The Lynnfield softball team had itself a big game at the plate, as the Pioneers plated 13 runs in a 13-2 win over Manchester-Essex Friday afternoon.
The Pioneers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning to close to within one game of clinching a spot in the tournament at 8-6. Hayley O’Brien pitched a 3-hitter, striking out 15 Hornets and giving up just one earned run. Taylor Tringali had the hot bat, going 3-for-4 with four RBI, three runs scored and an inside-the-park home run. Chloe Shapleigh smacked two triples and had two RBI, while Allie Wing (2-run double), Breanna Serabian (2-run double), Reilly Ganter, Sam Lebruska and Jenna Freni also had RBI. O’Brien (triple), Kendyl LaConte and Mia Daly also had base hits. The Pioneers can clinch Monday afternoon with a win at Pentucket (3:45).
Peabody 6, Wakefield 1
Peabody’s Mallory Leblanc went 3-for-4 with one RBI, Makayla Rooney went 2-for-3 with one RBI. Tianna Dawe tossed seven innings, allowed no earned runs on two hits and struck out seven.
Peabody (12-0) remains undefeated this season and visits Beverly Monday night.
Marblehead 4, Gloucester 0
Charlotte Plakans took a perfect game into the bottom of the sixth inning and also had an RBI at the plate to help Marblehead earn a victory. Sophie Vener (4-for-4), Mercedez Pelletier (3-for-4) and Sammy Treff (1-for-3) each had one RBI in the win.
The Magicians are now 12-1.
Bishop Fenwick 10, Revere 6
Stefano Fabiano scored four goals with four assists. Nick Muzi added two goals and three assists, Zach Talbot scored two goals, while Brandon Kenney and Brian Harrington each scored one goal. Kenney and Robbie Favuzza had one assist each.
The Crusaders (9-4) host Pope John Tuesday when they’ll celebrate their senior night.
St. Mary’s 12, Essex Tech 10
Codi Butt scored six goals and dished two assists to lead the Spartans. Madi Hentosh added four goals and two assists. Meg Parthum and Kelsey Sullivan each scored one goal, the latter being Sullivan’s first goal of the season.
Kate Gray dished one assist and goalie Lauren Vaccaro made 12 saves.
Sherly Feliz led a strong effort from St. Mary’s defensive unit.
“I’m proud of the girls,” Spartans coach K.C. Butt said. “They’ve played game after game, they’ve battled through some injuries. I knew they could do it and I knew they had it in them. Riley Lynch has played multiple positions and she’s always willing to play where we need her. They worked hard and I’m proud of them.”
The Spartans (7-8) host Arlington Catholic this morning (11).
Peabody 10, Danvers 9
Peabody clinched a state tournament berth with the win. Hailee Lomasney scored the game-winning goal in the final minute. Peabody (10-2) hosts Quincy this morning (10).
Marblehead 21, Beverly 8
Behind six goals and one assist from Caroline Driscoll, the Magicians earned a big conference win to remain unbeaten in NEC play.
Hadley Carlton added five goals and one assist, while Niamh Healy had three goals, Lydia Bongiorno had two goals and three assists, Sara Campbell had two goals and two assists and Grace Arthur and Maddie Erskine each had one goal and one assist. Carter Murray added one goal, while Annie Ronan had one assist. Goalkeeper Maeve Caldwell had 12 saves.
Marblehead is 9-3, 7-0 in NEC play.
Gloucester 3, Classical 2
The Rams got singles wins from Moses Ba in first singles (7-5, 6-2), and Stephen Ong in third singles (6-2, 6-3). Classical (4-5) visits Marblehead Monday.
Gloucester 3, Classical 2
The Rams fell to 6-6 with the loss. The doubles duos of Abby Stafford and Lexi Ferraro (6-0, 6-0), and Kathy Nguyen and Cindy Roberts (6-2, 6-1) delivered Classical’s wins. Classical hosts Marblehead Monday.
Peabody 4, Somerville 1
Peabody’s Brooke Hodas (6-4, 7-6 (7-4)) and Shaelyn Kelley (6-1, 5-7, 6-4) earned wins in singles play, while the team of Lindsey Kouroyen and Becca Truong (6-3, 6-4) and the team of Caitlyn Bettencourt and Bella Philip (6-1, 7-5) earned wins in doubles play.
Peabody (10-2) hosts Beverly Monday.
Lynnfield 4, North Reading 1
Lynnfield earned two singles wins and two doubles wins to get the victory. Megan Nevils took the first singles match (6-0, 6-3), while Bella Ferreira got the win in third singles (6-0, 6-0). In doubles play, the team of Gillian Skelley and Emma Gallucci won the first match (6-4, 6-2) and the team of Claire Yang and Celeste Joly won the second match (6-2, 7-5).
The Pioneers (10-1) host Hamilton-Wenham Monday.
Archbishop Williams 5, St. Mary’s 0
The Spartans aim for a win Monday against O’Bryant.