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April 11, 2013

Wednesday's area roundup: Power surge lifts Prep baseball


The Salem News

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St. John’s Prep 12, Central Catholic 2: Senior Brandon Bingel hit a grand slam and drove in five runs while Tyler Noe (2-run shot) and Sawyer Billings (3-run shot) also went deep as the Eagles (3-1) won their third straight. Tommy Buonopane scored three runs and stole two bases and senior Dustin Hunt earned the win by striking out six over 4 2/3 innings.

Bishop Fenwick 6, Cardinal Spellman 1: Senior Andrew Lessard went the distance, allowing three hits and four strikeouts to get the win for the Crusaders. Junior Nick Bona had two hits and knocked in two runs for Fenwick, which had eight stolen bases as a team.

Lynn English 7, Salem 1: Cody Mercier scored on a first inning error, but that’s all the Witches could muster in dropping their season opener. Catcher Austin Connolly had his team’s only hit in the fifth inning and had a fine game defensively, while Ben Kapnis struck out five over four innings.

Whittier 3, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 1: Senior Alec Chongris pitched five innings and allowed one earned run. Freshman Matt O’Connell had the lone RBI and senior Tim Andersen scored the only run.

Pingree 11, Concord Academy 2: Freshman pitcher Cal Perry, now 2-0 on the season, had seven strikeouts and allowed one hit in his five inning performance as the Highlanders even out a 2-2 on the season. Erik Larsen went 2-for-3, including two doubles, while Nick Antenucci and Travis Jacques each had a pair of RBI.

Danvers 5, Swampscott 2: Anthony Garron delivered a big hit with a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth to help Danvers get the victory. A.J. Couto also had two hits for Danvers (2-0). Brandon Hyde got the win on the mound, going all seven and allowing three hits while striking out three.

Alex Cuchero pitched well for Swampscott (0-3) in defeat. Ryan January knocked in two runs for the Big Blue and Nunzio Marretti added a double.

Marblehead 3, Saugus 1: Junior righty John Cavolina scattered seven hits over seven innings, striking out five in the process. Cavolina worked out of a mini jam in the seventh by recording a strikeout, ground out and fly out to end the game. Freshman Matt Koopman delivered a two-out, two-run single in the first for the Magicians and Brett Leblanc drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Tom Koopman had two singles for Marblehead.

SOFTBALL

Lynn English 5, Salem 3: Desiree Martinhad two runs, two stolen bases and one run scored, though the Witches dropped their opening game of the season. Junior Abby Steven took the loss on the hill, allowed nine hits, two walks and had six strikeouts.

Pingree 7, Cushing Academy 6: Sophomore first baseman Kelsey Dion went 3-for-4 with three RBI and scored the game-winning run on a walkoff homerun in the bottom of the seventh. Pitcher Christina Chalmers pitched the full game, picked up the win with five strikeouts and allowed 10 hits.

Cardinal Spellman 16, Bishop Fenwick 2: Right fielder Jenny Nasser went 2-for-3 on the day with 2 runs scored and three stolen base, though the Crusader dropped their third straight game. Gabby Hart was 1-for-3 with a RBI and played solid behind the plate.

Marblehead 9, Saugus 7: The Magicians were ahead 9-2 , but Saugus climbed back into the game by taking advantage of a couple errors. Michaela Leblanc allowed only one earned run and struck out two. Emily Messinger hit a pair of triples, Olivia Venner added two hits, and Rachel McKay and Mackenzie Joyce each drove in two runs for the Magicians (1-1).

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Bishop Fenwick 22, Arlington Catholic 7: Junior Annette Ruggiero of Peabody scored seven goals while senior captain Anna Moulton of Danvers added five as the Crusaders (4-2) rolled over their Catholic Central League rivals. Grace Celona contributed four goals; Caroline Crawford scored twice; and Vicky Caruso, Tessa McLaughlin, Lexi Rose and Merry Harrington all had one. Nicole Votta earned the win in goal, making eight saves.

Pingree 17, Cushing 2: Liz Jane and Katlyn Oliver each had five goals to power the Highlanders to a one-sided win. Jane added three assists and Oliver chipped in one. Maura Grady made 20 saves for Pingree (1-1).

