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April 15, 2013

Weekend area roundup: Gordon's clutch hit propels Peabody


The Salem News

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Peabody 8, Lynn English 6: Sparked by senior Max Gordon’s pinch-hit double, the Tanners (3-1, 2-0 NEC) scored five times in the bottom of the sixth to overcome a 6-3 Bulldog lead. Mike Petrosino (two hits, two stolen bases) and Steve Leavitt followed with singles and sophomore Ryan Collins then slapped a two-run single to give Peabody the lead. Senior catcher Brandon Polignone’s second RBI of the day gave the hosts an insurance run and senior Pat Ruotolo struck out the side in the seventh for the save.

Frank Lowry had two hits and an RBI for Peabody and junior Andrew McLaughlin earned the win with a scoreless sixth; David Apostolides allowed three earned runs in five innings and Peabody stole 11 total bases.

Bishop Fenwick 8, Matignon 3: Gianni Esposito smashed a three-run homer in the seventh inning to break open a tight game and Joe Levasseur earned the win on the mound for Fenwick (3-1). Levasseur went six innings, allowing four hits and one earned run. He struck out eight and also helped his own cause with a pair of hits.

Brian Burke also had two hits for Fenwick.

NST/EA 1, Chelsea 0: Senior Tim Andersen struk out nine, walked one and allowed just three hits for NST/EA (2-3) while his defense, led by junior shortstop J.T. Bisazza, was phenomenal with no errors. With two outs and two on in the bottom of the fifth, junior Andrew Gallione drove in senior Andrew MacNicol for the game’s only run.

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Peabody 16, Medford 9: Keifer Heckman scored seven goals and added an assist and Nick Ouellette chipped in with three goals and four assists as the Tanners improved to 3-2. Josh Fiore (2 goals, 1 assist), Reed Foster (1-2) also had multiple points while Bobby Caproni, Andrew Bisconte and Jeremiah Manfra each scored once. Evan Connolly made seven saves for Peabody.

agateHed:MEN’S BASEBALL

Gulls sweep: Endicott defeated Wentworth 20-1 and 8-3 yesterday to move to 18-10 overall. E.J. Martinez drove in five runs with two hits while Michael Cahill had three RBI including a two-run homer. Tyler Hitchcock improved to 5-0 with a win in game one.

Endicott downed Gordon (14-10) by a score of 3-2 in game one and then 7-0 in the night cap Saturday. Conor Ressel was 3 for 3 with two RBI in the opener while pitcher Brendan Pittsley got the win to move to 3-0. Eric Lemke was 2 for 3 with three RBI in game two with freshman J.J. Branch going six innings to get the win.

Vikings win a pair: SSU is now a perfect 6-0 in Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference play after beating Westfield State 7-4 and 9-1 on Sunday. Ryan Hyjek went six strong innings in game one while Richard Fecteau belted a pair off triples. Peabody native Andrew Guido pitched a scoreless seventh to earn his second save. Cato Lacroix shut down the opposing offense for five innings to grab the win in game two. Ryan Beliveau, Matt Burgess, Kevin Salines and Steve Buitkus all had two RBI in the second game.

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Endicott sweeps: Nell O’Connor pitched a perfect game and Endicott (11-13) won 2-1 over Curry in game one yesterday before the Gulls scored a 6-0 shutout in game two behind a big game from Jesse Bilafer, who had four RBI and three runs scored including a three-run homer.

The Gulls also defeated Wentworth 7-1 and 14-0 in Saturday’s double-header behind Colleen Martin’s 4-for-5 day. Martin smashed two home runs, scored four runs and had four RBI for the Gulls. O’Connor and Cameron Sprague were the winning pitchers.

Vikings take two: SSU beat Westfield State 2-1 nd 8-1 to improve to 14-8 overall and 5-1 in the MASCAC. Senior Alyssa Bryan allowed just two hits through six innings but the Vikings trailed a run in the 10th inning before Lauren Garchinsky scored on a Jenn Toussaint double to tie the game. Christina Cipriani (Peabody) hit a bunt single eventually scoring Shelia O’Sullivan for the win. Bryant went all 10 innings for the win. Sarra Bergeron went the distance for the win in game two.

Scots swept: Western New England scored a pair of wins over Gordon (7-18) taking game one, 4-1, before winning the nightcap 9-0. Kendall Bukuras had the lone RBI on the day for the Scots.

agateHed:MEN’S LACROSSE

Endicott 15, Roger Williams 9: Harrison Cotter (three goals, one assist), Chris Murphy (two goals) and Jonathan Morgan (two goals) paced the Endicott (10-3) offense while Cameron Bell made 15 saves in goal.

Salve Regina 17, Gordon 7: Houston Zemanski tied his season-high with 17 saves but Gordon dropped to 2-11 overall. Sam Spellman led Gordon with a three goals, Mio Sison added a pair of markers and Colin Davis and Jeremy Nelson tallied a goal each.

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SSU 21, Mass Maritime 4: Bridget Dullea pumped in five goals and two assists as SSU improved to 3-6. Kristin Cahoon contributed five goals and an assist, senior Lauren Deluca and sophomore Kristen Caso tallied three goals each.

Gordon 21, Salve Regina 8: Gordon (9-2) improved to 4-2 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference behind a breakout performance from freshman Jessie Castelline, who churned out seven goals and three assists. Anna Blomberg added five goals while Jane Dietrich (three goals) and Stephanie Fitzgerald (two goals) also had strong offensive games.

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SSU’s Grant 3rd at Hampton Inn Inv.: Salem State junior Tom Grant shot a two-over 74 to claim third overall at the Hampton Inn Invitational hosted by UMass-Dartmouth this weekend. As a team, the Vikings tied for 13th place with a 326 (+38). William Connell (82), Matt Sebet (84) and Stephen Parise (86) were the other SSU contributors.

agateHed:MEN’S TENNIS

Endicott 6, Western New England 3: Endicott (8-5) bumped its win streak to three matches as the Gulls took two of three doubles matches behind wins from Timothy Forance/Michael Lauretano and Olivier Joggi/Jake Cohen. Cohen, Michael Dolph, Forance and Justin Warshavsky grabbed singles wins.

Bridgewater State 7, SSU 2: The Vikings (2-7) saw Matt Lee win at first singles and Krystian Biedul win at fourth singles.

Nichols 9, Gordon 0: The Scots dropped to 4-10 with the setback.