Senior right-hander Dan Avery tossed a four-hit shutout to lead the host Beavers (17-4) past Greater Lawrence (15-6) in a State Vocational Tournament Large School semifinal. Valley Tech will host Whittier Tech in the Large School final at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Avery struck out five, did not walk a batter and needed just 74 pitches to record his fifth shutout of the season. Cam Fiorentino tripled home a run and scored on an overthrow to give the Beavers a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Chris Kowalik helped Valley Tech break the game open with a two-run single to spark a three-run fifth.
Blackstone Valley 5, Greater Lawrence 0
Monday, May. 27, 2013, at Upton
Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013, 7:38 p.m.