The Salem News
---- — FUTURES COLLEGIATE BASEBALL LEAGUE
North Shore 2, Pittsfield 1: The Navigators wanted to go to the FCBL’s brief all-star break feeling good about themselves, and Derek Hirsch made sure they were able to do so.
Hirsch’s bases loaded single in the bottom of the tenth plated Joe Love with the winning run, sending the Navs to the break with a win that pushed them over the .500 mark at 19-18.
Justin Davis gave the Navigators seven solid innings and North Shore’s bullpen didn’t allow a run in three frames of work. The Navs erased a 1-0 hole when all-star Tim Hendricks plated Joe Cashel on a fielder’s choice.
The Navs will be represented in tonight’s all-star game by Hendricks, Devin Carter and Derek Debois. In addition, the Navs’ Ryan Grant won the FCBL fan vote to be the 25th player on “Team Massachusetts” by garnering more than 15,000 votes from Navs Nation and beyond.
NORTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
In playoff action at Plains Park, Masconomet took care of Danvers, 37-31, behind 14 points from Hannah Keirnan. The Falcons were led by Ashley Arnoldy (nine points) and Devan Walsh (eight). In the evening’s other game, Lynnfield beat Bishop Fenwick, 44-29, led by Catherine Lawless (15 points) and Emma Mancini (15). Kate Lipka scored 11 for Fenwick and Chandler Wilder chipped in ten.
The action continues tonight with Hamilton-Wenham against Fenwick, Manchester Essex against Danvers, Ipswich against Lynnfield and Masconomet against Wakefield.
NORTH SHORE BASEBALL LEAGUE
Swampscott 6, Beverly Recs 2: The Sox (9-11) continued their late season charge by scoring six in the sixth inning. Ben Kendrew scattered three hits over six innings to earn the win as the Recs dipped to 12-10-1.
Peabody Champions 12, Newburyport Nationals 3: Pub rolled to its sixth straight win to improve to 15-6 and come within a game of first place.