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April 18, 2014

Thursday's area roundup: Michel, Hamilton-Wenham shut down Saugus


The Salem News

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There was a little extra pop on Austin Michel’s fastball yesterday and Hamilton-Wenham capitalized defeating Saugus 2-1 on a walk off single in the bottom of the seventh.

Brett Harring ripped a single up the middle to score pinch runner Harrison O’Brien to elevate the Generals to 4-1 on the season.

H-W’s junior fireballer went six strong innings, striking out 16 Sachems while surrendering no earned runs on two hits and a walk. Michel struck out the first 11 batters he faced in the game.

”His fastball had serious pop. He was gassing everything bye them,” explained H-W head coach Reggie Maidment. “He mixed in his curveball occasionally the second time through (the Saugus order), but the first three innings it was just gas and they just couldn’t handle it.”

Michel gave up both hits in the fourth where an H-W error and a Saugus double led to the Sachems taking a 1-0 lead. In the fifth, Mark Vivenzio led off with a single and then scored when Tommy Dowd smashed a RBI triple.

Salem 6, Marblehead 5: Christian Vandestadt scored the game-winning run to give Salem (1-3) the walk off win on a RBI single by Anthony Levesque. Victor Claudil bunted Vandestadt to second base and also was the winning pitcher after relieving starter Samuel Ramirez who threw 117 pitches in 6 and 1/3 innings of five run ball. Austin Connolly was 1 for 2 with three RBI and a triple while Zach LeBlanc contributed two hits, a stolen bag and a RBI.

Greater Lawrence 3, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 1: NST/EA dropped to 2-3 overall despite a strong start from sophomore Mike Mitchell who went the distance, striking out 10 while giving up eight hits and no walks. Senior JT Bisazzi had a double while sophomore Matt O’Connell had a double and a RBI.

Lynn English 7, Danvers 4: The Falcons (4-1) were up three runs but completely lost control against the Bulldogs to suffer their first loss of the season. Danvers looks to rebound today when it hosts Marblehead.

Bedford 6, Swampscott 1: Al Wallach gave up four earned but pitched well in his six innings of work for the Big Blue (0-5).

Lynnfield 12, Ipswich 1: Erik Gongas scored on a single by Freddy Cerendulo as the Tigers move to 1-3 on the year.

Masconomet 5, Newburyport 2: Senior righty Will Twiss was dominant on the bump, allowing four hits and striking out nine through seven innings. The two runs Newburyport scored were unearned and Twiss needed only 86 pitches to finish the game. He struck out four of the last six batters he faced.

Elias Varinos ripped two doubles, scored a run and drove in a run. Joe Klingensmith added one hit, two walks, two runs and two stolen bases, while Tom Budrewicz had an RBI triple and scored a run for Masco (5-0 overall, 4-0 in the Cape Ann League).

SOFTBALL

Marblehead 4, Everett 2: Senior pitcher Michaela Leblanc got the win on the hill. She gave up seven hits, two earned runs, two strikeouts and no walks. The Magicians scored in the first as shortstop Olivia Vener started the game off with a base hit, she stole second and third base and scored on a passed ball. Vener injured her wrist in the second and left the game. Freshman Montana Joyce replaced Vener and was solid with two put outs. Joyce led off the third with a base hit to left and also scored the games second run. Catcher Emily Messinger went 2-for-3 with a fence clearing solo homer in the fifth.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 18, Shawsheen 6: NST/EA (3-1) had a number of offensive standouts. Dianna LeBlanc had three hits and two RBI, Rhiannon Lane finished with two hits and two RBI, Kasey Harris added two hits and four RBI, Christine Cafiso had three hits and two RBI, Erika Welch finished with two hits, two RBI and Kaylyn Countie contributed two hits.

BOYS LACROSSE

Pentucket 8, Ipswich 7: Eddie Flaherty was excellent on defense for Ipswich (2-3), goalie Jeff Statile made 13 saves and junior attacker Connor Killian finished with a hat trick.

