, Salem, MA

April 29, 2013

Weekend area sports roundup: Record setting day for red hot Endicott baseball

The Salem News

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If there’s a better way to go into their conference playoffs, the Endicott College baseball team would like to see it.

The Gulls scored a school record 23 runs in one game Saturday and combined for 38 runs in a doubleheader swee of host Salve Regina, winning 15-2 and 23-3 in Newport, R.I.

Endicott has now won seven straight games and 12 of its last 13 contests while finishing in a first place tie atop the Commonwealth Coast Conference at 15-1.

Colin Sitarz (3-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBI), Cody Hall (4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI) and Matthew Paola (3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBI) all blasted home runs in the opener. Harry Oringer added three runs scored while senior Tyler Hitchcock went the distance on the mound, striking out seven without a walk in improving to 7-0 on the hill.

A 13-run fifth inning blew things open in the second game as Endicott completed its twinbill crushing of the Seahawks. Paola’s second dinger of the day, a three-run shot, highlighted the monster inning; he also had three other hits and scored three times. Endicott also set a school record for a doubles in a game with eight as Rockport’s Conor Ressel (3-for-5, 2 RBI) and Sitarz (3 runs, 3 RBI) both smashed two while Corbin Hyde, Brett Holmgren (3 runs), Michael Cahill and Paola had one each. Oringer scored another three runs in Game 2, and Eric Lemke accomplished a rare steal of home.

ENDICOTT WINS AGAIN ON SUNDAY: Brendan Pittsley went 7 2/3 innings for the win on Sunday as the Gulls blanked UMass Boston, 3-0. In doing so, Pittsley improved to 5-0 on the season. Kevin Dupras recorded the final four outs for his sixth save to complete the shutout. Robert Goldstick’s fifth inning sacrifice fly scored Tad Gold with the eventual game-winning run, while Gold had an RBI single and Ralph Fidaleo an RBI double, both coming in the seventh inning.

Gordon swept by Western New England: The Scots (16-19) were swept in Springfield, 12-2 and 8-2. The hosts scored eight runs in the second inning of Game 1 as Gordon managed just a sacrifice fly by Cody Davey and an RBI groundout from Brian Harrington. In addition, Eric Rinaldi added a pair of hits. Alex Potocki had two hits for Gordon in the nightcap, with Davey and Harrington again knocking in the runs with RBI singles.


Beverly performs at D2 relays: Beverly saw Nicole Demars, Keely Higgins, Alli Sheehan and Jessica Goodall claim fourth place in the 4x800 relay (10:18.8) at the Division 2 state relay meet in Marlborough. The 4x1600 relay of Demars, Higgins, Mauve Moynahan and Goodall was fifth with a ime of 22:39. (Demars, Mauve Moynahan, Higgins and Goodall (22:39).

Fenwick eighth: The Crusaders were eighth as a team in the latest scoring available at Division 4 state relays held in Abington. The Crusaders were led by the second overall shot put relay of Maggie Lepley, Caroline Claveau and Emma Harrington, who threw a combined 88-4. The distance medley of Hannah Smith, Andrea Klose, Sydney Packard and Arianna Maida was third in 13:36, Fenwick’s 4x200 was sixth in 1:54, the 4x400 was sixth in 4:31 and the javelin was sixth throwing 239-4.

Hamilton-Wenham places third: The Generals finished with 46.5 points to place third behind Weston and Ursuline Academy in the Division 4 state relays. The quartet of Emily Horgan, Sarah Duffy, Meg Blatchford and Emily Weigand took first in the 4x800 (9:55) and placed second in the 4xmile (21:58).

Vanessa Morris, Emma Beane, Maddy Bukkhegyi and Kristen Heffernan took second in the 4x100 (52.4) for the Generals. Maggie Abbott, Maddy Lanois and Shannon Wallace also took second in the pole vault. Hamilton-Wenham added fourth-place finishes in the shuttle hurdles and high jump, fifth-place finishes in the 4x200, triple jump and javelin, and a sixth in the discus.

