Bay State Games
The 2012 Bay State games have already begun, and there are at least eight Boston public school athletes taking part.
Four athletes hail from Boston Latin, including junior left fielder Malcolm Nachmanoff for baseball, sophomore shortstop Paige Mulry (West Roxbury) in softball, and one of Boston public schoolís leading pitchers, sophomore Caitlyn Berry (Roslindale) in softball. In basketball, center Maggie Mulligan (Brighton) will also take part.
Kareem Murrell (Dorchester) and Francis DePina are competing in 9th and 10th grade boys basketball. Both players represent Snowden International.
A top scorer for East Boston, Jonathan Perez (Lowell) is playing for the boys soccer team in the games.
Just one student represents New Mission, Diandra Humphries. She's playing girls basketball.
Coastal also received 20 and 19 points from Tyler DeMelo (East Freetown, Apponequet) and Chris Green (Taunton, Taunton HS), respectively. West had three players with 20 points or more including Jose Allen (Amherst, Amherst HS) with 23, Phil DePhilips (Orange, Mahar HS) with 22, and Jesse LeCroix (Orange, Mahar HS) with 20.
9-10 BOYS' BASKETBALL
Coastal 58, Southeast 52
Coastal hung on to edge Southeast and capture the gold medal. Tony Pires (Carver, Carver HS) led the winners with 17 points and Tucker Bouchard (Kingston, Silver Lake) chipped in with 11. Southeastís Rory Donovan (Canton, Cardinal Spellman HS) netted 14.
GIRLS' SCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL
West 60, Northeast 50
Alexis Chappell (Springfield, Sabis HS) and Jill Ritrosky (Pittsfield, Pittsfield HS) both scored 19 points to help West capture the gold medal. Carlene Kluge (Reading, Reading HS) 20 points was not enough to lift Northeast.
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Southeast 3, Central 0
Southeastís Maggie Travers (Scituate, Scituate HS) had a goal and assist to lead her squad over Central. Emily McColgan (Walpole, Southfield HS) and Mackenzie Hudson (Stoughton, Stoughton HS) collected the other markers. In net, Carolyn Cook (Medfield, Medfield HS) and Katie Kelley (Walpole, Walpole HS) combined for their third shutout of the tournament.
Coastal 1, West 1
West claimed the bronze medal with the tie against Coastal. Emily Medeiros (Wilbraham, Minnechaug Reg. HS) netted the score for West, while Katherine Sypek (Hingham, Notre Dame) tallied the equalizer for Coastal.
Metro 2, Southeast/Coastal 1
Metro took home the gold medal with a hard-fought victory. Alexa Baumgartner (Newton, BB&N) and Nicole Woods (Beverly, Beverly HS) netted the scores for the winners. Caroline Feeley (Walpole, Walpole HS) scored Southeast/Coastalís lone goal.
BOYS' SCHOLASTIC LACROSSE
Coastal 5, Metro/Southeast 0
The Coastal defense and goalie Ryan King (Lakeville, Apponequet Reg. HS) posted a rare shutout to help their squad to the bronze medal. Coastalís offense was led Brett McAvay, who netted a pair of goals.
Northeast 9, West 4
The Northeast squad took home the gold medal with decisive win over West. Brian Walsh (Lowell, Lowell HS) continued his hot streak, by leading Northeast with four goals. In addition, Brendan Gilgun (Woburn, Woburn Memorial HS) scored two goals and had an assist to help lift Northeast over West.
GIRLS' SCHOLASTIC LACROSSE
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West 15, Northeast/Central 8
Westís Nicole Beliveau (Westfield, Westfield HS), Alexa Allen (East Longmeadow, East Longmeadow HS) and Alicia Busco (Agawam, Agawam HS) had three goals apiece to pace their squad to the bronze medal. Isabella Gitto (Leominster, Leominster HS) and Micaela Sanborn (Chelmsford, Chelmsford HS) each had two goals in the losing effort.
Gold Medal Game
Southeast/Coastal 15, Metro 9
Kristen Hickey (Dedham, Ursuline Academy) and Madison Hughes (Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard Reg. HS) had three goals each for the champions. Metro freshman Shannon Fitzgerald (Newton, Newton North) completed a strong debut in Bay State Games with four tallies, and teammate Michelle Kudlate (Waltham, Waltham HS) added a pair.
The West scholastic 11-12 boys' basketball team beat Southeast in a nail-biting 91-89 overtime thriller on Friday afternoon at Wentworth.
The game was close throughout with West holding a slim 15-11 lead after the first quarter and an even slimmer 35-34 lead at the half. However, at the end of the fourth quarter West found itself down by one with just a few second left on the clock. With one shot left, Jose Allen (Amherst, Amherst HS) drilled a shot at the buzzer to tie the game at 74-74 and send them into overtime. Allen, who led West with 15 points, added another six points in overtime to seal the win. Southeastís Sayvonn Houston (Brockton, Brockton HS) led all scorers with 25 points.
Coastal 100, Metro 91
Coastal drained nine 3-pointers in a defeat of Metro.
Coastal jumped out to an early 30-18 lead at the end of the first quarter. By halftime Metro had cut the lead down to 54-47. However, Coastal regained a nine point lead going into the fourth quarter and never looked back. Leading the charge for Coastal was guard Chris Green (Taunton, Taunton HS) who scored 22 points, 18 of which were in the first half while Andrew Kenyon (Swansea, Case HS) added another 20 points.
West 124, Northeast 85
West had seven players score in double digits as they demolished Northeast, 124-85. Northeast kept the game close in the beginning, and were within three points, 50-47, at the half. However, in the third quarter West erupted for 41 points. Westís Phil DePhilips (Orange, Mahar HS) led the team with 21 points, 10 of which came during the second half explosion. Jose Allen (Amherst, Amherst HS) added 19 points for the winners.
