, Salem, MA


April 30, 2013

Area roundup: Fenwick baseball edges out Arlington Catholic


Masconomet 5, North Reading 0: The Chieftains bumped their record up to 6-2 after wins by Danielle Dunn (6-0, 6-0), Lexi Palumbo (6-1, 6-1) and Rebecca Costa (6-2, 6-1) in singles play, as well as Claudia Marsh and Evelyn Harbert (6-3, 6-3) at first doubles, plus Samatha Moynihan and Alexa Ina (6-3, 7-6 (7-3)) at second doubles.

Manchester Essex 5, Ipswich 0: The Tigers had a tough outing against the Hornets, losing each match in straight sets.

Peabody 5, Saugus 0: The Tanners move to 6-2 as Rachael Gillis (7-5, 4-6, 8-6), Winger Ma (6-1, 6-0), Dany Chhan (7-5, 6-4) took first, second and third singles respectively while Anna Grimalyak/Taylor Hodas (6-1, 6-2) and Beverly Ejiofor/Eleni Tetronelis (6-3, 6-0) won their doubles matches.

Danvers 4, Salem 1: Rachel Ziner (6-0, 6-0) and Deana Dalkouras (6-2, 6-1) got wins at first and second singles respectively for the Falcons (5-1). Ellen Ganon/Raquel Leslie (6-3, 7-5) and Kelley McCarthy/Alyssa Feldman (6-0, 6-3) were victorious in doubles play.

Madison Ballou won at third singles in a three-set battle, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). Salem slipped to 0-8.


Endicott 4, Bates 3: Colin Sitarz worked a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to send the Gulls (28-11) to a walkoff win. Tad Gold had a two-run single and Matt Paola also knocked in a run as Endicott scored three times in the eighth to tie it then won in the following frame. Kevin Dupras struck out one in a scoreless ninth to win and he, Corbin Hyde and Tyler Hill combined to hold Bates hitless after the fourth.


ENDICOTT WINS, MOVES TO CCC WINNER’S BRACKET FINAL: Ipswich native Kelley Michael crushed a three-run home run in bottom of the fifth inning to power the Gulls past Salve Regina, 9-0, in five innings and into the Commonwealth Coast Conference’s winner’s bracket final. The blast was her third homer of the season. Freshman Sam DiBella of Danvers also connected for a dinger, her seventh of the year, in the first inning for Endicott. Jesse Bilafer (2 hits, 2 runs) also cranked a home run while Colleen Martin had a two-run single and Byrne Katz also knocked home a run with a single. Nell O’Connor got the win on the mound, allowing four hits and striking out four.

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