“It was an unbelievable way to end the season,” said Salem coach Jennifer Bertone. “I’m really proud of the girls.”
Hamilton-Wenham 7, Sharon 6 (8 innings): The Generals tied the game in the top of the seventh and scored to take the lead in the eighth as they enter the state tournament with a record of 13-7. The 13 wins are the most by a Hamilton-Wenham baseball team since 2004.
Ipswich 7, Manchester Essex 3: The Tigers ended their season with a win in the consolation of the Rockport Memorial Day Bank Baseball Classic, with senior Sean Whooley spinning his seventh complete game of the season. Whooley also had two hits and scored two runs, and Freddy Cerendulo’s 2-run double broke a 2-2 tie. Jake Long also had a 2-run double as Ipswich scored three in the sixth to pull away. “This was a good group,” Ipswich coach Gardy O’Flynn said. “It was nice to take that last bus ride home as winners, especially for the four seniors who have played quite a bit for us.”
North Middlesex 7, Beverly 2: The Panthers left 12 men on base and finished up the regular season at 12-8 against a solid Division 1 foe from Central Mass. Kevin Cuneo, George Hillios and Nick Cottraro each had two hits for Beverly, which will be making its 11th straight state tournament appearance.
Archbishop Williams 3, Bishop Fenwick 2: The Crusaders (11-10) went on the road and saw the Archies plate the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to wrestle away a share of the Catholic Central League title.
peabody 13, westford academy 4: In the Jimmy Geanoulis tournament, host Peabody overcame an early 2-0 deficit and scored seven times in the fifth to come away with the win.The Tanners (16-5) will face Everett (a 6-1 winner over Andover) in the championship of the Geanoulis tourney tonight at 6:30 p.m.