BOYS' SCHOLASTIC 9/10
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Metro 77, Northeast 48
Metro sailed past Northeast Friday morning. Northeastís Jordan Mendez (Salem, North Shore Tech) netted a game-high 20 points in the loss. His teammate, Jack Jimenez (Salem, Salem Academy Charter), contributed 11 points. Metroís leading scorer was Tyler Sullivan with 16 points, though Matt Woods was close behind, scoring 15.
Coastal 83, Southeast 76
In one of the tightest games so far in the tournament, Coastal sophomore guard Ryan St. Clair (Easton, Oliver Ames) put up a team-high 22 points. His teammate sophomore guard Tony Pires (Carver, Carver) scored 16 points. Despite being on the losing squad, freshman forward Dave Harrison (Weymouth, Weymouth HS) netted a game-high 22 points. His teammate sophomore forward Paul Preziosi (Abington/Hull, Cardinal Spellman HS) contributed 15 points.
West 65, Central 62
West snuck past Central on Friday by a narrow three-point margin, 65-62. Sophomore forward Justin Crosby (Westfield, Westfield HS) posted 13 points toward his West squadís win, while his teammates, freshman Corey Baker (Granby, Granby HS) and sophomore Andy Gifford (Granby, Granby HS) each scored 11 points. Centralís sophomore guard Colin Richey (Upton, Whitinsville Christian) netted a game-high 16 points. His teammate, sophomore guard Mark Deuris (Uxbridge, Uxbridge) contributed 11 points.
Southeast 72, Northeast 48
Southeast defeated Northeast Friday afternoon. Southeast freshman guard Dave Harrison (Weymouth, Weymouth HS) led the charge, notching 16 points. His teammate, sophomore Ridge Francisque (Brockton, Brockton HS), was close behind with 13 points. Northeast sophomore Jordan Mendez (Salem, North Shore Tech) managed to net a game-high 18 and his teammate, sophomore Jack Jimenez (Salem, Salem Academy Charter), scored 13 points.
GIRLS' SCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL
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Southeast 66, Metro 52
Southeast got 15 points from sophomore center Ashley Snyder (Foxboro, Foxboro HS) in a win over Metro. Senior guard Katelyn Sousa (Hopkinton, Hopkinton HS) contributed 11 points to the offensive effort. Despite the loss, both sophomore Gena Restiano (Revere, Revere HS) and junior Colleen Kane (Arlington, Arlington HS) managed to put up 11 points each for their Metro squad.
Northeast 68, Central 37
Northeast put on an offensive showcase as it defeated Central. They came out hard, outscoring Central 22-8 in the first quarter alone. Senior Amy Pelletier (Beverly, Bishop Fenwick HS) scored a game-high 11 points to propel her team to victory. Her teammate, Nicole Catizone (Woburn, Arlington Catholic HS), contributed nine points to the effort. Centralís leading scorer was Sammie Battaini (Leominster, St. Bernardís Central Catholic), with seven points.
West 58, Coastal 43
Junior Jill Ritrosky (Pittsfield, Pittsfield HS) contributed a game-high 12 points to the win. West sophomore Alyssa Darling (Palmer, Palmer HS) scored 10 points. The leading scorer for the Coastal squad was sophomore Angelique Martinez (Taunton, Taunton HS), who netted 10 points. Her teammate senior Jennifer Rock (Byfield, Triton), scored eight.
Northeast 73, Coastal 36
Northeast was too strong for an undermanned Coastal squad as they walked away with the win. Kaitlyn Lipka (Peabody, Bishop Fenwick HS) led all scorers with 15 and Carlene Kluge (Reading, Reading HS) added 12 points for the winners. Coastalís Rachel Camara (Fall River, Durfee) gave strong effort, collecting 13 points.
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Metro/Northeast 2, West 1
Whitney Jones (Sudbury, Brooks School) and Erika Kelly (Watertown, Watertown HS) each scored a goal to help Metro/Northeast edge West. Morgan Mazanec (Selburne, Mohawk Trail Reg. HS) collected the lone tally for West.
Southeast 6, Coastal 1
Southeast got goals from six different players to blow past Coastal, 6-1. Katy Cronin (Franklin, Franklin HS), Kayla Garczynski (Norwood, Norwood HS), Meghan Pini (Natick, Natick HS), Meghan Murphy (Walpole, Walpole HS), Emily McColgan (Walpole, Southfield HS), and Mackenzie Hudson (Stoughton, Stoughton HS) each found the net. Meghan Carroll (Mansfield, Mansfield HS) broke up the shutout with a goal for Coastal.
BOYS' SCHOLASTIC LACROSSE
Northeast 14, Metro/Southeast 3
West 10, Coastal 8
Northeast 16, Central 4
Metro/Southeast 11, West 10
GIRLS' SCHOLASTIC LACROSSE
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West 14, Northeast/Central 6
Nicole Beliveau (Westfield, Westfield HS) notched four goals, Alicia Busco (Agawam, Agawam HS) potted three and Emily Allcroft (Northampton, Northampton HS) tallied a pair to pace the West offense. Northeast/Centralís Isabella Gitto (Leominster, Leominster HS) netted three goals in a losing effort.
Southeast/Coastal 15, Metro 10
After a slow start, Metro pulled within a goal midway through the second half before Southeast/Coastal scored four unanswered goals to come out on top. Natalie Devine (East Walpole, Fontbonne Academy) led her team with three goals, and four others chipped in with a pair of markers. Freshman Shannon Fitzgerald (Newton, Newton North) was terrific for Metro with six goals.
Brockton High senior Sayvonn Houston pumped in a game-high 24 points to lead his Southeast boys' scholastic squad to a 97-70 win victory over Northeast at the Reggie Lewis Center on Thursday.
