Baseball Roundup: Peabody overcomes errors, tops Cambridge

Sometimes you don’t play your best and win. Over the last 12 games, that hasn’t applied to the Peabody baseball team very often. But it did on Thursday in Cambridge.The Tanners committed a pair of errors and didn’t get the big hits, but Kevin Skop hurled six innings of three-hit ball and Pat Dumas worked a scoreless ninth for his fifth save, giving Peabody a 3-1 win and its 12th straight win.”We didn’t play our best game by any stretch, and I told the guys that afterwards. But we won and that’s what’s important,” Peabody coach Mark Bettencourt said.Skop carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning, allowing one run (unearned) with two strikeouts and four walks. Matt Sucharewicz was 2-for-3 with two runs scored along with James Noftle. Brad Linehan and Peter Ellison each drove home a run.”On the mound and defensively, we’re doing well,” Bettencourt said. “And we’re on the brink of coming around offensively.”Gr. Lowell 7, Tech 1At Gr. Lowell, the Tigers (8-7) found themselves in a 1-1 tie through five innings, but errors led to six runs for the Gryphons in the final two innings.Wilbur Castillo and Edito Reyes each had a hit in their first varsity game.Danvers 10, Classical 2At Fraser Field, the Falcons (14-2) scored eight times in the first inning and cruised from there. Bob Deane drove home three runs, with Steve Blanchette, Jeff Eldridge, Eric Oxford and Chris Perry all having single RBI.Matt Church and Lymbel Guerrero had two hits each for the Rams (6-8), with Church driving home both Classical runs.St. John’s 12, Central Cath. 5At Lawrence, The Prep (13-3) led 3-1 through five innings before using a seven-run sixth inning to pull away. Rob Noe led the offense with a pair of hits and three RBI. Lynn’s Jordan Edgett had a pair of doubles and two RBI. Sean O’Hara and Ryan McSweeney also had two hits. Kevin O’Toole drove home two runs with Dan Haugh, Mike Papagni and Anthony Fiorita each driving home one.Lynnfield 5, Ipswich 2At Ipswich, the Pioneers (11-5) had to sweat this one out as the hosts loaded the bases with none out in the seventh, but Steve Palladino got the final three batters to preserve the win. Zach Talis paced the Lynnfield offense, pounding out three hits and three RBI. Dante Padovani and Chris Dario each had two hits and scored once.

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