The Salem News
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Danvers 10, Marblehead 5: Senior lefty Brandon Hyde earned his 20th career victory, scattering four hits and no runs over five innings as the Falcons improved to 5-1. Freshman DH Jordan DiDonato was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI to lead the Falcons offensively. Andrew Olszak had a pair of hits and scored twice; Dan Lynch also had two hits, stole two bases and scored once; and freshman catcher Matt Andreas had a stellar game defensively.
Marblehead (2-3) scored five runs in the sixth inning, with Trey Blackmer and Jake Marsden finishing with two hits each.
Ipswich 6, Amesbury 3: Sean Whooley tossed a complete game for Ipswich (2-3) striking out seven while walking nobody and he also collected a pair of hits and scored two runs. Ryan Silva had three stolen bases and two RBI leading the Tigers to a victory on the road.
Newburyport 5, Beverly 4: The Panthers (2-4) squandered a three-run lead after allowing three unearned runs in the fourth inning. Kevin Cuneo was 2 for 3 with a RBI while John Berchoff was 1 for 3.
Masconomet 14, Lynn English 0: Senior Emily Dow allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out five over four innings, guiding the Chieftains (4-1) to an easy road win. Tayla Murray, a sophomore, pitched the final inning and struck out two.
Offensively, Masconomet was led by senior captain and third baseman Maddie Kelly, who bashed a three-run home run, was on base in each of her at-bats and finished with six RBIs. Junior Jordyn Murray also had a two-run homer and a stolen base, while senior captain Julianna Kostas finished 4-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases.
Tewksbury 3, Peabody 1: Shelby Wilson went the distance for Peabody (2-2) striking out eight while walking none and surrendering one earned run. Wilson was also 2 for 3 at the plate while teammate Nicole Grafton went 3 for 4.
Salem Academy 24, Codman Academy 0: Tara Deschenes tossed a four-inning perfect game striking out all 12 batters she faced as Salem Academy improved to 3-0. Emily Edge got her first hit of the season as did Hannah Fortin who also scored her first two runs of the spring.
Salem 12, Malden 2: Alexa Gilbert recorded four goals as the Witches stay perfect at 7-0. Julia Donahue and Marissa Romeo scored two goals each, while Nicole Sadoway and Dayna Ramsey also scored. Abigail Meadowcroft made eight saves in the win.
St. John’s Prep 3, Millis 2: In a late game Thursday night, the visiting Eagles (now 6-2) rallied from a 2 games to 1 deficit to hand Millis its first loss in seven matches this spring. Junior middle hitter Ethan Talkov had 27 kills and fellow junior Ryan Celli, a setter, finished with 36 assists for St. John’s, which prevailed 23-25, 25-23, 15-25, 25-16, 15-12.
Salem State wins doubleheader: The Vikings (23-11) took both games against Mass Maritime yesterday to remain unbeaten in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (10-0). In game one, Ryan Hyjek pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Vikings to a 3-0 victory. Brett Cahill singled with the bases loaded to help Salem State earn a 3-2 come-from-behind win in game two.
Endicott splits: Despite shutting out Wentworth in the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader, 5-0, the Gulls lost the second game 2-1. J.J. Branch threw a complete game allowed three hits and struck out three. In game two, Harry Oringer had three hits, while Cody Hall drove in the lone run for Endicott (19-9).
MEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS
Rogers Williams 6, Endicott 3: Michael Dolph (6-3, 5-7, 10-3) and Sean McAndrews (6-2, 6-0) got wins in singles actions, while Timothy Forance/Eric Gandrup won theirs double match (8-5) for the Gulls (7-6).
Endicott blanks Roger Williams: The Gulls managed to shut out Roger Williams in both of yesterday’s game, 2-0 and 7-0. Danvers native Sam DiBella homered in the first game, while sophomore Courtney Blake recorded another win on the mound with an impressive 49 strikes on 66 pitches and allowing just five hits in game two.
Vikings win pair: Salem State shut down Mass Maritime in both games of yesterday’s doubleheader. The Vikings put up 11 runs in the first inning of game win and ultimately won 14-0 in five innings. Game two was a similar situation, designated hitter Cara Crowley had seven RBI in a 19-0 victory.