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May 2, 2014

Fast Pitches: Magicians don't let injury slow them down

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Gikas, who played 30 games at second base this year, led the team with a .412 batting average. She compiled 12 RBI and 39 putouts in the field.

The Gulls, which finished the regular season 22-11-1, earned the top seed in the CCC tournament. They faced off against Western New England in the double elimination first round, topping the Golden Bear 7-0. Endicott takes on Salve Regina today.

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The Beverly at Peabody softball game that was postponed last week has been rescheduled for next Friday. Yesterday’s match between the Panthers and Salem has been moved to next Thursday under the lights at Mack Park in the Witch City.

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Behind a four-game win streak by pitcher Christina Chalmers, Pingree has moved into first in the Eastern Independent League with a 4-1 record. The Highlanders dropped their first contest of the season to Governors, but since then have handled their opponents with ease, including two shutouts.

Last Friday, Pingree got by rival Winsor with a 3-2 win and look to continue its winnings ways today against Dana Hall. The Highlanders other two games this week were postponed due to the weather.

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Fast Pitches, a column on North Shore high school softball, runs every Friday during the spring season in The Salem News. Contact Gianna Addario at GAddario@salemnews.com, 978-338-2615 and follow her on Twitter @GiannaAddarioSN.

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