Costa Beechin went 1-for-3 with one run scored for Bishop Fenwick in a win over Belchertown in the Div. 3 tournament preliminary round Friday. (Item File Photo)

Bishop Fenwick baseball beats Belchertown in Div. 3 preliminary round

PEABODY — The Bishop Fenwick baseball team may have trailed for nearly the entire game Friday afternoon, but the No. 22 Crusaders came through when it counted in a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over No. 43 Belchertown in the preliminary round of the Division 3 state tournament.

The game-breaking hit came from Gianni Mercurio, who smashed a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth to put Fenwick ahead for good.

"In playoff baseball you never know what's going to happen, and our guys just kept pushing and pushing and eventually came up with that big hit," said Fenwick coach Matt Antonelli. "We were playing pretty well for t…

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