Justin Snyder couldn’t have been any more efficient on the mound, and the St. John’s Prep bats made just enough noise to drop St. John’s of Shrewsbury, 2-0, in a classic pitchers’ duel.
Snyder, a senior lefty, needed only 67 pitches to throw a complete game. He allowed only one hit and one walk and struck out five.
“He was on,” St. John’s (14-1) coach Dan Letarte said. “He got ahead of hitter and everything was working. He had complete command of his fastball. He just continues to come through in big games.”
The Prep managed only three hits against St. John’s of Shrewsbury starter Shane Coombs, but one of them was an RBI double by Sawyer Billings that plated Rosario Missiti in the second inning.
Sophomore Jacob Yish added an RBI fielder’s choice in the fourth inning that also scored Missiti, giving the Eagles a 2-0 advantage.
The Prep played error-free ball behind Snyder and Letarte praised the defensive play of shortstop Max Burt.
Triton 3, Masconomet 0: The Chieftains dropped their second straight game, managing only four hits in a loss at home. Masco (14-2) struck out 11 times and all three Triton runs were unearned. Tommy Budrewicz had two of Masco’s four hits and he pitched well in relief, hurling 3 2/3 scoreless innings.
Peabody 16, Lynn English 7: In a late slugfest Monday night, the Tanners (12-4) held on to first place in the NEC North. Senior Christian Morales had two doubles and three RBI to help Peabody take the lead after falling behind in the first and junior shortstop Ryan Collins had two hits, two runs scored and drove in three. Matt Moorer picked up the win with a solid relief outing.
North Shore 5, Greater Lawrence 2: Sophomore Mike Mitchell pitched nine innings, allowed on earned run on three hits, one walk and struck out seven. Senior Jeff White led the Hawks (9-6) with three hits and a runs scored.