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April 25, 2013

Wednesday's area roundup: Danvers' Meehan throws perfect game


The Salem News

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Danvers pitcher Kendall Meehan has been on her game this season. With four shutouts this spring, the junior ace pitched a perfect game on 42 pitches with two strikeouts in the Falcons’ 13-0 win over Lynn English yesterday.

“She hit her spots well,” said head coach Tara Petrocelli. “Good for her.”

The victory puts Danvers at 6-0 on the season heading into today’s NEC matchup against Beverly.

Caitlin McBride continued to impress at the plate goint 4-for-5 with five RBI and three runs scored, inlclduing a double and three-run homer. Brittany Dougal and Julia Saggese both finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and senior second baseman Chrissy Gikias went 2-for-4 with two RBI and four runs scored.

North Shore Tech/ Essex Aggie 14, Greater Lawrence 0: Kaera Wyse and Kaylyn County combined for the no-hitter, 11 strikoutes and one walk. Wyse had three-run homer, while Emma Bouchard went 2-for-4 with two RBI, Kaitlin Gueirn finished with three RBI and Alyssa Kane had two hits in the victory for the Bulldogs (5-2).

Bishop Fenwick 10, Archbishop Williams 0: Natalie Moore went the distance and got the win, giving up two hits and striking out three. Sophomore catcher Gabby Hart went 3-for-3 with three RBI, while Gianna Pizzano and Jen Crovo both went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and one RBI.

Winthrop 4, Peabody 0: Alex Romano and Olivia Brothers both went 2-for-4, but Peabody (5-1) suffered its first loss of the season.

Marblehead 4, LYnn Classical 3: Marblehead (4-3) improved to 4-1 in NEC play after beating LC for the first time in seven seasons in a come-from-behind win after the Magicians trailed 3-0. Michaela LeBlanc was the winning pitcher for Marblehead (4-3) and came up with a big bunt single to lead off the seventh. Rachel McKay followed with a RBI triple and Sara Bornstein singled in McKay for the game-winner. Olivia Venner was 2-for-3.

Amesbury 17, Ipswich 0: Carolyn Lynch tripled, while freshman Sydney Law was solid in relief for the Tigers (2-4).

Salem 7, Saugus 6: Freshman Hayley Jellison blasted a solo-homer in the bottom of the sixth inning as Salem (2-5) came back from a four-run deficit. Jellison was 3 for 4 with a double, three RBI andtwo runs scored, Desiree Martin was 3-for-4 with three runs scoredand five stolen bases and catcher Rachael Zipper was 2-for-4 on the day.

Lynnfield 8, ME 5: Jade Palladino hurled a complete game, six-hitter for Lynnfield (5-2).

Cailey Lafferty pitched well in defeat, and Nicole Bradley (2 hits) and Kelsi Field (RBI triple) paced the Hornets’ offense.

BASEBALL

Beverly 11, Swampscott 3: Beverly (6-2) saw Matt Hamor blast a three-run homer as part of a 3-for-4, five-RBI day. Luke McDonald had two hits and two RBI; Eric Messina went the distance on the mound for the win; and Anthony DiOrio smashed a two-run homer for the Panthers.

Ryan January belted a two-run homer for Swampscott (2-6).

Mystic Valley 3, NST/EA 2: Junior Andrew Gallione had a double, two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base for NST/EA (3-6) while senior captain Bryan Jackson contributed three hits and two RBI in the win.

Andover 10, Pingree 0: Nick Antanucci went to 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles as the the Highlanders drop to 3-5. Jeffrey DePiero pitched well and Pingree saw solid play from Hossam Hamdan.

St. John’s Prep 6, B.C. High 5: Paul Crehan had a three-run double to guide the Eagles (9-1) to their ninth straight victory. Tyler Noe went 2-for-2 with a run scored, Nick Bragole and Tommy Bounopane each had a RBI single. Brandon Bingel got the win in five innings of work, struck out four and walked one.

Marblehead 9, Lynn Classical 4: Junior right-hander John Cavolina went the distance despite giving up 10 hits as Marblehead (3-4) snapped a four-game losing skid. Trey Blackmer was 2-for-3 with four RBI, Brian Daly was 3-for-4 with three singles and a run scored, leadoff Connor Green was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI and Scott Doran was 2-for-3 with two singles.

Peabody 16, Winthrop 2: Andrew McLaughlin whiffed 13 hitters in five innings of work for Peabody ( 8-1) which is undefeated in NEC play at 6-0. Sophomore Ryan Collins was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI, George Tsonis was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI and sophomore catcher Danny Kohn was 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored in the first varsity appearance of his career.

H-W 2, Newburyport 1 (9): Sophomore Austen Michel was a beast on the mound for H-W (2-3) going 8 and a third innings before Pete Duval came in to finish the game. Team captain Brian Nicoll led off the ninth inning with a double and then took third on a passed ball before Ted Hogan knocked him in for the game-winning run with a single up the middle.

Danvers 4, Lynn English 0: Junior righty Ryan Kelleher out-dueled Lynn English ace Ben Bowden with a complete-game, one-hitter. Kelleher struck out five and walked a pair, throwing only 85 pitches in the victory.

