, Salem, MA

April 10, 2014

Wednesday's area roundup: Marblehead's Daly tosses no-hitter to open season

The Salem News


Nothing was going to deter Marblehead senior Brian Daly from making history yesterday afternoon.

The senior tri-captain finished with a no-hitter as the Magicians opened up the 108th season of baseball at Seaside Park with a wild 11-4 victory over Northeastern Conference rival Winthrop.

Using a fastball and a good-looking changeup, Daly needed 107 pitches to hurl his no-no. He struck out 13 Vikings (5 looking), walked four, hit a batter and threw two wild pitches. He retired the first 10 batters he faced (7 via strikeout) before fanning six of the last seven batters he faced, including the side in the seventh and final frame.

Winthrop took a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning, bringing home runs on a fielder’s choice, an infield out and an error, then scored again in the fifth inning on another error. Aside from that, the closest they came to a hit was pitch hitter Tyler Gillis’ line drive down the line in right that landed foul.

Down by three runs, Marblehead responded with six runs in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead for good. Trey Blackmer (2-for-4) laced a two-run double and Daly (2-for-4 with a run scored) helped himself with an RBI double.

Also stepping up offensively for Marblehead were cleanup hitter Tommy Koopman (2-for-4, 2 runs scored), Garrett Keough (RBI single), Beau Bana (2-for-4, 2 runs scored, stolen base) and sophomore shortstop Tim Kalinowski in his first varsity start (1-for-2, two walks, run), who turned an 11-pitch at-bat into a bases loaded walk in the fourth inning.

Danvers 10, Swampscott 2: The unbeaten Falcons (3-0) strung together six runs in the fifth to break the game open. Sophomore shortstop Andrew Olszak went 3-for-4 with three RBI, including a solo home run in the fifth. Senior lefty Brandon Hyde allowed two hits and struck out seven over five innings to get the win while DH Jordan DeDonato went 2-for-3 with an RBI single.

Big Blue freshman Gavin Sullivan threw four innings and allowed just three unearned runs, and sophomore Jake Cooper went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI.

St. John’s Prep 5, Xaverian 0: Senior Evan Roberts spun a 2-hit shuout, fanned five and didn’t walk a batter as the Eagles (2-1) won their Catholic Conference opener. Max Burt had two hits, Rich Riley scored two runs and the Prep batted around and scored three in the third. Burt, catcher Mike Geaslen and second baseman Rosario Missiti played flawless defense.

Arlington Catholic 1, Bishop Fenwick 0: Tom Parsons went the distance for Bishop Fenwick (0-3) giving up just one unearned run on two hits while striking out seven.

Revere 8, Beverly 7: Seniors Matt Hamor and Tristan Fasheh each had two hits as Beverly (0-2) scored four times in the top of the seventh to tie it at 7-7. Host Revere scored in the bottom of the eight to win, however.

Masconomet 5, Pentucket 1: Senior Will Twiss pitched a gem, allowing two hits and one unearned run over six innings to power the Chieftains (2-0) to victory. Elias Varinos hit a three-run double in the second and scored a run for Masco while Joe Klingensmith smashed a solo homer in the fifth inning. Dan Dempsey added two hits, a walk and a run.

Pingree 6, Concord Academy: Sophomore Griffin Beal picked up the win, allowing three hits, one run and struck out seven. Harry Copeland went 3-for-4 with one RBI, Ryan St. Pierre finished 1-for-3 with two RBI and Zach Mitchell was 2-for-3.

Peabody 10, Lynn Classical 1: The Tanners (2-0) scored seven runs in the top of the first sparked by two run singles by Matt Gonick and Ryan Collins and single RBI from David Hoar, Sean McGrath and Bobby Tramandonzzi. Derek Demild earned the win, allowing four hits with five strikeouts and no walks over five inings. Gonick and McGrath each finished with two hits.



Arlington Catholic 20, Bishop Fenwick 9: Senior third baseman Gianna Pizzano was 5 for 5 with a run scored and three RBI for the Crusaders (0-1), senior catcher Charlotte Powers went 3 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI and freshman DH Mikayla Porcaro was 1 for 3 with a two run homer over the fence. Defensively, senior Jen Crovo was outstanding at second base.

