The Southeast baseball team held on for a 10-8 victory over Metro and later pounded out a 9-1 win over Coastal on Day 2 of the Bay State Summer Games competition on Tuesday at Bentley's Bob DeFelice Field.
Here's a recap of the day's four games, courtesy of Peter Cohenno, communications director for the Games.
Southeast 10, Metro 8
John Mullen (Walpole/Xaverian Brothers) belted a first-inning three-run homer over the 340-foot sign in left field and finished the day 2 for 4 with four RBIs. Southeast plated three runs in the fourth to take a 7-5 lead and added three insurance runs in the sixth.
David Roberto Jr. (Sharon) picked up the win for Southeast (1-1), pitching two innings in relief and allowing only one run on four hits. With the tying run at the plate, SE hurler Lyndon Brundige (Rockland) retired Malcolm Kelly (Quincy/Dexter School) for the final out in the sixth.
Ryan Tufts (Bridgewater/Boston College HS) knocked in two runs for Metro and Jed Robinson (Winchester) was 2 for 2 with three RBIs. Jeff Cavanaro (Cohasset) was 2 for 3 with three runs while Zacary Littman (Abington) and Thomas Valente (Medfield) each went 2 for 2 with an RBI.
Northeast 13, Coastal 7
Northeast pounded out 17 hits in the convincing win, scoring in every inning.
Brian Allen (Salem, Central Catholic HS), went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and one run scored, and Genaro Ciulla (Peabody) tallied two RBIs and two runs scored on two hits in four at bats. Adding to the offensive attack were Mike Weisman (North Andover) and Sean Glabicky (Peabody/Malden Catholic HS), with two hits apiece.
On the mound for Northeast (2-1), Soren Hanson (Billerica/Belmont Hill HS) pitched the final three innings in relief, striking out four and allowing just two runs.
The Coastal effort was led by Dan DePippo (Assonet, Apponequet HS), Billy Zolga (Bridgewater-Raynham) and Nathan Farias (Fall River/Durfee HS), who each went 2 for 3 with one run scored.
Central 13, West 8
Five Central players: Keith Kelly (Shrewsbury/St. Johnís), Greg O'Donnell (Northbridge), Anthony Gingerelli (Worcester Burncoat), Steve Flynn (St. Peter-Marian) and Sean Parker (Hudson) collected two hits apiece in victory.
Central outfielder Evan MacKintosh (Northbridge HS) made a terrific over-the-shoulder catch in deep center field to rob Bobby Carkhuff (Amherst) in the fifth inning.
Southeast 9, Coastal 1
Southeast scored three runs in the top of the first and tacked on six more in the third.
Zacary Littman (Abington) hurled four scoreless innings and Dan Friedman (Sharon) only allowed three hits and one walk.
Phil Sciretta (Duxbury/Noble & Greenough) led the Southeast offense with two hits, two runs and an RBI in four at bats. Zachary Apotheker (Stoughton/Brockton HS) and Nick Barker (Weymouth/Catholic Memorial) added two hits and one run each.
Boys' and girls' basketball taps off Thursday at four sites: the Reggie Lewis Center, UMass-Boston, Wentworth and Emmanuel; boys' and girls' lacrosse starts at Wentworth (boys) and Harvard (girls); boys' and girls' soccer kicks into gear at Waltham High; and girls' softball will be played at UMass-Boston.
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