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.
SwamPScott 4, Marblehead 0: Junior Al Wallach needed just 76 pitches to get through the game with a shutout victory for the Big Blue (9-11). He scattered four hits, struck out five and walked just one and got out of a bases loaded jam in the second when senior Robert Serino made a diving catch in center field. Serino went 2-for-3, scored a run and drove in two, Brendan McDonald and Ryan January also each had RBI. The Magicians finish the season at 5-15.
MASCONOMET 17, DANVERS 3: Amy Arnold and Kathleen Gillespie each recorded four goals for the Chieftains (15-5). Grace DiBenedetto played well on defense, while Lili Miller turned away four shots.
Salem 9, Gloucester 7: With tonight’s win, the Witches captured the NEC Small title and finished undefeated (6-0) in conference play. Danielle Pynn had six saves, while Gabby Rouchville, Brenna Burke, Courtney Shearstone, Lydia Grasberger, Shayna Hall and Courtney Maurice played well in front of her. Emily Coelho recorded a game-high four goals, while Alexa Gilbert finished with two goals and three assists.
Assabet Valley 11, north Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 6: Dan McCormack led the way for the Bulldogs (8-10) with three goals. Cam Smallidge finished with a goal and an assist, Logan Gilland had a goal and two assists, while Anthony Sano added a goal.
swampscott 5, peabody 0: Anna Raptunovich (6-0, 6-1), Vivien Gere (6-0, 6-0) and Veronica Pyatigorskaya (6-0, 6-0) had wins in singles play as the Big Blue move to 15-2. Allegra Walker/Jessica Zolott (6-2, 6-7, 7-5) and Natalyia Andrushchenko/Michelle Schnayder (6-3, 6-3) got it done in doubles action.
Hamilton-Wenham 4, Amesbury 1: Caroline Gribbell (6-0, 6-0) and Katie Domoracki (0-6, 6-3, 12-10) earned wins in singles play as the Generals (8-7) clinched a playoff berth. Caroline Flores/Colleen Ford (6-0, 6-2) and Darby Mackintosh/Bethany Evans (6-1, 6-1) swept in doubles action.
BC High 4, Marblehead 1: Senior Max Eidelman won his first varsity singles match, 6-0, 6-4, as the Magicians (15-4) stepped up to face a Division 1 opponent that featured two of the top 35 players in New England. Chris Wigglesworth fell to the No. 2 under-16 players in New England, 6-3, 6-1, and Miles Barry played well in a loss to a player ranked No. 32 under-18, 6-4, 6-1.
swampscott 5, Peabody 9: The Big Blue wrapped up their regular season at 17-1 with wins from Matt Jacobs (6-0, 6-0), Val Temin (6-0, 6-0) at first and second singles respectively, while third singles went to Swampscott by default. Sam Crimmins/Matt Gilberg (6-0, 6-0) and Ian Crimmins/Mike Pindrus (6-0, 6-1) swept in doubles play.
Beverly 3, Lynn Classical 2: Josh Cronin (6-1, 7-6) and Peter Coletti (6-4, 6-4) took first and second singles respectively, while Connor Gill/Owen Bolas got it done at second doubles (6-4, 6-2) for the Panthers (11-6).
Hamilton-Wenham 3, Pentucket 2: The Generals (10-2) swept in singles play as Woody Watson (6-0, 6-1), Joe Love (6-2, 6-4) and Tijs van Maarens (4-6, 6-0, 6-3) got the wins.
Danvers 3, Gloucester 2: Nick Lisichenok (6-2, 6-1), Gabe Ochonski (6-1, 6-1) and Jimmy Cunningham (6-2, 6-1) won at first, second and third singles respectively for the Falcons (9-8).