Peabody takes DMR: The Tanners, who also won the distance medley at indoor relays, took the Division 1 outdoor race with a winning time of 12:15.73. Peabody was fourth in the sprint medley (4:19.25) and set a school record in that event


Beverly places two teams at D2 relays: Dylan Perry, Bruno Caetano, Mike Black and Alex Greco took sixth place in the sprint medley (3:43.3) for Beverly at the D2 state relays while the same group took seventh in the 4x400 (3:36.1). 6th in sprint medley Dylan Perry, Bruno Caetano, Mike Black and Alex Greco (3:43.3) and same team 7th in 4x400 (3:36.1).

Fenwick grabs two 6’s: The Crusaders shuttle hurdle relay was sixth at D4 state relays held in Abington as Nick Tambini, Pat O’Leary, Ben Maxner and Andrew Carlin ran 77.28. The shot put relay of Pat Corcoran, Carlin and Charlie St. Pierre was also sixth, combining for 141-3.

Marblehead places: The Magicians trio of Josh Beloff, Alex Fesegni and Conrad Rousseau were third in the long jump at D3 relays at 57-feet. The same trio was fifth in the triple jump in 116-9. Marblehead’s Nate Fowler, Chris Brady, John Howard and A.J. Ernst were sixth in the distance medley (11:24.03) and Rousseau, Peirce Law, Brian Neumann and Ian McIver were sixth in the shuttle hurdles (1:12.04).

St. John’s Throwers win: The Eagles throw squad of Evan Dombrowski, David Roy and Dan Sullivan were dominant at the Division 1 state relay held in Andover, winning both the shot put (151-11) and the discus (410-07). Dombrowski set a school record in the shot with a heave of 56 1/2 feet at the Penn Relays, then re-broke it at the state relays by tossing it 57 1/2.


Fenwick Sweeps: The Crusaders (6-5) took a pair of game from Nantucket, 15-3 and 9-1 with Natalie Moore earning the win in both games. In the first contest, senior Dimitria Yeannakopoulos went 4-for-4 with four RBI, Bridget Corcoran went 3-for-3 with two runs and four RBI and Brianna Hemeon went 3-for-4 and scored four runs. In the second game, Jen Crovo had two hits and two RBI, Gianna Pizzano went 3-for-4 with two runs and Charlotte Powers drove in two runs.

Pingree 10, St. Mark’s 6: Sophomore Kelsey Dion smashed her second homer of the year, a grand slam in the Highlanders’ victory. Pitcher Christina Chalmers picked up her fifth win of the season to help Pingree improve to 5-2.


Hamilton-Wenham 12, Arlington Catholic 8: Emily Gaucher’s 4-goal, 2-assist performance and 21 saves from goaltender Morgan Kimball helped the Generals win for the seventh time in eight games. Catherine Ecker (2 assists), Catherine Martin and Nicole Foringer all added two goals in the win while Phoebe Shaw (1 assist) and Franny Ambrose also scored. Anna Rourke finished with an assist as well.

MARBLEHEAD 12, Danvers 8: The Magicians got a hat trick and two assists from Kiley Fischer to improve to 9-1 on the season and 3-0 in Northeastern Conference play. Meggie Collins added three goals, an assist and four groundballs in the victory while Sydney Caven (5 groundballs) and Tyler Phillips each had two goals and an assist. Pamela Gregory (1 goal, 2 assists), Emily Freedland (1 goal, 2 groundballs) and Cassie Rodgers (2 assists, 3 groundballs) as starred offensively in front of winning goalkeeper Allie Forman (10 saves).


Pentucket 5, Hamilton-Wenham 2: The Generals dipped to 2-5 Saturday afternoon on the road and look to get back on track tomorrow at Rockport.

Lynnfield 2, Ipswich 0: The Tigers had five hits but couldn’t put enough together to scratch out a run. Alex Amoroso pitched five strong innings for Ipswich (2-5).

Masconomet 3, Newburyport 2 (9 innings): Tom Budrewicz drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and finished with a pair of hits and three stolen bases. Will Twiss started on the mound and pitched well for 6 2/3 innings, and Joe Klingensmith picked up the win in relief. Masco improved to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in the Cape Ann League.

