, Salem, MA

April 26, 2013

Thursday's area roundup: Ipswich baseball walks off with a win in 12 innings

The Salem News


Ipswich didn’t dwell on the fact that it left the winning run on base a few times in extra innings yesterday. The Tigers just kept having solid at-bats.

In the bottom of the 12th, the Tigers were rewarded as Kyle Barber plated Alex Amoroso and Ipswich walked off with a win over Manchester Essex, 5-4 at Mile Lane Park.

Sean Whooley gave Ipswich (2-4) 5 2/3 innings of scoreless relief and only allowed three baserunners on two hits and a walk. He entered the game in the seventh with the game tied, 4-4, and runners in scoring position and made sure the Hornets never took the lead. Then with the bases loaded in the 12th, Barber hit a sharp grounder to the pitcher and Amoroso beat the throw home.

”We hope it means something,” Ipswich coach Gardy O’Flynn said. “The more you can put yourself in these pressure situations the more you’ll be prepared for them. We got almost two games in today with many, many situations.”

Amoroso had three of his team’s 10 hits and helped spark the Tigers to a 4-0 lead in the first. Ryan Law got the start and held the Hornets to one run over the first six frames.

”They earned it,” said O’Flynn. “We only walked two and we played a clean game. That’s what we want to do.”

Swampscott 3, Lynn English 2: Ryan January’s two-out double in the top of the seventh plated Robert Serino to snap a 2-2 tie and give the Big Blue (3-6) a much needed victory. Both January (2 RBI) and Serino (RBI) had two hits in the win. Al Wallach didn’t allow an earned run in six innings on the mound, pounding the strike zone and finishing with five punchouts. Greg Collier came on to earn the save in the seventh.

Triton 6, Masconomet 3: Speros Varinos had a hit and two RBI in the loss for the Chieftains (4-3). Mike Manni recorded two hits and was strong behind the plate, while Ethan Dyer pitched five innings allowed no earned runs.

North Reading 7, Hamilton-Wenham 2: Junior third baseman Ben McDonald went 3-for-3 with a double and run scored as the Generals drop to 2-4. Junior Jack Clay went 2-for-2 with a RBI.


Ipswich 9, Rockport 8: The Tigers scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh to come from behind and grab one of their most exciting wins in years, said coach Doug Woodworth. Jill Lombard’s second triple of the game helped Ipswich’s rally, driving in two runs, as the first six batters of the seventh all scored before an out was recorded. Sydney Law earned her first varsity win on the mound, Lombard was 3-for-4 and Meredith Kercher also had three hits.


Masconomet 13, North Reading 3: Senior Amy Arnold scored four goals and Becca Phillips had two goals and two assists and helped the Chieftains (6-2) control the pace of the action. Sophomore goalie Lili Miller made 12 saves and freshman Abby Reblin was immense on defense and also scored her first varsity goal.

Beverly 12, Swampscott 2: The Panthers climbed over the .500 mark with a complete effort from both the offense and the defense.

Chloe Dorgan and Bridget Lawless each had a goal for the Big Blue (1-7).

Georgetown 15, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 5: Goalie Kylie Morgan made 20 saves and Grace McNally scored four goals but the Royals were too strong for the Bulldogs (3-6). Lydia Ledonne also had a goal for NST/EA.


Beverly 17, Swampscott 4: Nick Albano (2 goals, 5 assists), Brendan Flaherty (3 unassisted goals, 3 assists), Ryan Shipp (4 goals, 1 assist) and Matt Page (4 goals) all had big games offensively as Beverly scored 11 straight goals in the third quarter to prevail. Dom Abate added a pair of goals while Brian Williams and Lee Kreplick also scored. Kevin Lally stopped five shots in the win for the Panthers (9-1).

Danvers 8, Peabody 7 (OT): Freshman Stevie Goutzos scored the game-winning goal in overtime while James Curley made a dozen saves as Danvers (5-5) reached the .500 mark. Down three goals with five minutes to play, the Falcons rallied to send it to an extra frame when Jay Calcagno (3 goals, assist) tied it up with 24 seconds remaining. Matt Flynn added two goals, Shea Doyle had a goal and an assist, Mike Disciullo also scored, Stephen Ganley had three assists and Dan Geary had an outstanding game at long stick middie.

Nick Ouelette scored four goals and had an assist for Peabody (6-4), Keifer Heckman had two goals and two assists and long pole Andrew Najjar had a strong all-around game.

Hamilton-Wenham 9, Medford 3: Christian Ecker scored three goals and Eddie Frick had two as the Generals (5-3) played an excellent all-around defensive game at home. Matt Curran, Steve Turpin, Parker Strong and Griffin Webber had goals and goalie Grant Thompson stood tall with 12 stops.

Marblehead 11, Gloucester 2: Trevor Jones had for goals to lead the way for the Magicians (6-3). Brooks Tyrrell finished with two goals and two assists, while Dean Fader added three goals and Brad Knittle had two goals and one assist.

Xaverian 10, St. John’s Prep 9: The Eagles (7-2) had their seven game winning-streak snapped.

Masconomet 8, North Reading 7: Dylan Mann scored the game-winning goal with a minute left in sudden death overtime to move the Chieftains to 6-3 overall. Cam Jung finished with three goals, while Harry Cwik and Trevor Surette each had a pair of goals. Tighe Van Lenten finished with 14 saves in goal to keep Masco in the game.

