Endicott softball coach Mark Veilleux became the 23rd Division 3 head coach to win 500 games yesterday as his Gulls swept Curry 11-0 and 2-1.
In his 18th season, Veilleux had won 12 league titles, made nine NCAA appearances and is on the verge of guiding the Gulls to their 14th straight 20-win season.
Yesterday, Endicott (17-11, 11-1 CCC) pounded Curry in the first game with homers from Byrne Katz and Kelley Michael. Alexandra Moise also had three hits and two RBI and Nell O'Connor had the shutout on the hill. Danielle LaRocaque won the second game and Jesse Bilafer had four hits.
Veilleux, a lifelong Danvers resident, now has a career record of 501-185-10.
Peabody 8, Lynn English 3: The Tanners (3-2) got to English ace Ben Bowden, who was coming off a perfect game, early with three runs in the first. Peabody's Tommy Burns then carried a no- hitter into the sixth, losing his bid with five outs remaining. Genaro Ciulla, Casey Grenier and Frank Lowrie paced the Peabody offense with two hits each and Aaron Comak had a late 2-run double. Burns earned the win on the hill and senior Stephen Girolamo retired all four batters he faced in a relief appearance.
North Reading 2, Ipswich 0: Senior hurler Pat Curran carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning but a walk and a couple of fielding miscues spelled disaster for the Tigers (1-3). Dan O'Flynn had a pair of hits, as Ipswich out-hit North Reading 6-1 in the loss.
iPSWICH second AT cal: The Ipswich girls finished second at Saturday's Cape Ann League team tournament. The No. 1 doubles team of Kristin Klimowicz and Abby McCarthy won while Kristin Klimowicz reached the semifinals. Alex Sulkin was runner-up, and Kaitlyn Kelly and Libby Brown each reached the semis.
Pingree Wins two: The Highlanders earned the first win in program history by beating Hyde 391/2-26 and Hebron 391/2-371/2 though they lost to Phillips 120-391/2. Taylor Landers won the 1500 in 5:47, Marykate Surrette won the 3000 in 11:33 and the 4x100 relay set a school record of 58.78.
Pingree falls: The Highlanders lost to Hebron, Hyde and Phillips but set two school records. Julian Wildes set a new mark in the 800 with a time of 2:18.41 and Mike Ahern won the 200 in 28.3.
Prep's Browne wins: Eagles speedster Bryan Browne sprinted to the 400-meter title at the Haverhill Invitational with a winning time of 50.64, a half-second ahead of the runner-up. Also at the meet, Deklan Robinson was fifth in the high jump, Dan Sullivan was second in the discus and Evan Dombrowski was second in the shot put.
Tanners shine at Haverhill: Peabody finished third as a team at the Haverhill Invitational. Austin Brewster was second in the 200, Nick Christensen was third in the 800 (1:59), Zach Grube was second in the 400 hurdles and second in the high jump and the 4x400 relay was second.
ArchBishop Williams 9, bishop fenwick 8: The Bishops netted five goals before Fenwick scored its first of the game. The Crusaders (4-1) trailed the entire way, but closed the scoring gap with four goals from junior Grace Celona. Anna Moulton netted a pair, while Tessa McLaughlin and Annette Ruggiero scored one each for Fenwick.
MEN'S COLLEGE TENNIS
Salem St. 7, Bridgewater St. 2: The Vikings bumped their record to 5-7 behind a sweep of the doubles matches. The tandems of Rob Random/Joshua Giller, Eglis Bizhoti/Matt Lee and Kenny Hodgkins/Jong (Joe) Kim all defeated their opponents with Random, Lee, Bizhoti and Giller taking the top four singles matches, as well.
Nichols 9, Gordon 0: Mike Muthersbaugh took his opponent to a third set at fifth singles but ultimately couldn't pull out the win as the Scots (1-12) were blanked across the board.
