field competitive ASA softball teams at the 12-U, 14-U, 16-U, 18-U levels. In 2014 we will
field a 10-U team, two 12-U teams, two 14-U teams, three 16-U teams and an 18-U team.
We create teams that can compete at a high level,
made up of players from Bow, surrounding towns, and all over New England.
We charter ASA, NSA, and PONY as A-level select/travel teams, and play
25-40 games primarily in June and July tournaments.
If you wish to be part of an organization whose primary
purpose is to provide high level coaching to improve your
skills, play competitive ASA softball, and HAVE FUN,
you have found what you're looking for!
The New Hampshire Comets 10U softball team were
runner-up at the 2013 New Hampshire State Tournament
The 10U New Hampshire Comets finished Runners Up in the NH ASA State Tournament. The Comets opened up with a 14-2 win over the NE Diamond Gems, Megan Blanchette got the win and had 10-strikeouts. Ami Rivera and Shannon Gifford each with bases loaded cleared the bases with long shots to the outfield. The 2nd Game, Comets defeated the Rochester Slammers, 8-1 behind Gifford's no hitter and 9-strikeouts. Rivera had 2-hits, Ellie Frederick, Alyssa DiMauro and Blanchette all chipped in with a hit apiece. In the 3rd Game, The Comets fell to the Breakers, 13-2. Comets rebounded well defeating Northeast Hurricanes, 10-2. Frederick got the win on the mound, Rivera (4-RBI's), Sydney Nelson and Bella Wilkerson (2-RBI's) led the offense with 2-hits each. The Comets then faced the Seacoast Breakers for the 10U NH State Championship in a very competitive, well played game but the Breakers pulled off the victory, 11-9. Rivera, Frederick, and Gifford all had 2-hits each, and Syd. Nelson and Megan Kimball-Rhines chipped in with a hit each. The weekend was also highlighted by the Comets turning 3 double plays and a runner being picked off 3rd base in the semi-finals by Wilkerson. Izzy Nelson pitched well in relief, Sarah Cook and Sadie Merrow also had played well for the Comets.
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The New Hampshire Comets 16U Blue softball team were
champions at the 2013 NSA Firecracker Blast Tournament
NH Comets U16 Blue won the 2013 NSA Firecracker Blast in Dracut Mass this weekend.
The Comets went 3-0 in pool play to earn the top seed with wins over the Mass Drifters, Danvers Academy and NH Lady Cannons.
Comets beat the Dracut Dominators 12-4 in the quarterfinals behind Meg Kissinger in the circle and hitting from Katherine Muzzey (3 for 4), Sam Curran (1-2, HR).
In the semifinals, the Comets beat Academy 12-1 with Lily Rivera earning the win and hitting from Steph Carl (3 for 3) and Rivera (2 for 2).
In the finals the Comets defeated the NE Storm 8-1 behind a 3 hit effort from Jess Santis in the circle. Strong hitting throughout the Comet lineup and solid defense was seen in the championship game and throughout the weekend.
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The New Hampshire Comets 16U White softball team were
champions at the 2013 Summer Sizzler Tournament
The U16 Comets White team defeated the VT Rockets 7-1 to take First Place in the Summer Sizzler Tournament in Brattleboro, VT
The Comets finished Saturday with a 2-1 record, and were the #2 seed. Their first game on Sunday was a run-rule game versus the VT Thunder.
The Semi-Final game was another run-rule game against the Westford Waves. That took the team back to the main field for a rematch against the Rockets,
who had handed the Comets their only loss. It was a close game until the 7th when the Comets scored 4 runs to put the game away.
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Front Row:Kayla “KP” Patten, Megan Spainhower, Samantha McNeel, Sam McNeel, Emma Carroll, Kate Andritz
Back Row:Jim Andritz, Alexis Kapsambelis, Julia Ladd, Danielle Lewis, Rebecca Shatney, Rick Ladd, Hannah Baldyga, Mark Shatney
The New Hampshire Comets 10U battled with the New Hampshire Comets 12U for the championship of the 2013 Cannon's Classic Tournament
The New Hampshire Comets 12U defeated the Comets 10U, 7-3 in the Championship Game at the Memorial Day Weekend Cannons Classic. The Comets 12U team advanced by defeating the Concord Cannons, 7-0 behind a 1-hit pitching performance by Tournament MVP Olivia Baldyga. The Comets 10U advanced by defeating the previously unbeaten Massachusetts Voodoo, 4-1 behind a 2-hit, 9-strikeout pitching performance by Shannon Gifford, setting up an all Comets Championship Game. Aneicia Vargas led the offense for the Comets 12U with 3-hits including a triple (7-hits total in the tournament). Lacy McNeel (2-hits) scored 6-runs in 4 games, Anita DiBuono (2-hits including a home run in the semi-finals game) and Jada Duvert also had a 3-run triple in the semi-finals game for the Comets 12U. Lauryn Colby pitched well in the Championship Game. Ami Rivera (6-hits, Batted .500 average) was named MVP for the Comets 10U. Sydney Nelson (4-hits, Batted .400 average), Bella Wilkerson and Gifford each batted .300 average for the tournament. Megan Blanchette and Ann Bascom pitched very well and combined for 10 strikeouts for the Comets 10U.
