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Softball Roundup: Swampscott edges Danvers in extra innings

The Swampscott softball team pulled one out of the fire Monday, defeating Danvers, 5-4, in nine innings at Danvers.”It was an excellent game,” Swampscott coach Annamaria Addonizio said. “I’m just so happy they came back ? there weren’t many errors, we hit our cutoffs and the girls kept their intensity the whole game.”Carissa Roche went the distance for the win, allowing eight hits and no walks. She struck out five and hit a batter. Two of the runs were earned.The Big Blue scored three runs in the first inning on RBI singles by Natalia Shams, Mallorie McGrath and Samantha Perry. Danvers got three runs of its own in the bottom of the inning. The game stayed tied at three until the eighth.Swampscott took a 4-3 lead when McGrath reached on a bunt, made it to third on two wild pitches and scored on a Stephanie Miller sacrifice bunt. In the bottom of the inning, Ashley Burnham singled and scored the tying run on a Taylor Orlando single.Swampscott (3-3) nailed down the win in the ninth when Marissa Gambale reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second, then third, and came home on a Shams single. Roche held Danvers in the bottom of the ninth for the win.Beverly 10, Classical 3At Beverly, the hosts used a base hit, a home run and a combination of physical and mental errors to score six runs in the fourth inning. The score was tied 2-2 up to that point.Classical loaded the bases with no outs early in the game, but only came away with two runs, one on a walk and the other on a passed ball. Ashley Laramie hit a monster shot out of the park for Classical’s third run.”That one inning was the difference in the game,” Classical (4-3) coach Chris Warren said about the fourth. “They were stealing bases like crazy. They must have had five or six stolen bases.”Jenny Garrity pitched the first 3 1/3 innings. Melissa McLaughlin came on in relief. Kristen Dean went 2-for-4 and scored a run. Savannah Clemens also went 2-for-4.Gr. Lawrence 17, Tech 2At Greater Lawrence, Courtney Walters and Noelia Mateo both scored for the Tigers (0-5). Christina Hynes took the loss. Tech is home today against North Shore Tech.Saugus 6, Revere 0At Saugus, Lauren Garchinsky homered and Raylyn Glavin tripled and drove in a run to spark the Sachems. Elizabeth Shaw (RBI) also helped out. Revere had six hits, including two by Amanda Morash. The Patriots (1-6) were also plagued by five errors.Peabody 4, Malden 2At Peabody, Bridget Giarusso’s two-run homer in the fifth broke a 2-2 tie to put the Tanners ahead for good. It was Giarusso’s first homer of the season. Michelle Grifoni also had a good day at the plate for Peabody, going 2-for-3 and knocking in two runs. Katie Foley got the win, scattering seven hits over six innings.

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