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July 3, 2013

Area roundup: Zeuli throws no-hitter, provided pop for Peabody Blue


The Salem News

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Peabody Blue baseball player Mason Zeuli didn’t throw a perfect game last night against Peabody White, but he just might have played the perfect game.

Zeuli was on the mound and he certainly was unhittable, firing a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts as Peabody Blue defeated Peabody White, 3-0.

Zeuli also did some damage with his bat. He led off the first inning with a bunt single and scored when Tyler MacGregor smashed a homer to left field for a quick two-run advantage. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Zeuli ripped a two-out homer to left to provide a little insurance.

Evan Mullen pitched well for Peabody White before reaching the maximum pitch count.

Salem 9, Saugus American 2: Salem scored five runs in the first inning and held on for the win. Four straight walks, including one of the RBI variety from Kyle Ouellette, set the stage for Bryan Pena, who launched a grand slam for an early 5-0 lead.

Ouellette later added a two-run double to finish with two hits and three RBI. Ruben Baez pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowed three hits, and struck out seven to get the win. Aaron Fournier recorded the last two outs to slam the door.

Matt Silva also scored three runs for Salem, which moves on to play Peabody Blue on Saturday (time, place TBA).

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north Shore Navigators 2, Seacoast Mavericks 1: The Navigators scored single runs in both the seventh and ninth innings to walk off with a win. Alex Markakis drew a leadoff walk to start the ninth and was lifted for pinch runner Calvin Graves, who moved to second on a passed ball. Pinch hitter Kyle Devin then delivered a single to drive in the winning run.

In the seventh inning, Rob Cashel singled with one out, stole second base, and scored when Tim Hendricks reached on an error.

Cashel finished with two hits while Devin Carter and Conor Biggio also hit safely.

Ryan Grant picked up the win, allowing two hits and one walk in two innings of relief. Thomas Crispi started for North Shore (11-7) and allowed five hits over five innings. He gave up one run, walked two, and struck out four. Eric Dumas also worked two scoreless innings of relief for the Navigators.