The Northeast baseball team opened the first inning with four quick runs
and hung onto their early lead, going on to defeat Metro 8-5 at Bentley's
Bob DeFelice Field in Waltham on Wednesday.
Metro scored once in the first inning, followed by scoreless second and
third innings for both squads. Northeast answered in the fourth inning,
with a double by sophomore second baseman Riley Warnock (North Reading,
North Reading HS), who stole third base as well. Junior catcher Brendon
Canavan (Carlisle, Concord Carlisle) and junior shortstop Jenssy Troncoso
(Salem, Salem HS) both crossed the plate, increasing the lead to 6-1.
Metro kept working to battle back in the fourth inning with another sole
unearned run scored by junior second baseman Adam Lucey (Malden, Malden HS).
The squads traded two runs each in the fifth inning. Northeast earned its
runs on a series of three singles by junior Hector Perez (Lawrence,
Lawrence HS), junior first baseman Sean Glabicky (Peabody, Malden Catholic)
, and junior catcher Brendon Canavan (Carlisle, Concord Carlisle). Metro
answered with a single by sophomore catcher Jake Porrazzo (Medford, Malden
Catholic) and an unearned run by junior catcher Connor Murray (Lexington,
Metro held Northeast scoreless through the sixth. Metro’s junior first
baseman Robert Wesoloski (Arlington, Arlington Catholic) singled up the
middle during the bottom of the sixth, going on to earn Metro’s fourth run
of the game. However, it wasn’t enough to overtake Northeast’s commanding
Northeast pitcher, sophomore Scott Tully (Reading, Reading Mem HS), picked
up the win, allowing four runs in as many innings, and striking out four
batters. He was buoyed by closer junior Ben Panunzio (Middleton, Masconomet
Reg. HS), who allowed one run and struck out one in the final two innings.
Southeast 7, Central 6
Junior second baseman Chuckie Connors (Hingham, Boston College HS) went
3-for-3 with a walk, RBI and two runs scored and helped ignite a comeback
in the bottom of the sixth inning that lifted Southeast over Central, 7-6.
Southeast scored four runs in the first two innings to take control of the
game, 4-0. In the first, batting in the leadoff spot, Connors walked and
then came around to score on a double by junior first baseman Phil Sciretta
(Duxbury, Nobles and Greenough). With two outs, sophomore leftfielder
Cameron Hanley (Walpole, Walpole HS) singled up the middle to drive in
Sciretta and junior designated hitter Will Cousins (Medfield, Medfield HS)
followed with a base hit to score Hanley. Southeast tacked on an unearned
run in the second.
Central took a big bite out of the deficit in the fourth with three runs.
After a pair of walks, junior designated hitter Andrew Montiverdi
(Worcester, Worcester Tech HS) singled to right center to push home junior
catcher Daniel Whigham (Barre, Quabbin Reg HS). With two outs, junior right
fielder Thomas Paine (Upton, Nipmuc Reg HS) singled to right to drive in
Montiverdi and junior third baseman Sam Ashline (Clinton, Nashoba Reg HS).
Southeast added a buffer with a run in the fifth to make it 5-3. Junior
designated hitter Sean Greene (Hingham, Hingham HS) tripled to left center
to drive in junior leftfielder Jake Petruzzelli (Abington, South Shore Voc
Despite trailing the entire game, Central battled back to snatch the lead,
6-5, in the sixth inning. After a double by junior designated hitter Matt
Leahey (Rutland, Wachusett Reg HS) put runners on second and third,
sophomore first baseman Zackary Tower (Auburn, Auburn HS) doubled to right
center to knock in both runners. A costly error with two outs allowed Tower
to come around to put Central on top.
Southeast recaptured the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth. Junior
centerfielder Nick Ahearn (Norfolk, Xaverian Bros HS) earned a walk to
start the inning and came home on a triple by Connors to tie the game.
However, Connors got cut down at home on a fielder’s choice off the bat of
Adams later in the frame. After advancing on the play, Adams scored the
winning run on a single to right by Sciretta, who was 2-for-4.
Junior pitcher Connor Farrell (Hopkinton, Hopkinton HS) earned the save
after he was able to escape the seventh inning unscathed despite
surrendering a leadoff walk.
West 10, Coastal 3
Junior centerfielder John Kinne (Great Barrington, Monument Mountain) went
2-for-4 with five RBI and two runs scored to pace the West’s offense on the
way to a decisive 10-3 victory.
Coastal’s sophomore centerfielder Dan Doughtery (Pembroke, Boston College
HS) tallied the first run off a ground out from sophomore first baseman
Zachary Perry (Rochester, Tabor Academy). Junior shortstop Jake Salpietro
(Berkley, Somerset HS) scored an unearned run after, which would prove to
be Coastal’s last run until the seventh inning.
West took command of the game in the second inning when its offense was
ignited by a two-run triple from Kinne. West scored four runs on four hits
in the frame.
West maintained control of the game’s momentum into the third and fourth
innings, scoring another six runs. Junior centerfielder John Kinne (Great
Barrington, Monument Mountain) contributed to the team’s offense once
again, with a three-run double to left field. Junior rightfielder Anthony
Nomakeo (Westfield, Westfield HS) contributed as well, driving home Kinne.
West stretched their lead by another two runs in the fourth inning after
junior first baseman Brenden Geary (South Hadley, Tabor) and junior
shortstop Frank Crinella (East Longmeadow, Cathedral HS) both scored on
Coastal’s offensive was quelled by a stellar performance by West junior
pitcher Steve Moyers (East Longmeadow, East Longmeadow HS). He pitched the
first five innings, facing 18 batters and allowing only two runs. His
reliever, junior Joelfi Arias (Springfield, Central HS), finished off
Coastal, allowing only one run in two innings of work.
Southeast 12, Metro 8
Southeast had five batters with multiple-hit efforts led by Walpole High
School sophomores Johnny Adams (Walpole, Walpole HS), who went 4-for-5 with
four runs scored, and leftfielder Cameron Hanley (Walpole, Walpole HS), who
was 2-for-4 with a walk, three RBI and two runs, in a 12-8 victory over
Junior first baseman Sean Greene (Hingham, Hingham HS), junior catcher Will
Cousins (Medfield, Medfield HS) and sophomore designated hitter Mark Poli
(Medfield, Nobles and Greenough) each reached base three times with two
hits and a walk for Southeast.
Southeast jumped out to an 11-0 advantage before Metro was able to claw
back and make it interesting with two runs in the fifth and six in the
bottom of the seventh.
Sophomore Andrew Dawson (Medway, Medway HS) earned the win on the hill for
Southeast, going three shutout innings while allowing just one hit and
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