Masco 12, Lynnfield 0: Max Craig (three goals, three assists), Harry Cwik (two goals, two assists) and Harrison Moody (two goals) carried the Masco (5-2) offense while senior Jay Kraunelis (seven saves) and freshman Joe Bucceri (two saves) combined for the shutout.

Salem 14, Lynn 0: Matt Jalbert exploded for seven goals and Salem bumped its record to 4-3. Peter Slattery (three goals and five assists) and Matt Muse (two goals and four assists) were the other top guys offensively while JC Nova, Steve Moutsoulas and JT Kapnis played outstanding defense in front of Christian Costa (eight saves).

Marblehead 12, Gloucester 5: Dean Fader potted four goals, Max Orrock added a pair of markers and goalie Nathan Maselek made 13 saves for Marblehead (3-3).

Beverly 12, Malden Catholic 7: Junior Nick Albano had four goals and three assists, while Jordan Rawding and Roderick McFarland each had two goals as the Panthers improve to 5-1. Senior Ty Martz had a goal and caused five turnovers in the win; Matt Page and Hunter Spencer each had a goal and an assist, and Ian Butler also scored.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Masconomet 14, Lynnfield 5: Sarah Yeakel (four goals, one assist), Caroline Shipman (three goals, one assist) and Sammy Dindo (three goals) powered the Masco (3-2-1) offense with Yeakel and Shipman also being major contributors in the transition game. Defensively, Becky Stone played well in front of goalie Kaitlin Dierze, who made 11 saves.

Ipswich 12, Pentucket 6: The scoring was spread out for Ipswich (4-1) with junior Ellie Swenson recording a goal and three assists and JoAnna Perry adding a pair of goals and one assists.

Swampscott 15, Winthrop 4: Priscilla Sullivan tallied a team-high six goals for Swampscott (2-3-1) while Mackenzie Roberston and Lauren Sullivan both had hat tricks.

Newburyport 12, Danvers 7: Rachel Trocchi scored five goals for the Falcons (5-1).

Marblehead 18, Wilmington 7: Adrienne Ciccone, Emily Freedland, Sydney Cayen and Kelsey Detels each netted three goals for the Magicians (4-4). Lucy Poulin recorded a game-high four goals, while Corinne Mayle scored a pair in the victory.

Hamilton-Wenham 15, Georgetown 6: Phoebe Shaw and Kendell Santin each scored three goals and Ashley Gregory added two as the Generals pulled away from Georgetown. Catherine Ecker, Jenn Casey, Annie Whelan, Kayla Frain, Molly Eagar, Megan Stone and Sophie Frain each had singles goals for H-W. Marie Morency, Hannah Johnson, Eliza Roberts and goalie Lauren White played well defensively.

BOYS TENNIS

Hamilton-Wenham 4, Newburyport 1: The Generals (1-3) picked up their first win of the season after sweeping the doubles matches thanks to top team Frankie Bucco/Al vonStaats (7-6, 8-6, 5-3) and second doubles team Scott Hughes/Trevor Jones (6-2, 6-3). Second singles Koby Noguchi (6-1, 6-3) and third singles Jack Leary (6-1, 6-1) were also victorious as H-W improved to 1-2 in the Cape Ann League.

Beverly 4, Revere 1: Peter Coletti (6-0, 6-2) and Leonard Schulz (6-0, 6-0) earned wins in singles action for the Panthers (4-0). Doubles teams Conor Gill/Eno Jahaj (6-2, 6-0) and Connor Irving/Christian Ayer (6-0, 6-0) also picked up win.

Swampscott 3, Lynn Classical 2: The Big Blue were able to pull back to .500 (3-3) thanks to a hard-fought win from Daniel Jacobson and John Rizk at second doubles. Jacobson and Rizk prevailed 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4) to put away the Rams. Ian Crimmins also won at second singles, 6-2, 6-2, while Erick Eaton and Mike Pindrus were victorious at first doubles, 6-1, 6-1.