Danvers scored its only run in the bottom of the fifth. Freshman Andrew Olszak hit a one-out single, then English committed back-to-back errors to score Danvers’ first run. Joe Strangie then laced a two-run single and Ray Arocho contributed a sacrifice fly. Danny Connors continued to play well defensively at second base for Danvers, which improved to 9-0.

Rockport 8, Manchester Essex 1: The Hornets slipped to 1-4. Max Nesbit and Henry Gedney each had two hits for Manchester Essex and Kevin Carter added one hit and a run.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Bishop Fenwick 21, St. Mary’s 3: Annette Ruggiero and Grace Celona both had six goals for Bishop Fenwick (5-5) while Caroline Crawford contributed four goals and Vicky Caruso chipped in two goals.

Worcester Academy 17, Waring 15: Senior captain Emily Friend had seven goal in Waring’s (3-2) loss. Maddie Crowley played great in goal with 15 saves.

Beverly 10, Newburyport 9: The Panthers (3-3) controlled the first with a 7-4 at the break, before Newburyport made a run in the second. Camden Vitale finished with four goals and one assist, Grace Otterbein had three goals and one assist and Katie Peitrini played well on defense and added a goal. Ami Thompson was strong in goal for the win.

Hamilton-Wenham 11, Wilmington 9: The Generals boosted their record to 5-1 thanks to 12 saves from goalie Morgan Kimball and two goals and five assists from Emily Gaucher. Catherine Martin (3 goals), Catherine Ecker (2-1), Phoebe Shaw (2-1), Nicole Foringer (1-0) and Julia Ferreira (1-0) also scored for H-W.

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Pingree 15, Beaver Country Day 5: Pingree’s (3-2) starting attack of freshman Max Trotsky (four goals, two assists), sophomore Carter Rossano (four goals, four assists) and senior Pat Sheehan (three goals, one assist) scored 11 out of the Highlanders 15 goals. Keeper Christopher Usseglio had a shutout in the second half.

NST/EA 9, Greater Lowell 6: Logan Gilliland (three goals, one assist), Cam Smallidge (two goals) and Ian LeFavour (two goals, two assists) carried the NST/EA (2-6) offense.

BOYS TENNIS

Beverly 3, Gloucester 2: No. 1 singles player Josh Cronin was victorious in his match, 6-0, 6-2 to help preserve the Panthers’ (5-0) undefeated record. Peter Coletti (6-1, 7-5) and Connor Irving/Ryan Santon (6-4, 6-3) also had wins for Beverly.

St. John’s Prep 5, Catholic Memorial 0: The Eagles remain perfect on the season at 5-0 with wins from, Chris Toner (6-1, 6-0), Nico Limacher (6-0, 6-1), Dan Cunningham (6-0, 6-0), John Shaffer/Sean Nork (6-0, 6-0) and Chase Davis/Matteo Jacomi (6-2, 6-0).

Phillips Exeter 5, Pingree 0: Hayden Steward took his first singles match to three sets (6-3, 2-6, 2-6), but took the loss for the Highlanders (1-4).

MascoNOMET 4, Ipswich 1: The doubles teams of Jack Roscoe and Nick Drago (6-2, 6-0) as well as Sam Gordon and Clay Greenberg (7-5, 6-4) prevailed in straight sets as the Chieftains improved to 4-1. Masco’s first two singles players also won with Alex Fizz winning 6-3, 6-0, and Jon Cabour prevailing in a 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3 match.

Murali Prasad won 6-2, 6-3 at third singles for Ipswich (1-4).

Swampscott 5, LE 0: Matt Jacobs (6-0, 6-0), Val Temin (6-0, 6-0) and Mike Pindrus (6-2, 6-1) swept the singles matches for the Big Blue (5-0) while Ian Crimmins/Matt Gilberg (4-6, 6-2, 6-0) and Sam Carmosino/Moevon Dennis (6-2, 7-5) cruised in doubles play.

Marblehead 5, Revere 0: Chris Wigglesworth (6-0, 6-1), Dimitri Vlassov (6-3, 6-1) and Jason Frost (6-3, 6-3) prevailed in singles play for the Magicians, while Alex Rothbard/Michael Forte (6-0, 6-1) and David Leahy/Max Eidelman (6-0, 6-0) did likewise in doubles.

GIRLS TENNIS

Swampscott 5, LYNN ENGLISH 0: Anna Raptunovich (6-0, 6-0), Vivien Gere (6-0, 6-0) and Veronica Pyatigorskaya (6-0, 6-0) took every point in singles play for Swampscott (5-0). Allegra Walker and Jessica Zolott won at first doubles (6-0, 6-0) while Natalyia Andrushchenkes and Michelle Schnayder topped second doubles (6-3, 6-1).

Masconomet 5, Ipswich 0: The Chieftains (4-2) swept in singles play with wins from Danielle Dunn (6-2, 6-1), Lexi Palumbo (6-0, 6-0) and Rebecca Costa (6-3, 6-2). In doubles action, Claudia Marsh/Ava Reiniche (6-4, 6-5) and Alexa Ina/Emily Miller (6-2, 6-0) were victorious for Masco.

