, Salem, MA

April 18, 2013

Wednesday's area roundup: Ruotolo, Petrosino power Peabody to extra inning win

The Salem News

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The Peabody and Lynn Classical baseball teams played a lot of innings yesterday, but did very little scoring. Still, the Tanners’ 2-1 win in 15 innings had plenty of action.

Andrew McLaughlin and Pat Ruotolo combined on a gem for Peabody (5-1). McLaughlin started and went 6 1/3, allowing six hits and striking out seven. Ruotolo, who Peabody coach Mark Bettencourt intended to throw for only one inning, ended up earning the win by pitching 8 2/3 shutout innings of relief.

Ruotolo scattered five hits and walked two. He struck out 12 and surpassed the 300-strikeout mark in the process, becoming just the third pitcher in Peabody history to do so. His 306 career Ks rank him third behind Mike Proto (328) and Jeff Allison (378).

“That’s pretty good company,” Bettencourt said. “We knew he was coming up on it, but didn’t think it would come today.”

Peabody, which played error-free baseball, scored the game-winner thanks to a trio of sophomores. Tanner Moquin drew a one-out walk and was moved to second on Matt Correale’s sacrifice bunt. Mike Petrosino then drove in Moquin with a double.

Petrosino also scored Peabody’s first run when he singled in the first inning and scored on Frank Lowry’s double.

“It was such a pitcher’s duel and the defense was so incredible. Neither team was going to give in. It took an unorthodox move just to get someone in scoring position,” Bettencourt said. “Both teams had opportunities but all four pitchers bared down. Everybody was shutting people down.”

St. John’s sweeps Hopkinton: The Eagles won both ends of a doubleheader, 12-2 and 6-1, to move to 7-1. Brandon Bingel picked up his third win of the season, allowing one hit and one unearned run over four innings. He struck out seven batters and helped himself at the plate with two hits and two RBI. Paul Crehan (3-3, RBI), Nick Bragole (2-2, 3 RBI, 3 runs) and Alex Moore (2-2) also had multiple hits for St. John’s.

Keith Leavitt had a pair of hits and drove in three runs in the second game, and Moore ripped a two-run single in the fifth inning. Tommy Buonopane also had an RBI double for the Eagles.

St. John’s used three pitchers, but Evan Roberts earned the win after allowing one hit and one walk in a three-inning stint.

Danvers 20, Saugus 7: The Falcons trailed 7-5 going into the fifth inning but scored 11 times in the frame to take control. Danny Connors had three hits and three RBI, Raf Tylus added three hits and two RBI, Tyler Dustin contributed two hits and four RBI, and A.J. Couto pitched in with two hits and three RBI. Danvers improved to 6-0.

Bishop Fenwick 4, Austin Prep 0: Senior Andrew Lessard pitched seven complete innings, giving up three hits, walking three and striking out five. Gianni Esposito singled in a run and scored a run for the Crusaders (4-1), who won their fourth straight.

Revere 12, Salem 3: Matt LeBlanc had a pair of hits for the Witches, who fell to 0-4.

Triton 12, Hamilton-Wenham 7: Nick Tufts homered, stole a pair of bases, scored twice and reached in four of his five at-bats, but Triton rallied from six runs down to top the Generals.

Winthrop 9, marblehead 5: The Vikings scored four times in the second and Marblehead (2-2) couldn’t come all the way back. The Magicians scored three in the seventh as Tom Koopman had a three run double. Connor Green went 2-for-4 and one RBI and Brian Daly and Sam Stern each singled and scored. Jake Marsden also had an RBI single.


Beverly 9, Lynn English 3: Sophomore Emily Pitman struck out eight and tossed a three hitter as the Panthers improved to 2-2. Junior Taytum Geary drove in a pair of runs, as did freshman Ally Cabral, and senior Natalie Shea went 3-for-4 with one RBI.

Masconomet 3, Triton 2: The Chieftains improved to 1-1 on the season, behind strong pitching from Rachel Shamon. The score was tied at 2-2 going into the bottom of the seventh. Senior captain Sami Martin led off with a single, Erin Campbell walked and Alex Mendelsohn had the game-winning RBI single.

Danvers 11, Saugus 0: Kendall Meehan took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and ended up striking out 10 and allowing just one hit as the Falcons stayed perfect at 4-0. Meehan helped herself at the dish, going 3-for-4 with two RBI, while Chrissy Gikas was 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI and Caitlin McBride went 3-for-4 with three RBI.

Pingree 13, Newton Country Day 0: Jill Witwicki hit a grand slam and junior Christina Chalmers struck out 13 while allowed three hits and the Highlanders moved to 2-0. Gabby Muniz hit two triples and went 4-for-4 for Pingree and Kelsey Dion had a bases clearing triple as well.

