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Roundup: St. John’s bounced from boys lacrosse tournament

St.  John’s Prep fell short in the Division 1 North boys lacrosse quarterfinals Saturday, losing to Acton-Boxborough, 9-8.

Jack Rickards led the way offensively for the No.6 Eagles with a stellar six-goal performance. Michael Ott scored two goals for the Eagles. Craig Yannone went 13-for-18 on faceoffs.

St. John’s Prep ends its season at 10-10.

No. 3 Acton-Boxboro advances to Tuesday’s (5) Division 1 North semifinal at No. 2 Lincoln-Sudbury.

SOFTBALL

Lynnfield 23, O’Bryant 0

Sunday at O’Bryant, the Pioneers had the bats going and won in five innings by mercy rule. Allie Wing (4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBI), Jenna Freni (2-for-3, 2 runs, triple, 4 RBI) and Reilly Ganter (3-for-5, 3 runs, triple, 3 RBI) hit home runs, while Taylor Tringali was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI.  Hayley O’Brien (2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBI, double), Jillian Babine (2-for-3, 2 runs, triple, 2 RBI), Gabby Langone (2-for-2, run) and Samantha Lebruska (2-for-2, 3 runs), Brianna Serabian (run), Kendyl LaConte (1-1) and Talia Bridgham (run) also contributed.

O’Brien started and gave up one hit with five strikeouts in four innings, while Ganter pitched a 1-2-3 fifth inning to earn a save.

Next up for the Pioneers is a quarterfinal matchup against CAL Baker Division champion Amesbury at Amesbury Tuesday (4).

Winthrop 10, East Boston 3

The No. 21 Vikings jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back, en route to a 10-3 victory at No. 5 East Boston in the Division 3 North first round. Winthrop’s Katie Gagnon laced a home-run in the top of the fifth, to give the Vikings a 7-1 lead in the late stages.

With the win, Winthrop advances to Monday afternoon’s (4) Division 3 North quarterfinal at No. 20 Ipswich.

Methuen 7, Revere 6

At Methuen, the Patriot end their season with a 14-8 record. No. 4 Methuen will entertain No. 5 Peabody Tuesday (4) in the Division 1 North quarterfinals.

 

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