, Salem, MA

April 15, 2014

Monday's area roundup: Fenwick softball takes down Matignon in extra innings

The Salem News


The Bishop Fenwick softball team fought back to erase an early deficit, let a lead slip away in the seventh, and won in extra innings. Overall, it was a pretty eventful game for the Crusaders.

Junior catcher Gabby Hart smashed a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift Fenwick to its first win of the year, an 11-9 decision over Matignon.

Fenwick (1-2) fell behind by three runs early, but ended up scoring four times in the top of the seventh inning to take a 9-6 lead. Freshman first baseman Mikayla Porcaro hit a two-run single and junior Brianna Hemeon hit a pinch-hit, two-run double in the seventh for Fenwick.

Matignon plated three runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings.

”We had 15 hits and hit the ball pretty well. We still left 16 players on base, despite scoring 11 runs. We left people all over the place,” Fenwick coach Paul Lyman said. “We still made it interesting.”

Katie O’Brien had three hits while Porcaro, Hart and Gianna Pizzano (2-3, 2 RBI) each had two hits.

Danvers 15, Winthrop 2: Kendall Meehan allowed four hits and two earned runs to lead Danvers (3-0) to victory. Madison Mucci went 3 for 4 with 5 RBI and Tori Costa added two hits, including a two-run homer in the third. Hannah Llewellyn had four hits for the winners.

Masconomet 8, Rockport 6: Emily Dow picked up her second pitching win of the season and helped her own cause by blasting a three-run homer. The Chieftains (2-1) scored two runs in the top of the seventh to break a tie game. Sophomore Carly Currier singled to lead off the seventh and eventually scored the winning run.

Senior captains Julianna Kostas and Maddie Kelly each had two hits for Masco.

Peabody 3, Triton 1: The Tanners moved to 2-1 after Shelby Wilson scattered five hits and struck out seven in a win over Triton. Domenic DelBene went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Taylor Dabney added one hit and an RBI.

Salem Academy 8, Pioneer Charter School 2: Tara Deschenes pitched a complete game for the win and added two doubles for the winners. Hannah Magee had an RBI triple for Salem Academy (2-0).

Notre Dame Tyngsboro 14, Ipswich 7: The Tigers (0-1) dropped their season opener on the road. Skylar Hambley went 3-for-4 with three singles, two runs scored and one RBI to lead Ipswich and Jill Lombard has a strong game defensively at first base.

Beverly 3, Lynn English 2: Pitcher Emily Pitman threw all 10 innings, striking out 14 band surrendered only three hits and three walks in the game. Ally Cabral gave the Panthers (2-1) the lead in the tenth on a single, scoring two runs. Aly Pia scored the games winning run on a fielders choice by Kate Silvestri.


St. John’s Prep 4, Catholic Memorial 1: Senior Evan Roberts struck out a career-high 11 and threw a 2-hitter as the Eagles (4-1) won their fourth straight and remained unbeaten in the Catholic Conference. The Prep had five doubles and nine hits, including Keith Leavitt’s 2-run double in the third. Rosario Missiti had two hits and one RBI and catcher Mike Geaslen had one RBI; Roberts didn’t allow a hit until there were two outs in the fifth.

Hamilton-Wenham 8, Triton 5: Junior Austen Michel hit a 2-run homer and recorded the final four outs on the hill to earn his first save of the season as the Generals moved to 3-1. Jack Clay’s two run single in the sixth helped H-W open things up while Brett Harring (RBI, run), Drew Gallant and Ted Hogan (two runs) all went 2-for-4 at the dish. Nick Weltler excelled in his first varsity start, going 5 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and four runs allowed.

Ipswich 12, Manchester 3: Four batters drove in runs as Ipswich (1-2) earned its first win of 2013. Junior Mike Savoie drove in three, including a 2-run double that helped break the game open in the fourth, and Erik Gongas, Austin Rubino and Sean Whooley each drove in two runs. Whooley allowed just two hits and fanned two in five nearly spotless innings to earn his first pitching win of the year, and Dan Bennett scored three times.

Gloucester 6, Swampscott 3: The Big Blue dropped to 0-4, but freshman righty Gavin Sullivan pitched well. He went six innings, giving up four earned runs and striking out four. Swampscott scored all three runs in the third on RBI singles from Jake Cooper and Mike Faia and an RBI fielder’s choice from Al Wallach.

Danvers 11, Winthrop 0: Danvers senior Brandon Hyde earned the win, surrendering two hits over six innings and striking out six. Corey Crossely, Dan Lynch and Ryan Heber each recorded their first hits of the season for the Falcons, who improved to 4-0.

