1. Sandwich senior pitcher Julia Sullivan has been outstanding on the mound, leading the Blue Knights with back-to-back no hitters, including a 6-0 victory over Marshfield and 12-0 win Dennis-Yarmouth. The four-year starting hurler has helped the Blue Knights to a perfect 5-0 mark.
2. With a team batting average of .400 it's no surprise Bridgewater -Raynham is 6-0. In six games the Trojans have managed to score 44 runs and have allowed only 4. "So far the kids have been focused," said coach Mike Carroza. "Everybody is contributing." Junior lead-off hitter Madi Shaw went 5 for 5 in the Trojans latest 13-3 victory over Fontebonne and junior third baseman Holly Greet is leading the team in RBIs and hitting .380. Sophomore pitcher Sara Dawson has six wins, including four shutouts.
3. The Tanners have also been off to a perfect start, averaging 10 runs a game. Senior catcher Olivia Brothers' bat has been on fire. In Peabody's 13-5 win over Lynn Classical, the catcher hit two home runs and had 5 RBIs. The Tanners sit atop the Northeastern League Large Division.
4. After finishing last year at .500, Wakefield coach Richard "Q" Quattrocchi knew his team had plenty of room to improve this season and so far they have. The Warriors have turned things around and are currently 6-1. "Last week we were averaging 18 hits a game," said Quattrocchi. "I'm so proud of my kids." Wakefield has compiled 70 runs so far.
5. A dominant force on the mound, Cardinal Spellman junior Courtney Zambello has helped the Cardinals to a 6-2 start. She threw back-to-back no hitters last week. The Cardinals are currently third in the Catholic Central League Large Division.
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