Billerica rolls over Westford Academy, 7-1 in Division 1 North baseball semifinal

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LOWELL — It was a cool and calm night at Edward A. LeLacheur Park, where a similarly cool and calm Billerica baseball team defeated Westford Academy, 7-1. The No. 7 seeded Indians jumped on the No. 11 seeded Grey Ghosts early and never looked back on their way to a Division 1 North title showdown against St. John’s Prep Sunday.

After a quiet first inning by both teams, Billerica scored five runs combined in the second and third. Indians No. 4 hitter Eric Eknaian highlighted the big offensive effort, sending a two-run home run sailing out of the ballpark off Westford starter Jake Robbins.

“Eric has been hitting the ball for us all year,” said Indians coach Jon Sidorovich about his cleanup hitter.

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