Ipswich 13, Newburyport 9: Natalie Soliozy scored six goals and had one assist and Ellie Swenson contributed three goals as the Tigers pulled away for their second straight victory to start the season.

Masconomet 16, Lynnfield 5: Kathleen Gillespie scored four goals and handed out three assists and Amy Arnold added four goals as the Chieftains improved to 3-1. Meg Collins chipped in with two goals and Becca Phillips contributed one goal and two assists. Lili Miller stopped 12 shots in net and Sarah Yeakel stood out defensively.

Manchester Essex 13, Hamilton-Wenham 11: Despite four goals from Emily Gaucher and three from Anna Rourke the Generals (2-1) fell. Julia Ferreira (two assists), Grace Papp, Catherine Ecker and Franny Ambrose also had goals for HW.

BOYS LACROSSE

Arlington Catholic 11, Bishop Fenwick 5: Sophomore Kyle Russell led Fenwick in the scoring department with two goals and an assist while Mark Nalesnik and Chris Napolitano also scored and senior Jake Brennan made 10 saves.

Georgetown 6, Triton 5 (2OT): Neil Murphy scored in the second overtime as the Royals improved to 3-0.

Shawsheen 18, North Shore Tech/Aggie 3: Cam Smallidge, Max Sciola and Paul Lozarro all scored for the Bulldogs (1-2) while youngsters Scott Sterrick and Joe Cass played well in the middle of the field.

Hamilton-Wenham 10, Manchester Essex 3: Junior Christian Ecker scored five consecutive goals to turn a one-goal lead into a six-goal advantage. Parker Strong and J.D. Askwyth each had two goals and freshman Griffin Webber contributed one goal for the Generals (3-1).

Beverly 9, Peabody 8: Brendan Flaherty and Dom Abate each had three goals and one assist and Nick Albano contributed three goals as the Panthers edged Peabody.

Keifer Heckman finished with three goals and four assists and Nick Ouellette added three goals and one assist as the Tanners slipped to 2-2. Evan Connolly made 20 shots for Peabody.

GIRLS TENNIS

Beverly 5, Salem 0: Meggie Manzo (6-4, 6-1), Becah Kaplan (7-5, 6-4) and Pheobe Blau (6-2, 6-3) helped Beverly (2-1) swept singles action. Sophie Claus/Cecilia Buffenoir (6-4, 6-0) and Christine Green/Maddie Tremblay (6-1, 6-4).

Marblehead 5, Saugus 0: Tory Booth and Annie Ryan both won 6-0, 6-0 at first and second singles, respectively, as the Magicians won their season opener. Sarah Katz (6-2, 6-2) also earned a victory in singles, as did the doubles teams of Meghan Gabel/Kelly Mealey (6-0, 6-0) and Amanda Gilberg/Meagan Hanratty (6-0, 6-1).

Masconomet 5, Triton 0: The Chieftains earned their first win of the season after sweeping their CAL foe in straight sets yesterday. Danielle Dunn (6-0, 6-0), Lexi Palumbo (6-1, 6-1) and Rebecca Costa (6-0, 6-1) won at singles, while Claudia Marsh/Eva Reineke (6-4, 6-4) and Maria Alexandrou/Adriana Lantsakis (6-2, 6-7, 6-4) took the doubles matches.

Swampscott 5, Gloucester 0: The Big Blue (3-0) breezed at singles with wins from Anna Raptunovich (6-0, 6-0), Vivien Gere (6-0, 6-1) and Veronica Pyatigorskaya (6-0, 6-0). Allegra Walker and Jessica Zolott won at first doubles, 6-1, 6-3, while Natalyia Andrushchenkes and Michelle Schnayder did the job at No. 2, 6-2, 6-1.

Peabody 5, Lynn English 0: Peabody moved to 2-0 as Rachael Gillis, Winger Ma and Dany Chan had wins in singles. The Tanners also got points from the doubles teams of Anna Grimalyak-Kayla Hodus and Eleni Petromellis-Beverly Ejiofor.

Ipswich 3, Pentucket 2: Junior captains Hannah Lynch and Lexi Lopez won at second and third singles, respectively, while sophomore Abby McCarthy and Kristin Klimowicz prevailed at first singles for the Tigers.