Georgetown 4, Ipswich 2: Jill Lombard tripled home Caroline Lynch, who had singled, as the Tigers rally fell just short. Freshman Sydney Law gave up six hits in a very solid her varsity debut.

Bishop Fenwick 18, East Boston 4: Sophomore catcher Gabby Hart had four hits and four RBI, sophomore designated hitter Brianna Hemeon had three hits and three RBI, and junior second baseman Jenn Crovo added two hits and two RBI as Fenwick rolled to a win in five innings. Natalie Moore was the winning pitcher, not surrendering a hit over four innings while striking out a pair for the Crusaders (3-3).


Marblehead 16, Beverly 6: Meggie Collins (three goals, three assists) and Emily Freedland (five goals) converted every shot they took as the Magicians improved to 7-1. Tyler Phillips had five draw controls and three goals, Pam Gregory had a goal and four assists and Cassie Rodgers scored twice for Marblehead.

Pingree 10, Newton Country day 4: Senior Liz Jayne scored five goals while Peyton Beatrice, Caroline Winslow, KatLyn Oliver and Molly Smith also scored. Senior Maura Grady made 13 saves and Maggie Grinnell and Monica Manning were very strong on defense.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 12, Dracut 9: Defense carried the Bulldogs (3-3) to the win with excellent effort coming from goalie Kiley Morgan and defenders Kayla Morgan, Brittany Sopher and Brianne Consentino. Courtney Panaro led the offense with six goals and Jennifer Lutes contributed three goals.

Peabody 15, Swampscott 4: Sarah Napolitano (2 goals, 3 assists), Nicole Napolitano (3-2), Bianca Muscato (3-1) and Madison Doherty (2-0) scored multiple goals for Peabody (4-1). Courtney Smith, Sarah Godschall, Christine Feudo and Aly Bortone each had one goal for the Tanners while Tori Ploumbidis stood out defensively.

Lauren Sullivan scored twice for Swampscott and Bridget Lawless and Chloe Dorgan each had one goal.


Waring 14, Gann Academy 6: Ted Lyman (4 goals, 4 assists), Henry Lewis (5-1) and Jack Stanton (3-3) had the big offensive games for Waring (2-1) while freshman Mike Kuznetsov scored his first varsity goal. Senior Frank Radochia and sophomore Alex Berthoud also powered a strong defensive effort for Waring.


Marblehead 71, Swampscott 65: Nate Fowler, A.J. Ernst, Ian McIver and Chris Brady combined to a 3:41 in the 4x400 to win the event and clinch the meet for the Magicians (3-0). Josh Beloff won the 100, 200, long jump and triple jump to lead Marblehead. Conrad Rousseau also won the 400 hurdles and 110 hurdles.Rob Seymour doubled in the shot (50-10) and the discus (105-8), but the Big Blue (1-2) lost a close one to the Magicians. Matt Mahoney (2-mile, 10:04), Peter Hale (mile, 4:41), Declan McClung (400, 52.8), Noah Conti (800, 2:04) and Aiden Brawley (javelin, 143-2) all had first place finishes for Swampscott.

Salem 110, Lynn Classical 25: Jon Crimble had an outstanding day for the Witches (2-1) taking first in the 100, 400, long jump and triple jump. Aaron Palmer doubled in the 110 hurdles and 200, while Anand Petel (2 mile), Emilio Beato (800), Ben Satterwhite (high jump), Jarred Louf-Woods (shot put) and Connor Duncan (javelin) all placed first in their respective events.

Peabody 100, Beverly 36: The Tanners moved to 3-0 behind solid performances from Manny Vieira (javelin, 131-0), Erico Cordeiro (800, 2:13), David Tramonte (200, 23.2), Christian Cedullo (100, 11.1), Doug Connolly (high jump, 6-2), Tyler O’Shea (shot put, 42-3), and Alex Marcus (2-mile, 10:34).

Michael Black won the 500 (53.6) for the Panthers (0-3) while Dylan Perry won the mile (4:48) and Matt Heckman won the long jump (20-3 3/4).


Peabody 84, Beverly 52: Double-winners Heather MacLean (400,58.7 and long jump, 16-7), Pam Zabala (shot put, 35-5 and discus, 110) and Catarina Rocha (2-mile, 10:33 and javelin, 98-6) helped Peabody improve to 3-0. Hayley Dowd won the 100 (13.5) and Lauren Barrett took the mile (5:23 mile) for Peabody.

Kendall Davy had an outstanding day for Beverly (1-2), winning the 100 hurdles (16.2), the high jump (5-feet) and the 200 (27.9). Mary Cate Flaherty won the 800 (2:32) and Madison Shropshire took the triple jump (32-8). The teams also made 200 ribbons and honored the victims of the recent Boston Marathon bombings.