Pioneer Charter School 13, Salem Academy 12: Sammy Benoit had two hits and drove in three runs but it wasn’t enough as Salem Academy dropped its opener. Aaron Fournier scored two runs and drove in a pair for Salem.

Bishop Fenwick 15, Matignon 2: Righty Rob Carrillo struck out a total of 10, including the last seven batters he faced, as Fenwick (2-3) made it two straight wins. Will Vigneron tripled, singled and scored two runs, Jake Borressi scored three times and Matt Tracy, Jordan Buonopane, Nick Perates and Brian Fitzpatrick each had the first hits of their varsity careers. Carrillo earned the win, giving up two runs and five hits in five innings pitched.

Peabody 12, Salem 3: Sophomore Bobby Tramondozzi went 2-for-4 with three RBI and pitched a perfect seventh to help the Tanners improve to 4-0. Junior Matt Moorer picked up his first varsity win, allowing three hits and no walks with four punchouts over four innings. Christian Morales went 2-for-4, scores two runs and stole two bases, Ryan Collins drove in three runs, David Hoar scored three times and Matt Correale and Mike Petrosino each swiped two bags.

Salem’s Chad Fontaine came up with a 2-run double in the fifth.


Waring 14, Boston Trinity Academy 7: Jacob Vanek had five goals and three assists and Johnny Sandri earned his second win in goal in as many starts for the unbeaten Mavs (2-0). Josh Gabbey scored three goals and Charlie Mitchell had two goals, one assist and controlled the midfield with a majority of ground balls controlled.

North Shore 9, Northeast 8: Dan McCormick scored the go-ahead goal, his fifth of the game, with two minutes to play and North Shore improved to 2-2. Anthony Santo had two goals and an assist and Ian LeFavour scored twice while the Hawks enjoyed a strong all-around team effort on defense.

Swampscott 10, Salem 6: Goalie Max Cohen made 13 saves to help the Big Blue improve to 4-1. Jason Dignan had three goals and one assist while Griffin Hunt had three goals and two assists and Alex Balleza chipped in two goals and one helper. Joe Silva picked up six groundballs for Swampscott and Jared Dignan scooped up five.

Craig Denehy recorded two goals and an assist for the Witches (3-3), while Peter Slattery scored a pair of goals.

Danvers 10, Gloucester 7: Trevor Chasse had four goals and Troy Fleming added two goals and three assists to help the Falcons hold off Gloucester. Zach Taricone scored his first varsity goal for Danvers (3-1), which also got goals from Stephen Goutzos, Trevor Daly and Matthew Flynn. Jay Calcagno added three assists for the Falcons while James Curley made 14 saves in net. Anthony Scarfo also played well.

Salem Academy 5, Winthrop JV 2: Jake Craven and Kerwin Medrano each scored two goals for Salem Academy (2-2-1).

Archbishop Williams 21, Bishop Fenwick 6: The Crusaders (3-4) had six different goal scorers as Chris Napolitano, Chris Carney. Jake Mitchell, Mark Nalesnik, Sam Mitchell and Dan Hannon all found the back of the net.


Beverly 13, Wakefield 9: The Panthers (3-1) took care of business on the road as Camden Vitale scored five goals. Alicia Cecchini and Grace Otterbein each added two goals and Beverly led 9-3 at halftime.

North Andover 13, Masconomet 8: Kathleen Gillespie netted a hat trick, but it wasn’t enough for the Chieftains (2-2-1). Meghan Collins (two goals), Kaitlyn Waystack (one goal) and Grace Fahey (one goal) also contributed to the scoring. Keeper Kaitlin Dierze made eight saves in the loss.

Bishop Fenwick 22, Archbishop Williams 9: Annette Ruggiero found the cage six times and Tessa McLaughlin netted three goals and dished out six assists as the Crusaders rolled. Caroline Crawford also scored four goals, Lexie Rose had three, and Natalie Emerson and Merry Harrington scored two apiece.

Hannah Durkin and Tori Hernandez had one goal each for Fenwick (4-2), which got solid defense from Nicole Muir and Emily Rocker.

Danvers 15, Georgetown 3: The Falcons improved to 5-0 behind four goals from Katherine Leonard and three goals and four assists from Rachel Trocchi. Meaghan McKenna and Allie Zunick each contributed three goals, Caitlin Tivnan pitched in one goal and one assist, and Maddie McKenna scored once for Danvers.

