---- — Methuen Legion rode its solid pitching to a pair of victories yesterday.
Cam Cyr tossed a four-hitter, allowing only a pair of earned runs, as Methuen nipped Lawrence, 5-4. The southpaw struck out nine. Derek Fox and Gary Carbonneau had RBI hits in the three-run Methuen fourth. Fox added a two-run double to close out the scoring for the winners. Joan Vargas took the tough loss for Lawrence, allowing seven hits and striking out nine.
Methuen then beat Swampscott, 9-3, behind Andrew Wells, who struck out seven and walked one in six innings of work. Brady Abraham homered twice and doubled, driving in three. Wells had three hits and three RBIs. Carbonneau threw out a pair of runners from behind the plate.
DERRY ROLLS ON
Jamie Collins was 2 for 3 and drove in three runs to lead Derry Post 9 to a 5-3 victory over Portsmouth. Justin Bundzinski added two hits and scored twice and Andrew Herlihy allowed just the two runs and seven hits in a complete-game effort.
SALEM NOW 5-0
Salem Legion moved to 5-0, defeating Exeter, 12-10.
Brett Barrett took over in the third on the mound and delivered a solid six innings of relief work, leaving with a 12-5 advantage after eight innings.
Salem put up 10 runs in the seventh, highlighted by Cody Soucy’s bases-loaded triple.
HAVERHILL 4TH IN TOURNEY
Haverhill Post 4 won their opening round game, 8-2 over Plattsburgh, N.Y. but faded as they had to play three games in a row due to rainouts to finish in fourth place at the Gubby Underwood Legion Tournament in Keene, N.H. Matt Keefe was the winning pitcher with relief help from Evan Penney in Haverhill’s only win. The Post 4 offense in the tournament was supplied Steve Jaskelevicus (6 hits, 3 runs, 3 RBIs), J.T. Ruth (6 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) and Brian Vezina (4 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs).
Newburyport topped the Kingston Night Owls, 6-1, in North Shore Baseball League action.
Paul Trabucco pitched well in his first start of the year. Tito Lluberes doubled and scored Kingston’s only run on an Eric Simm single.
Kingston is 9-4 now.