Marblehead 5, Revere 0: Annie Ryan (6-1, 6-0) Meghan Gabel (6-1, 6-1) and Anna Valuev (6-0, 6-0) all had wins in singles play for the Magicians (3-0). Alice Yufa/ Hannah Cohen (6-0, 6-0) and Liz Leyken/Eliza Fitzgerald (6-0, 6-0) swept in doubles action.

Saugus 4, Salem 1: First doubles Marlena Udden/Kayti LeFrancois (6-4, 3-6, 6-4) picked up the lone Salem (0-6) win while third singles Kim Barzola and second singles Catherine Majeski both lost tough, three-set matches.

Peabody 5, Winthrop 0: Rachael Gillis (6-1, 6-0), Winger Ma (6-1, 6-0) and third Dany Chhan (6-0, 6-0) helped Peabody improve to 5-1 by sweeping the singles matches. First doubles Kayla Hodas/Beverly Ejiofor (6-0, 6-2) and second doubles Eleni Petromelis/Ashley Eddy (6-4, 6-1) also won for the Tanners.

Danvers 3, Lynn Classical 2: The Falcons swept doubles for the victory, including a 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) clincher from the No. 2 team of Alyssa Feldman and Kelley McCarthy. Raquel Leslie and Ellen Gagnon won at first doubles, 6-3, 6-3 for Danvers (3-1). Rachel Ziner cruised at No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-0).

VOLLEYBALL

St. John’s Prep 3, Catholic Memorial 0: SJP (9-2) made quick work of Catholic Memorial (25-4,25-9, 25-11) as sophomore middle hitter Ethan Talkov (five kills and five blocks) and sophomore libero Evan MacMullin (nine digs) had solid games.

BOYS TRACK

Newburyport 83, HAMILTON-WENHAM 61: The Generals dropped to 1-3 despite double winner Tyler Mulley, who set a school record in the 400 hurdles (59.0) and also won the javelin. Shawn Kotch topped the 110 hurdles while Wyatt Howell, Riley Frackleton, Kyle Maybury and John Dyer captured the 4X100 relay with a time of 47.1.

Marblehead 76, Danvers 55: Josh Beloff won the long jump, triple jump and 200 and anchored the winning 4x100 relay team to highlight Marblehead’s victory. Chris Wiley, Alex Fusejni and Evan Touch joined Beloff on the relay team. Conrad Rousseau (400 hurdles), Chris Brady (400), John Howard (800), Derek Dumais (shot put), and Ian McIver (javelin) also won events for the Magicians (4-0).

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HAMILTON-WENHAM 111, Newburport 44: Leslie Bynum won the javelin and the discus, Vanessa Morris topped the long jump and the 100, and Emma Bean was first in the 400 and 200 for H-W (3-1). Addie Shira won the triple jump and Morris, Kasey Cannister, Maddy Bukkhegyi and Kristen Heffernan won the 4X100 relay (53.3).

Marblehead 80, Danvers 56: Marblehead (4-0) won both relays and got individual victories from Carlyn McGrath (400 hurdles), Janaya Randall (2-mile), Anna Barrel (mile), Paige Ferrucci (800), Kelly Roland (javelin), and Monica Thorne (long jump).

Erin St. Pierre qualified for states in the hurdles (17.3) and Cat Dominick qualified for states in the two mile (12:30) for Danvers (2-2). Other Falcons with personal bests and first place finishes were Ashley Brooks in the high jump (5-2), Lexy Bean in the 200 (26.8) and Corrine Previte in the 400 (61.9).

COLLEGE BASEBALL

SSU Swept: Framingham State defeated the Vikings 2-0 and 5-3 to hand SSU its first two Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference losses of the season.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Endicott drops two: Tufts defeated Endicott 3-2 and 9-0. Cameron Spargue took a complete-game loss in the opener while Lindsey Read and Sam DiBella each had RBI singles for the Gulls. Endicott was no-hit in the second game.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

Worcester State 16, SSU 5: Bridget Dullea scored a hat trick for the Vikings (4-8).

Western New England 19, Endicott 17: Holly Davis scored seven goals and had one assist and Kelly Tierney produced five goals and six assists for the Gulls (10-7, 7-1 CCC), but it wasn’t enough as they closed the regular season with a loss.

MEN’S LACROSSE

Endicott 13, Western New England 12: Sam Ozycz won 27 of 28 faceoffs, Nick Pinciaro scored four goals, and Harrison Cotter added three — including the game-winner — as Endicott finished with the Commonwealth Coast Conference regular season championship. Josh Tordik contributed one goal and three assists for the Gulls (12-5, 7-1 CCC).

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Nichols 9, Endicott 0: The Gulls finished the regular season at 10-7 overall (5-3 CCC).

Gordon 9, Curry 0: Zach Hall highlighted the Fighting Scots’ win with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at first singles. Gordon improved to 6-13.