Salem 20, Malden 1: Alexa Gilbert scored six goals to lead the Witches to a one-sided victory. Emily Coelho scored three times for Salem (5-0) while Lydia Grasberger, Balie Brianna and Elizabeth Rousch chipped in two goals each. Jessica Jellison, Kristina LeBlanc, Cameron Connolly, Victoria Robinson and Emily Londregon were the single goal scorers for the Witches.

Salem’s Abigail Meadowcroft played well in net and Julie Donahue had a 95 percent ball control off the draw.

CAMBRIDGE 10, NORTH SHORE TECH/ESSEX AGGIE 3: Jen Lutes scored two goals and Kaleigh Stratt had a goal and an assist but the Hawks dipped to 0-4 on the season. Jillian Morrell had one assist for Essex Tech and goalie Mogan Cobuzi made eight saves.

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Masconomet 88, Ipswich 57: Triple winner Tristan Cluster took the 400 hurdles (61.7), long jump (20-1/4) and the 400 (53.95) to help the Chieftains move to 5-0. Harry Kent doubled in the mile (5:01) and the 2-mile (10:54) while David Drigo won both the shot put (41-11 3/4) and the javelin (163-11). Regan Charie added a sprint double by taking the 100 (11.43) and the 200 (24.08) and Dan Raphael won the 800 (2:10).

Ipswich suffered its first loss of the season (3-1). David Dick (pole vault), Ryan White (high jump), Alex Jean-Charles (triple jump) and Ryan Bahar (110 hurdles) each won individual events for the Tigers. Nate Glaster, White, Matt Jaeger and Jean-Charles won the 4x100 relay.

Hamilton-Wenham 76.5, North Reading 68.5: Bobby Grannell won both the 400 hurdles (62.3) and 400 (54.4) to highlight the Generals’ win. Riley Frackleton (long jump, 19-7 1/2), Shawn Kotch (triple jump, 37-6), Ed Chapman (pole vault, 9-0) and Ian Riaf (100, 12.2) also won events for HW (3-2).


Masconomet 87, Ipswich 58: Lizzie Dew won both the shot put and discus to highlight the Chieftains’ win. Dana Balek (javelin), Abby Greenslade (400 hurdles) and Lauren Dorhosky (400) also won events for Masco (4-1).

The Tigers slipped to 0-3-1 despite getting double wins from Jill Calvani (triple jump, long jump) and Michaela Hedderman (100, 200). Nora McMorrow (pole vault), Annie Zampitella (mile) and Katie Monahan (100 hurdles) also won events for Ipswich.

North Reading 84.5, Hamilton-Wenham 60.5: The Generals had five individual winners but dropped their first meet of the season. Kerry Hull (high jump, 4-8), Olivia Charles-Pike (javelin, 87-7), Emily Weigand (2-mile, 12:15), Emma Beane (400, 61.3) and Emily Horgan (800, 2:32) were the winners for Hamilton-Wenham.


Ipswich 5, Beverly 0: The Tigers rolled behind singles wins by Ashley Sulkin, Lexi Lopez and Hannah Lynch and doubles victories by Lizzy Gray/Kristin Klimowicz and Leah Harmon/Heather Sweeney.


Swampscott 3, Winthrop 2: Nazar Babayev (6-4, 6-4) and Ian Crimmins (6-1, 6-3) won at first and second singles, respectively, to help the Big Blue improve to 2-2. Erick Eagon and Mike Pindrus won at first doubles (6-2, 6-1) for Swampscott.

BC High 5, St. John’s Prep 0: The defending state champion Eagles from Morrissey Blvd. got the better of the Eagles (4-1) from Danvers on a windy afternoon.


Tufts 17, Salem State 7: The Vikings (19-11) banged out 12 hits in trying to come back from an early 10-1 hole, but nationally ranked Tufts (20-2) finished to end Salem State’s 12-game winning streak. Richard Fecteau went 2-for-5 with three RBI while Mike Lamothe and Ethan Trowt had two hits each. Masconomet grad Speros Varinos threw a scoreless inning for Tufts.

Gordon 14, Lesley 5: An eight-run fifth and a run of 13 straight runs helped Gordon (13-11) stop a three game skid at home. Carlos Pichardo and Alex Smith each had three hits, two runs and two RBI for the Scots, and second baseman Eric Walker had three hits and three RBI.


Salem State 17, New England College 13: Erin Riley scored seven times to help Salem State (4-7) jump out to a four goal halftime lead they held on to. Kristina Conlon scored four goals for Salem State and Kelsey Russell netted three.


UMass Dartmouth 9, Salem State 0: The Vikings (0-7) remained winless on the spring season.