The Saugus baseball team grabbed a 15-0 shutout win over Danvers in a shortened six-inning game Saturday night at Fraser Field in the “Pitching in for Pete Frates” Tournament. Sachems pitcher Todd Tringale fanned 15 Falcons and allowed just one hit in six innings of work.
At the plate, leadoff batter Ronnie Paolo (1-for-3) scored four runs. CJ Graffeo, Jackson Stanton and Jack Devereaux each went 2-for-4.
“The bats came alive at the right time, backed up with good pitching from Todd,” Saugus coach Joe Luis said.
The Sachems, 9-3 on the season, are one win away from qualifying for the Division 3 North state tournament. They travel to Winthrop Monday (4).
“We’d like to get in as soon as possible and be able to continually play the way we’ve been playing with good pitching and defense,” Luis said. “We’d like to tack on some wins to have a better seed moving forward. We’re playing well right now. We have a busy stretch with three games this week and four games the following week.”
Spellman 6, Fenwick 1
The Crusaders dropped to 6-7 with the loss. Ethan Belt went 1-for-3 and drove in Fenwick’s lone run. Cory Bright went 2-for-3 and scored the lone run. Angelo McCullough, Keegan O’Connor, Trey Deloury and Dan McGrath each had one hit. Fenwick hosts Spellman Monday (4).
Austin Prep 4, St. Mary’s 3 (F/15)
Saturday in Reading, the Spartans played out the continuation of their first meeting with the Cougars. The game was called due to darkness in the top of the 11th.
Austin Prep and St. Mary’s are now tied for first place in the CCL Large.
The Spartans (8-3) host St. John’s Prep Tuesday night (7).
St. Mary’s 14, Woburn 7
The Spartans improved to 12-1 with the win. Jaiden Moriello scored four goals to lead the offense. Zach Barden and Brendan Laundry each scored three goals. Nick Napolitano scored twice, while Davis Kinne and Damon Maribito scored one apiece. Goalie Kaden Quirk made 11 saves.
The Spartans host Fenwick Monday night (7) at Manning Field in the second meeting between the CCL rivals.
“We’re moving on,” Spartans coach Josh Field said. “We have a big one Monday. The kids are focused on that. The next 10 days are a big test for us.”