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April 8, 2014

Monday's area roundup: Salem softball picks up win in season opener


The Salem News

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Salem 5, Triton 4: Offensively, the Witches were led by Desiree Martin (3-for-3), Hannah Wilkins (2-for-3), Hayley Jellison (2-for-3) and Sandy Pelkowsky who doubled and scored a run. Junior Meaghan Zipper had seven strikeouts on the hill as the Witches start off the season at 1-0.

Beverly 8, Malden 4: Senior Kate Silvestri tallied five RBI on three hits for the Panthers (1-0). Silvestri doubled in the first inning, singled in the fifth inning, and homered in the seventh to score sophomore Caitlyn Munzing, who got her first varsity hit with a double. Sophomore, Ally Cabral drove in two runs while going 1-4. Junior Emily Pitman got the win on the mound giving up six hits and striking out four.

Marblehead 8, Newburyport 1: Senior pitcher Michaela Leblanc went the distance, giving up eight hits, striking out three with no walks and no earned runs. Shortstop Olivia Vener had a three-run homer, Sara Bornstein went 2-for-4 with a double and single and Alexa Brown finished 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Magicians (1-0).

Danvers 14, Lynn English 0: Hannah Llewellyn went 3-for-3 on the day with three RBI. Senior Kendall Meehan finished 3-for-3 with seven RBI and junior catcher Caitlin McBride went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Meehan threw a one-hitter with six strikeouts and one walk.

BASEBALL

Rockport 6, Ipswich 5: The Tigers (0-1) lost a heart-breaker despite getting two hits apiece from Chris Grady and Erik Gongas as well as a solid pitching performance from Sean Whooley. Austin Rubino knocked in a pair of runs for the Tigers.

St. John’s Prep 11, Swampscott 1: The Eagles (1-1) earned coach Dan Letarte’s first baseball win as four pitchers combined to issue zero walks. Dan Trully earned the with four innings of 1-hit work while Rich Riley, Justin Foley and Frank Soucy finished. Junior third baseman Ted McNamara went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI, junior outfielder Keith Leavitt homered twice and drove in four runs, and Max Burt went 3-for-3 and scored three runs.

For the Big Blue, Junior righty Greg Collier pitched on short notice and pitched competitively for the Big Blue (0-1). Mike Faia played well at shortstop for Swampscott and recorded one hit.

BOYS LACROSSE

Pingree 15, Landmark 3: Sophomore Sam Ober (four goals, one assist) and freshman goalie Conor White (12 saves) were instrumental in helping Pingree (1-1) grab its first win. Junior Carter Rossano, sophomore Maxx Trotsky and senior Brandon Franco had two goals and one assist each.

Salem 8, Wilmington 4: Peter Slatter could not be stopped registering seven goals for the Witches (2-1). Craig Denehy added a goal and two assists, Mat Muse had a pair of assists and Christian Costa made 13 saves in net for Salem.

Peabody 10, Gloucester 5: Josh Fiore (two assists) recorded a hat trick for Peabody (1-1) while junior Chris Cuervelus scored his first career varsity goal. Reed Foster (goal, two assists) and Bobby Caproni (two goals, assist) were the other top offensive contributors.

Nashoba Valley Tech 9, North Shore Tech 8: Anthony Santo and Anthony Huntley both had hat tricks for the Hawks (1-1) while Dan McCormack chipped in a two goals and an assist. Over the weekend, the Hawks defeated Saugus 11-4 thanks to four goals apiece from Huntley (three assists) and McCormack as well as 11 saves from goalie Garrett Oman.

Austin Prep 11, Bishop Fenwick 9: The Crusaders (1-3) got seven goals from Kyle Russell while Nick Finan was outstanding between the pipes with 20 saves. Mark Nalesnik and Chris Napolitano each also scored goals for Fenwick.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Austin Prep 13, Bishop Fenwick 11: Tessa McLauglin recorded six points on four goals and two assists for the Crusaders (2-2). Annette Ruggiero had three goals, Caroline Crawford and Merry Harrington had two goals a piece.

Dracut 16, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 7: The Bulldogs lost their opener despite 16 saves from goalie Morgan Cobuzi. Kaleigh Stirrat, Jennifer Lutes, Jillian Morrell, and Anna Harriman also played well for North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie.

BOYS TENNIS

St. John’s Prep, 5, Catholic Memorial 0: The Eagles (2-0) opened their Catholic Conference schedule in an impressive fashion. Dan Cunningham (6-0, 6-1) won at first singles, Alec McNiff (6-0, 6-0) took second singles and Sean Nork topped third singles (6-0, 6-0) while Chase Davis/Mateo Jacome (6-0, 6-0) and Thomas Shea/David Cunningham (6-1, 6-0) cruised through first and second doubles respectively.

