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June 21, 2013

Early tournament ousters for local squads this spring

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Kendall Meehan was perhaps one the most gifted players to watch this spring. The Danvers High mound ace led her team to a 19-2 record by throwing 10 shutout performances and one perfect game.

The 17-year-old’s perfecto came against Lynn English in April, needing just 42 pitches to complete her gem.

A junior captain this past season, Meehan also batted cleanup and hit .520 with 26 RBI.

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Four players from Pingree were selected to the First Team Eastern Independent League all-star team: juniors Christina Chalmers, Jill Witwicki, Gabby Muniz (who has committed to Holy Cross) and Haley Sabino. Sophomore Kelsey Dion and junior Caroline Fay received honorable mentions nods.

The Highlanders finished 12-5 (8-1 league play) and were in a three-way tie for first place in the league.

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The 16th Agganis Softball Classic will take place Sunday (1 p.m.) at Fraser Field in Lynn. Locals participating include Danvers’ Chrissy Gikas (Endicott) and Julia Saggese (Merrimack), Peabody’s Olivia Brothers (Salem State), Jess Raymond (Salem State) and Mikayla Wallace (Westfield State) and Beverly’s Aimee McKenna (Curry), who will represent the North team. Bridget Genoversa-Wong (Minnesota) and Emma Walsh (Colgate), both from Swampscott, will play for the South.

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Fast Pitches, a column on North Shore high school softball, runs every Friday during the spring season in The Salem News. Contact Gianna Addario at GAddario@salemnews.com, 978-338-2615 and follow her on Twitter @GiannaAddarioSN.

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