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May 6, 2014

Monday's area roundup: Sullivan's performance lifts Big Blue baseball by Peabody


The Salem News

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Swampscott 5, Peabody 2: Freshman Gavin Sullivan propelled the Big Blue (4-9) to victory over Peabody. Sullivan gave up two earned runs and struck out five in seven innings of work.

”Gavin competed one hundred percent on every pitch. I can say enough about his performance,” said Swampscott coach Jason Calichman.

Offensively, Matt Hubauer went 3-for-3 with two singles and a double, Kyle Waters finished 1-for-3 including a double and Ryan Cresta had a sacrifice fly and double.

Mike Petrosino, Ryan Collins and Bobby Tramondozzi each had two hits for the Tanners (10-3).

Beverly 13, Northeast Metro Tech 4: The Panthers (7-6) scored six runs in the fifth inning to break the open. Craig Hall had three hits and three RBIs, while Matt Hamor finished with four hits and two RBIs. Sean Munzing picked up the win, throwing four innings and gave up two earned runs.

St. John’s Prep 3, Xaverian 0: The Eagles picked up their 11th straight win after Evan Roberts threw a complete game, giving up one hit and striking out six. Nick Latham drove in two runs, Max Burt knocked in a run and senior Mark Etherington (Danvers) scored two runs and stole three bases as the Eagles stay undefeated in Catholic Conference play at 4-0.

Lynn Classical 4, Danvers 3: The Falcons (9-4) had tied the game in the top of the seventh inning when Ryan Kelleher knocked in Devonn Allen. But the host Rams won it in the bottom of the frame on an infield error.

Salem Academy 14, Prospect Hill 4: Ryan Rodriguez got the win for Salem Academy (3-1).

Marblehead 5, Salem 1: Senior righty Jordan Chmara was sharp for the Magicians, pitching five innings and giving up six hits and one earned run with four strikeouts. Kyle Maulden went 2 for 3 with two RBI, two stolen bases and a run scored. Tommy Koopman added a hit and two runs while Beau Dana and Garrett Keough each had RBI singles. Senior Andrew Raisner struck out four of the six batters he faced in a strong relief appearance for Marblehead (5-7).

Pingree 13, Landmark 0: Griffin Beal, Prakirn Upbhyay and Kevin Moyette combined on a no-hitter for Pingree, the team’s second straight. Alex Bland led the offense with two hits and an RBI, Ryan St. Pierre pitched in one hit and three RBI, and Reese Fulmer added two hits and three RBI for the Highlanders (5-5).

Arlington Catholic 4, Bishop Fenwick 2: The Crusaders scored both of their runs and registered two of their three hits in the bottom of the seventh. Jhon Oliveira singles, stole second and scored on a James Traversey double. Traversey came around to score on a ground out by Rob Carrillo. Fenwick slipped to 6-6 overall and 5-3 in the Catholic Central League.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Marblehead 9, Martha’s Vineyard 2: Sydney Cayen and Ellie Ronan each had two goals and an assist to lead the Magicians, who led 8-0 at halftime and improved to 8-5. Amanda Gregory scored twice, Lucy Poulin had a goal and an assist and Adrienne Ciccone and Corinne Mayle also scored.

Ipswich 17, Belmont 7: Senior Olivia Moutevelis equaled the visiting Marauders with seven goals and also added two assists to help the Tigers improve to 10-1 on the season. Junior goalie Eliza Statile made 13 saves in the Ipswich cage.

Peabody 14, Winthrop 1: Sarah Napolitano had six points and Lauren Wolfe added four as the Tanners improved to 4-5 on the season. Sarah Godschall, Courtney Hennigan and Molly Tansey all played well on defense and Sydney Cooke and Courtney Smith added three points each. Gianna Denisco made seven saves in net.

Masconomet 15, Georgetown 1: Sam Dindo recorded three goals and an assist as the Chieftains improved to 8-3-1. Kathleen Gillespie had a goal, four assists and seven draw controls in the victory.

Triton 15, Swampscott 13: Lauren Sullivan netted four goals as the Big Blue fall to 3-8-1. Niamph Lang scored a hat trick in the loss.

Salem 13, Lowell Tech 8: Alexa Gilbert netted a game-high six goals, Nicole Sadoway and Emily Coehlo also scored twice to lift the Witches to 8-2-1. Abigail Meadowcroft made eight saves in the win.

Danvers 13, Manchester Essex 9: Captain Rachel Trocci led the way with three goals and two assists as the Falcons improve to 10-2. Megan McKenna and Allie Zunick each had three goals, while Kara Connors made 17 saves in the victory.