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Front Row-Comets 10U (Runners Up): Megan Rhines, Sadie Merrow, Megan Blanchette, Ellie Frederick, Alyssa DiMauro, Izzy Nelson, Macy Curtis, Shannon Gifford, Bella Wilkerson, Ami Rivera, Ann Bascom and Sydney Nelson.
Second Row-Comets 12U (Champions): Lacey McNeel, Kendall Hamilton, Jada Duvert, Olivia McCarty, Nicole Cacciola, Grace Hallet, Aneicia Vargas, Olivia Baldyga, Anita DiBuono, Abby Rochette, Lauryn Colby and Abby Santis.
Back Row- Coaches: Chris Baldyga, Rob Rochette, Greg Colby, Dan Blanchette and Freddy Rivera.
The New Hampshire Comets 14U Red softball team took
home the championship from the 2012 Pumpkin Smash Tournament
in Abington Massachusetts on October 20-21
The Comets went 2-1 in pool play on Saturday, defeating the Worcester Heat and Whitman, while falling to the Boston Batbusters. The Comets were seeded third out of seven for Sunday's single elimination bracket. They rallied from a 5-0 deficit to grab a 6-5 walk-off win against Milton (Mass.). The Comets then broke open a seesaw battle with the hosts from Abington to win their semifinal 13-8. The final against Pembroke (Mass.) was a tight, tense game, with both teams fighting for every out and every run. After pulling out to a 8-7 lead in the sixth inning, the Comets' pitching and defense took over to keep that score on the board to the end.
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The 14U Red Comets for 2012-13 are Sam Hammond, Lauren Hatch, Bethany Hector, Zoe Honigberg, Allie Jacques, Sam Jacques, Gillian Kayo, Kaylee Marshe, Sarah Moriarty, Carly Ouellette, Kelly Varnell, and Katie Wallace. Head Coach is Joe Moriarty; assistants are Martin Honigberg and Lindsey Bolduc.
The New Hampshire Comets is an independent softball organization, based in Bow, New Hampshire, whose primary purpose is to provide a supportive environment for female athletes to improve their softball skills and participate in quality tournament play.
The New Hampshire Comets 18U Red teams were Champions
at the NSA Monster Bash Tournament
The 18U NH Comets concluded their 2012 fall season with a 1st place finish at the NSA Monster Bash Tournament held in Dracut, MA. The Comets went undefeated on the weekend during double elimination play.
The Comets got things started with a 3 – 0 win over the Concord Cannons and never looked back on the weekend. Kaley Patterson and Haeli Campbell combined to pitch a no hitter with 9 strike outs over 6 innings. Deven Goss went 2 – 2, Katie Kennard RBI single and Sarah Lavallee and Emma Rhodes contributed with hits.
In the second game, the Comets quickly got down to business and run ruled the favored Worcester Hawks 8 – 0. Sarah Lavallee pitched a complete game with 3 strike outs and 3 hits and held the Hawks scoreless. The offense was led by Mindy Carl who went 3 – 3, triple and 4 RBIs, Kaley Patterson .667BA with 2 RBIs, Haeli Campbell .667BA with 1 RBI and Deven Goss .667BA. Emma Rhodes .500BA (.667OBP), Katie Kennard and Kristin Boduch .500BA each also contributed on offense.
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On Sunday morning the Comets knocked out the Middlesex Crossfire who had also been undefeated in the brackets with a score of 4 – 1. Sarah Lavallee pitched another outstanding game holding the Crossfire to just 5 hits over 5 innings with 3 strike outs. The offense was led once again by the hot bat of Mindy Carl who hit another triple with 2 RBIs. Deven Goss went 2 – 2, 1 RBI, Katie Kennard 2 – 2, double and 1 RBI and Kaley Patterson .667BA with 2 stolen bases.
In the championship game the Comets faced the Worcester Hawks once again and completed the undefeated weekend with a 6 – 4 win. The pitching combination of Lavallee, Campbell and Patterson held the Hawks to 5 hits with 4 strikeouts. Deven Goss went 2 – 2, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base, Ashley Deyo triple, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base and Sarah Lavallee with a double and 1 RBI. Also contributing on offense was Haeli Campbell with a double (.500BA), Kaley Patterson 1 RBI and Alex Haskell 1 RBI.