The Bishop Fenwick softball team needed just one more win to qualify the for the state tournament and didn’t want to wait any longer to get it. Behind a no-hitter performance from Natalie Moore, the Crusaders (11-9) topped East Boston, 12-0.
“As I said at the beginning of the season, we were a young team and the girls exceeded all of my expectations,” said head coach Paul Lyman. “It’s great to qualify with two games left to play in the regular season.”
Sophomore catcher Gabby Hart went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a game-high four RBI. Senior first baseman Lauren Donnelly finished 3-for-4, with four runs scored including a two-run homer. Junior Jen Crovo also went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and one RBI.
Moore worked all through all five innings, walked two and struck out five.
Danvers 15, Gloucester 1: The Falcons had 21 total hits and scored nine times in the first inning to jump all over Gloucester and improve to 17-1. Kendall Meehan went 4-for-5, drove in six runs and struck out six to earn the win, Caitlin McBride went 3-for-5 with four RBI and Brittany Dougal went 3-for-4 to help Danvers finish a perfect 16-0 in Northeastern Conference action.
Amesbury 13, Manchester Essex 0: The Hornets had two hits in the loss as they wrap up their regular season against Haverhill tomorrow.
Beverly 3, Salem 1: The Panthers (8-12) took down the Witches in 12 innings. Emily Pitman struck out 10, scattered seven hits and allowed one earned run to pick up the win. Hannah Silvestri collect three doubles finishing 4-for-6, Aimee Mckenna went 3-for-3, with one double and Natalie Shea finished 2-for-4.
Rockport 9, Ipswich 4: Jill Lombard and Caroline Lynch each had RBI singles for the Tigers and Emily Demarco pitched admirably.
Everett 6, Bishop Fenwick 2 (10 innings): The Crusaders (15-5) fell as Everett scored four times in the top of the tenth. Joe Levasseur’s sacrifice fly scored Brian Burke in the fifth and the senior then scored on Mike McKenzie’s sac fly in the sixth as Fenwick rallied from a 2-0 deficit. Sophomore Rob Carillo went five innings and fanned six in his second varsity start. Bishop Fenwick played its fifth extra inning game of the season and is now 2-3 on those contests.