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May 1, 2013

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AWESOME INFIELDER

The Single-A Salem Red Sox roster has several of the top Boston Red Sox prospects, including LHP Henry Owens, catcher Blake Swihart, outfielder Brandon Jacobs and infielders Deven Marrero, Garin Cecchini and Deven Marrero.

When Marrero, Boston’s first-round selection last June, recently was asked who impressed him the most on his team he didn’t hesitate.

“Definitely Garin Cecchini is the player who has wowed me the most,” Marrero said. “The way he goes about his business is pretty impressive. His approach, plan and the way he works is probably one of the best I’ve seen.”

Cecchini, a third baseman, entered yesterday batting .373 (28 for 75) with a .466 on-base percentage, six doubles, four triples, two homers and 12 RBIs.

BIG GAME ALERT

North Andover (8-2) and Central boys lacrosse (4-4) play today at North Andover High at 4 p.m.

Central’s Jack McInnis has scored 14 goals in his past three games. North Andover is led by Nick Pino, who pumped in seven goals in a win vs. Lowell earlier this year.

FIVE LOCAL AZTECs

This year’s Boston Aztec team of the Women’s Premier Soccer League includes five local players. They are Andover’s Alex Bengston, Jessica Morrow and Marina Moschitto, Londonderry’s Tori McCombs and Salem’s Gina Righini.

The team plays at North Reading High with one home game at Endicott College in Beverly.

LUNNEY HONORED AGAIN

Merrimack senior Corey Lunney was named Northeast-10 men’s lacrosse Player of the Year.

Connor Reagan was named the league’s Goalkeeper of the Year and Brandon Waiter was named Defensive Player of the Year.

Lunney also was voted to the first team All-Conference for the third time. He leads the league with 43 goals and 57 points and helped the Warriors to their first-ever share of the Northeast-10 Conference regular season title.

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