BOYS TENNIS

Beverly 4, Salem 1: The doubles teams of Eno Jahaj and Chris Tacco (6-1, 6-4), as well as Connor Gill and Owen Bolas (6-0, 6-2) both won handily as Beverly improved to 2-0. Josh Cronin (6-0, 6-0) and Peter Coletti (6-1, 6-1) added victories at first and second singles, respectively.

Salem (2-1) got its win at third singles from freshman Guthrie Scrimgeour, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Swampscott 4, Gloucester 1: Freshman Matt Jacobs won his first singles match in straight sets, including a rare ‘golden set’ (winning all 24 points in a particular set without dropping one), as the Big Blue moved to 2-0. Second singles player Val Temin (6-0, 6-1), the first doubles team of Sam Crimmins/Matt Gilberg (6-0, 6-0) and the second doubles tandem of Ian Crimmins/Mike Pindrus (6-1, 6-1) also prevailed

Manchester Essex 5, Hamilton-Wenham 0: The Generals fell to 1-1 on the season despite a strong showing from Adam Celeta and Reed Forsey at first doubles, who went three sets before falling.

The Hornets (1-0) got wins from Mike Fuca, Calvin Lamothe and Sam Girian at singles, and swept doubles behind the teams of Seth Cohen-Jeff Durkin and Colin Babikian-Josh Christopher.

Masconomet 4, Pentucket 1: The Chieftains (2-1) won all three singles matches behind victories by Alex Fixx (7-5, 6-1), Jon Cabourr and Cam Netland (6-1, 6-2). Jack Roscoe and Nick Drago teamed to win first doubles as well, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.

Berwick 3, Pingree 2: The Highlanders (0-1) got wins from Jeremy Wiles (1-6, 6-3, 6-4) at No. 3 singles and Gabe Salter and Nate Johnson at first doubles (2-6, 6-3, 6-0).

VOLLEYBALL

St. John’s Prep 3, Xaverian 0: The Eagles swept Xaverian (25-17, 25-20, 25-20) for their sixth consecutive victory and remain unbeaten on the season. Senior Zach Burt finished with eight kills, while younger brother Jake added seven kills.

BOYS TRACK

Xaverian 74, St. John’s Prep 62: Evan Dombrowski took first in the shot (51-8) and second in the discus (135-1), David Roy won the discus (145-1) and took second in the shot (51-7) as the Eagles drop their opening meet of the season. Tom O’Shea won the 2 mile (10:10.1) and Nick Fecteau came in second (10:10.7), while John Stark placed first in the javelin (144-7).

Saugus 74, Beverly 57: Alex Greco won both the mile and 400, but it wasn’t enough for the Panthers (0-2). Campbell Wood (2-mile) and Bruno Caetano (100 meters) also had impressive wins for Beverly.

Marblehead 102, Lynn English 29: Conrad Rousseau won the 400 hurdles, 110 hurdles, long jump and triple jump to highlight Marblehead’s win. A.J. Ernst (two-mile) and Dan Marino (discus) also produced victories for the Magicians (2-0).

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Beverly 115, Saugus 21: Kendall Davy was a triple-winner for the Panthers (1-1), winning the high hurdles, 200 and high jump. Caitlin Harty also produced wins in the 400 and long jump.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Salem State 6, Plymouth State 2: Ryan Sharp threw seven solid innings as the Vikings (11-10) hiked their record over the .500 mark with a home win. Kyle McElory drove in a pair of runs and Richard Fecteau had two hits for Salem State.

Endicott 7, UMass Boston 2: Taylor English finished with three RBI as the Gulls improve to 14-9 on the season. Mike Nich had 10 strikeouts, gave up seven hits and two runs and picked up his second win.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS

Salem State 9, Regis 0: The Lady Vikings rolled in their season opener with singles victories by Michelle McEwen, Jessica Spinale, Anna Yaskell, April McDermott, Lauren Woods and Tara Garvey. Salem State also swept doubles play behind McEwen/Spinale, Yaskell/Woods and Garvey with Emily Yanchun.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Endicott drops two: Danvers native Sam DiBella drove in the only run as the Gulls fell to Wellesley 5-1 and 8-0 in a non-league double dip.