Marblehead 3, Danvers 2: Chris Wigglesworth (4-6, 6-2, 6-1) won at first singles and Dimitri Vlassov (6-1, 6-0) did the job at No. 3 singles to help the Magicians edge Danvers. Griffin Butterfield and Justin Faia won 6-0, 6-0 at first doubles for the winners.

GIRLS TENNIS

Swampscott 5, LC 0: First singles Ana Raptunovich (6-0, 6-0), second singles Veronica Pyatigorskaya (6-0, 6-0) and third singles Jessica Zolott (6-1, 6-0) made quik work of their opponents for Swampscott (3-1). Anya Pederson and Sara Cunningham (7-6, 9-7, 6-4) won a tough first doubles match while Chelsea Todtfeld and Michelle Shnayder (6-7, 6-4, 7-4) prevailed at second doubles.

Marblehead 5, Danvers 0: Kelly Mealey (3-6, 7-5, 6-4) won a tough first singles match for Marblehead (3-1) while Julia Channing (6-0, 6-0) and Lily Frontero (6-0, 6-0) cruised through second and third singles respectively. First doubles team Amanda Gilberg/Meagan Hanratty (6-0, 6-0) and second doubles team Alice Yufa/Hannah Cohen (6-1, 6-1) dominated for the Magicians.

Hamilton-Wenham 4, Newburyport 1: Caroline Gribbell (6-1, 6-0), Mae Viccica (6-1, 6-1) and Jessie Goldberg (6-1, 6-1) all won in singles for the Generals, while Bethany Evans and Amanda Nekorowski (6-0, 6-1) also prevailed.

BOYS TRACK

Peabody 103, Beverly 19: The Tanners (2-0) remained perfect on the spring in a late meet Wednesday. Event winners for Peabody included Christian Cedullo (low hurdles, 59.6), Riley Dowd (mile, 4:55), J.R. Rodriguez (high hurdles, 18.0), Owen Brewster (400, 56.2), Drew Fossa (800, 2:13), Moisse Irizzira (high jump, 5-foot-8), Kevin Guzman (triple jump, 38-8), Anthony Christo (shot, 48-2) and Marcus Viera (discus, 123-6).

Ipswich 104, Lynnfield 38: Ipswich (4-1) had double-winners in Matt Jaeger (long jump and triple jump), Josh Brown (shot put and javelin) and David Dick (pole vault and 400). Anthony Marini won the 400 hurdles for the Tigers, Tim Le topped the discus, Ryan White was first in the high jump, Michael Riddle took home the two mile, Zach Eliopoulos won the 800 and Ryan Bahar captured the 110 hurdles.

Masco 91, Newburyport 54: Tristan Cluster was a triple winner for the undefeated Chieftains (6-0) grabbing first in the 400 hurdles, triple jump and the 400. Regan Charie topped the 100 and the 200 for Masco while David Drigo took first in the javelin and the shot put.

GIRLS TRACK

Masco 104, Newburyport 41: Taylor Teed won the long jump, triple jump, 200 and ran a leg in the winning 4X100 relay team for Masco (5-1) while Lizzie Dew took first in the discus and shot put.

Ipswich 119, Lynnfield 17: Jill Calvani topped the 400 hurdles, long jump and triple jump for Ipswich (1-3-1), Emily DeMarco won the mile and the 800, Nora McMorrow earned first in the pole vault and two 200 and Devin Smith topped the high jump and 400. Other winners for the Tigers were Carina Frontiero (shot put), Lauren Gallant (discus), Marissa Cain (javelin) Annie Zampitella (two mile), Katie Monahan (hurdles) and Michaela Heddermen (100).

Danvers 70, Gloucester 60: Erin St. Pierre won the 400 hurdles, high hurdles and high jump to help Danvers improve to 2-1 on the year. Angela Caldarone won the long jump and triple jump (state qualifying time), Christina Parr took the shot and Catalina Dominick won the javelin.