BB&N 5, Pingree 1: Junior Prakirn Upadhyay had a terrific outing, scattering scant few htis and three earned run over 5 2/3 innings of work, but the Highlanders (3-6) didn’t come up with the clutch hits in a non-league loss. Senior Erik Larsen had a pair of hits and has hit safely in every game this spring, senior Nick Antenucci had a pair of hits and centerfielder Ben Rotner also had two hits.


Salve Regina 8, Gordon 0: The Scots (13-23) had just five hits and fell in a Commonwealth Coast Conference play-in game in six innings to end their season. Second baseman Rachel Ryder had a double to lead off the game of for Gordon, which also loaded the bases in the third inning thanks to singles by Marissa Meenan and Skylar Bareford (as well as an error).

Salem State swept by Fitchburg: The Vikings lost a pair of one-run games, 3-2 and 2-1, to finish the regular season 19-15. Michelle Flower had an RBI single and also scored a run for SSU in the opener while captain Lauren Garchinsky also knocked in a run. In the nightcap, captain Sara Bergeron threw a complete game five-hitter with five strikeouts while Christina Cipriani had her team’s lone RBI.


SALEM STATE 18, SOUTHERN MAINE 14: Kyle Dolan, Bobby Bourgeois and Andy Rice all had hat tricks as Salem State (8-7 overall) won its first LIttle League conference game in eight tries this spring. Ben Melaugh added two goals and two assists for the Vikings, who also got two goals from Frank Lento and captain Ryan Savini, as well as single scores from Peabody native Will DeRoo, Ian Abrahamson and Alex Fiorito.


University of New England 11, Gordon 10: Despite four goals and two assists from Jessie Castelline, the third-seeded Scots (12-3) saw their season end with a first round upset in the CCC tournament. Bailey Grinnell added two goals and an assist while Anna Blomberg (2), Stephanie Fitzgerald and Anna Woods also scored and Kyrsti Leach dished out two assists.


Endicott 5, Western New England 0: Advancing to the CCC semifinals, the fourth seeded Gulls (11-7) won in impressive fashion, avenging an 8-1 loss to the Hawks from three-and-a-half weeks ago. In doubles play, Olivier Joggi and Jake Cohen (8-1), Benjamin Randlett and Eric Gandrup (8-3) and Evan Ross and Michael Dolph (8-6) all recorded pro set victories, while Michael Laurentano won handily at sixth singles (6-0, 6-2), as did Timothy Forance at No. 4 singles (6-2, 6-3) to complete the sweep.

Salem State 7, Rhode Island College 2: Freshman Tyler Seidel scored a 6-2, 7-5 win in singles play to clinch a victory for Salem State and a spot in the Little East playoffs. Kenny Hodgkins (6-2, 6-2), Krystian Biedul (6-1, 6-2), Conner Erickson (6-2, 6-0), Joe Kim (6-4, 6-3) and Matt Lee (6-3, 3-6, 6-1) also won in singles while the doubles team of Kim and Hodgkins swept a pro set (8-0).


Gordon fares well at CCC championships: Kola Olateju finished first in the long jump and broke Gordon’s school record with a leap of 20 feet 6 3/4 inches. Teammate Chris Warne also set a new school record by taking second in the shot put (38-3). Warne was second in the hammer (102-10 1/4) and fourth in the discus (104-6 1/2), while Olateju was second in the 100 meters (11.78). David Popa also had a big day for Gordon, taking second in the discus (122-9 1/2), third in the 100 (11.92) and 200 (24.42), and fourth in the long jump (17-9 3/4). Wes Nelson was also a second place finisher in the 3000 steeplechase (10:49.50).

For the Gordon women, a new school record in the 400 was set by Leanna D’Alfonso (1:01.68) to take first place, while Megan Azadian was fist in the shot put (29-3 3/4). Emily Caren was second in both the shot (29-3 1/2) and discus (82-5 1/4), as well as a third in the hammer (91-11). Teammate Kagan Magnoli was second in the hammer (92-1 3/4) while Sarah Warne was third in the 400 hurdles (1:26.68).


endicott wins CCC: The Gulls captured their fourth CCC title in the last five years with a low score of 626 at Beverly Golf & Tennis. Austin Teal was the medalist with a scored of 150 beating teammate Jackson Wyman by two strokes (152). Brian Gallo (162) was seventh and Ian Teal and Dan Sullivan were also in the top 15.