Marblehead 4, Concord-Carlisle 3: Junior catcher Tom Koopman came up with a walkoff single as the Magicians (1-0) came from behind to win their opener at Seaside Park. Brian Daly pitched a scoreless seventh, then Trey Blackmere and Connor Green reached on errors and were bunted over by Jake Marsden to set up Koopman’s winning knock.Kyle Maulden threw three scoreless innings of relief for Marblehead and Sam Stern had a hit.
St. John’s Prep 12, Central Catholic 2: The Eagles (2-1) stayed hot at the plate as Dave Bornstein homered and drove in three runs and Paul Crehan and Keath Leavitt each went 2-for-3. Tommy Buonopane, Tyler Noe, Sawyer Billings and Alex Moore also drove in runs. Senior Mike Driscoll struck out five and gave up two hits in five innings of work and Evan Roberts struck out two in relief.
Arlington Catholic 5, Bishop Fenwick 2: The Crusaders (0-1) saw a seventh inning rally cut down by a double play and were limited to one hit off the bat of junior Nick Bona. Senior Joe Levasseur allowed three unearned runs and fanned eight in five innings of work and Brian Burke drove in a run on a 10-pitch bases loaded walk. James Dellisola struck out two and picked off a runner in an inning of work and Andrew Lessard also threw a scoreless frame.
ST. JOHN’S PREP 3, ANDOVER 1: After dropping the first set, the Eagles rallied in impressive fashion to win, 18-25, 25-8, 25-21, 25-16. Senior outside hitter Brian Keogh finished with 16 kills and six service aces; senior setter and fellow team captain Sean Brennan had 38 assists and five kills; and sophomore Ethan Talkov had five kills off the bench for St. John’s (5-0).
Danvers 8, SWAMPSCOTT 5: Senior Shea Doyle had three goals and an assist as the won their second straight game to start the season. Jay Calcagno and Matt Flynn each added two goals and an assist in the victory while Trevor Chasse added two assists. Dan Geary was strong all over the field at long stick midfielder, as was midfielder Chris Weimert. Goaltender James Curley stopped 18 shots for the win, making big saves in both the second and fourth quarters.