Behind a complete game effort from Clayton Marengi and contributions from up and down the lineup, the Lynnfield baseball team qualified for the state tournament with a 7-2 win over Masconomet Thursday afternoon.
“I’m proud of the guys for getting to this point, we’ve had a bit of an up and down season,” said Lynnfield coach John O’Brien. “We’ve been coming around the last few games, we’ve been getting some good pitching and our bats are starting to get going. Hopefully we can continue to play well going forward.”
Marengi allowed just one earned run on three hits in the win, striking out 11 batters. He also had one RBI at the plate.
Jonathan Luders had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with one RBI, two stolen bases and two runs scored. Matt Fiore had two RBI, Fernando Gonzalez had a home run and one RBI, Nick Martinho had one RBI and John Singer had one RBI.
The Pioneers (10-5) take on Lynn Classical Saturday (12:30).
English 9, Everett 0
Erick Ubri led the offensive charge for the Bulldogs, going 3-for-3 with two RBI. Andy Duverge (1-for-2), Jose Morel (1-for-2), Juan Subervi (2-for-4), Julio Figueroa (0-for-1), Albert Torres (1-for-2) and Anthony Mateo (1-for-3) each had one RBI. Julien Silvestri earned the win on the mound, tossing five shutout innings and allowing seven hits with six strikeouts. Nathan Espinal pitched the final two innings of relief.
English is now 9-3.
Marblehead 6, Saugus 6 (13th inning)
The game between the Magicians and the Sachems was suspended due to darkness in the top of the 13th inning and will be completed at a date to be determined.
Peabody 16, Danvers 8
Colleen Crotty led the Tanners with five goals in the victory, and Olivia Kiricoples was right behind with four goals and one assist. Hailee Lomasney added three goals and two assists, while Catherine Manning had two goals and one assist. Maddy Lomasney and Amber Kiricoples each had one goal and one assist, while McKayla Fisher earned her first career varsity point with one assist. Goalies Olivia Lavalle (eight saves) and Katelyn Rice (three saves) combined for the win in goal.
Peabody is now 10-5.
Marblehead 5, Saugus 0
The Magicians got wins from Michelle Shub, Hannah Porath and Jessie Munroe in singles play, while the doubles teams of Simone Likterov/Cannan Whittier and Cahill Whittier/Tess Keaney also earned wins.
Manchester-Essex 3, Lynnfield 2
The Pioneers got wins from Alexa Vittiglio (6-4, 6-2 in second singles) and Grace Sokop/Anna Radulski (6-2, 6-3 in second doubles).
Lynnfield (11-1) takes on Ipswich Friday.
Marblehead 5, Malden Catholic 0
Winners for Marblehead were Billy Ackerman (6-3, 7-5 in first singles), Dan Livtak (6-2, 6-0 in second singles), Adam Sherf (6-0, 6-0 in third singles), Vittorio Mariotti/Erik Stammnitz (6-0, 6-0 in first doubles) and Tony Gluskin/Jack Quigley (6-0, 6-1 in second doubles).
Classical 81, English 54
Classical had two double-winners in Jonathan Fernandez and Julian Mejia, with Fernandez taking first in the shot put (38-2 1/2) and the discus (100-8) and Mejia winning the 800 (2:17.0) and the one-mile (5:06.2). Other winners for the Rams were Eusebio Quintana in the triple jump (37-10), Oladeji Jolaoso in the 200 (23.6), Jacob Reyes in the 110 hurdles (20.0), Andy DeLeon in the 400 hurdles (1:09.3) and Kyle McCarthy in the two-mile (11:42.2).