His teammate, senior Carl Joseph (Brockton, Brockton HS), also heavily contributed to the offense, scoring 23 points. Northeastís Myles Dias managed 17 points in the loss and Mickel Simpson scored 14.
Metro 71, Central 58
Maurice Magras netted a game-high 21 points to propel Metro past Central. Metroís Lawrence Keating put up an 11-point effort. Despite the loss, Central had a strong offensive push with Will Michalzski contributing 14 points and James Ostenfield scoring 12.
West 90, Coastal 77
In a high scoring matchup, West defeated Coastal. Mike Jeneralczuk and Jose Allen led the West, scoring 19 and 17 points, respectively. Chris Green (Taunton, Taunton HS) led all scorers with 22 points.
9/10 BOYS' BASKETBALL
West 57, Metro 52
West received 17 points from Deven Wells (Westfield, Westfield HS) to upend Metro. Metro got solid contributions from Tyler Sullivan and Matt Woods, who had 13 and 14 points, respectively.
Coastal 99, Northeast 31
Coastal put on an offensive display in their opening game against Northeast. Jesse Bunting (Plymouth, Plymouth North) led the way with 17 points. Northeastís Jordan Mendez (Salem, North Shore Tech) netted 15 in the losing effort.
GIRLS' SCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL
Northeast 62, Southeast 38
Metro 60, Coastal 48
West 65, Central 42
Southeast 55, Coastal 43
Northeast 52, West 46
Metro 80, Central 66
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Central 3, Coastal 0
Central goals received goals from Kirstin Birdsall (Grafton, Grafton Memorial HS), Shelby Jankins (West Brookfield, Quaboag Reg. HS) and Tori Danby (Lancaster, Nashoba Reg. HS) in the win. Andrea Koslowski (Warren, Quaboag Reg. HS) chipped in with a pair of assists. Meaghan Dwyer (Rutland, Wachusett Reg. HS) pitched the shutout in net.
Metro/Northeast 0, Southeast 0
Metro/Northeast and Southeast battled to a 0-0 draw. Carolyn Cook (Medfield, Medfield HS) and Katie Kelley (Walpole, Walpole HS) combined for the shutout for Southeast, while Christine Sargavakian (Waltham, Waltham HS) was unscathed in net for Metro.
BOYS' SCHOLASTIC LACROSSE
Metro/Southeast 9, Central 7
Metro/Southeast junior Ryan McCarthy (Medford, Medford HS) led all scorers with four goals in the outing. Juniors John Camara (Medford, Matignon) and Richard Canales (Woburn, Matignon HS) also added to the Metro/Southeast offensive effort, as Camara registered two goals, while Canales tallied one goal and one assist. Sophomore Dan Bishop (Southborough, Algonquin Reg. HS) and junior Eric Overdahl (Milford, Milford HS) led the way for Central with two goals apiece. Bishop also added an assist. Juniors John Thompson (Wilmington, Matignon HS) and Shane Foley (Lexington, Lexington HS) combined for the win in net for Metro/Southeast. Foley recorded 14 saves, while Thompson blocked three attempts.
Northeast 15, Coastal 7
Northeast earned a decisive victory against Coastal. Sophomore Brian Walsh (Lowell, Lowell HS) and freshman Tony Reale (Burlington, Arlington Catholic) led Northeast with five and three goals, respectively. Adding to Northeastís offensive showcase, sophomore Pat Kennedy (Swampscott, Swampscott HS), junior Casey Shea (Woburn, Woburn Memorial HS), junior Cole Connolly (Woburn, Woburn Memorial HS) and junior Joe Burgermeister (Lowell, Lowell HS), each tallied two goals in the game. The Coastal effort was anchored by James McLoud (Nauset Regional HS), who scored three goals and recorded one assist. Freshman Sam Ventresca (Woburn, Woburn Memorial HS) registered the win in goal with two saves for Northeast.
Metro defenseman Brian Rowland (Waltham, Buckingham, Browne & Nichols) broke the scoreless game when he rocketed a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle. Rowland added an assist on the first of two goals by Kerrigan (South Boston, BB&N).
Northeastís Blaise Heally (Melrose, Tilton School) continued his scoring tear and notched two goals in the game. Heallyís nine goals in six games led the team and all tournament scorers in the 2011 Summer Games.
Northeastís goaltending duo of Alex Buckley (Newburyport, Newburyport HS) and Andrew Loblundo (Boxboro, Acton Boxboro HS) had 17, and 21 saves, respectively.
Metro 4, Central 1
Metro defeated Central to advance to the gold medal game for the second straight year. Metro grabbed the early 1-0 lead when Chris Maguire (Waltham, Waltham HS) scored midway through the first period. Centralís Justin Huard (Auburn, Auburn HS) punched in a backhander just over three minutes later to knot the score at 1-1.
In the second period, Metro defenseman Brian Rowland (Waltham, BB&N) took a slap shot off the foot, went down, got right up and started the break out by launching a pass that sprung Brendan Kerrigan (South Boston, BB&N). Kerrigan flipped a nice backhander for the eventual game-winner. Rowland finished the game with a goal and an assist. Metro added an empty net goal, and will play Northeast in the gold medal game.
Northeast 6, Coastal 4
Coastal mounted a three-goal comeback, but fell short. Northeast forward Kevin Doherty (Wakefield, Wakefield HS) recorded a hat trick. Fellow linemate Blaise Heally (Melrose, Tilton School) contributed to the Northeast attack, and finished the game with two goals and an assist. Coastal at one point trailed 4-1, but was able to tie the score 4-4 with under two minutes to play. Coastal, in need of a win to advance, pulled their goaltender in an attempt to break the tie score, only to see Northeast score two empty net goals. Northeast advanced to the gold medal game with the win.
