Hard-hitting Marblehead softball team puts on a show (ROUNDUP)

Marblehead's Luka Bornhorst went 2-for-4 with a home run Thursday. (Spenser Hasak)

Ruby Calienes of Marblehead softball allowed six hits and retired seven in a complete-game win against Medford Thursday. She also added a single in the 7-2 victory.

Luka Bornhorst went 2-for-4 with a fence-clearing bomb in the second inning, Ashley Mortensen went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs. Continuing the offensive versatility, Lyla McGovern and Isabel Mortensen each went 1-for-3 for Marblehead.

On a side note, Tessa Andriano had two hits that would have been out of most ballparks, according to coach Jonathan Gold.

Despite the offensive explosiveness at times, Gold credited his defense for the victory.

“The game was won by our outfield of Sophia Hallisey, Ashley Mortensen, and Clara Donovan as they were outstanding,” Gold said. “Catcher Isabel Mortensen also had a great defensive game behind the dish.”


Minuteman 19
Lynn Tech 4

Lynn Tech traveled to face Minuteman Thursday, but fell 19-4. Camila Rufino Santos led the Tigers offensively, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs.

Keila McGregor, Zoe Wilson, and Genevieve McCafferty were responsible for the other three RBI. Wilson also played well defensively in center field, according to Tech coach Beth Mercaldi.

Tech takes on Nashoba for its final game of the season Friday.


Salem 6
Marblehead 3

In the opening round of the Karelis Division of the Hillie Classic, Salem doubled up Marblehead (11-8) to win 6-3. Marblehead led 3-0 heading into the sixth, but the Witches took advantage to tie – and eventually win – the game.

Bodie Bartram led the way with two of Marblehead’s eight hits, while Drew Whitman struck out six across seven innings.

Marblehead plays at 10 a.m. Saturday morning at Haverhill Stadium against the winner of Dracut and Haverhill.


Lynnfield 5
North Reading 0

Lynnfield’s girls tennis team (12-6) is on quite the roll. The Pioneers took on North Reading Thursday, stinging the Hornets 5-0.

Paige Martino (6-2, 6-1), Genna Gioioso (6-2, 2-6, 10-6), and Maddie Sieve (6-0, 6-2) all won their singles matches, while the duos of Leticia Marafon-Lily Alves (6-4, 6-4) and Ella Hayman-Vicky McCrann (6-1, 6-2) did their jobs in doubles.


Lynn Classical 3
Lynn Tech 1

Lynn Classical’s volleyball team handled Lynn Tech 3-1 on Thursday in set scores of 25-18, 13-25, 25-21, 13-25.

Tech’s Jephthah Onyighichi had seven kills, six blocks, and two kills, while Jayden Tran had 13 digs. Elmer Duran had eight digs, four assists, four kills, and two aces, Keury Mena added eight digs, and Didlaire Jacques Jr. collected three blocks alongside two kills.

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