Shane Surette struck out the first 9 batters he faced, but Gloucester parlayed a pair of walks, two hit batters, two infield hits and an error into a four-run fifth inning in sneaking by Haverhill Legion Post 4, 5-4 in Gloucester Sunday afternoon.
Haverhilll (1-1) tied the game in the top of the seventh on an RBI double by Anthony Licciardello (2-3, 2-RBI) who also had a solo home run. A Haverhill throwing error in the bottom of the seventh gave Gloucester the win. Surette finished with 13 strikeouts in 5.2 innings. Nick Comei (2-4, run), Nate Frongillo (2-4, run) and Sean Wrenn (2-3, double, run) led the offense.