The Lynn Tech baseball team played a doubleheader Thursday at Fraser Field. The bad news is the Tigers dropped the first game, 10-1, to Mystic Valley. The good news is they recovered for a 7-4 win in the second contest, granting them entry into the state tournament.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve been in the tournament,” Tigers first-year head coach Rich Germano said. “It’s been at least 17 years. It was a team effort.”
Jhoan Ortega led Tech in the second game, pitching five solid innings with six strikeouts. At the plate, Ortega went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI.
“It was an all-around team effort,” Germano said. “The first game was sloppy but the second game was a great team effort.”
Tech (10-6) hosts Greater Lawrence Tuesday.
Peabody 1, Malden Catholic 0
Peabody (10-6) earned a state tournament bid. The Tanners scratched out the game’s only run in the bottom of the sixth, then came up with a couple of defensive gems in the seventh. Joe Gilmartin had the game-winning RBI, knocking home Brian Buckley (pinch running for Eric DeMayo) from second. Eddie Campbell earned a complete-game win, allowing four hits with four strikeouts.
Classical 19, English 0 (F/5)
On the annual “Cancer Night” game played between the Bulldogs and Rams, Classical’s Brooke Warren pitched a perfect game.
Warren’s filling in for Rams starter Tori Adams, who’s nursing an injury. Warren tallied nine strikeouts.
“Tori has been the backbone of our program for the past four years,” Classical coach Erica Richard said. “She’s pitched every inning since she took over. Luckily we have Brooke and it’s asking a lot for a freshman to fill in that role. She has pitched unbelievable and she’s doing a great job.”
Meghan Leavitt went 3-for-3 with three RBI , Johnna Calder went 3-for-3 with two RBI and Amanda Wilkins went 2-for-2 with one RBI.
Classical (9-6) hosts Saugus Saturday (11), one win shy of clinching a berth in states.
Saugus 9, Waltham 2
Make that three wins in a row for the Sachems, led by Caitlyn Wood who pitched seven innings and tallied five strikeouts. Wood went 1-for-3 with two RBI, Emma Howard went 3-for-3 three RBI, Taylor Bogdanski went 2-for-4 with one RBI and Madison Niles went 2-for-3.
The Sachems (8-8) need two wins in four games to clinch a state tournament bid.
“We’re starting to play really good softball,” Saugus coach Steve Almquist said. “Defensively we’re playing well and we’re getting timely hits. Caitlyn keeps us in games. Hopefully we can get the two more wins to get into the state tournament.”
Saugus visits Classical Saturday.
Lynnfield 5, East Boston 1
On senior day, Lynnfield’s lone senior, Hayley O’Brien, celebrated by tossing a complete game one-hitter. O’Brien fanned 11. Jillian Babine was 1-for-1 with a RBI double, while Taylor Tringali was 1-for 3 with an RBI single and run.
Everett 11, Lynn 5
Jack Hines scored his first varsity goal, Sam Ennis scored two goals, Alvin Chhim scored one goal with one assist and Pedro Cesa scored one goal. Lynn visits Saugus Saturday (11).
Classical 3, Winthrop 2
Classical’s Anh Nguyen won at first singles (6-0, 6-2). Shanelle Barry won at second singles(6-7, 8-6, 6-4, 6-4). Lexi Ferraro won (6-0, 6-0) at third singles.
“Shanelle clinched the match for us,” Rams coach Chris LeBlanc said. “Her match was the only one going on for upwards of an hour. She knew the whole match was in her hands. She gutted out a really hard win. Lexi’s normally a doubles player and she played a really great match in singles. She played really well.”
Classical (8-7) has two matches left on the season, needing one win to make the state tournament. The Rams host Salem Tuesday.
Marblehead 3, Lynnfield 2
Marblehead 5, Salem 0
The Magicians (14-1) gained revenge over Lynnfield in the first half of a doubleheader. The Pioneers broke up Marblehead’s unbeaten streak last season.
“Lynnfield was a critical match for us to win,” said Marblehead coach Tracy Ackerman. “They were the team last year that broke our undefeated streak so it was important to go out and play our best. The fact that we could win eight out of 10 matches shows our great depth of talent and commitment from the girls.”
The winners against Lynnfield were Michelle Shub in first singles (6-0, 6-0), Lisa Krebs in third singles (6-1, 6-0) and the first doubles team of Mandy DuMais and Simone Likterov (6-3, 6-0).
In the Salem match, Sara Weiss took the first singles match (7-5, 6-2), Lizzy Potvin won at second singles (6-1, 6-3) and Tess Keaney won third singles (6-0, 6-0). In doubles play, the team of Grace Kreisher and Alix Livermore (6-0, 6-1) won the first match and the team of Jessie Munroe and Leah Saulnier (6-0, 6-0) won the second match.
Winthrop 3, Classical 2
Classical’s Moses Ba won first singles (6-0, 6-1). Stephen Ong won at second singles (6-3, 6-2). The Rams (5-7) visit Salem Tuesday.
Concord-Carlisle 4, Marblehead 1
The lone win for Marblehead came from Edoardo Bernardis in third singles, who won his match by default despite falling behind (6-7, 4-7, 3-2).
Peabody 125, Danvers 11
Jacob Hawthorne, Amisaday Quijano and Conner Ramos were all double-winners for the Tanners. Hawthorne won both the high jump (five feet, eight inches) and the triple jump (39-7), Quijano took the long jump (19-5 3/4) and the 100-meter (11.1 seconds), and Ramos won the shot put (42-10) and the discus (147-7). Other winners for Peabody were Cam Powers in the javelin (150-11), Jordan Ilori in the 110 hurdles (17.8), Kemani Jackson in the 400 hurdles (1:03.4), Edgard Dossantos in the 200 (24.2), Cameron Rich in the 400 (54.3), Matthew Davidson in the one-mile (5:26.9) and Ryan Nagy in the two-mile (11:42.8).
Peabody 104, Danvers 25
Peabody got wins from Alexa Flewelling in the high jump (4-10), Madison Nerich in the shot put (30-3), Courtney Kline in the discus (100-3), Bianca Chouinard in the javelin (85-5), Gabrielle Morton in the 400 hurdles (1:15.3), Laura Velez in the 100 (13.4), Jolene Murphy in the 200 (25.3), Samoanna Pang in the 400 (1:07.8), Emily MacDonald in the 800 (2:56.4), Shannon O’Connell in the one-mile (6:52.3) and Alexandra Barrett in the two-mile (13:52.3).