Southeast 5, West 4
Southeast scored two late goals to edge West. Southeastís attack was led by forward Thomas Troy (Braintree, Braintree HS) and by defenseman Dan Curran (Milton, Milton HS) who each registered a goal and an assist.
West got stellar play from Conner Laraway (Westfield, Westfield HS) who recorded a hat trick. Larawayís third goal gave West a 4-3 lead early in the second half. Westís goaltending duo of Tommy McCarthy (Longmeadow, Longmeadow HS) and Nick Stasack (West Springfield, Loomis-Chaffee Prep) turned away shot after shot and gave West a chance to win it late.
Bronze Medal game
Central 1, Coastal 0
Central declared winner by forfeit.
GIRLS' SCHOLASTIC HOCKEY
Central/West 7, Northeast/ Metro 1
Central/West pulled away in the second period to defeat Northeast/ Metro. Leading the way for Central/West was Katie Lombardozzi (Leominster, Nashoba Regional HS) and Kayla OíConnor (Springfield, Deerfield Academy) who each chipped in with two goals and an assist. Jackie Tavella (East Longmeadow, Deerfield Academy) also grabbed a goal and an assist. Northeast/ Metro goaltender Hannah Insuik (Andover, Deerfield Academy) made 39 saves.
Southeast/Coastal 8, Metro/Northeast 0
Southeast/Coastal was dominate from the start and coasted to the win over Metro/Northeast. The win gave Southeast/Coastal the gold medal while Central/West took home silver. Emily Kelly (Norwood, Norwood HS) had a hat trick and Samantha Fallon (Pembroke, Dexter) added two goals and an assist for the winners.
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Gold Medal Game
West 2, Northeast 0
Bronze Medal game
Southeast 3, Coastal 0
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Gold Medal game
West 2, Central 1
Bronze Medal Game
Northeast 3, Southeast 0
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Gold Medal game
Coastal 4, Metro 3
Bronze Medal game
Northeast 15, Central 1
The Coastal scholastic boys' hockey team jumped out to an early lead and rolled to an 8-0 win over West at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough on Day 5 of the Bay State Summer Games competition.
Coastal was led offensively by Jonathan Hart (Bridgewater, Bridgewater-Raynham) and Frank Cambria, (West Bridgewater, Coyle-Cassidy) who each had two goals in the victory. Combining for the shutout were Coastal goaltenders Sean Cleary (Centerville, Barnstable) and Jake Berry (Wellfleet, Nauset). Despite having a short bench, West battled to the end. Coastal improved to 2-1 in the tournament, while West falls to 0-4.
Central 6, Northeast 5
Central held on in the third period to defeat Northeast. For the second game in a row, Northeast entered the third period trailing by one goal, but this time was unable to pull ahead as both teams scored three goals in the third.
Centralís attack was quarterbacked by Cody Brier, (Marlborough, Asabet Valley Tech) who had two assists in the third period, and tallied three in all. The Northeast offense was paced by junior forward Blaise Heally (Melrose, Tilton School) who finished the game with two goals and two assists. After Justin Huard (Auburn, Auburn HS) of Central found the net to push the score to 4-2 early in the third period, Northeast defenseman Matt Brett (Westford, Westford Academy) scored on the power play with a blast from the point. Brett finished the game with a goal and an assist. For the tournament, Central is now 2-1, and Northeast moves to 3-1.
Metro 6, Southeast 2
Freshman Chris Usseglio (Watertown, Watertown HS) scored two of Metroís four first period goals to boost his team to a 6-2 win. Conal Lynch (Charlestown, Boston Latin) chipped in with two points on a goal and assist. Dean Chandler (Hanover, Hanover HS) compiled a pair of assists to lead in points for Southeast.
Central vs Coastal
Game was declared a draw.
GIRLS' SCHOLASTIC HOCKEY
Central/West 2, Southeast/Coastal 2
For the second time in the tournament, Central/West and Southeast/Coastal battled to a draw, 2-2. Central/West jumped out to a two-goal lead as freshman Kayla OíConnor (Springfield, Deerfield Academy) and Samantha Pion (Easthampton, Proctor Academy) each scored a goal early in the first period. Southeast/Coastal was able to pull even with scores from Monica Riordan (Milton, Milton HS) and Samantha Fallon (Pembroke, Dexter). In between the pipes, Amanda Fontaine (Northfield, Northfield-Mount Herman) and Emily Spencer (East Longmeadow, East Longmeadow HS) were solid for Central/West while Christina Frasca (Norwood, Norwood HS) matched the effort across the ice.
Central/West 8, Metro/Northeast 0
Sarah Wilczynski (Ludlow, The Hotchkiss School), Jackie Tavella (East Longmeadow, Deerfield Academy) and Kayla O'Connor (Springfield, Deerfield Academy) each scored two goals to lead Central/West over Metro/Northeast, 8-0. OíConnor also added three assists while Wilczynski dished out two. Amanda Fontaine (Northfield, Northfield-Mount Herman) and Emily Spencer (East Longmeadow, East Longmeadow HS) shared the shutout in between the pipes.
BOYS' SCHOLASTIC SOCCER
West 3, Metro 2
Northeast 1, Coastal 0
Southeast 3, Central 0
Coastal 1, Metro 0
Northeast 3, Central 1
GIRLS' SCHOLASTIC SOCCER
Central 4, Metro 3
Northeast 0, West 0
Bronze Medal Game Play-In (4th place vs 5th place)
Southeast 3, Metro 0
Gold Medal Game Play-In (2nd place vs 3rd place)
Central 1, Northeast 0
Metro scored both goals with less than a minute to go in the first period to take the early lead. The first goal was scored on a perfectly executed two-on-one as Conal Lynch (Charlestown, Boston Latin) threw a centering pass to Kevin Cotrone (West Roxbury, Boston Latin) who finished it off for the first tally of the game. Just 40 seconds later, Northeast got an unfortunate bounce as Metroís Brendan Kerrigan (South Boston, BB&N) fired a centering pass that deflected off a defensemanís skate and into the net. Leading 2-1 going into the third period, Metro maintained its relentless fore check and kept Metro from sustained offensive pressure.
