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May 14, 2013

Monday's area roundup: Peabody baseball earns NEC Large title


The Salem News

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Peabody 4, Lynn English 3: Maynard Wheeler went 3-for-3, with two runs scored and three stolen bases as the Tanners (15-2) earned a share of the Northeastern Conference title with the win. Ryan Collins finished 2-for-3, one RBI and two stolen bases. Junior Andrew McLaughlin improves to a career-best 6-0 on the season, with seven strikeouts, three walks and allowed just four hits.

Swampscott 2, Saugus 1: Trevor Massey picked up the win on the mound, gave up just one run and one walk, while striking out six for the Big Blue (7-9). Left fielder Corey Carmody made a heads-up play to throw the tying run out at the plate in the sixth inning to preserve the lead.

NoblE 10, Pingree 0: Nick Antenucci and Hossam Hamdan played well for the Highlanders (6-10).

Beverly 9, Revere 2: Captain Alex Toomey blasted two home runs and finished with five RBI while Anthony DiOrio hit a three-run bomb as the Panthers (12-4) rolled. Matt Hamor added an RBI single while Luke McDonald doubled and scored two runs. Eric Messina threw five innings of shutout ball for the win, improving to 4-2 while allowing just two hits while being around the plate all afternoon. Senior Jay Richardson closed it out on the hill for the Orange-and-Black, while second baseman Cam Rogers made a spectacular play in shallow right field for the catch.

Salem 7, Lynn Classical 6: In the seniors’ last home game, Ben Kapnis had a triple, double and two singles while scoring twice, stealing and base and knocking in a run as Salem (3-10) held on for the win. Fellow seniors Cody Mercier added a bunt single, three stolen bases and scored a run while Greg Spiliotis had two hits, a stolen base and two RBI. Troy Curtin, another senior, went 6 1/3 innings for his first varsity win, striking out six. Junior Bryan Lora got the save.

DANVERS 8, WINTHROP 1: The Falcons (15-1) broke open a tight game with three runs in the fifth inning. A.J. Couto was 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored to power the offense while Dan Connors was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI and Anthony Garron also went 2-for-2, including a double, and scored three times. Brandon Hyde earned his sixth win of the season; the lefty allowed two hits over six innings before giving way to Ryan Kelleher to close things out.

Archbishop Williams 4, bishop Fenwick 2 (8 innings): Playing extra innings for the third straight game, Fenwick (12-4 overall) got a great outing from Joe Levasseur as the senior righty went the distance on the hill, allowing six hits and no walks with a half-dozen strikeouts. Levasseur also blasted a solo home run and scored his team’s other run when Eric Razney knocked him in. Fenwick hurt themselves by leaving nine runners on base, including five in scoring position.

Ipswich 4, Hamilton-Wenham 3 (8 innings): Kyle Barber’s walk-off double scored Guertin to give Ipswich the win. Ryan Silva pitched three innings of scoreless relief to earn the win while seniors Dan D’Agostino and Alex Amoroso sparked the Tigers with back-to-back doubles to erase a two-run deficit.

Drew Gallant was 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI for the Generals (5-8) while Brett Harring smashed a two-run triple. Hamilton-Wenham finished with 10 hits, including two by Brian Nicoll.

MASCONOMET 13, MANCHESTER ESSEX 0: The Chieftains (10-5) qualified for the postseason as senior righty Speros Varinos went five innings of two-hit, 10-strikeout baseball for the win. He also had two doubles, a run scored and three RBI. Joe Klingensmith contributed two doubles and a run scored; Tom Budrewicz finished with a double, two walks, three runs scored, three stolen bases and an RBI; Chris Rich had a double and a pair of RBI and senior Josh Griffith walked, was hit by a pitch and drove in a run. Ten different players scored while eight players had at least one RBI for Masco.

SOFTBALL

Bishop Fenwick 14, Archbishop Williams 7: The Crusaders (9-7) were led by junior third baseman Gianna Pizanno (4-for-6, two runs scored, two RBI) and shortstop Bridget Corcoran (3-for-4, two runs scored, four RBI), who also played well defensively. Natalie Moore picked up the wins, giving up eight hits, five walks and struck out seven.

Pingree 8, Lexington Christian 3: Christina Chalmers went 3-for-3, including a RBI double and picked up the win on the mound, allowing three hits and struck out one. Jill Witwicki finished 2-for-4 and knocked in a run, while Kelsey Dion was 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Highlanders (10-4).

Peabody 12, Lynn English 4: Senior captain Jess Raymond went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two doubles for the Tanners (11-2). Lead-off hitter Alex Romano finished 3-for-3 and pitcher Shelbi Wilson gave up just four hits, five walks and had seven strikeouts to pick up the win.

Revere 15, Beverly 3: Kate Silvestri went 3-for-3 with a triple and 2 RBI, while Aly Pia finished 1-for-3 with a RBI for the Panthers (5-7).