Salem Academy 8, Peabody freshman 4: The Navigators (7-3-1) return to action tomorrow.

Bishop Fenwick 18, Cardinal Spellman 3: Crusaders’ coach Karen Guillemette earned her 100th career victory as Fenwick improved to 8-4. Merry Harrington scored four goals and added two assists, Natalie Emerson contributed three goals and five assists and Tessa McLaughlin scored three times and assisted once. Meghan Woodworth played well in the net for the Crusaders.

Billerica 17, Beverly 5: Camden Vitale scored three goals and Meghan Henrichon and Alicia Cecchini each had one, but it wasn’t enough for Beverly (7-4).

BOYS LACROSSE

Bishop Fenwick 21, Cardinal Spellman 9: The Crusaders bounced back with Kyle Russell scoring six goals and four assists and Mark Nalesnik chipping in six goals with one assist. Chris Napolitano scored two goals with two assists and Jake Mitchell and Kevin Hannon each scored twice. Cole Hebert, Joey Gray and Brandon DeBeraridinis score one apiece.

Salem 18, Lynn 2: Peter Slattery scored four goals and dished out five assists and Matt Jalbert added five goals and one assist as the Witches rolled. Craig Denehy also scored two goals and passed out a couple assists, while Christian Costa and Paul Santallin played well splitting the goalie duties for Salem (9-5 overall, 6-1 NEC South). Brent Rubin also scored his first two goals for the Witches.

Hamilton-Wenham 14, Wilmington 9: Molly Eagar scored three goals and Catherine Ecker, Kendal Santin, Grace Papp and Ashley Gregory each had two goals for the Generals.

Manchester Essex 4, Swampscott 2: Devin Conroy scored both goals for the Big Blue (8-2) who trailed 4-0 at halftime. Justin Nestor made 11 saves and the defense played well in the second half shutout.

SOFTBALL

North Reading 10, Ipswich 5: The Tigers trailed by five and came back to tie it, 5-5, but the Hornets scored five in the sixth to come away with the win. Katie Lynch only walked two and catcher Skyler Hambley threw out to baserunners in addition to a single. Caroline Lynch and Jill Lombard also had RBI.

Arlington Catholic 3, Bishop Fenwick 1: Senior Natalie Moore reached on a dropped third strike, was sacrificed to second base and scored on classmate Chandler Wilder scored her with an RBI single for Fenwick’s (7-4) only run. Jen Crovo was 2-for-3 for the Crusaders, who finished with five hits.

Masconomet 9, Manchester Essex 3: Senior pitcher Emily Dow picked up her ninth win of the season as the Chieftains improve to 9-2 on the year. Dow reached base three times and scored two runs for Masco. Freshman Mackenzi Saitta went 3-for-3 with a double, two singles and drove in three runs.

Pingree 17, Berwick 0: Christina Chalmers gave up one hit and struck out nine to lift Pingree to its seventh consecutive win. Gabby Munez went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, Jill Witwicki finished 2-for-4 including a pair of RBIs and Chalmers went 3-for-4 with one RBI.

Salem Academy 16, Prospect Hill 1: Tara Deschenes picked up the win, while Jenn Gorman and Emily Edge led the Navigators (5-0) offensively.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 12, Whittier 4: The Hawks put together eight straight hits and scored nine times in the top of the 12th to win a wild game. North Shore trailed 2-0 in the seventh before tying it to force extras, and took a 3-2 lead in the eighth before Whittier returned the favor. Kaera Wyse struck out a season-high 19 batters in going all 12 frames. Offensively, Dianna Leblanc went 4-for-7 while Kasey Harris had three hits and two RBI and Krystal Dion had three hits and one RBI.

GIRLS TENNIS

Salem 5, Winthrop 0: The Witches improved to 2-4 as Ari Gaffney (6-1, 6-0), Madison Ballou (6-3, 6-4) and Kayti LeFrancois (6-0, 6-0) rolled in singles play, as did Ashley Capone and Jessi Tassinari (7-6 (12-10), 6-3) and Hannah Van de Stadt and Katherine Towey (6-0, 6-4) by completing the sweep in doubles.

Swampscott 5, Revere 0: The Big Blue improved to 6-2 behind straight set victories from Anna Raptunovich (6-0, 6-0), Veronica Pyatigorskaya (6-0, 6-0) and Vivien Gere (6-2, 6-3). Swampscott also won both doubles matches with wins by Jessica Zolott/Anya peterson (6-0, 6-0) and Sara Cunningham/Michelle Schnayder (6-1, 6-0).