With less than five minutes remaining, Northeast found momentum when Tyler McKelvie (Acton, Acton Boxboro HS) corralled the puck off the boards and drove the net, splitting both defenders and sliding the puck past the goaltender. Northeast continued the charge with Heally scoring the go-ahead goal and eventual game-winning goal. Northeast was able to hold strong in the final minutes despite Metro getting numerous scoring chances, as Alex Buckley (Newburyport, Newburyport HS) stood tall in net.
Central 13, West 0
Central pulled away in the second period. West struggled to get an attack going after taking four first period penalties, but did play solid defense and only gave up one goal in the opening frame. The Central attack was led by the line of Tyler Kirby (Hudson, Hudson HS), Blake Seymour (Hudson, Hudson HS), and Kyle Griffin (Marlborough, Marlborough HS). Kirby tallied four goals in all. Seymour recorded three assists, and Griffin had a goal and four assists in the win. Rob Labonte (Shrewsbury, St. Johnís Prep) and Andrew Cobb (Southborough, Algonquin Reg. HS) combined for the shutout in net.
Coastal 5, Southeast 3
Junior forward Ryan Gouveia (Dartmouth, Dartmouth HS) scored twice including the game-winner and added an assist to lead Coastal over Southeast. Joe Kingsbury (Plymouth, Plymouth North), Jonathan Hart (Bridgewater, Bridgewater-Raynham HS) and Daniel Magalhaes (Fairhaven, Bishop Stang) rounded out the scoring for the winners. For Southeast, Jason Riley (Dedham, Dedham HS) tallied two points with a goal and an assist.
Metro 6, West 2
Sophomore Brendan Kerrigan (South Boston, BB&N) scored twice to help Metro beat West. Connor Demore (Watertown, Watertown HS) and Colin Defrancisco (Lincoln, Lincoln-Sudbury Reg HS) added two points apiece in the winning effort. For West, Trevor Berman (Turner Falls, Turner Falls HS) and Corey Deres (Leverett, Amherst Reg HS) each collected two points with a goal and an assist.
Southeast/Coastal 4, Metro/Northeast 0
Southeast/Coastal got two goals from Samantha Fallon (Pembroke, Dexter) and Christina Frasca (Norwood, Norwood HS) pitched a shutout in net. Haley Gaughan (Canton, Canton HS) and Emily Kelly (Norwood, Norwood HS) added tallies for the winners.
West 6, Central 0
Six different West team members scored in the outing. Goal scorers included: junior Kyle Cupka (Wilbraham, Minnechaug Reg. HS), junior Michael Pope (Springfield, Minnechaug Reg. HS), junior Jon Bzdel (West Springfield, Williston-Northampton), sophomore Ryan Dickinson (South Hadley, South Hadley HS), sophomore Edward Mercer (South Hadley, South Hadley HS), and sophomore Nate Fornier (Belchertown, Belchertown HS). In net for the West, goalkeepers junior Austin Lefebvre (Wilbraham, Minnechaug Reg. HS) and junior Tyler Stratton (Monson, Monson HS) combined for the shutout victory.
Metro 3, Northeast 2
Down 2-0, Metro made a strong second-half comeback to defeat Northeast. Junior John
Dumbuya (Medford, Medford HS) led the charge for Metro, scoring all three of the teamís goals, including the winning goal in the 58th minute. Sophomore Jack Heintzeman (Middleton, Masconomet HS) and junior Valerio Silva (Woburn, Woburn HS) each netted a goal for Northeast.
Southeast 0, Coastal 0
In what turned out to be a defensive deadlock, Southeast and Coastal played to a draw. Both teams struggled to create scoring opportunities, as the defense on both sides was impenetrable. The goalkeepers on both sides turned in strong performances to help keep the contest scoreless. Sophomore keeper Alex Sarkis (Walpole, Walpole HS) anchored Southeast, while junior Mike Delgado (New Bedford, New Bedford Voc. HS) and junior James Withers (Coyle Cassidy) split time in net for Coastal to secure the shutout.
Southeast 2, Metro 1
With all of the gameís goals coming in the first half, Southeast held on for the win. Metro on. Southeast scored two quick goals, as junior Jonathan Keys (Norfolk, King Philip HS) netted one in the 24th minute of play and sophomore Roy Butlin (Milton, Milton HS) made good on a penalty kick in the 28th minute. Metro struck in the 33rd, when junior Brent Lo (Arlington, Arlington HS) found the back of the net, but the squad was unsuccessful in its comeback attempt. Junior Colby Gavigan (Canton, Canton HS) recorded the win in goal for Southeast.
Northeast 5, West 3
Coastal 2, Central 0
Metro 1, Southeast 0
With both teams deadlocked through 68 minutes of play, Metro scored with two minutes left to edge past Southeast. A defensive battle for most of the game, the lone goal of the game was scored by sophomore Victoria Clancy (Dorchester, Boston Latin School) on a penalty kick in the 69th minute of play to lift Metro to victory. Sophomore Autumn Scanlon (Waltham, Waltham HS) recorded the shutout in net for Metro.
West 3, Central 0
West earned a decisive shutout victory against Central. Freshman Mary
Edwards (East Longmeadow, East Longmeadow HS) broke the game open for West in the 25th minute, when she found the back of the net on a penalty kick. The squad never looked back as sophomore Jordan Bates (Chicopee, Chicopee HS) added a goal of her own and Edwards struck again for the third and final goal of the game to seal the victory for West. Freshman Shelby Hall (West Springfield, West Springfield HS) and junior Briana Kubik (Blandford, Westfield HS) combined for the complete game shutout in net for the West.