IPSWICH 11, MANCHESTER ESSEX 3: The Tigers (4-9) snapped a five-game losing streak as freshman Emily DeMarco earned her first varsity win on the mound, allowing just six hits in a complete game performance. Jill Lombard had two hits and two RBI in the win and Skyler Hambley had two hits and knocked in three.

BOYS TENNIS

Pingree 5, Landmark 0: The Highlanders (4-7) swept in singles play Hayden Steward (6-1, 6-1), Dan Peters (6-0, 6-2) and Jeremy Wiles (6-3, 6-2) picked up the wins. Nate Johnson/Gabe Salter (3-6, 6-2, 10-5) and Jack Santini/Matt Menzie (6-1, 6-1) were victorious in doubles action.

ST. JOHN’S PREP 5, CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 0: The Eagles (10-2) soared while losing only one game the entire day. Chris Toner, Dan Cunningham, Jon Schaffer/Sean North and Chase Davis/Mateo Jacome all won their matches 6-0, 6-0 while Nico Limacher also prevailed at second singles, 6-1, 6-0.

Danvers 4, Winthrop 1: Nick Lisichenok (6-0, 6-1), Gabe Ochonski (6-2, 6-0) and Jimmy Cunningham (6-3, 6-0) were all victorious in singles for the Falcons, who improved to 7-3 in the league and 7-6 overall. Kevin Hodgkins and Matt Kidney (6-2, 6-4) prevailed at second doubles as well.

Swampscott 5, Gloucester 0: Matt Jacobs (6-0, 6-1), Val Temin and Ian Crimmins (6-0, 6-0) won easily in singles, allowing Swampscott (11-1) to prevail. Sam Crimmins/Matt Gilberg (6-2, 6-1) and Sam Carmosino/Mike Pindrus (6-4, 6-2) continued the team’s winning ways in doubles.

GIRLS TENNIS

Masconomet 4, Pentucket 1: Lexi Palumbo (6-3, 6-0) and Evelyn Harbert (6-1, 6-0) got wins at second and third singles respectively as the Chieftains improve to 8-5 on the season. Eva Renneke/Becca Costa (6-1, 6-2) and Sam Moynihan/Alex Ina (6-3, 3-6, 6-0) won in doubles action.

Beverly 5, Salem 0: Meggie Manzo (6-0, 6-1) and Jill Morneau (6-2, 6-1) had wins at first and second doubles for the Panthers (7-4).

Peabody 4, Lynn English 1: The Tanners improve to 10-2 overall as Rachael Gillis (6-0, 6-2) and Dany Chhan (6-0, 6-2) won at first and third singles respectively. Anna Grimalyak/Kayla Hodas (6-1, 6-0) and Ashley Eddy/Eleni Tetronelis (6-3, 6-0) also had wins in doubles play.

Marblehead 5, Saugus 0: Meghan Gabel (7-6 (8-6), 6-1), Kelly Mealey (6-0, 6-0) and Sarah Katz (6-1, 6-1) won at singles while the doubles teams of Amanda Gilberg/Meagan Hanratty (6-0, 6-2) and Eliza Fitzgerald/Anna Valuev (6-1, 6-4) all won for the unbeaten Magicians (13-0).

Swampscott 5, Gloucester 0: Anna Raptunovich (6-2, 6-2), Vivien Gere (6-0, 6-0) and Veronica Pyatigorskaya (6-0, 6-0) won handily at singles for the Big Blue (10-2). The doubles teams of Allegra Walker and Jessica Zolott (6-0, 6-0), as well as Michele Snyder and Natalyia Andrushchenkes (6-2, 6-2), completed the sweep.

Danvers sweeps Winthrop, 5-0, in two matches: In a rare doubleheader, the Falcons (8-3) swept a pair of matches while playing pro sets on the road. Singles wins went to Rachel Ziner (8-0, 8-0), Deana Dalkouras (8-2, 8-3) and Kelley McCarthy (8-3, 8-1), while the tandems of Raquel Leslie/Ellen Gagnon (8-4, 8-2) and Jenn Leuke/Ciara Mallon (8-1, 8-3).

Hamilton-Wenham 3, Newburyport 2: Scoring two big wins in doubles action, the parings of Caroline Flores/Colleen Ford (6-3, 6-0) and Darby Mackintosh/Jessie Goldberg (6-1, 6-2) helped H-W (6-2 CAL) prevail. First singles player Caroline Gribbell (6-1, 6-0) also won for the Generals.

BOYS LACROSSE

St. John’s Prep 14, Westford Academy 13: Shawn Waldron netted a game-high five goals for the Eagles (12-3). Andrew Gallahue (three goals, two assists) and Jack Sharrio (two goals, one assist) also contributed to the scoring attack. Lucas DeAngello turned away 12 shots to get win in goal.

Danvers 10, Peabody 8: Keifer Heckman netted five goals and added one assist in the losing effort for the Tanners (8-8). Eric Hennesey added two goals, Josh Fiore had a goal and an assist, while Nick Oulette added three assists.