Endicott 9, WNE 0: Endicott (7-8) swept both singles and doubles play led by Oliver Joggi, who scored a singles win and partnered with Jake Cohen for a win at first doubles.
Endicott Sweeps Wentworth: The Gulls (16-13, 9-3 CCC) beat Wentworth 5-2 and 4-3 to extend their winning streak to five games yesterday. Colin Sitarz scored from second base on a wild pitch to break a 3-3 tie in the nightcap and Harry Oringer had two RBI. Brendan Pittsley, Tyler Hitchcock and Connor McLaughlin combined to limit Wentworth to two hits.
GULLS GRAB TWO over Gordon: Saturday, Endicott scored a pair of wins over Gordon winning 4-2 and 8-4 over the Scots (9-16). Benjamin Petrides allowed two runs on six hits, going the distance to get the win in the opener while Colin Sitarz was a homer shy of the cycle and finished with a pair of RBI. In the second game, Endicott scored all eight of their runs in the second inning and it was enough for Steven Carter, who went 62/3 innings to improve to 2-1. Tad Gold had a bases-clearing triple in the second inning with Harry Oringer getting things started with a two-out, two RBI single.
SAlem StATE Splits: Mass Maritime took the opening game of a doubleheader, 9-7 over Salem State, but the Vikings rallied in a big way in the nightcap, bashing the Buccaneers 11-0 to split the twinbill. Matt Turmene (Peabody) pitched two scoreless innings of relief in the opener with Beverly native Ethan Trowt picking up a RBI on a sacrifice fly. In game two, Ed Derin hurled a complete game, five-hitter to grab his fourth win of the season. Nick Conti was 2 for 3 with two doubles and three runs scored in game two with teammate Kevin Salines adding a pair of RBI on a 2-for-4 effort at the plate.
Salem State Second: Chris Berry pitched a two-day total of 152, which was a plus-8 and good enough for the top overall spot at the Hampton Invitational as SSU captured second place behind Husson. Nick Zolotas (158) and Craig Farley (159) also placed in the top 10.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE
Gordon 17, Salve Regina 14: Sophomore Anna Blomberg poured in six goals and the Scots (9-3) halted a three-game skid. Krysti Leach was nearly unstoppable on draws, winning a game-high 16 controls and Danielle Maguire made 13 saves.
Endicott 18, Roger Williams 8: Morgan DeShaw (five goals), Holly Davis (four goals) and Lauren Todd (four goals) potted 13 goals for Endicott (8-4), which improved to a perfect 5-0 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. Sophomore Rachel Campos won nine draw controls, added a pair of helpers and scooped up four ground balls for the Gulls.
MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE
Gordon 14, Salve Regina 8: The Scots (6-6) opened the game on a 6-0 run and led 7-1 at the end of the first quarter thanks to standout performances from Wes Chitik (two goals, three assists) and Adam Quinn (six goals).
Keene State 18, Salem St. 2: Jesse Fentross potted both SSU goals but the Vikings dropped to 3-9 overall.
Roger Williams 11, Endicott 7: Midfielder Jon Thanas scored a pair of goals and teammate Connor Prescott added a goal and an assist, but Endicott (7-6) suffered its first Commonwealth Coast Conference loss of the season.
MEN'S COLLEGE TRACK
Gordon's Anderson sets school record: Schuyler Anderson broke his own Gordon school record throws in the hammer (156-9) and the discus (126-7), taking third place in the hammer at the Solomon Invitational hosted by Northeastern University.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE TRACK
Wernig sets new record for Scots: In the Solomon Invitational, Megan Wernig captured the Gordon school record in the hammer (93-9), eclipsing the previous mark by more than 10 feet. Kelcy Rich finished third in the javelin.
Elms 3, Endicott 1: The Gulls fell (25-22, 23-25, 23-25, 18-25) in the NECC Championship game despite 12 kills and 14 digs from all-tournament honoree Jeremy Siden.