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April 20, 2013

Friday's area roundup: Manchester Essex pulls away from Danvers girls lacrosse

GIRLS LACROSSE

Manchester Essex 11, Danvers 4: The Hornets started fast, opening a 5-0 lead, before Danvers used a mini-run to make a game of it. Katie Szela scored twice and Katherine Leonard and Rachel Trocchi each had one goal as the Falcons (1-5) went on a 4-2 run that cut Manchester Essex’s lead to 7-4.

The Hornets finished the game on a 4-0 to close it out.

Billerica 11, Beverly 8: Camden Vitale scored five goals to lead Beverly (2-3) while Grace Otterbein chipped in a pair of goals.

Ipswich, 13 Bishop Fenwick 10: The Crusaders made it a one-goal game in the fourth quarter, but the Tigers were able to hold on. Senior captain Brigid O’Flynn led Ipswich with five goals and one assist and sophomore goalie Eliza Statile stopped 16 shots in net. Ipswich improved to 4-0.

Grace Celona had four goals, Anna Moulton added three goals and Annette Ruggiero chipped in a pair of goals for Bishop Fenwick (4-4).

BASEBALL

Peabody 6, Malden Catholic 4: The Tanners pulled out all the stops — stealing 10 bases and attempting four suicide squeezes — to defeat the Catholic Conference power. Peabody (6-1) scored four times in the top of the fifth inning, one run on an RBI single from Matt McIsaac and three on attempted suicide squeezes.

McIsaac basically ended up stealing home when the batter couldn’t get the bunt down, another run came in on an attempted squeeze when the pitcher balked, and the third suicide squeeze attempt resulted in a catcher’s overthrow after a rundown.

Mike Petrosino, who led the offense with a 2-for-4 day, drove in Peabody’s final run in the sixth inning. David Apostolides earned the win with 5 2/3 innings, allowing eight hits and two walks while striking out a pair. McIsaac came on in relief to pick up the save.

Beverly 10, North Middlesex Regional 0: Cam Rogers hurled a complete game, one-hitter to move to 2-0 on the season for Beverly (4-2). Anthony DiOrio was 4 for 4 with four runs scored, Alex Toomey was 4 for 4 5 RBI and Matt Hamor was 2 for 3 with two RBI for the Panthers.

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