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May 22, 2013

Area roundup: Whooley's complete game helps Ipswich baseball prevail


The Salem News

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Ipswich 8, Manchester Essex 2: Junior Sean Whooley pitched his second straight complete-game victory, scattering five hits and one walk while fanning five. Sophomore shortstop Mike Savioe reached base four times with two hits and two RBI for Ipswich, which has now won three of four games and improved to 5-11. Max Nesbitt had an RBI double and scored for the Hornets, Sean Desmond went 2-for-3 and Corey McCollough also had an RBI double.

Mystic Valley 5, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 4: The Bulldogs dropped a back-and-forth affair when Mystic Valley scored the game-winner in the top of the seventh. Seniors Bryan Jackson, Tim Andersen, Chris Swiniuch and Alek Chongris each had two hits. Chongris drove in a pair of runs for North Shore (7-12) while freshman Mike Mitchell pitched well in defeat.

North Reading 6, Hamilton-Wenham 3: The Generals scored three runs in the first inning, but couldn’t add any more. North Reading scored all of its runs in the fifth and sixth innings to drop Hamilton-Wenham to 6-11. Nick Tufts led off with a triple and scored on a Austin Michel single. Pete Duval and Brian Nichol each added RBI in the first inning. Tufts finished with a pair of triples and Michel pitched well for the Generals.

Masconomet 4, Triton 2: The Chieftains made it eight straight wins in windy conditions at home. Joe Klingensmith earned the win, allowing two runs and three hits over four innings. He struck out seven before giving way to Will Twiss, who struck out five and allowed only one hit over the final three innings.

Twiss hit a two-run single in the second inning and scored a run. Speros Varinos added two hits, and Greg Dougherty had a hit, walk, run, RBI and stolen base for Masco (14-5).

Salem Charter Academy 6, Cambridge Academy 4: Ben Cravens and Andrew Mesrobian each had two hits for the Navigators (4-8), while Brian Rodriguez got the win in six innings and nine strikeouts.

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Salem 4, Malden 1: The Witches finished the year on a high note, sweeping singles and picking up a solid victory. Senior co-captains Tahmid Raji (6-4, 6-1) and Aidan Scrimgeour (6-4, 7-6) won at first and second singles, respectively. Freshman Guthrie Scrimgeour wrapped up a tremendous season by winning 6-0, 6-1 at third singles. Guthrie Scrimgeour finished the year 16-1.

Senior Josh Lausier and sophomore Cole Jermyn teamed up to win 6-4, 6-3 at first doubles for Salem (6-11).

Ipswich 3, Amesbury 2: The Tigers swept doubles to finish the season 6-8. Murali Prasad and Forrest Finn won 6-1, 6-0 at first doubles and Sam Benford and Anton Eden did the job at second doubles, 6-1, 6-0. Ryan Davis had a victory at third singles, 6-0, 6-1, to put it away for Ipswich.

Lexington 3, St. John’s Prep 2: Chris Toner won a long match at first singles, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, and Dan Cunningham won at third singles, 6-0, 6-4, but the Eagles couldn’t muster another point. The Eagles (11-3) close their regular season against St. John’s of Shrewsbury tomorrow.

Swampscott 3, St. Mary’s 2: A doubles sweep courtesy of the teams of Ian Crimmins and Matt Gilberg and Sam Carmosino and Mike Pindrus helped the Big Blue improved to 16-1 on the season. Val Temin recorded Swampscott’s lone singles win at the No. 1 position, enabling the Big Blue’s victory.

Boston Latin 4, Marblehead 1: Senior Alex Rothbard and sophomore Michael Forte won at No. 2 doubles, 6-4, 6-1, at historic Sportsman’s Club in Dorchester. The Magicians (15-3) fell to one of the state’s top teams in a match that showed off the excellent shot making ability of both teams.

Masconomet 4, Beverly 1: Peter Coletti won at second singles, 6-4, 6-4, to account for Beverly’s only point. The Panthers (10-6) also had three-set losses at first singles and first doubles.

