In what Marblehead baseball coach Mike Giardi described as “just a really weird game for us,” the Magicians battled back from two different four-run deficits to notch an improbable 10-8 win over Everett at Seaside Park Wednesday.
Things got off to a poor start for Marblehead, as Everett was able to push across six runs on five Magician errors in the first inning. They got a couple back in the ensuing inning, but another pair of errors in the third inning gave Everett two more runs to make it 6-2. Back and forth it went until the sixth inning, when Marblehead finally made its move.
Down 8-3, the Magicians loaded up the bases and got back-to-back-to-back RBI singles from Drew Gally, Jacob Bornstein and Cole Garaventi to get the rally started. Erick Gonzalez came up next and laced a two-run double to tie the score, then back-to-back walks loaded up the bases again. After a balk brought in the go-ahead run, Alex Rosen gave Marblehead a bit of insurance with a RBI single to make it 10-8. Ryan Masters came into the game to pitch the top of the seventh for Marblehead, and he retired the No. 2, 3 and 4 hitters in Everett’s lineup to earn the win.
“It was a frustrating game for us, but it was also a big win,” said Giardi. “We had a lot of things not go our way, but we were still able to fight through it and earn a hard-fought win.”
Marblehead (6-5) will play against Classical at Fraser Monday (7).
St. Mary’s 11, Cardinal Spellman 0
At Spellman, Spartans starting pitcher Bobby Alcock dominated the game from start to finish. The right-hander collected 15 strikeouts and allowed just one hit with two walks over his seven innings of work.
At the plate, Anthony Bono went 2-for-5 with 2 RBI, Aedan Leydon went 3-for-4 with 1 RBI, Anthony Nikolakakis 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and John Mulready went 1-for-2 with 2 RBI.
“We got off to a fast start,” Spartans coach Derek Dana said. “We scored three runs in the first and we just kept tacking on. The offense was outstanding and Bobby was phenomenal tonight.
“It was nice to keep the momentum going, Dana said. “The kids have redirected themselves a little bit and have stayed focused. I want it to continue.”
St. Mary’s (8-4) hosts Salem Friday (3:30).
Salem 14, English 5
Dax Billingsley pitched 3 1/3 innings for the Bulldogs and allowed nine runs on nine hits. Andy Duverge, Billy Allen, Briston Maynard, Juan Subervi and Wilbur Rosario each had one hit. English is at Swampscott tonight (6:30).
Peabody 15, Winthrop 1
Peabody’s (9-3) Joe Zito earned the win on the mound with six strikeouts and no earned runs in five innings. James Jimenez pitched two innings of relief and collected three strikeouts.
Evan Mullen went 2-for-3 with 1 RBI, Jake Gustin went 2-for-3 with 1 RBI, Eric DeMayo went 2-for-2 with 1 RBI, Joe Gilmartin went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI, Brian Buckley went 2-for-2 with 1 RBI and Taidon Perez went 2-for-3 with 3 runs.
Danvers 6, Classical 1
Danny Lilja went 1-for-2 and scored Classical’s lone run. AJ Luciano plated Lilja with a RBI double.
The Rams (6-7) host Marblehead Monday (7).
Somerville 3, Swampscott 1
The upside for Swampscott is Colin Reiling tossed six solid innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts.
The downside for the Big Blue is they were no-hit, as they scored their lone run on two walks and two errors in the sixth inning.
Swampscott (7-4) hosts English tonight (7).
“We have Luke Marshall pitching against a very good English team,” Swampscott coach Jason Calichman said. “We’ll put it behind us and bounce back. Our guys have fought hard all year.”
Saugus 9, Malden 5
Grant Rust went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI to pace the Sachems offense, while Anthony Congliano (3-for-4) and John Torres (2-for-3) each contributed 2 RBI. Mike Mabee got the win on the mound after giving up three earned runs with six strikeouts in six innings. Todd Tringale pitched a scoreless seventh to seal the win.
Saugus (7-6) hosts Stoneham this afternoon (4).
Beverly 10, Medford 3
Beverly’s (11-2) Spencer Brown pitched a complete game and helped his cause with a 2-run home run and 3 RBI. Jack Ploszay added 2 RBI.
Hamilton-Wenham 7, Bishop Fenwick 3
The Crusaders fell to 7-4 and are in a three-game slide. Fenwick plays Saturday morning (9) at Fraser against Manchester.