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Baseball Roundup: Late rally lifts Lynnfield over Fenwick

They have been two of the most consistent baseball teams in the area over the past few seasons, and on Tuesday, Fenwick and Lynnfield got together in an early-season non-conference clash.And with the game tied at 4-4 in the top of the seventh, Lynnfield’s Curt Thomas ripped a 2-run single off Crusader reliever Mike Iovanni to give Pioneers the lead and an eventual 7-5 win.This was the first decision for new Fenwick coach Russ Steeves. His team trailed Tyngsboro 8-7 on Sunday before the game was suspended due to darkness. The game will be continued at a later date.”It was bittersweet,” Steeves said of the Lynnfield game. “We were one or two hits away the whole game.” However, he added, “I love playing these types of games.”Fenwick’s chances included a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the first; two force plays at the plate and a runner thrown out ended the opportunity.”It was a good game to start the year with,” Lynnfield coach John O’Brien said. “We hit the ball pretty hard.”The Pioneers (1-0) had the lead throughout the contest. Lynnfield scored twice in the first to take a 2-0 lead. Fenwick got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning before Lynnfield added two more runs to take a 4-1 lead.The Crusaders (0-1) responded with three in the fifth off reliever Mario Padovani to knot the game at 4-4.John Caruso had a pair of hits and two RBI for Lynnfield, which also got two hits and an RBI from Vinny DiCesare. Matt Connolly added a solo homer for the Pioneers.Fenwick got a pair of RBI from Pat Holleran and six strong innings from starter Tommy Moules.Tech 12, Northeast 7At Fraser Field, the Tigers (1-0) got two hits and three RBI from second baseman Justin Morgan and a pair of RBI from Jose Rios in their season-opening win. Randy Pimental added a pair of hits and an RBI for Tech.Mike Lara and Ronny Guzman also had big hits for the Tigers.

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