Northeast 3, Central 2
Northeast edged past Central to secure a victory. Central struck first, as junior Hannah Millea (Sutton, Sutton HS) found the back of the net in the eighth minute of play. Northeast retaliated, scoring three goals in a row. Sophomore Megan Cullen (Amesbury, Amesbury HS) scored in the 33rd and 65th minute, while junior Lanie Jowett (Atkinson, NH, Central Catholic HS) netted one to make it a 3-1 game in favor of Northeast. Miller struck again in the 68th minute for Central, but the squad was not able to tie it up before time expired. Junior Melissa Toomey (Saugus, Saugus HS) secured the win in goal for Northeast.
West 3, Southeast 0
All the baseball (at Bentley) and softball (at Regis College) games scheduled for Friday were rained out.
In an offensive showcase, the Metro baseball team earned a decisive 15-7 victory against Central Thursday at Bentley's Bob DeFelice Field in Waltham.
Metro scored six runs on six hits in the top of the first inning to help propel the squad to an early lead, however, Central retaliated in the bottom of the inning, plating five to pull within one.
Metro pulled ahead, 7-5, in the second, as sophomore left fielder Malcolm Nachmanoff (Boston, Boston Latin) drilled a RBI single, which scored junior right fielder Bartley Regan (Boston, Boston College HS), who had singled up the middle.
In the bottom of the third, sophomore first baseman Zackary Tower (Auburn, Auburn HS) nailed a RBI single and sophomore left fielder Jake Ryan (Northbridge, Northbridge HS) drew a walk for a RBI to help Central knot the game at 7-7.
Metro put the game out of reach with seven runs in the fourth inning and added one more in the fifth to earn the 15-7 victory.
Nachmanoff and junior second baseman Austin Teal (Malden, Malden HS) led the offensive effort for Metro, going 2-for-2 with one RBI apiece. Sophomore shortstop Michael Woll (Milbury, Holy Name Central Catholic HS) was 1-for-1 at the dish with two RBI for Central.
Junior pitcher James Mulry (West Roxbury, Boston Latin) registered the win for Metro, hurling 21/3 scoreless innings, while tallying four strikeouts and allowing just one hit.
Northeast 8, West 0
A complete game shutout from junior pitcher Ryan McDonald (Boxboro, Acton-Boxboro Reg. HS) propelled Northeast. McDonald tallied seven strikeouts and allowed just one hit in the solid outing.
Northeast jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first, thanks to RBI from junior designated hitter Peter Franchi (Lynnfield, Lynnfield HS) and junior right fielder Sean Glabicky (Peabody, Malden Catholic HS).
The only hit of the game for West came in the fourth, when junior center fielder John Kinne (Great Barrington, Monument Mountain HS) sent a leadoff single to left field.
The Northeast squad never looked backed, adding six insurance runs on seven hits in the sixth to secure the victory.
Southeast 5, Coastal 5
Southeast and Coastal played a hard fought, back-and-forth contest that ended in a draw.
Southeast broke the game open in the second inning, when junior first baseman Sean Greene (Hingham, Hingham HS), junior third baseman Mark Pomella (Marshfield, Marshfield HS), and junior center fielder Jake OíRouke (Medway, Medway HS) recorded consecutive singles to put their squad up, 1-0. Pomella scored on a wild pitch, giving Southeast an early 2-0 lead.
Southeast added a third run in the third, but Coastal would not go quietly. Sophomore center fielder Dan Dougherty (Pembroke, Boston College HS), who singled to right field, set up a rundown, which allowed sophomore left fielder Spencer McCaffrey (South Dennis, Dennis-Yarmouth HS) to score in the bottom of the third. In the squadís next at bat, Coastal registered three runs on four hits to take a 4-3 lead through four innings of play.
Southeast tied the game at four in the fifth on a RBI triple from junior designated hitter Phil Sciretta (Duxbury, Nobles & Greenough HS), but Coastal pulled ahead in the following inning, as junior leftfielder Aaron Chouinard (Swansea, Joseph Case HS) tallied a sacrifice fly to score junior catcher Brian Hocking (Duxbury, Boston College HS).
Southeast plated the tying run in the top of the seventh, when Sciretta lifted a RBI sacrifice fly to right field. The squad then shutdown Coastal in the bottom of the inning to end the game deadlocked at five a side.
West 3, Central 1
West used a seventh-inning rally to defeat Central.
The squads were deadlocked at zero until the fourth inning, when junior center fielder Steve Moyers (East Longmeadow, East Longmeadow HS), drew a walk to get on and scored on a throwing error by the Central pitcher to break the game open for West.
Central retaliated in the fifth, as junior first baseman Adam Goldstein (Worcester, Doherty Mem HS) knocked in junior left fielder Matt Lavin (Worcester, Burncoat HS) with a single to center, knotting the game at 1-1.
West earned the go-ahead runs in the top of the seventh, as junior first baseman Brenden Geary (South Hadley, Tabor HS) and Moyers registered RBIs to put the squad on top. The West then retired the Central side in the home half of the inning to take the 3-1 victory.
The squads were led by outstanding showings from their pitchers, who each turned in complete game performances. Westís junior Rory Ziomek (Amherst, Phillips-Andover HS) allowed just two hits and one run, while striking out six in seven innings of work. Junior Tyler Wager (Uxbridge, Uxbridge HS) struck out seven for Central.
Northeast 5, West 1
Junior forward Joe Czarnota (Reading, Reading HS) tallied two goals and an assist to lead Northeast over West at New England Sports Center in Marlborough. Pat Flanagan (Westford, Westford Academy), Brett Buckley (Wakefield, Wakefield HS) and Blaise Heally (Melrose, Tilton School) also potted scores for the winners. Sophomore David Senecal (North Adams, Drury HS) lit the lantern for Westís only goal.
