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April 28, 2014

Weekend area roundup: Masco baseball prevails on 'Boston Strong Day'


Masconomet 13, Lynnfield 3: The Chieftains spread their 13 runs out over six innings and pulled away from Lynnfield on “Boston Strong Day”. The team wore Boston Strong shirts instead of uniforms and raised money to make a donation to the One Fund.

Mike Manni stroked two singles and a double, drove in two runs, scored twice and added a stolen base to pace the Masco offense. Dan Dempsey contributed a single and a double, walked twice, scored twice, drove in a run and also swiped a bag for the Chieftains.

Joe Klingensmith started on the bump for the Chieftains and scattered seven hits and one run over 5 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out eight. He also helped his own cause by doubling, walking twice and scoring a pair of runs.

Tommy Budrewicz pitched 2/3 of an inning and struck out one and Chris Rich finished on the mound for Masco, striking out two and surrendering two unearned runs.

Masco improved to 8-0 with the win, 7-0 in the Cape Ann League.

Pentucket 11, Ipswich 7: Freddy Cerendulo was a big contributor for Ipswich (2-5) going 2 for 3 with three RBI. Erik Gongas pitched well in relief for the Tigers.


Swampscott 9, Peabody 5: Griffin Hunt scored four goals and Alex Balleza pitched in two goals and one assist as the Big Blue defeated Peabody at Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday. Jason Dignan also added an assist and won 15 of 17 faceoffs for Swampscott, which improved to 6-1.

Max Cohen made 14 saves in net and Joe Silva stood out defensively for the Big Blue.

Josh Fiore scored two goals for Peabody (2-6) while Bobby Caproni (1-1), Matt Pino (1-0), Reed Foster (1-0) and Jeremiah Manfra (0-1) also factored into the scoring. Jason Marshall scooped 10 ground balls for the Tanners.


Pingree 3, Windsor 2: Christina Chalmers picked up her fourth straight win, giving up five hits, striking out five and going 1-for-3 at the plate with an RBI. June Kiley scored the winning run after stealing home on a wild pitch. Kelsey Dion went 2-for-3 and Nora Sullivan and Cara Cahill played excellent defense for the Highlanders (4-1).

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