The Salem State baseball team produced 21 hits for the second time this week yesterday as the Vikings vanquished Norwich University, 20-0, to improve to 11-4 on the season.
SSU mashed 21 hits earlier in the week against Endicott in a much closer game. But yesterday, starter Mario Padovanni was brilliant on the bump, going six strong innings allowing just one hit while issuing no walks and fanning eight. Padovanni retired 18 of the 19 batters he faced.
Second baseman Ryan Beliveau (3 for 4) and catcher Eric Junker (3-for-5) led the offense with five RBI each while first baseman Matt Burgess finished 2-for-2 with four RBI and catcher Brett Cahill added three RBI in a 2-for-3 performance at the dish.
Mike Devilly came in to relieve Padovanni for the final inning and was perfect aside from issuing a walk. Beverly native Ethan Trowt continues to swing the bat effectively for SSU going 2 for 4 with two runs scored in the nine spot yesterday.
Scots SWEEP: Gordon improved to 4-6 overall after sweeping Wentworth 2-1 and then 4-3 in front of the Scots' home crowd. Rachel Ryder singled to score Liz Cheesman for the game-winning run in the afternoon game and then in the night cap, Kerry McPartlanD knocked in pinch runner Gabriel Roberts to give the Scots the sweep. Claire Bennett was 3 for 3 with a run scored in the opener while Cheesman finished 3 for 3 with a RBI and the game-winning run in the second game.
Driscoll nets winner for Connecticut College: Peabody resident Katelyn Driscoll scored with eight seconds left to lift Connecticut College to a 6-5 win over Williams College. Driscoll finished the game with one goal and two assists for the Camels (3-3).