, Salem, MA


May 3, 2013

Area roundup: Snyder sparkles as St. John's extends winning streak to 12


St. John’s Prep 4, St. John’s Shrews. 2: Junior lefty Justin Snyder got his third win of the season for top-ranked SJP (12-1) which has won 12 in a row. Snyder went 6 and 2/3 innings striking out seven and conceding just two unearned runs. Both the runs came in the top of the seventh, and the Eagles summoned Northeastern-bound closer Dustin Hunt. The fireballer fanned St. John’s Shrewsbury’s lead-off hitter to nail down the season sweep for the Eagles.Sophomore Keith Leavitt had a two-run homer in the first and scored another run in the third. Senior catcher Paul Crehan also had a RBI.

Masconomet 3, Georgetown 2: Speros Varinos went seven innings allowing five hits and one earned run while fanning 11 for Masco (6-4). Georgetown tied it at 2-2 in the top of the seventh but the Chieftains came right back as senior pinch-hitter Josh Griffith smacked the game-winning RBI with a single up the middle that scored Tom Budrewicz. Joe Klingensmith had two hits, a stolen base and a run scored while Budrewicz had a hit, RBI and a run scored.

Amesbury 10, H-W 0: H-W didn’t come to play in this one and dropped to 3-6. Sophomore Drew Gallant pitched relief for H-W and gave up just two runs on five hits in four innings of work.

Danvers 8, Salem 2: NEC Small leading Danvers (12-1) got back on the winning track after losing to Peabody two nights ago. Raf Tylus went all sevening innings giving up one earned run on two hits while striking out nine. Ray Arocho was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI while Dan Connors had a single and a RBI.

Triton 10, Ipswich 4: Jordan Thibault and Kyle Barber had two hits each for Ipswich (2-7).

Pingree 10, Beaver Country Day 0: Sophomore Jeff Dipiero went all six innings as Pingree (4-8) won by mercy rule. Dipiero allowed just two hits, Erik Larsen was 3-for-4, Nick Antenucci was 2-for-4 with two RBI and Hossam Hamdan was 1-or-4 with two RBI.

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