Thanks to a walkoff single from Bobby Jellison in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Salem baseball team was able to steal a 4-3 over Swampscott win at home on Monday afternoon.
Overall, Jellison led the way by going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Anuedy Espinal went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI. On the mound, Bryan Pena earned the win after tossing a complete game and giving up three runs with three strikeouts.
The Witches (4-2) will host Gloucester on Wednesday afternoon.
The Big Blue did have their chances to put this one out of reach, including a bases-loaded opportunity in the third inning that didn’t come to fruition. Even in the top of the seventh, with the score tied 3-3, Swampscott moved a runner to third base. But, as Big Blue coach Jason Calichman said, “today, they just didn’t fall for us.”
Ryan Graciale led the offensive effort for Swampscott, going 2-for-3 with an RBI. Luke Marshall had 11 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings of work.
Swampscott (4-1) will play on the road against Medford on Wednesday.
Beverly 9, English 2
At Beverly, Juan Subervi pitched five innings in relief, giving up only two earned runs, earning the plaudits of his coach.
“We have three games this week,” said Doug Mullins. “So for him come in and chew up innings was huge for us.”
Wilbur Rosario scored both Bulldog runs while Jomar Moreta had two hits and an RBI. Briston Maynard also had a double for the 3-2 Bulldogs.
On another front, the Bulldogs won the protest they lodged in Friday’s loss to Marblehead. On the play, an English runner was called out after walking toward the third base coach while a teammate was getting intentionally walked.
According to English athletic director Dick Newton, the official rule states that on a play where a batter is automatically placed on first, the ball is dead.
Friday’s game will be picked up from the time of the protest, which occurred in the sixth inning.
Marblehead 8, Revere 3
At Marblehead, the Magicians (3-1) jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but the Patriots were able to get three back before a late surge by Marblehead put the game away.
Max Karas started and went 4 1/3 innings, giving up three hits, three runs (two earned). Ryan Masters threw 2 2/3 innings in relief, striking out five.
Offensively, Cole Garaventi was 3-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI, Eric Gonzalez was 1-for-4 with two RBI; and Brigham Keefe had a two-run single in the sixth that helped put the game out of reach.
Salem Academy 16, Excel Academy 1
Johnacy Santana had three triple and six RBI to pace the Navigators offense on Monday afternoon, while Jordany Luna had two single and three RBI. Adam Pinto got the win on the mound after tossing three scoreless innings.
Salem Academy (6-1) will host KIPP on Thursday.