Marblehead 5, Winthrop 0: Junior first singles player Miles Barry took his match 6-2, 6-1 as the Magicians move to 2-1 on the season. Griffin Butterfield (6-1, 6-2), Noah Hodgkins (6-1, 6-1) also had wins in singles play, while Alex Rothbard/Michael Forte and David Leahy/Max Eidelman took the wins in doubles action.

Beverly 5, Revere 0: Both of the Panthers’ doubles teams picked up their first varsity wins to highlight the victory. Senior Connor Irving and junior Ryan Santo cruised, 6-0, 6-0, at first doubles while freshmen Roman Carnevale and Skylar Crean won 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 (tie-breaker) at second doubles. Josh Cronin (6-1, 6-1), Peter Coletti (6-3, 6-4) and Antuan Tran (6-0, 6-0) were each victorious at singles for Beverly (3-0).


Beverly 5, Revere 0: Meggie Manzo (6-0,6-0), Jill Morneau (6-1,6-0) and Maddie Tremblay (6-0,6-2) swept the singles competition to help the Panthers stay undefeated at 3-0 this season. In doubles action, Ruby Murphy/Teyah Fasheh (6-1,6-1) and Veronica Mun/Maddie Frisella (4-6,6-2,6-2) also took home victories.

North Reading 3, Ipswich 2: The Tigers (2-1) dropped their firs match of the season, but saw wins from second singles player Hannah Lynch (3-6, 6-0, 6-4) and first doubles team Abby McCarthy/Kristin Klimowicz (6-2, 6-7, 7-1).

Peabody 5, Salem 0: The Tanners (4-0) swept behind wins from Rachael Gillis (6-1, 6-3), Winger Ma (6-1, 6-2), Dany Chhan (6-1, 6-4) and Anna Grimalyak/Kayla Hodas (6-1, 6-1) and Beverly Ejofor/Ashley Eddy (6-0, 6-0) completed the sweep.

Danvers 5, Gloucester 0: The Falcons improved to 2-0 behind singles wins from Rachel Ziner (6-1, 6-0), Sam Vocatura (6-2, 6-0) and Kelley McCarthy (6-2, 6-2). Raquel Leslie and Ellen Gagnon won at first doubles (6-2, 6-2) and Jenn Leuke and Alissa Feldman prevailed at second doubles (6-2, 6-1) to account for the sweep.


St. John’s Prep 3, Central Catholic 0: The Eagles improved to 8-0 with 25-22, 25-19, 25-19 wins. Sophomore middle hitter Jake Burt had 11 kills and eight blocks to lead the way for St. John’s.


UMass Boston 5, Salem State 1: The Vikings (16-11) were limited to two hits by former Gloucester star Lucas Igles and fell at home. Kevin Church threw 1 1/3 innings for Salem State and Swamspcott High grad Sean O’Brien pitched 2/3 of an inning.

Southern maine 7, Endicott 0: Harry Orginger and Colin Sitarz each had two hits but the Gulls (19-11) couldn’t turn them into runs as Souther Maine, ranked No. 1 in New England, won its 19th straight while snapping Endicott’s five game winning streak.

Bates 11, Gordon 1: The Fighting Scots fell to 16-11 on the season in a non-conference loss in Maine.


Gordon 11, Roger Williams 10 (OT): Stephanie Fitzgerald’s unassisted goal in overtime lifted Gordon (10-2) to a victory on the road. Fitzgerald scored four times, Jane Dietrich had goals and Danielle Maguire made 12 saves for the Fighting Scots.


Roger Williams 13, Gordon 4: The Fighting Scots (2-12) fell on the road in Rhode Island and have their regular season final upcoming agaisnt Nichols next week.

Western Conn. 11, Salem State 7: Andy Rice had four of his team’s seven goals and Salem State had it tied at halftime but the hosts pulled away in the third quarter. Ben Melaugh had a goal and two assists and Ryan Savini and Dave Finlay also scored but the Vikings dipped to 7-5, 0-4 in conference play.


Endicott 7, Wentworth 2: The Gulls won their third straight league game with doubles wins by Ben Randlett/Eric Gandrup and Evan Ross/Michael Dolph. Jake Cohen, Tim Forance and Michael Lauretano won singles matches along with Dolph and Ross.


Endicott sweeps: The Gulls (13-15, 12-0 CCC) got back on track by sweeping Nichols, 6-0 and 9-0, in a doubleheader. Cameron Sprague struck out nine in one shutout for Endicott and Nell O’Connor fanned six to earn her seventh win in the other. Jesse Bilafer had four combined RBI, Bryne Katz had three and Jocelyn Russo had four hits, four RBI and scored four runs.