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May 9, 2014

Thursday's area roundup: Hamilton-Wenham's Clay throws two-hitter in win over Triton


The Salem News

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Hamilton-Wenham 1, Triton 0: Austen Michel scored Brett Herring on sacrifice fly in the first inning for the only run of the game. Senior Jack Clay threw seven innings, struck out six, walked four and allowed two hits. Drew Gallant finished 2-for-3 on the day for the Generals (9-3).

Masconomet 4, Swamspcott 1: Junior Greg Dougherty hit a pair of homers, with a 2-run shot breaking a 1-1 tie in the fifth and another solo blast in the seventh, as the Chieftains remained perfect at 13-0. Mike Manni also drove in a run for Masco while senior Ethan Dyer struck out five and gave up only two hits in six innings to earn the win.

Greg Collier pitched admirably for the Big Blue (4-11), Christian Llorente scored his team’s run on a wild pitch and Ryan Cresta had a hit and played well at shortstop.

Bishop Fenwick 6, AP 3 (9): Tom Parsons went nine innings striking out 10, allowing one earned on three hits and actually was perfect through five innings. In the top of the ninth Jhon Oliveira walked and then scored on a Nick Bona single up the middle. Bona stole second and scored on a Mike Campatelli before pinch runner Matt Haley stole second and then scored on a Will Vigneron double. Matt Renzulli had three doubles and a run scored.

Amesbury 2, Ipswich 1: Sean Whooley pitched complete game and didn’t give up an earned run but Ipswich (2-10) couldn’t break through to tie the game. Savoie Mike had the RBI single.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 6, Lynn tech 1: The Hawks improve to 8-6 overall, winning their fifth straight game. Senior Rob Craig pitched a complete game, let up four hits, two walks and struck out six.

BOYS LACROSSE

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 18, Minuteman 3: Yordanny Sanchez scored the first three goals of his career and Dan McCormick potted six to help the Hawks improve to 8-4. Ian LeFavour dished out five assists and the defense of R.J. Conroy, Sean McDonough and Brandon Clegg were outstanding as a unit.

Ipswich 14, Methuen 5: A five-point effort from Duke Kriksceonaitis (two goals, three assists) propelled the Tigers (4-7) on the road. Connor McAdams and Connor Killian both scored two goals, Jamie Iwanicki had a goal and three assists and netminder Jeff Stattile made 16 saves.

Salem Academy 4, North Shore Tech JV: Terwin Madrano and Madiyar Tatimbekov scored once, while Sal Martinez added a pair of scores in the win for Salem.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Masconomet 11, Exeter 10: Kathleen Gillespie scored a hat trick, but more imporantly had 13 draw contols to help the Chieftains improve to 10-3-1. Grace Fahey netted four, while Meg Collins played outstanding transition offense knocking in two goals.

Swampscott 11, Salem 1: Lauren Sullivan, Ellie Wright and Priscilla Sullivan each scored three goals in the win for the Big Blue (5-8-1). Mackenzie Robinson also scored a pair.

SOFTBALL

Bishop Fenwick 5, Austin Prep 3: Natalie Moore got the win for Fenwick (8-5) allowing six hits while striking out nine in a complete game effort. Jen Crovo was 4 for 4 with two runs scored, Gaby Hart was 2 for 3 with a run and two RBI and Charlotte Powers was 2 for 4 with a run and two RBI.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 14, Greater Lowell 6: Kasey Harris drove in four runs on a 4-for-5 effort as the Hawks upped their record fo 7-1. Rhiannon Lane went 4-for-5 at the dish and earned the win while combining to strike out 10 with Kaera Wyse. Christine Cafiso also went 3-for-4 with two RBI.

Beverly 12, Salem 1: A two-run homer by Kate Silvestri helped Beverly score seven times in the fifth to break the game open. Ally Pia had a two-run double, Olivia George knocked in a pair and Jessica Cross had an RBI single in that frame. Earlier, Hannah Silvestri knocked a two run double. Emily Pitman earned the win on the hill with five hits and two walked allowed over seven innings.

BOYS TENNIS

Danvers 4, Malden Catholic 1: The Falcons moved to 10-2 by sweeping singles action with wins by No. 1 Nick Lisichenok (6-0, 6-0), No. 2 Toma Nabokin (6-1, 6-0) and No. 3 Jim Cunningham (6-2, 6-1). Danvers also won at first doubles with Jim McCarriston and Kevin Hodgkins going 6-4, 7-5.

Beverly 5, LC 0: Peter Coletti (6-0, 6-2), Leonard Schulz (6-0, 6-1) and Christian Ayer (6-0, 6-0) took first, second and third singles respectively for Beverly (8-2) while Conor Gill/Masaya Okumura (6-1, 6-1) topped first doubles and Chris Carbone/Martin Blohmer (6-1, 6-1) were victorious at second doubles.

Marblehead 5, Swampscott 0: Chris Wigglesworth (6-0, 6-1) and Miles Barry (6-2, 6-0) each rallied to win some big points and Dmitri Vlassov won 6-0, 6-0 as the Magicians swept singles against the rival Big Blue. Griffin Butterfield and Michael Forte won with authority at the net, 6-0, 6-0, and Jason Frost and Justin Faia prevailed 6-1, 6-3.

St. John’s Prep 5, Catholic Memorial 0: The Eagles improve to 9-3 overall after sweeping singles play with wins from Dan Cunningham (6-0, 6-1), Nico Limacher (6-0, 6-2) and David Cunningham (6-0, 6-0). Alex McNiff/Chase Davis (6-2, 6-0) and Sean Nork/Scott Reister (6-0, 6-0) got wins in doubles play.

GIRLS TENNIS

Swampscott 3, Marblehead 2: Anna Raptunovich (6-1, 6-2), Vivien Gere (6-1, 6-2) and Veronica Pyatigorskaya (6-0, 6-2) swept at singles action for the Big Blue (8-2).

The Magicians (8-3) won both doubles matches with victories from Amanda Gilberg/Hannah Cohen (6-2, 6-3) and Alice Yufa/Lily Frontero (6-0, 6-2).

Masconomet 5, Newburyport 0: Danielle Dunn (6-0, 6-2), Evelyn Harbert (6-1, 6-2) and Rececca Costa (6-2, 6-0) recorded wins for the Chieftains (7-3). Brooke Hunziker/Erin Johnson (6-1, 6-1) and Lucy Farnham/Olivia Mortelli (6-1, 6-2) also picked up wins.

Salem 5, Revere 0: Ari Gaffney (2-6,6-2,6-4), Madison Ballou (6-3 6-2) and Kayti LeFrancois (6-1 6-3) swept in singles action for the Witches. Ashley Capone/Jessi Tassinari (6-2 6-3) and Hannah Van de Stadt/Katherine Towey (6-1 6-1) also earned wins.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

St. Jospeh’s Maine 3, Endicott 2: The Gulls (30-14) had the tying run thrown out at home in the top of the ninth as they continue to prepare for the NCAA tournament with non-league bouts. Taylor English’s RBI single made it a one run game in that inning and when Josh Drew tried to score from second on Cam Farnham’s single, St. Joe’s got him at the dish to end it. Farnham went 4-for-5 and Davarn Nova threw four innings of scoreless relief for Endicott, which awaits Monday’s Division 3 NCAA seeds.