Billerica 8, Masco 7: Max Craig had three goals and two assists as the Chieftains drop to 11-6 overall. Cam Jung and Harry Cwik each had a pair of scores and Henry Behrens added two assists. Tighe Van Lenten made 14 saves in goal.

NST/Essex Aggie 11, Lynn Tech 0: Dan McCormack, Scott Starresk and Sam Smallidge each had two goals to lead the Bulldogs (6-8). Jeremy Smalley made seven saves in goal.

Beverly 16, Swampscott 2: Matt Page scored five goals, Nick Albano had a goal and six assists, and Ryan Shipp added a hat trick and an assist as Beverly scored the first 15 goals of the game and kept Swampscott scoreless until there were 110 seconds remaining. Brendan Flaherty (2 goals, assist), Rick McFarland (2 goals, assist), Conor Leahy (goal, 2 assists), Brian Williams (goal), Chris Vallette (goal) and Ty Martz (goal) also scored for Beverly, while Kevin Lally stopped all eight shots he faced in goal.

GIRLS LACROSSE

MASCONOMET 9, Beverly 8: Amy Arnold finished with five goals, including the game-winner in the fourth quarter, as the Chieftains (12-4) prevailed at home. Becca Phillips added two goals on two shots while Rachel Rogal and Sarah Yeakel also scored. Lili Miller stopped eight shots in goal for the win.

Cam Vitale found the net four times in a losing effort for Beverly (7-7). Meghan Henrichon added two goals while Anna Hayden and Grace Otterbein also scored.

BISHOP FENWICK 19, MATIGNON 3: Anette Ruggiero had five goals while Grace Celona added four goals and two assists for Fenwick (11-5) in a home rout. Katie Hart (3 goals), Anna Moulton (2), Monica Poeske (2), Caroline Crawford, Natalie Emerson and Tessa McLaughlin also found the back of the net for the Crusaders, while Emerson had four assists and Moulton had two.

BOYS TRACK

Salem 102, Lynn English 33: The Witches (4-3) closed out their season with a big win as Aaron Palmer tripled in the 100, long jump and discus to lead the way. Jeremy Canada (400 hurdles, 110 hurdles), Jarred Robinson (2 mile), Johnathan Swazey (400), Ben Sattiewhite (high jump), Conner Duncan (javelin) and Jared Louf-Woods (shot) also had first place finishes.

Ipswich 88, Hamilton-Wenham 57: Tim Lee won both the shot put (40-2) and discus (106-1) while Tiger teammate Alex Jean-Charles captured the long jump (19-9 1/4) and 100 (11.6), enabling Ipswich to emerge victorious. Josh Brown (javelin, 131-11), Neil Coleman (high jump, 5-5), David Dick (pole vault, 11 feet), Nate Glaster (400, 53.4), Nick Mammolette (800, 2:06.6) and the 4x400 relay team of Coleman, Glaster, Dick and Mammolette (3:55.8) also scored wins for Ipswich (3-5).

Sophomore Sean Kotch was a triple winner for H-W (2-5), taking the triple jump (40 feet 4 inches), 110 high hurdles (15.8) and the 200 meter (23.4). Tyler Mulley won the 400 hurdles (58.3) while Matt Gillis captured the 2-mile (10:29) and Michael Allara earned top honors in the mile (4:50).

GIRLS TRACK

Danvers 102, Saugus 34: Meghan Rollard (shot, discus) and Angela Caldaron (400, triple jump) led the way for the Falcons (5-2) in the final meet of the season. Payton Johnson won the 2 mile (14:28), Ali Barker took the mile (6:09) and Deven Walsh won the javelin (88-0).

Salem 80, Lynn English 54: Joy Lima had quite the day for herself with wins in the 100, 200, triple jump and long jump. Lima’s long jump was a new personal best at 15-4 to help the Witches (1-5-1) their first win. Shantalyza Nunez won the shot, Natasha Demers took the 400, Shannon Tucker had a PR in the mile and Jaylen Alamenta took the 100 hurdles.

Hamilton-Wenham 81, Ipswich 64: Seven first place finishes from a young team enabled the Generals (7-1) to clinch their fifth straight CAL Small championship. Emily Weigand (2-mile, 11:40), Leslie Bynum (discus, 89-7), Addison Shearer (400 hurdles, 70.6), Maggie Abbott (pole vault, 8 feet), Emma Bean (400, 62.5), Meg Blatchford (800, 2:26) and the 4x100 relay (52.6) got the victories for H-W.

Michaela Hedderman was a double winner for Ipswich (5-3), capturing both the 100 (12.6) and 200 (26.4). Sarah Keiran (mile, 5:23.7), Devin Smith (triple jump, 33.10), Marissa Cain (javelin, 100 feet), Jill Calvani (long jump, 15-3 1/2) and Celia Zapitella (shot put, 28-7) and the 4x400 relay team of Smith, Calvani, Emily Bringle and Shea Coughlan (4:30.1).