Southeast 9, Central 7
Southeastís Dean Chandler (Hanover, Hanover HS) and Jason Riley (Dedham, Dedham HS) each scored a pair of goals to help their team fend off Central. Junior Paul Curran (Milton, Milton HS) chipped in with a goal and three assists. For Central, Tyler Kirby (Hudson, Hudson HS) and Brett Lawson (Milford, St. Markís School) potted two goals apiece with Kirby also dishing out an assist.
Metro 4, Coastal 1
Junior forward Conal Lynch (Charlestown, Boston Latin) had a hat trick and Kevin Cotrone (West Roxbury, Boston Latin) tallied four points with a goal and three assists to lift Metro over Coastal, 4-1. Defenseman Max Sherman (Rochester, Old Rochester Reg HS) potted the lone goal for Coastal. In net, Peter Cronin (Norwell, Boston College HS) and Ryan Ciavette (Medford, Matignon) combined to 43 saves for the winners. Sean Cleary (Centerville, Barnstable HS) came on in relief for Coastal to make 18 saves while allowing a single goal.
Northeast 5, Southeast 2
Northeast jumped out to a three-goal lead in the first half and held on to defeat Southeast.
Forward Kevin Doherty (Wakefield, Wakefield HS) potted Northeastís second and third goals. Also chipping in on the Northeast attack was Blaise Heally (Melrose, Tilton School) who registered a goal and an assist. Southeast came out storming in the second half and began its comeback with two quick strikes by David Consigle (Medway, Catholic Memorial) and Brian Higgins (Milton, Milton HS) in the fourth and ninth minute, respectively. Southeast goaltender Stephen Jenner (Abington, Archbishop Williams) made 19 saves including two spectacular diving saves. ]\
Southeast/Coastal 4, Central/West 4
Southeast/Coastal scored twice in the final three minutes to salvage a tie with Central/West. Southeast/Coastal got two goals apiece from freshmen Emily Kelly (Norwood, Norwood HS) and Brooke Matherson (Walpole, Walpole HS) including a score from each in the critical final minutes. Kelly also added an assist. Central/West had a balanced offensive attack that was lead by Shannon Reynolds (Belmont, Belmont HS) who had an assist on Colleen Lynchís (Worcester, South High Community School) strike in the first period, and scored in the third period to push the score to 4-2.
Northeast 0, Southeast 0
Metro 8, Central 1
West 2, Coastal 1
Northeast 2, Metro 0
Central 2, Southeast 0
West 3, Metro 0
Northeast 3, Southeast 0
Coastal 4, West 3
Northeast 8, Central 1
Southeast 7, Metro 4
Metro 7, Central 0
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. Metroís junior first
baseman Robert Wesoloski (Arlington, Arlington Catholic) singled up the
middle during the bottom of the sixth, going on to earn Metroís fourth run
of the game. However, it wasnít enough to overtake Northeastís 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 fielderís 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 Westís offense on the
way to a decisive 10-3 victory.
Coastalís 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 Coastalís 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 gameís momentum into the third and fourth
innings, scoring another six runs. Junior centerfielder John Kinne (Great
Barrington, Monument Mountain) contributed to the teamís 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
Coastalís 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
Nine consecutive Southeast batters reached and scored in the third, highlighted by a bases-loaded, three-run double to right-center by junior first baseman Phil Scirettaís (Duxbury, Noble & Greenough School). Sophomore left fielder Cameron Hanley (Walpole, Walpole HS) and junior pitcher Nick Ahearn (Norfolk, Xaverian Bros HS) also doubled in the frame to knock in a pair of runs.
It was Ahearnís second double of the inning as he finished as the only batter to record multiple hits in the contest.
The squads traded runs in the sixth inning as Northeast avoided the shutout. For Southeast, junior right fielder Jake Petruzzelli (Abington, South Shore Voc Tech) knocked in junior pitcher Ben Amate (Hanover, Hanover HS) with a single. Northeast followed up in the bottom of the frame, as junior designated hitter Sean Glabicky (Peabody, Malden Catholic) crossed the plate on a double by junior first baseman Peter Franchi (Lynnfield, Lynnfield HS).
Ahearn also earned the win on the mound as he started and went the first two innings. He faced the minimum number of batters over his perfect two frames while fanning one. Junior Zack Hellested (Braintree, Braintree HS) handled the next two innings and allowed two runners to reach on a hit and walk.
Junior pitcher Kurtis White (Nahant, St. Maryís) was strong in five innings of relief for Northeast, allowing two
earned runs on six hits with a pair of strikeouts.
Central 6, Coastal 1
Central stole six bases and got hits from eight different batters on the way to the victory. After two scoreless frames, Central struck for three runs in the third. With one out, junior right fielder James Smith (Worcester, St. Johnís HS) singled to left field and stole second. Sophomore second baseman Zachary Twitchell (Shrewsbury, Saint Mark's) then reached on an error that pushed Smith home. After a single by junior left fielder Timothy Beaudette (Uxbridge, Uxbridge HS), junior centerfielder Chris Casey (Milford, Milford HS)
doubled to left field to knock in both runners which gave Central a 3-0 advantage.
Central added a quick run in the fourth when junior designated hitter Tyler Geffert (Hopedale, Mt. St. Charles Academy) led off with a triple to left center and then came across on a ground out by the next batter, junior catcher Andrew Montiverdi (Worcester, Worcester Tech HS).
In the fifth inning, Central tacked on a pair of runs to extend the lead, 6-0.Junior left fielder Scott Hubener (Mendon, Nipmuc Reg. HS) singled to center field, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Junior centerfielder Matt Lavin (Worcester, Burncoat HS) singled to left field to drive in Hubener. Lavin then stole second and scored on a double to right by junior third baseman Sam Ashline (Clinton, Nashoba Reg. HS).