Lynnfield 3, Ipswich 2: Mike Come dominated first singles (6-1, 6-2) for Ipswich (0-2) while second doubles team of Matt Benford and Ryan Fremont-Smith first singles Matt Benford and Ryan Fremont-Smith won 6-2, 7-6.

Beverly 5, Lynn Classical 0: The Panthers swept the board in their first win of the season. First singles player Peter Coletti (6-0,6-0), second singles Masaya Umura (6-0, 6-0), third singles Conor Gill (6-2, 6-0), first doubles Eno Jahah/Connor Irving (6-2, 6-2) and second doubles Owen Bolas/Skylar Crean (6-2, 4-6, 6-4) all had wins for Beverly.

GIRLS TENNIS

Beverly 3, Lynn Classical 2: First singles Becah Kaplan (6-2, 6-1) and second singles Sophie Claus (5-7, 6-1, 6-1) won for Beverly (1-0) along with first doubles team of Veronica Mun and Caroline Joseph (6-0, 6-4).

Lynnfield 5, Ipswich 0: The Tigers drop to 0-2 on the season after being swept by the Pioneers. First doubles partners Abby McCarthy and Kristin Klimowicz put up a fight, but ultimately fell (4-6, 2-6).

Peabody 5, revere 0: Rachael Gillis (6-1, 6-3), Kayla Hudas (6-0, 6-1), Dany Chan (6-0, 6-0) took care of singles competition, while Anna Grimalyak/Aleni Petronelis (6-1, 6-0) and Alicia Pharerra/Tori Thompson (6-1, 6-3) also had wins in doubles action for the Tanners (1-0).

BOYS TRACK

Ipswich 78, Pentucket 68: Alex Jean-Charles won the long jump, triple jump and the 100 as the Tigers improved to 2-0 on the season. Other winners for Ipswich were David Dick (pole vault and 400), Tim Le (shot put), Ryan Wite (high jump), Mike Riddle (two mile), Ryan Bahar (110 hurdles) and the 4X100 relay team of Kyle Ivanov, White, Matt Jaeger and Jean-Charles.

Masconomet 95, Lynnfield 49: Charlie Gilfeather won the two mile (11:09) for the undefeated Chieftains (3-0). Tim Dierze topped the high hurdles (18-7), Baxter Demers was first in the mile (5:01), Conor Peacork took the high jump (5-5) and Kyle Faddis captured the 800 (2:10).

Amesbury 76, Hamilton-Wenham 69: Shawn Kotch took first in the long jump (18-5), triple jump (38-7), 110 hurdles (16.1) and the 200 (23.8), but the Generals fell to 2-1. Matt Gillis won the 2 mile (10:22) and Mike Allara took the mile (4:54).

GIRLS TRACK

Pentucket 96, Ipswich 49: Jill Calvani won the 400 hurdles and the triple jump for Ipswich (0-1-1) while Michaela Hedderman topped the 100 and the 200. Katie Monahan was first in the 100 hurdles for the Tigers while Emily DeMarco captured the 800.

Masconomet 118, Lynnfield 17: With some of its top runners out of the line up Masco (2-1) had a number of young kids step up and perform exceptionally well. The Chieftains won both relays.

Hamilton-Wenham 95, Amesbury 50: Emily Weigand (mile, 600), Emma Bean (400, 200) and Anna Murphy (triple jump, 100 hurdles) were among the Generals’ double winners yesterday. Leslie Bynum won the discus (108-9), Emily Horgan took the 2 mile (12:38) and Vanessa Morris was first in the 100 (13.3) for Hamilton-Wenham (3-0).

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Endicott blanks Roger Williams twice: The Gulls (15-4) won their fourth straight and shutout visiting Roger Williams in 11-0 and 4-0 decisions. Zac Poland went the distance and struck out six in the first contest and Tyler Hill earned the win in the nightcap with Eric Nagle and Connor McLaughlin providing hitless relief innings. Harry Oringer drove in a pair of runs and Brett Homgren collected three RBI.

Gordon grabs two: Alonzo Martinez’s sacrifice fly in the seventh lifted Gordon over Nichols, 3-2, and the Scots came back to win the nightcap 8-1 as they improved to 11-8. Martinez also drove in a pair in that game, as did Alex Smith and Jesse Amaya. Wesley Arning threw seven innings and fanned four to improve to 5-0 on the hill this spring.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Gordon falls: Visiting Salve Regina took both ends of a doubleheader from Gordon, winning 6-0 and 9-2. The Scots fell to 5-11 on the season, 2-4 in Commonwealth Coast Conference action.

MEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS

Endicott 5, Eastern Nazarene 4: The teams of Evan Ross/Michael Dolph and Tim Forance/Eric Gandrup won to help the Gulls even their season record at 5-5. Sean McAndrews (6-3, 6-3), Ross (6-1, 6-2) and Dolph (6-2, 6-2) picked up straight set singles points as well.

Gordon 7, Salve Regina 2: The Fighting Scots (5-8) earned their first conference win of the season in convincing fashion.