Lynn Classical 16, Peabody 3: Kayla Santos had a two-run single in the third inning as Peabody dropped its season opener. Nicole Grafton, Shelbi Wilson and Katie Tansey also hit safely for the Tanners.



Danvers 8, Salem 6: Captain Jay Calcagno scored five goals while James Curley stopped 16 shots to power the Falcons (2-1) to victory on the road. Trevor Chasse, Steve Goutzos and Trevor Daly all added single goals for Danvers while Matty Flynn stepped up and had an excellent job at the faceoff X, while Drew Larson starred on defense.

Salem’s Peter Slattery scored four goals to help the Witches (2-2) get within one goal late. Andrew McMallin also had a goal and an assist, Matt Nesse had a goal and two assists and Christian Costa played well.

Waring 12, Chapel Hill Cahuncey Hall 6: Matt Lyman scored four goals and added two assists while senior captain Charlie Mitchell of Beverly had two goals, one assist and eight ground balls as the Mavericks won their season opener. Josh Gabbay had three goals, Jacob Vanek scored two with one assist and keeper Johnny Sandri of Switzerland earned the win in his first ever lax game.



Bishop Fenwick 20, St. Mary’s 5: The Crusaders (3-2) climbed over .500 by handling their North Shore rivals with six players scoring multiple goals. Merry Harrington led the way with four goals and five assists, Annette Ruggiero scored four times and Natalie Emerson had three goals and three assists. Caroline Crawford, Lexie Rose and Tessa McLaughlin each scored twice, sophomore Ellen Fantozzi scored her first varsity goal and junior defender Nicole Muir had a strong game.

Cambridge 11, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 5: Jennifer Loutes had three goals, while Anna Harriman and Kaliegh Stirrat each had one for the Hawks (0-2). Morgan Cobouzi made 11 saves in goal.



Peabody 5, Lynn English 0: The Tanners (2-0) didn’t drop a set with singles victories by Igor Chiste (6-3, 6-2), Scott Perlman (6-2, 6-3) and Djordje Samardzic (6-0, 6-0). The doubles teams of Alex McDonough/Mike Nicoli (6-0, 6-0) and Steve Goggin/Sam Gottsegan (6-1, 6-1) also won.

Danvers 4, Winthrop 1: Top singles player Nick Lisichenok won in straight sets (6-0, 6-0) to spark a Falcon singles sweep with wins by Jim Cunningham (6-0, 6-2) and Emmitt Pierro (0-6, 6-3, 6-2). First doubles team Matt Kidney and Chris Shalkoski also won for Danvers (1-1, 1-0 NEC).

Beverly 5, Salem 0: First singles Peter Coletti (6-2, 6-0), second singles Masaya Okumura (6-3, 6-0) and third singles Christian Ayer (6-0, 6-0) all won for Beverly (2-0) along with first doubles team Connor Irving/Leonard Schulz (6-0, 6-0) and second doubles team Conor Gill/Eno Jahaj (6-0, 6-0).

Swampscott 3, Gloucester 2: No. 1 singles Mazar Bahayev rallied to win 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 to spark the Big Blue (1-0). Ian Crimmins won 7-6, 6-2 and the the top doubles team of Erick Eaton and Mike Pindrus came out on top 6-3, 6-4.

St. John’s Prep 5, Malden Catholic 0: Ian Cunningham (6-0, 6-1), Alec McNiff (6-0, 6-0) and Chase Davis (6-0, 6-0) won handily at singles for the Eagles (3-0). It was more of the same in doubles as Sean Nork/Mateo Jacome (6-0, 6-0) and Andrew Cadigan/Scott Reister (6-0, 6-2) completed the sweep.

Lynnfield 4, Hamilton-Wenham 1: Scotty Hughes and Trevor Jones (6-1, 7-6 (7-5)) won at second doubles for the Generals in their season opening loss.

Ipswich 4, Newburyport 1: A doubles sweep by Sam Benford/Forrest Finn (6-3, 6-1) and Max Benford/Ryan Fremont-Smith (6-2, 6-2) helped Ipswich (1-2) grab their first victory. Anton Dedon (7-5, 6-0) and Brian Davis (6-2, 6-1) took singles points.

Pentucket 3, Masconomet 2: No. 3 singles players Nick Marshall won 6-0, 7-5 and the Chieftains’ second doubles tandem of Max Gordon and Davis McVay also won, 6-1, 7-5.



