, Salem, MA

April 27, 2013

Friday's area roundup: Peabody softball gets back in win column

The Salem News


Peabody 13, Marblehead 1: The Tanners took care of business in six innings, plating seven runs in the fifth and slugging three homers. Holly Smith (3-4, 2 RBI, HR), Jess Raymond (4-4, 2 RBI), Olivia Brothers (2-4, 2 RBI, HR), and Michelle McHugh (4-4, 3 RBI, HR) carried the big bats for Peabody (6-1). Kaylee Brazil and Mikayla Wallace each added two hits for Peabody while Shelbi Wilson threw a three-hitter with nine strikeouts.

Salem 6, Gloucester 2: For the second consecutive game Desiree Martin stole five bases for the Witches (3-5). Martin also had three hits and scored two runs. Jojo Coleman went 2 for 4 with a stolen base and three RBI, Rachael Zipper drove in a run and played well behind the plate, and Sydney Hanford stood out at second base while also contributing a hit, two walks, a run and a stolen base.

Winsor 3, Pingree 2: Gabby Muniz had a RBI single and Nora Sullivan hit a solo homer to drive in the two runs for the Highlanders (4-2). Haley Sabino and June Kiely played well defensively.

Whittier 3, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 7: Krystal Dion hit a solo home run to lead off the Bulldogs’ (5-3) sixth inning run. Kaera Wyse finished with a triple and two RBI, Emma Bouchard added two hits.


Gloucester 1, Salem 0: Junior Bryan Lora allowed just three hits and an unearned run while fanning six, but the Witches (0-7) came out on the wrong side of a pitcher’s duel at home. Josh McRae had a pair of hits for Salem and catcher Austin Connolly played well behind the dish.

Bancroft 4, Pingree 2: Freshman Cal Perry continued to pitch well in relief with 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Erik Larsen and Nick Antenucci both went 2-for-3 for the Highlanders (3-6).


Masconomet 4, Newburyport 1: The Chieftains (4-1) swept doubles play with wins from Jack Roscoe/Nick Drago (6-3, 3-6, 6-4) and Sam Gordon/Cam Coleburn (6-2, 6-1). Jon Cabour (6-1, 6-1) and Cam Netland (6-0, 6-1) picked up singles wins for Masco.

Phillips Exeter 4, St. John’s Prep 3: The Eagles lost 10-8 in a super tie-breaker to lose a close match that doesn’t count in their MIAA record. Dan Cunningham (6-4, 3-6, 10-1) and Ian Wright (6-2, 6-1) each won singles matches for the Eagles. Cunningham also teamed up with Nico Limacher for an 8-3 win in doubles, and Wright and Alec McNiff also won at doubles 9-8 (7-5).

Hamilton-Wenham 3, Pentucket 2: Woody Watson took the first singles match (6-1, 6-1) to help the Chieftains improve to 3-1. Joe Love won at second singles (6-4, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles team Frankie Bucco/Jack Hopkins (1-6, 6-4, 6-1) pull out the win.


Marblehead 5, Peabody 0: The Magicians move to 5-0 on the season with wins from Tory Booth (6-0, 6-0), Annie Ryan (6-0, 6-0), Sarah Katz (6-1, 6-2), Meghan Gabel/Kelly Mealey (6-0, 6-1) and Amanda Gilberg/Meagan Hanratty (6-0, 6-2)

Dany Chhan played well at third singles despite the loss. The Tanners slipped to 5-2 overall.

Gloucester 3, Salem 2: The Witches (0-7) came very close to picking up their first win of the season. Madison Ballou won at third singles (4-6, 6-1, 6-4) and Katie Dube and Jessi Tassineri combined for a win at second doubles (6-4, 7-5) to account for the Salem points. Ari Gaffney lost in three sets at first singles in the deciding match.

Bishop Fenwick 5, Matignon 0: Bishop Fenwick (6-2) saw Demi Velonis (6-1, 6-0), Sara Kanarkiewicz (6-2, 6-2) and Meredith Maguire (6-0, 6-0) control singles play while Megan McGunigle/Jeena DeFrancesco (7-6, 6-1) and Sophia DiPietro/Nicole Russell (6-4, 6-4) swept the doubles matches.

Swampscott 5, LC 0: The Big Blue improved to 6-0 as Anna Raptunovich (6-0, 6-1), Vivien Gere (6-0, 6-0), Veronica Pyatigorskaya (6-0, 6-0) took first, second and third singles respectively while Allegra Walker/Jessica Zolott (6-1, 6-0) and Anya Peterson/Natalyia Andrushchenko (6-3, 6-3) won the doubles matches.

Masconomet 3, Hamilton-Wenham 2: No. 2 singles Evelyn Harbert won her match (6-4, 5-7, 10-4) as the Chieftains move to 5-2 overall. Ava Reiniche was solid at third singles (6-4, 6-2) and second doubles team Samantha Moynihan/Alexa Ina were victorious (6-3, 6-3).

H-W’s (2-2) Caroline Gribbell (6-1, 6-0) topped first singles while first doubles Caroline Flores and Colleen Ford won 7-5,6-2.


Brooks 14, Pingree 4: Carter Rossano and Max Trotsky each scored two goals to highlight Pingree’s performance. The Highlanders slipped to 3-3.

Waring 11, Boston Trinity 5: Junior Charlie Mitchell (Beverly) has six goals as Waring improves to 4-2 on the season. Teddy Lyman finished with three assists and Anders Erikson turned away 19 shots.


bISHOP FENWICK 19, pEABODY 14: Annette Ruggiero paced the Crusaders (6-5) with seven goals, while Lexi Rose and Anna Moulton each had three goals in the win. Grace Celona and Tessa McLaughlin both finished with a pair of goals.

Courtney Smith scored six goals and added an assist, Nicole Napoliatano scored three goals and dished out a pair of helpers, and Madison Doherty produced three goals and one assist for the Tanners, who defeated Newton South 16-14 on Thursday. Sarah Godschall and Megan Poverman also scored for Peabody (5-2), and Sarah Napolitano contributed two assists.

Waring 21, Montrose 11: Senior captain Emily Friend and junior captain Eleanor Lustig both scored five goals as Waring (4-2) avenged last year’s loss to Montrose to move to 4-0 in the Independent Girls Conference. Goalie Maddie Crowley and defensive players Ayla Rahala and Brooklyn Stam shut down Montrose offense.


Bridgewater State 20, Salem State 7: Bridget Dullea had three goals and Erin Riley had two goals and an assist, but the Lady Vikings fell to 4-9 on the road. Goalie Alex Varoutsos made 21 saves for Salem State.