SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

April 19, 2013

Thursday's area roundup: Hamilton-Wenham baseball earns first win

By Gianna Addario
Staff Writer

---- — BASEBALL

Austin Michel took the the hill for Hamilton-Wenham yesterday and proved to be the stopper, striking out seven and leading the Generals to their first win of the year, 3-1, over Pentucket.

Matt Andre’s two run double in the sixth scored what proved to be the winning runs. Brian Nicholl doubled and scored on a squeeze by Henry Eagar earlier in the game and Eagar made a diving catch in foul ground to record the last out. Michel scattered four hits over seven innings in the victory.

Gr. Lawrence 10, NS Tech/Essex Aggie 7: The Bulldogs (3-4) trailed by eight and rallied but couldn’t come all the way back. Senior captain Bryan Jackson led the offense with two hits and two RBI and J.T. Bisazza doubled twice and also drove in a run.

Danvers 5, Burncoat 1: The Falcons won the championship game of the Panther Classic in Worcester and stayed perfect on the season at 7-0.

SOFTBALL

Peabody 9, Lynn English 3: The Tanners (4-0) scored six in the top of the eighth to remain unbeaten with an extra inning win. Shannon Piras knocked home the go-ahead run to ignite the rally and Olivia Brothers (3-for-5, three RBI) tripled to tie it 3-3 in the seventh. Shelbi Wilson struck out 10 and scattered seven hits, Jess Raymond was 2-for-4 with three RBI and Holly Smith singled and scored.

Pingree 15, berwick 4: Junior Christina Chalmers earned her second win in as many days by striking out eight and also had two hits and an RBI. Kesley Dion doubled, had two hits and three RBI for Pingree (3-1) and Gabby Muniz went 2-for-2 with three RBI and a double.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Manchester Essex 14, Swamspcott 3: Junior Brittany Smith had three goals and three assists and Megan Jones socred three times to power the Hornets (5-1) by the Big Blue.

Waring 15, Gann accademy 2: Junior captain Eleanor Lustig (five goals) recorded her 100th career goal as Waring improves to 3-1 on the season. Senior captain Emily Friend finished with four goals and five assists, while freshman goalie Grace Gustaferro was outstanding in her first career start.

BOYS LACROSSE

Beverly 12, Danvers 5: Ryan Shipp led all scorers with four goals and four assists and Ty Martz a tremendous game in the midfield as the Panthers improved to 6-1.

Melrose 9, Hamilton-Wenham 5: Senior attack Eddie Frick had three goals to lead the Generals (3-3) while J.D. Askwith and Brian Shaw also scored.

Bishop Fenwick 11, Quincy 9: Senior attack Troy Reinold had three goals and three assists as the Crusaders improved to 3-4. Kyle Russell chipped in three goals and two assists and sophomore Mark Nalesnik also had three goals. Senior goalie Jake Brennan made 14 saves while Chris Napolitano and P.J. Usalis also had goals.

St. John’s Prep 15. Walpole 5: Jack Sharrio scored five goals and one assist to help the Eagles to their fifth win of the season. Andrew Gallahue (two goals, four assists), Drew O’Connell (three goals) and Chris Casey (two goals) also contributed to the scoring attack. Derek Osbhar won 17 face-offs.

Masconomet 10, Lexington 3: The Chieftains improve to 5-2 on the season and will take on St. John’s Prep in the next round of the Creator’s Cup on Saturday. Max Craig had three goals and one assist, Cam Jun, Harry Cwik and Corey Tines all had two goals for Masco. Goalie Tighe Van Lenten made 16 saves and Dylan Mann went 12-for-16 from the face-off circle.

Wakefield 8, Salem 6: Matt Wilson scored a team-high two goals in Witches’ (5-2) loss yesterday. Craig Dennehy, Pete Flaherty, Matt Muse and Chad Coelho each had a goal, while Christian Costa finished with 11 saves in goal.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Endicott Splits: The Gulls (14-16) suffered their first league loss while splitting a doubleheader with Western New England with a 4-2 win and a 5-2 loss. Nell O’Connor went the distance Ipswich grad Kelley Michael hit a 3-run homer in the game Endicott win. Michael also had an RBI in the nightcap to give the Gulls the lead but WNEC battled back to earn the split.

Vikings sweep: Salem State (18-8) took both ends of a twinbill with UMass Dartmouth, 10-9 and 8-3. Lauren Garchinsky and Jenn Troussaint drew bases loaded walks to plate the tying and winning runs in the first game and Alyssa Bryan earned the win in relief and also homered. Bryan came back to go the distance in the nightcap, striking out five, and also helped herself with an RBI double as the Lady Vikings won their 12th in a row.

COLLEGE GOLF

Teal Wins Invitational: Endicott’s Austin Teal took home his first individual title, shooting a 2-under 70 at the Western New England Invitational at Veterans Memorial Course in Springfield. The Gulls also won the team title, outpacing WNEC by one stroke. Jackson Wyman was eighth for Endicott and Dan Sullivan and Zach Golojuch were 18th and 23rd.

MEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS

Eastern Nazarene 7, Gordon 2: The Scots dipped to 4-13.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE

Gordon 18, Worcester state 6: Anna Blomberg had ten points on six goals and four assists as the Fighting Scots improved to 11-2. Stephanie Fitzgerald contributed five goals in the winning effort.