Peabody advances to Gallant final with win over Marblehead

Marblehead's James Cearan (right) does a somerault but holds on to the ball after tagging out Peabody's Jariel Tolentino trying to steal second during Sunday's game. (Item Photo by Anne Marie Tobin)
SALEM — For a third straight year, Peabody will play for a Ray Gallant Tournament championship.  Sunday afternoon at Stephen M. O’Grady Field, Peabody punched its ticket to Tuesday’s final with a 5-1 win over Marblehead. Peabody pitcher Matt Smith was virtually unhittable, allowing no runs and only two hits in 6 ⅓ innings. He…

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