Marblehead 5, Beverly 0: Kelly Mealey (6-0, 6-4), Julia Channing (6-0, 6-0) and Lily Frontero (6-1, 6-0) swept in singles action, while Amanda Gilberg/Meagan Hanratty (6-0, 6-0) and Alice Yufa/Sophia Capalbo (6-0, 6-0) took care of doubles play for the Magicians (7-2).

Peabody 3, Danvers 2: No. 1 singles player Rachel Gillis got the win for the Tanners in the final match of the day, winning 6-1, 6-7, 6-2. Kayla Hodas (6-1, 6-1) and Dany Chhan (6-2, 6-3) rounded out the winners for Peabody (6-1).

Manchester Essex 3, Masconomet 2: Danielle Dunn (6-4, 6-4) won at second singles, while Samantha Moynihan/Anna Reineke (6-3, 6-2) took a victory at second doubles for the Chieftains (5-3).

Ipswich 5, Rockport 0: The Tigers improved to 6-4 as Ashley Sulkin (6-1, 6-1), Lexi Lopez (6-3, 6-0) and Hannah Lynch (6-0, 6-1) picked up wins in singles play. Abby McCarthy/Kristin Klimowicz (6-0, 6-4) and Lizzy Gray/Heather Sweeney (6-2, 6-4) swept in doubles action.

BOYS TENNIS

Winthrop 3, Salem 2: The Witches suffered a tough loss despite wins from its first two singles players, Guthrie Scrimgeour (6-3, 6-2) and Cole Jermyn (6-4, 6-2).

Marblehead 4, Beverly 1: Junior Dimitri Vlassov remained undefeated on the season, winning at No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-4 to help the Magicians (8-2) prevail. Tri-captain Miles Barry won 7-5, 6-2 and Marblehead swept doubles with wins by Griffin Butterfield/Jason Frost (6-2, 6-3) and Michael Fotre/Justin Faia (6-1, 6-3). Beverly’s (6-2) win came from Peter Coletti at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-4.

St. John’s Prep 5, Malden Catholic 0: Dan Cunningham (6-0, 6-0), Nico Limancher (6-0, 6-00 and Mateo Jacome (6-4, 6-1) earned wins for the Eagles (7-2) in singles play. Sean Nork/Tom Shea (6-0, 6-2) and Andrew Cardigan/David Cunningham (6-0, 6-0) also got wins in doubles action.

Ipswich 3, Haverhill 2: Forrset Finn/Ryan Davis (6-2, 7-5) and Sam Benford/Ryan Fremont-Smith (6-0, 6-2) got wins in doubles action for the Tigers (5-4). Max Benford (6-4, 7-6) was also victorious at third singles.

Beverly 4, Peabody 1: Chris Carbone and Martin Blohmer won their first ever varsity match, 6-0, 6-1, in doubles to guide the Panthers past Peabody last Friday. Singles winners for the Panthers included Peter Coletti (6-1, 6-1), Masaya Okumura (6-1, 6-1) and Christian Ayer (6-3, 6-2).

BOYS TRACK

Ipswich 87, Newburyport 58: Tim Lee won both the shot put and the discus while Alex Jean-Charles doubled in the triple jump and the 100 to help the Tigers move to 6-1. David Dick wont he pole vault, Kyle Ivanoc won the long jump, Nate Glaster took the 200 and Ipswich also won both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

GIRLS TRACK

Ipswich 92, Newburyport 53: Triple winner Jill Calvani was first in the 400 hurdles, long jump and triple as Ipswich events its record at 3-3-1. Nora McMorrow doubled in the pole vault and the 200, Emily DeMarco won both the 2-mile and the 800 and Michaela Hedderman took the 100 and 400. Also winning events were Marissa Cain (javelin), Maria Balder (100 hurdles) and Annie Zampitella (mile).

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Salem State forces winner-take-all game, falls: The Vikings beat Worcester State, 9-5, in the double-elimination MASCAC tournament to force a do-or-die championship game, but the host won that one 5-3 to claim the conference championship.

Matt Burnham went seven innings and allowed only five hits in the championship loss while Ryan Beliveau and Brett Cahill each had two hits but the Vikings left seven on base. In the 9-5 win, Beverly native Ethan Trowt had four RBI and Mike Lamothe and Kyle McElroy each had two hits

Peabody’s David Ruggiero, a Worcester State junior, was named MASCAC tournament MVP after hitting .412 with three doubles, four RBI and a homer in the playoffs. Salem State is 29-16 and will wait to see if it earns an at-large bid to the Division 3 NCAA tournament.