Salem 14, Lynn Classical 2: Chad Coelho and Peter Slater each had four goals and two assists to help the Witches (6-4) to a bounce back win after Wednesday’s loss to Danvers. Matt Wilson had two assists in the game and dominated the faceoffs for Salem.


Danvers 4, Beverly 1: The Falcons (4-1) prevailed with match wins by singles players Rachel Ziner (6-1, 6-0) and Kelly McCarthy (6-2, 7-5) and also swept doubles with wins by Ellen Gagnon/Raquel Leslie (6-4, 6-4) and Jenn Leuke/Ciara Mallon (6-2, 6-2).

Marblehead 5, Winthrop 0: Kelly Mealey (6-1 6-0), Sarah Katz (6-1, 6-0) and Anna Valuez (6-0, 6-0) won their singles matches in straight sets as the Magicians improved to 4-0. Meaghan Hanratty/Amanda Gilberg (6-1, 6-0) and Liz Lewkan/Eliza Fitzgerald (6-1, 6-0) won both doubles matches.


Danvers 4, Beverly 1: A pair of three set wins from Kevin Hodgkins (7-6, 0-6, 6-4) and Brian Daly/Jimmy Cunningham (3-6, 6-4, 7-6) helped Danvers hand Beverly its first loss. Top singles players Nick Lisichenok (6-3, 6-4) and Gabe Ochonski (6-4, 6-1) also won in straight sets for the Falcons.

St. John’s Prep 5, Malden Catholic 0: The Eagles (6-0) won all five bouts in straight sets behind Chris Toner (6-0, 6-2), Nico Lamacher (6-1, 6-0), Sam Cunningham (6-0, 6-1) and the teams of Ian Wright/Alex McNiff (6-0, 6-4) and Jon Shaffer/Sean Nork (6-0, 6-0).


Masconomet 90, Triton 55: The Chieftains (5-0) got first-place finishes from Regan Charie (200, 23.0), Garrett Roberts (high hurdles, 16.7), Tristan Cluster (low hurdles, 60.1) and David Drigo (javelin, 140-2). Also winning events for Masconomet were Marco Caserta (2-mile), Simon Tardiff (long jump), Harry Kent (mile), Nolan Rice (high jump) and Alex Gikas (800).

North Reading 82, Ipswich 63: The Tigers (2-2) won both relays with Nate Glaster, David Dick, Neil Coleman and Nick Mammolette winning the 4x400 and Kyle Ivanov, Robbie Fay, Matt Jaeger and Chris DiNocci winning the 4x100. Individual winners for Ipswich were Michael Riddle (2-mile), Jaeger (triple jump), Glaster (400), Mammolette (800) and Fay (200).

Swampscott 69, Saugus 59: Rob Seymour doubled in the shot (50-11/2) and the discus (122-4) as the Big Blue even out at 2-2 on the season. Maleek Newsome took the 200 (23.4), Zach Blonder won the 100 (11.3), Peter Hale was first in the 2 mile (9:56) and Declan McClung took the 400 (53.3).


Ipswich 73, North Reading 72: Double-winner Michaela Hedderman (100 and 200) helped the Tigers (3-1) win by a razor thin margin. Also winning events were Marissa Cain (javelin), Nora McMorrow (long jump), Hannah Steele (high jump), Devin Smith (triple jump), Tina Keiran (2-mile) and Sarah Keiran (mile). The 4x100 team (McMorrow, Katie Monahan, Shoshana Kumin and Steeve) was also victorious.

Swampscott 121, Saugus 15: Haley Irwin won both the long jump and the triple jump and Melinda Wilson tripled in the shot put, discus and low hurdles as the Big Blue prevailed. Shauna King also won a pair of events, taking the 400 and the javelin. Other event winners were Tess Gorman (2-mile), Tiara Smith-Matthews (100), Sarah Kelley (mile) and Vy Le (high hurdles).

Masconomet 104, Triton 41: Sophomore Laura Drohosky had wins in the high jump and 400 as the Chieftains stay perfect at 5-0. Both relay teams also had first place finishes.


Endicott 8, Salem State 1: The Gulls wrapped up the season 18-3 heading into next month’s NCAA Division 3 tournament. Natalie Egbert/Suzie Newman, Emilie Cloutier/Amy Heacox and Brittany Potter/Savannah Deady teams to sweep doubles for the Gulls. All four doubles player also won singles matches, as did Sarah Hill.


Endicott 6, Westfield State 5: Brett Holmgren knocked in the go-ahead run in the seventh and Endicott’s bullpen of Conor McLaughlin and Kevin Dupras held the Owls off the board the rest of the way. Harry Oringer drove in a pair of runs for Endicott (24-11) and Conor Ressel had two hits, one RBI and one run scored. Endicott used nine different pitchers and won their fifth straight and tenth of their last 11.


Salem State splits: The Lady Vikings (19-13) beat UMass Boston 6-2 but were blanked in the nightcap of a double dip, 4-0. Stephanie Schieni went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the win, Lauren Garchinsky drove in a pair of runs and Brittney Howe scattered six hits and went the distance to earn the win on the mound.