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May 3, 2013

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


The Salem News

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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.

agateHed:BOYS TENNIS

Marblehead 3, masconomet 2: Sophomores Michael Forte and Dimitri Vlassov won first doubles, 6-4, 7-6, to give Marblehead the match win. Chris Wigglesworth (6-2, 6-4) and Miles Barry (6-2, 6-1) also won for the Magicians. Masco’s points came from Cam Netland (6-3, 7-5) in singles and Sam Gordon and Clay Greenberg (6-3, 1-6, 10-4 tiebreak).

St. John’s Prep 5, Xaverian 0: Ian Wright/Alec McNiff (6-0, 6-4) and Jon Shaffer/Sean Nork (6-0, 6-1) swept the doubles matches as SJP bumped its record to 8-1. Chris Toner (4-6, 6-3, 6-4), Nico Limacher (6-0, 6-2) and Dan Cunningham (6-1, 6-1) earned singles victories.

Swampscott 4, St. Mary’s 1: The Big Blue remain undefeated at 8-0 with wins from Matt Jacobs (6-1, 6-0) at first singles, Val Temin (6-3, 6-0) at second singles, while Sam Crimmins/Matt Gilberg (6-0, 6-2) and Sam Carmosino/Ian Crimmins (6-2, 6-3) swept in doubles play.

agateHed:GIRLS TENNIS

Ipswich 5, Rockport 0: The Tigers won all five points with a singles sweep from Ashley Sulkin (6-4, 5-7, 7-6), Lexi Lopez (6-0, 6-0) and Hannah Lynch (6-1, 6-0). The doubles teams of Abby McCarthy/Kristin Klimowicz (6-1, 6-0) and Lizzy Gray/Heather Sweeney (6-3, 6-2).

Marblehead 5, Masconomet 0: Tory Booth (6-2, 6-1), Annie Ryan (6-1, 6-2) and Sarah Katz (6-3, 6-4) swept the singles matches as Marblehead improved to 8-0. Meghan Gabel/Kelly Mealey (6-3, 6-3) and Meagan Hanratty/Amanda Gilberg (6-1, 6-3) took both doubles matches for the Magicians.

agateHed:SOFTBALL

North Shore 16, Northeast 6: The Bulldogs (7-3) batted around in the top of the seventh and scored 12 runs to pull ahead despite trailing by two runs headed into their last at-bat. Katlyn Guerin had two doubles and two RBI that inning alone, Diane LeBlanc had three hits and two RBI on the afternoon and Courtney Remson and Emma Bouchard had two hits each. Pitcher Kaera Wyse didn’t allow a run in five innings of relief work and struck out 12 batters.

agateHed:GIRLS LACROSSE

Marblehead 16, Medford 3: Kiley Fischer exploded for six goals and added two assists and Pam Gregory set the table with four assists as the Magicians improved to 11-1. Meggie Collins had two goals and three assists and Tyler Phillips, Cassie Rodgers and Casey Collins each scored two goals.

Salem 10, NST/EA 6: The Witches (6-2) were led on defense by Brenna Burke, Courtney Shearstone and Shayna Hall. Courtney Maurice (three goals), Alexa Gilbert (three goals), Lydia Grasberger (two goals) and Xhulia Kanani (two goals) carried the Salem offense.

Exeter, N.H. 8, Masconomet 7: Masco (7-4) was strong defensively in front of Lili Miller (13) saves. Meg Collins was spectacular defensively with deflections and forced turnovers.

Waring 20, Brimmer & May 7: Waring (5-2) is in first place in the Independent Girls Conference at 5-0 as goalie Maddie Crowley turned in another fine performance. Waring had 12 different girls score led by defensive player Brooklyn Stam (goal), Georgia Rabin (goal), Marina Sheetz (two goals) and Kate Miller (goal, assist).

agateHed:BOYS LACROSSE

Arlington Catholic 10, Bishop Fenwick 2: Sophomore Aidan Moulton scored both goals for the Crusaders (6-6), helped by a pair of assists from senior Troy Reinold. Goaltender Jake Brennan made nine saves.

Marblehead 11, Swampscott 6: The Magicians (9-3) were led by Trevor Jones, who had four goals and an assist. Brad Knittle had two goals, Dean Fader had a goal and an assist and Harrison Young, Ben Anderson, Ian Maag and Zac Cuzner each scored once. Liam Gillis had a strong game on defense for Marblehead, which won its eighth straight.

St. John’s Prep 14, Malden Catholic 2: Andrew Gallahue had six goals for SJP (9-3), defensive midfielder Owen Rockett had two goals filling in at attack and Sean Waldron contributed two goals and two assists.

Waring 11, Brimmer & May 2: Waring (6-2) was led by Ted Lyman (six goals, three assists) and faceoff man Cam McGiness who won 11 out of 12 draws.

agateHed:COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Fitchburg State 3, Salem state 2: In the single-elimination MASCAC tournament, Salem State trailed by two heading to their last at-bat and scored one run but couldn’t extend their season. Sarra Bergeron’s sacrifice fly scored Shelia O’Sullivan, who pinch ran for Christina Cipriani after she started the rally with a single. Michelle Flower had a hit and pitcher Alyssa Bryan had a hit while striking out four and throwing all six innings. The Lady Vikings finish 19-16.

Roger Williams 3, Endicott 2: Top-seeded Endicott trailed by three in the last of the seventh and loaded the bases with no outs but could only score twice. Jamie Corda had the two run single and Sam DiBella and Kelley Michael also reached in the inning and Colleen Martin had a pair of hits. Cameron Sprague struck out six and allowed only one earned run. Endicott is one of three teams remaining and will play WNEC tomorrow for the right to face Roger Williams again in the final.

agateHed:COLLEGE BASEBALL

Wentworth 5, Endicott 1: The No. 2 seeded Gulls fell in the first game of the double-elimination Commonwealth Coast Conference tourney, snapping a nine game winning streak in the process. Endicott was limited to six hits, including two each off the bats of Colin Sitarz and Harry Oringer, and had cut the visitor’s lead to 2-1 in the sixth before Wentworth tacked on three more. Endicott will try to stay alive when it faces Curry today in the next round of the tournament.