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August 1, 2013

Wednesday's area roundup: Beverly advances to Lou Thompkins playoff semifinals this weekend at home


The Salem News

---- — agateHed:LOU THOMPKINS BASEBALL LEAGUE

BEVERLY 4, bEDFORD 2: James Ingemi threw a complete game six-hitter, striking out eight and needing only 77 pitches for the win as Beverly (16-5) rolled into this weekend’s Lou Thompkins League Tournament of Champions semifinals by sweeping Bedford in two straight playoff quarterfinal games.

Shortstop Anthony DiOrio went 2-for-3 with two runs scored for the winners while Dave Maher was also 2-for-3 with two RBI; his double plated DiOrio in the bottom of the sixth to snap a 2-2 tie. Andy Brown followed that up with an RBI single to score Maher. Outfielder Craig Hall also had an outstanding game defensively for Beverly.

The Thompkins semifinals (2 and 5 p.m.) and Sunday’s championship final will all be held this weekend at Cooney Field in Beverly.

agateHed:NORTH SHORE GIRLS SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Bishop Fenwick 57, Wakefield 29: Chandler Wilder led three players in double-figured with 17 points as the Crusaders took care of the Warriors and stayed alive in the double-elimination playoffs. Kate Lipka scored 15 points and Colleen Corcoran added 12, while Wakefield’s leading scorer was Daniella Iannuzzi with 13.

Beverly also advanced by Lynnfield last night, so they’ll play Fenwick in the late game tonight. The winner of that game will play the loser of the Masconomet/Ipswich “winner’s bracket” contest next week.

agateHed:FUTURES COLLEGIATE BASEBALL LEAGUE

Nashua 6, North Shore 1: The visiting Knights scored five times in the seventh to send the Navigators (22-20) to their second straight loss. Eddie Reese had a sacrifice fly in the ninth that plated Derek Hirsch as North Shore broke up the shutout and starting pitcher Justin Davis allowed just one run in six innings. North Shore retains a two-game lead for an FCBL playoff spot with a week to go in the regular season.