Beverly 4, Salem 1: Doubles wins by Veronica Lund/Maryanne Flanagan (6-2, 3-6, 7-5) and Carly Blau/Danielle Tetrault (6-2, 6-0) helped the Panthers (2-0) to victory. Maddie Tremblay (6-4, 7-5) and Caroline Jospeh (6-1, 6-0) won at singles.

Ari Gaffney prevailed for the Witches at first singles, 6-2, 6-3.

Peabody 4, Lynn English 1: The Tanners (now 2-0) got solid wins in singles from co-captains Rachael Gillis (6-3, 6-0) and Dany Chhan (6-2, 6-3), as well as junior Eleni Petromelis (6-2, 6-2). Captain Anna GrimaIyak and partner Alisa Pereira (6-4, 6-3) added a victory at first doubles.

Swampscott 3, Gloucester 2: Anna Raptunovich won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles to help the Big Blue (1-1) secure their first match win of the spring. Jessica Zolott also won, 6-2, 6-4 and the first doubles team of Anya Peterson and Sarah Cunningham prevailed 7-5, 6-2.

Masconomet 3, Pentucket 2: First doubles due Brooke Hunziker and Erin Johnson avoided the tiebreak and won 6-2, 7-5 to seal the match for Masco (3-0). Evelyn Harbert (6-0, 6-4) and Rebecca Costa (6-2, 6-0) also won singles bouts.

Lynnfield 5, Hamilton-Wenham 0: The Generals battled but fell to the powerful Pioneers in straight sets. Jessie Goldberg played very well at third singles before falling, 6-2, 6-3.

Wesley 4, Marblehead 1: First doubles team of Amanda Gilberg and Meagan Hanratty got a win for the Magicians (0-1).



Marblehead 96, Danvers 40: Conrad Rousseau was a quadruple winner for Marblehead (1-0) topping the 400 hurdles, long jump, triple jump and the high hurdles. Dan Marino was a double-winner for the Magicians taking the shot put and the discus.



Marblehead 100, Danvers 35: Marblehead (1-0) was powered by triple winner Monica Thorne who captured the 200, long jump and triple jump. Anna Barrell won two mile and Paige Ferrucci took the 800.

Qualifying for states for the Falcons were Nicole White in the 400 (62.8) and Sophia Cawlina in the 100 (12.8).



Endicott 8, Suffolk 6: Nationally ranked Endicott (16-4) extended its winning streak to five as Connor McLaughlin earned a five out save to hold off visiting Suffolk. Davarn Nova struck out eight in six innings to earn the win while Tad Gold and Steve Morganelli each drove in two runs.

Salem State 4, Plymouth State 0: Six-foot-4 freshman Mike Richardson threw eight shutout innings and Beverly’s Alex Toomey pitched a hitless ninth as the Vikings (16-10) won their ninth straight game. Colton Fontaine and Richard Fecteau each had two hits and an RBI, Beverly’s Ethan Trowt had two hits and scored a run and Peabody’s Genaro Ciulla also scored.



Endicott stumbles: Sam DiBella had three hit and Endicott (13-6-1) scored five in the bottom of the sixth to nearly earn a split, but ultimately fell to Wellesley, 8-5 after losing 11-2 earlier in the day. Rachel Couto, Jaime Corda and Sam Cila also had two hits each and Nell O’Connor struck out three.

Gordon gets swept: The Scots lost both ends of a doubleheader against Western New England, falling 5-0 and 7-1. Gordon dipped to 5-13 on the season, 2-6 in Commonwealth Coast Conference play. Kiersten Bieren scored Gordon’s run on an error.



Endicott 6, Salve Regina 3: Michael Dolph and Evan Ross each won singles matches and teamed to win No.1 doubles as Endicott improved to 6-5. Timothy Forance and Eric Gandrup won at No. 3 doubles and Sean McAndrews and Michael Lauretano also won singles matches.



Gordon 15, University of New England 6: Jessica Castelline scored four goals and Gordon (9-3) got three goals and one assist each from Kelly Linehan and Bailey Grinnell to earn a conference road win.

Tufts 15, Endicott 10: Ellie Claymen had three goals, but Endicott (10-2) fell to the 17th ranked team in the nation. Emily Whitney added four goals for the Gulls.


Gordon 17, UNE 16: The Scots won in overtime to improve to 7-6 on the season.