The Lynnfield baseball team celebrated its Senior Day with a 5-2 win over Cape Ann League rival Pentucket Tuesday. Senior pitcher Fernando Gonzalez took the mound and tallied 15 strikeouts over seven innings of work.
Seniors Jon Luders, Will Garofoli, Matt Fiore and Jaret Simpson carried the offense. They combined for eight hits and five RBI.
“The seniors did a great job,” Lynnfield coach John O’Brien said. “We had a tough loss Saturday. We had a great day of practice Monday. The kids bounced back. I have nine seniors and they contributed, which was great. It was a nice win for us to get back on track.”
O’Brien also credited seniors Cory Castinetti, Phil Tammaro, Sal Marotta and Brian Cardarelli for their efforts this season.
“The seniors have all contributed this year,” O’Brien said. “Hopefully we can continue and keep it going.”
Lynnfield (9-5), one win away from qualifying for the Division 3 North state tournament, travels to Masconomet Thursday afternoon (3:45).
“We lost to Masconomet the first time around,” O’Brien said. “We’re looking to play a much better ball game this time around.”
St. John’s 3, Salem 0
The Eagles improved to 8-5 on the season.
Peabody 102, Gloucester 34
Winners for Peabody were Kemani Jackson in the high jump (5-2) and 110 hurdle (16), Jacob Hawthorne in the triple jump (41-6), Gabriel Carvalho in the shot put (41-4.5), Joshua Neumann in the discus (111-2), Joseph Swanton in the javelin (113-8), Joel Lisoma in the 400 hurdle (65.4), Tyler Surman in the 100 (11.7), Josh Atemkeng in the 400 (56.8) and the mile (4:56.5) and Ryan Nagy in the 2-mile (12:07).
Danvers 79, Saugus 57
Winners for Saugus were Kenny Okoye in the long jump (18-10.5), triple jump (43-2) and 110 hurdle (16.8) and Marvens Jean in the shot put (37-2.75).
Peabody 85, Gloucester 46
Winners for Peabody were Oluchi Okananwa in the high jump (5-2) and 110 hurdle (17.5), Dado Nasso in the long jump (16-0.25), Khari Hobbs in the triple jump (31-10.5), Aaliyah Alleyae in the shot put (28-5.25), Arlene Davila in the discus (86-9), Courtney Kline in the javelin (75-4), Cassia Picardy in the 400 hurdle (75.8) and 400 (67.1), Jolene Murphy in the 100 (12.5) and 200 (27.1), Aja Alimonte in the 800 (2:55), Samantha Simmons in the mile (6:14.8).
Saugus 87, Danvers 46
Winners for Saugus were Ava Fiorino in the high jump (4-4), 400 hurdle (74.5) and 400 dash (66.1), Kiley Ronan in the long jump (15-1.5) and 200 (28), Jada Okoye in the triple jump (33-11) and 110 hurdle (18.5), Jennifer Costa in the shot put (23-7) and 100 (13.3).