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Ipswich 4, Amesbury 1: The Tigers swept singles and qualified for the postseason as a result. Ashley Sulkin (6-2, 6-0), Lexi Lopez (6-3, 7-5) and Hannah Lynch (6-1, 6-1) did the damage at singles while Abby McCarthy and Kristin Klimowicz got the final point at first doubles (6-7, 6-2, 6-3). Ipswich finished the regular season at 7-7.

Malden 4, Salem 1: Ari Gaffney won at second singles, 6-0, 7-2 as the Witches (3-12) wrap up play tomorrow against Revere.

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HAMILTON-WENHAM 13, SALEM 1: Emily Gaucher scored five goals and Morgan Kimball made 10 saves as the Generals (14-4) handled the NEC South champs in their last tune-up before the state tournament. Nicole Forginer (two goals), Phoebe Shaw (goal, two assists), Anna Rourke (goal, two assists), Catherine Martin (goal, assist) and Julia Ferriera (goal, assist) all had multi-point efforts for H-W. Marie Morency, Hannah Johnson, Kayla Frain, Kendell Santin, Maggie Burns and Caroline Fallon led the charge on defense and Franny Ambrose and Santin also scored.

Peabody 18, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 14: Nicole Napolitano led the attack with seven goals and two assists for the Tanners (12-4). Mikayla York and Courtney Smith each had three goals and an assist, while Madison Doherty (two goals, one assist) and Bianca Muscato (one goal, two assists) also added to the scoring. Christa Trombley and Christy Feudo played well defensively and Cheyenne Jackson made seven saves in goal. Peabody led 12-4 at the half and shutout the Bulldogs in the second.

Beverly 13, Swampscott 4: Beverly goalie Ami Thompson had 15 saves in the final game of the regular season. Seniors Emily Sylvester, Abby Carnevale, Katie Ball, Katie Pietrini and Becca Kemmer all had goals for the Panthers (9-9). Chloe Durgan scored three goals for Swampscott and Lauren Sullivan added a goal as the Big Blue finished the season 3-17.

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Georgetown 9, Danvers 7: Freshman Jacob Mitchell’s four goals helped the Royals knock off Danvers (8-11).

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 6, Northeast 4: Cam Smallidge had three goals and one assist and Max Sciola, Ian Lefavour and Anthony Huntley had a goal each as the Bulldogs (8-9) kept their postseason hopes alive. North Shore led 2-1 at the half and used a big third quarter to increase their edge to 5-2. Luke Poloski, R.J. Conroy and Sean McDonough played well on defense for North Shore, which must win today to make the state tournament.

Marblehead 14, Hamilton-Wenham 5: Dean Fader netted four goals and two helpers as the Magicians move to 14-3 overall. Trevor Jones (three goals, one assist), Brad Knittle (three goals) and Ian Maag (two goals, one assist) also added to the scoring charge.

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Triton 10, Manchester Essex 5: Left fielder Nicole Bradley went 3-for-4 with a triple to highlight the Manchester Essex (1-14) performance.

Norte Dame-Tyngsboro 8, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 7: The Bulldogs (10-7) scored four runs in the top of the eighth, but Notre Dame responded with five runs of their own to win. Cassie Harris had three hits and two RBI, Courtney Remsen finished with two hits and Kaera Wyse had 12 strikeouts on the hill.

Marblehead 8, Swampscott 2: Michaela Leblanc gave up five hits and struck out seven batters as the Magicians improve to 13-6 overall. Leblanc also knocked in a run, right fielder Taylor Bouchard had a two RBI triple, and Emily Messinger and Alexa Brown each added one RBI.

agateHed:NORTH SHORE BASEBALL LEAGUE

Peabody 7, North Reading 0: Greg Ladd fired a complete game shutout for the Champions (2-0) while Derek Lyons went 3-for-4 at the dish and drove in a pair of runs. David Ruggiero had two hits, two runs and stole a base.