Coastal salvaged a run in the bottom of the fifth when sophomore centerfielder Dan Dougherty (Pembroke, Boston College HS) tripled to left center and then scored on an error off the bat of junior right fielder Keaghan Austin (Lakeville, Coyle and Cassidy HS).
On the mound, juniors Steven Flynn (Worcester, St. Peter Ė Marian) and Ronny Sampson (Jefferson, West Boylston HS) each pitched a pair of scoreless innings for Central, allowing just one hit apiece while Sampson struck out three. Junior Eric Proulx (Brookfield, Tantasqua Reg. HS) tossed the final three innings and gave up one run while striking out five.
Metro 9, West 6
Metro battled back from two early deficits with the help of a five-run fourth inning to shock the two-time defending champion, West, in a game that was called after the fifth inning due to the two-hour time limit West jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first. Junior centerfielder Adam Gutierrez (Central HS, Springfield) walked and junior second baseman Chad Adams (Ware, Williston) singled through the right side to put two on for junior left fielder Steve Moyers (East Longmeadow, East Longmeadow HS) who blasted a three-run homer to left field. Junior first baseman Kyle Platner (Greenfield, Pioneer Valley Reg HS) doubled to left field, junior third baseman Gregory Heineman (Wilbraham, Minnechaug HS) walked to put two runners on again with no outs. Junior designated hitter Nicholas Greenleaf (Pittsfield, Monument Mountain HS) then reached on an error that also allowed Platner to score. However, the bases were left loaded which proved costly down the road.
Metro cut into the lead in the top of the next inning with three runs to make it 4-3. Junior left fielder Bartley Regan (Boston, Boston College HS) singled through the right side and then sophomore designated hitter Jake Porrazzo (Medford, Malden Catholic HS) doubled to center field. Junior short stop Connor Murray (Lexington, Lexington HS) singled up the middle to drive in Regan. Porrazzo then scored on a passed ball. With Connor Murray on second, junior first baseman Daniel Fitzgerald (Arlington, Arlington HS) walked and junior second baseman Eric Dumas (Chestnut Hill, Brookline HS) singled to load the bases. Nick Murrayís sacrifice fly to left scored his brother, junior catcher Connor Murray (Lexington, Lexington HS), with the third run.
West extended the lead to three runs, 6-3, in the third inning. Junior catcher Todd Kosel (Wilbraham, Minnechaug HS) singled to right field, stole second and came around to score on a double by junior shortstop Frank Crinella (East Longmeadow, Cathedral HS). With two outs, Crinella scooted home on an error committed off the bat of Adams.
Metro struck back for five runs in the fourth inning to take the lead for good, 8-6. With one out, Nick Murray walked and then junior centerfielder Matt Pugh (Watertown, BB&N) reached on an error. Junior third baseman Justin Silvestro (Waltham, Boston College HS) doubled to right center to drive in Nick Murray. Regan then singled through the left side to plate Silvestro and Pugh. After reaching on a fielderís choice, Porrazzo came around from first on a triple by Connor Murray. Junior right fielder Ken Runge (Saugus, Malden Catholic)
singled in Connor Murray to score the fifth run of the frame.
Porrazzo walked with the bases loaded in the fifth inning to push home Nick Murray and make the score 9-6. The pitching was less than stellar for both teams with Metroís junior James Mulry (West Roxbury, Boston Latin) being the only hurler to escape without allowing a run. He went two innings and allowed three batters to reach while striking out three.
Northeast 11, Coastal 5
Northeast smashed 15 hits led by junior third baseman Ben Panunzio (Middleton, Masconomet Reg. HS) who went 3-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored. Northeast plated three runs in the opening frame to jump out to an early 3-0 advantage. Junior outfielders Derek Reed (Lowell, Lowell HS) and Robert Losanno (Peabody, Peabody Vet Mem HS) each singled to center field to start the inning. Junior right fielder Peter Franchi (Lynnfield, Lynnfield HS) drove in both with a double to left center and then scored on a ground out by junior first baseman Sean Glabicky (Peabody, Malden Catholic).
The lead swelled to 9-0 as Northeast plated six runners in its half of the fourth inning. The frame started poorly for Coastal as junior centerfielder Genaro Ciulla (Peabody, Peabody HS) reached on an error. Junior designated hitter Kurtis White (Nahant, St. Mary's HS) and Panunzio each followed up singles. Panunzioís base hit pushed home Cuilla. After a walk to junior catcher Teghan Malionek (Salem, Salem HS) loaded the bases, Reed knocked in a pair of runs with a single. Junior shortstop Richard Fecteau (Newbury, Triton HS) followed with a
sacrifice fly that was deep enough to score Malionek from third and allowed Reed to tag up and move to third.
The advancement would come up big as he scored after Franchi walked and Northeast pulled off a pretty double steal. Junior first baseman Thomas Palleschiís (Haverhill, Phillips Academy) single plated Franchi to cap the scoring.
Coastal broke the Northeast shutout with a run in the fourth inning. After two quick outs, junior catcher Bryan Rocha (Rehoboth, Dighton/Rehoboth), third baseman Evan Mondor (Rehoboth, Dighton/Rehoboth) and right fielder Keaghan Austin (Lakeville, Coyle and Cassidy HS) singled in succession. Rocha scored on Austinís base hit to right center to put Coastal on the board.
Northeast added two runs in the fifth inning to open the lead to 11-1 before Coastal came back to post four runs over the final two frames to make the score a more respectable 11-5.
Junior Robert DiFranco (Melrose, St. John's Prep) earned the victory on the hill for Northeast as he went the first five innings and allowed just one run on four hits while striking out two.
Coastalís sophomore hurler Danny Holzman (Martsons Mills, Barnstable HS) tossed 3.1 innings in relief and scattered seven hits while allowing just one earned run.
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