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June 24, 2013

Area roundup: Danvers Senior Babe Ruth wins two


The Danvers Senior Babe Ruth team is getting accustomed to playing close baseball games. This weekend, that experience paid off as Danvers found a way to win a pair.

Danvers defeated Saugus, 8-2, in eight innings on Saturday, and followed it up with a 6-5 win over Newburyport yesterday.

Danvers scored six times in the eighth inning against a tired Saugus pitcher to get hurler Andrew Dunn the win. Dunn went the distance, allowing only three hits and striking out four. He also defended his position well, snagging a line drive back at the mound to end the game.

John Thomas had three hits, including a double, scored two runs and added two RBI. Chris Valles, meanwhile, produced two hits, a run, and two RBI.

Chris Bray was a complete-game winner for Danvers in the victory over Newburyport. He struck out six over seven innings and also helped himself with a hit and a run scored on offense.

Joe Jones (2-for-4, RBI), Nat Casey (2-for-3, 2 RBI), Jake Cawlina (2-for-3), and Joe Stone (1-for-2, BB, RBI) also hit well for Danvers (2-3).


Beverly wins a pair: A pair of huge first innings helped Beverly defeat both Winthrop (10-2) and Stoneham (14-2) over the weekend. Against Winthrop, James Ingemi blasted a grand slam in the first inning and Beverly scored five times in the frame. Eric Messina, Chris Carbone, and Stharlin Nova combined for the win on the mound.

Against Stoneham, Beverly scored 10 times in the first to improve to 4-0. Matt Hamor went 2 for 3 with three RBI and Dan Castro also had two hits and an RBI. Luke Macdonald scored three runs and Ingemi picked up the win with four innings pitched and seven strikeouts.


Navs split weekend: North Shore fell to Brockton yesterday, 5-1, after winning a pitcher’s duel at home, 2-1 against Martha’s Vineyard, on Saturday night. Justin Peluso had an RBI single yesterday but by that time the Rox already led 3-1 and piled on two more runs from there. Tim Hendricks and Eddie Reese had the other hits for North Shore while Tyler Leavitt struck out four in 6 2/3 innings of work.

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