, Salem, MA


May 6, 2014

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


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).


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.


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).


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.





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