The St. Mary’s softball team rolled to a 20-0 win over Pope John Wednesday at Breed Middle School. Christina Nowicki powered the offense, going 3-for-4 with a home run, a pair of doubles and scored four runs. Felicia D’Alessandro and Taylor Sullivan also went 3-for-4. Marina DiBiasio, Jordan Sullivan and Alyssa Grossi each went 2-for-4.
In the circle, Lily Newhall pitched a one-hitter over five innings of work. Newhall struck out six and allowed two walks.
The Spartans (4-1) are back on the diamond Monday (4) when they travel to Bishop Fenwick.
Danvers 2, Saugus 1
Saugus pitcher Caitlyn Wood tossed seven innings, allowed two earned runs on three hits and tallied four strikeouts.
At the plate, Saugus totalled five hits and stranded nine baserunners. Alexa Ferraro went 2-for-4, Alessia Salzillo went 1-for-4, Cat Schena went 1-for-3 and Ashley Shaw went 1-for-2 with one RBI.
“It was a very well played game by both teams,” Sachems coach Steve Almquist said. “Pitching was fantastic on both sides, defense was great. We just haven’t been able to get that bit hit but we’ll keep working at it. I’m extremely encouraged by how we played against a very good Danvers team.”
Saugus (1-2) hosts Northeast in a non-conference tilt Thursday (10).
Medford 18, English 5
The Bulldogs dropped to 1-1. Aprile Gutierrez went 2-for-2 with a walk and three RBI. Sofia Texeira (1-for-3, RBI) and Aryanna Wlodwoski (1-for-2, RBI) also had solid games at the plate.
English hosts Somerville Thursday (12).
Beverly 12, Winthrop 1
Panthers pitcher Emily Stilwell earned her first career varsity win. Stilwell tossed seven innings and fanned six Vikings. At the plate, she went 1-for-4 with a triple.
Natalie Stilwell hit a grand slam and went 1-for-5 with four RBI. Ireonna Scott hit a 3-run home run and went 1-for-3 with three RBI. Julia Pitman went 3-for-3.
The Panthers (2-1) host Gloucester Monday.
Saugus 2, Danvers 1
Behind another stellar effort from Todd Tringale on the mound, Saugus rolled to its third win of the season. Tringale allowed an earned run on three hits, walked one and stuck out nine. He retired Danvers in order through the last three innings.
Saugus had just two hits but made them count. Jackson Stanton scored on Tringale’s sac-fly in the top of the fourth. Saugus took a 2-1 lead in the fifth on Ronnie Paolo’s RBI groundout, scoring Anthony Cogliano.
“It was a great, controlled game by Todd,” Sachems coach Joe Luis said. “We also played flawless defense behind him with no errors. They put 11 balls in play and we made all the plays on those. We manufactured a couple runs to beat a good pitcher on Danvers’ side.”
Saugus (3-0) hosts Gloucester Thursday (4).
Portland (ME) 1, St. Mary’s 0
At Hadlock Field, Bobby Alcock was a bright spot for St. Mary’s with another dominant performance on the mound. Alcock fanned 10 and allowed just three hits over 6 2/3 innings.
But the Spartans recorded just four hits. Aiven Cabral went 2-for-3. John Mulready went 1-for-2 and Jared Coppola went 1-for-1.
“We’re just not getting it done at the plate,” Spartans coach Derek Dana said. “We left 10 runners on base and we lose a 1-0 game. Bobby pitched great. He strikes out 10 with three hits. He was dominating and we just kept having inning after inning with runners on base that we couldn’t get across the plate.”
The Spartans visit Lowell Catholic (1-2) Thursday (11).
“We need to be more competitive at the plate,” Dana said. “We played some good defense. Guys are where they’re supposed to be. We’ve had some letdowns where we haven’t caught the ball but we’re moving on defense, pitching has been good. It’s time to start hitting the ball.
“We have a great group of kids but we need a sense of urgency moving forward.”
Medford 3, English 1
Medford scored all three runs on English errors. Juan Subervi pitched six innings for the Bulldogs. He allowed three unearned runs on four hits and struck out five.
English scored its lone run in the top of the first, when Jose Morel tripled and raced home on a failed pickoff attempt.
“It was a pretty clean game,” English coach Doug Mullins said. “Medford’s starting shortstop made five putouts. They made a couple nice plays. Offensively we just couldn’t get anything going. Both pitchers were good. Juan pitched unbelievable. We have to find ways to win games like that.”
English (1-1) hosts Marblehead Saturday (1).
Fenwick 6, Arlington Catholic 5
Ethan Belt (2-for-3) and Jason Romans (1-for-4) each drove in two RBI. Tucker Destino (2-for-4) and Cory Bright (1-for-4) each drove in one RBI. Bright pitched 2 2/3 innings and allowed one earned run on two hits with four strikeouts. Trey Deloury went 4 1/3 innings in relief and allowed three earned runs on four hits with three strikeouts.
The Crusaders travel to Fraser Field Monday (4) to take on St. Mary’s.
Gloucester 9, Peabody 5
Taidon Perez’s 2-run home run and Jordan Anzuoni’s three hits were the bright spots for Peabody. The Tanners (0-4) aim for their first win Monday (4) at Swampscott.
Salem 9, Revere 5
The Patriots (2-2) travel to Beverly Thursday (10).
St. Mary’s 18, Georgetown 8
In a hard-fought game, the Spartans pulled away in the second half. Top offensive performers for St. Mary’s were Brendan Laundry (four goals, three assists), Nick Napolitano (three goals, three assists), Zach Barden (three goals), Jaide Moriello (three goals), Jackson Field (two goals), Christian Lebert (one goal), Colin Jackson (two goals). Goalie Kaden Quirk made 13 saves.
St. Mary’s (5-0) travels to Arlington Catholic Wednesday.
Marblehead 8, Masconomet 7
The Magicians grabbed their third consecutive win in a back-and-forth non-conference tilt. Will Shull’s three goals led the attack. Paul Heffernan, Christian Penkrat, Tom Quigley, Loch Sheridan and Sam Thompson scored one goal each.
Marblehead hosts Swampscott Thursday (11).
Revere 5, Salem 0
Revere hosts Classical Monday (4).
Classical 3, Everett 2
Winners for Classical included Ahn Nguyen at third singles (6-0, 6-0) and the second doubles team of Jayden Carroca/Sophia Defronzo (6-1, 6-2).
The Rams are back in action Thursday (10) when they host Medford.
Saugus 3, Danvers 2
At Belmonte, the Sachems opened the season with a win. They’re back in action Tuesday at Winthrop (4).
Revere 4, Salem 1
The Patriots (1-0) visit Classical Monday (4).