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Jhoan Ortega got the win on the mound in Tech’s walk-off win.
By MIKE ALONGI
The Tech baseball team went to Medford to play St. Clement and came home with two wins, sweeping both ends of a doubleheader Friday.
In the first game, an 8-1 win for the Tigers, Richard Mateo went the distance on the mound, allowing just five hits and striking out 10. He didn’t allow any earned runs. At the plate, Jhoan Ortega had two hits and drove in two runs, and Kenny Moore also drove in two.
The second game was decidedly more dramatic, as the Tigers went into the bottom of the seventh (as the home team) down two runs, and Serey Eang drew an eight-pitch walk with the bases loaded for the walk-off win.
Michael Calzado, Mateo and Ortega each had two hits and a RBI, with Mateo’s and Ortega’s RBIs coming in the seventh inning.
On the mound, Moore struck out nine and allowed two hits over four innings, and Ortega earned the win, striking out five in relief.
The Tigers (5-8) look to keep the momentum going Monday on the road at Nashoba Valley.
Marblehead 1, Old Rochester Regional 0
Beau Dana did it all for the Magicians on Friday afternoon, getting the win on the mound and doing the damage at the plate. Dana tossed a one-hitter with nine strikeouts in five innings of work and also knocked an RBI single in the third to bring in James McCarthy, who singled and stole second to start off the inning.
Marblehead (8-6) will host Lynn Classical on Monday.
Austin Prep 2, Peabody 0
It was a real pitchers’ duel, but unfortunately for the Tanners, it came down to one swing of the bat in the bottom of the seventh inning as Cougar first baseman Alex Santostefano drove the first pitch she saw deep over the center field fence with one man aboard to seal the victory. Cougar junior Logan MacDonald threw a no-hitter and struck out 17. Peabody had only one player reach base; Kaitlin Thibodeau-Corey reached in the top of the sixth courtesy of a throwing error by McDonald. Peabody starter Tianna Dawe nearly match McDonald’s effort, giving up six hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Peabody dropped to 7-5.
Winthrop 7, Pope John 5
The Vikings got a strong performance on the mound from Kaitlyn Carter, who tossed 6 1/3 innings and struck out nine batters. Stephanie Strangie had a great day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI.
Winthrop (5-9) will play a doubleheader against Gloucester this afternoon.
Beverly 1, Lynn Classical 0
The key hit for Beverly (9-3) came from Maddy Jalbert, who knocked an RBI single to bring in Sarah Vallette for the lone run of the game. Marlee Hamor went 2-for-4 and Rona Scott struck out nine batters to earn the win on the mound.
Bishop Fenwick 4, Archbishop Williams 1
Fenwick improved to 9-6 with a solid win over a Catholic Central League opponent on Friday afternoon. Kerry Kircher got the win in first singles, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3, and Taylor Botthof took second singles, 6-3, 6-2. The Crusaders also swept the doubles portion of the match, with the team of Brenna Waldinger and Anna Young winning, 6-0, 6-1, and the team of Abby Graumann and Maria O’Donnell winning a three-setter, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.
The Crusaders will play against St. Joseph’s Prep on Monday afternoon.
North Reading 4, Swampscott 1
The lone win for Swampscott came from the doubles team of Rachel Weiss and Sasha Balchenkoff.
Marblehead 5, Lynn English 0
Marblehead got wins from Hannah Porath in first singles (6-1, 6-3), Simone Likterov in second singles (6-0, 6-2) and Kaelyn Attridge in third singles (6-1, 6-1). In doubles play, the team of Megan Ryan and Julia Channing and the team of Mandy Dumais and Sara Weiss both won their respective matches, 6-0, 6-0.
The Magicians will take on Manchester-Essex on Thursday, and they will have five girls competing in the individual state tournament this weekend.
“We are looking forward to a great match next week at Seaside,” said Marblehead coach Tracy Ackerman. “Having five girls playing in the individual state tournament will give us solid competition and help us get ready for the postseason, where we hope to make a deep run.”
Latin Academy 4, St. Mary’s 1
First singles Brady Ryan lost to Latin Academy’s Sam Pham last month, but this time around, Ryan got his revenge, topping Pham 6-3, 6-0 for the Spartans’ lone win Friday.
“Brady stuck with his game plan,” St. Mary’s coach Brian Carlson said. “I saw the change in his game plan to try something new, and he adapted well.
The Spartans (1-12) will take on BC High Monday.
Marblehead 5, Lynn English 0
The Magicians got singles wins from Dan Livtak (6-0, 6-0) and Jack Quigley (6-0, 6-0) while the doubles team of Mike Conlin and Luke Fobert notched a win in first doubles (6-0, 6-0). Marblehead is now 10-4 on the year, and is still undefeated in Northeastern Conference play at 10-0.
Beverly 5, Malden 0
Enrico Costa got the win in first singles, 6-1, 6-0, Ryan Daly took second singles, 6-4, 6-2, and Michael Silveira won the third singles match, 6-1, 6-1. In doubles play, the team of Oliver Gibson and Tommy George took the first match, 6-0, 6-0, and the team of Younes Challabi and Corey Sullivan recorded their first varsity win in second doubles, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
The Panthers (8-2) will go up against Revere on the road on Wednesday.
St. Mary’s 14, Saugus 5
The Spartans held Saugus scoreless through an entire half, sprinting out to an 8-0 lead after two quarters.
Marblehead 19, Swampscott 6
Hadley Carlton had a huge game for the Magicians, tallying six goals and two assists in the win. Caroline Driscoll had two goals and three assists, Niamh Healy and Grace Arthur each had two goals and two assists, and Lucie Poulin and Annie Migliore each had two goals. Lydia Bongiorno had one goal and one assist, Sara Campbell and Annie Ronan each had one goal and Amanda Gregory had one assist. Goalkeeper Maeve Caldwell had nine saves. Marblehead is now 11-2 on the year.
For Swampscott (7-2), Ellie Wright led the way with four goals, while Emerson Laundry and Kayla Kornitsky had one goal each. Goalkeeper Abby Bruhm had eight saves. The Big Blue will take on Wilmington this afternoon.