In the first inning of Sandwich’s softball game against Marshfield on Wednesday, senior pitcher Julia Sullivan ripped an RBI double to give the Blue Knights their first run. That was all the offense Sandwich (3-0) would need as Sullivan pitched a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts and no walks as the Blue Knights defeated the Rams, 6-0, in Marshfield.
“It was her best pitching performance of the year,” said Sandwich coach Jean Russell. “Her fastball had some giddy-up on it and she hit her spots, so it didn’t matter what she was throwing. She was in control of all of her pitches.”
Sullivan, a lefthander who has committed to pitch at Westfield State next year, almost had a perfect game, were it not for a pair of errors in the field. She finished the day 2 for 4 at the plate as well.
Sandwich had 10 hits, the biggest a bases-clearing triple by junior shortstop Julianna Ferguson in the third inning to make it 5-0.
“When Julianna steps to the plate she is very petite, but she is explosive. Last year she had 11 home runs so you kind of expect her to have a big hit. If I can get everybody on in front of her, it is almost a guarantee,” said Russell.
Everett 5, Latin Academy 4— Janine Sierra hit a double in the bottom of the ninth inning and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt. Kylie Jepson hit a sacrifice fly, and Sierra scored the winning run for the Crimson Tide.
Coyle & Cassidy 11, Martha’s Vineyard 0 — Korie McDonald picked up the win for the Warriors after striking out 10 and allowing two hits. Courtney Gouveia (4 for 4), Brooke Gubala (3 for 4, 2 RBIs) and Sarah Milot (3 for 3, 1 RBI) paced the offense.
Peabody 9, Beverly 7 — Senior second baseman Kate French hit a grand slam to power the Tanners (1-0).
Nantucket 5, Sturgis 0 — Junior lefthander Will Ferreira started the season in stunning fashion, throwing a no-hitter and striking out 16 for the Whalers. With a 2-0 lead, Ferreira also clubbed a two-run triple in the bottom of the fourth to give his team a 4-0 advantage.
Milton 8, St. George’s 0 — Sophomore lefthander Erik Mohl allowed two hits and struck out 10 to lead the victors (1-1).
Marian 4, Pope John 0 — Junior Brian LeBlanc struck out 11 in a complete game shutout while sophomore shortstop Kyle Marshall went 3 for 3 for the Mustangs.
St. Mary’s 4, Matignon 0 — Clay Yianacopolus pitched a complete game four-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks for the Spartans (2-0).
Stoughton 8, Sharon 0 — Emily Cramer allowed six hits and Michelle Bisbee had a two-run single for the Black Knights.
Belmont Hill 10, Roxbury Latin 8 — Joe Delaney had four goals and an assist to lead the Hillies (3-0).
Malden Catholic 6, Franklin 5 — Senior goalie Cam Prior recorded 20 saves to lead the Lancers (1-3).
King Philip 12, Mansfield 6 — Senior attack Gavin MacIntyre netted five goals to lead the Warriors (2-3).
Brooks 15, BB&N 10 — Sophomore Hannah Rosenberger scored four goals and three assists in the Bishops’ first win.
Sandwich 13, Plymouth North 4 — Junior Maggie Layo scored a hat trick for the Blue Knights.
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Former Norwood High football coach John “Duffy” Doherty died Monday after a long illness. He was 79. Doherty won two Super Bowls at Norwood. He was elected to the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1992.