, Salem, MA


June 12, 2014

Wednesday's area roundup: Beverly Thompkins baseball wins season opener


Beverly 3, Billerica 1: Dan Cashman fired a one-hitter and struck out 15 as Beverly won its season opener in style. Cashman didn’t give up any walks, with Billerica’s lone hit coming on a bunt single.

“That’s probably the best performance I’ve ever seen Dan have,” said Beverly manager Bill Brewer. “He was just on his game.”

Andy Brown had a hit, a sacrifice fly and knocked in two runs for the winners while Stharlin Nova was 2-for-3 with a double and Chris Carbone knocked in a run on a fielder’s choice.

Beverly, which played errorless ball, plays North End tomorrow at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown (5:45 p.m.) before facing Belmont Sunday in its home opener (7:30 p.m.) at Cooney Field.


North Shore Navs 12, Martha’s Vineyard 3: The Navigators earned their first win of 2014 by exploding for nine runs in the top of the ninth, including a grand slam by Matt Ramsasy. St. John’s Prep grad Rob DiFranco only allowed one hit over 4 1/3 innings of relief work for North Shore and Brady Wright threw the bottom of the ninth and retired the Sharks to close out the win. Tim Hendricks had three hits for the Navs and Nick Lops had two and a pair of RBI.


Boston Collegiate 16, Salem Academy 0: The Navigators advanced to the MCSAO championship game for the first time in school and fell to BC. Sam Coppens, the team’s only senior, pitched in his final game for Salem.


Boston Collegiate 9, Salem Academy 1: Senior Hannah Fortin, Salem’s only 12th grader, had a strong all around game as Salem Academy well in the MCSAO championship game. It was the second appearance in the final in school history with the other coming in 2008.

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