EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 4, 2013

Final Score

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Simply spectacular

After allowing his only hit of the game in the sixth, Lawrence’s Wilmer Gomez finished off his gem in style by striking out the side in the seventh to give him 15 Ks for the day, locking down a complete-game one-hitter and an 11-0 Lancers win.

“He was unhittable,” said Lawrence coach Brendan Neilon. “This is a guy that started the year on the JV team, so I guess it shows what we know. He has a great hard breaking ball.”

Javier Morales added plenty of offense, hitting a two-run homer and adding a pair of doubles.

Staudt double winner

North Andover’s Joe Staudt was the area’s best performer at the MVC freshman-sophomore track meet yesterday.

Staudt was victorious in the 110 high hurdles (15.4) as well as the triple jump (40-2). Chris Dalke joined Staudt in the winner’s circle for the Knights, running the 800 in 2:04.7.

Renjie Zheng also excelled for Central Catholic, taking top honors in the long jump (18-5) while placing third in the 200 and helping the Raider freshman 4x100 relay team finish second.

Other winners for Central were Marcus Edmunds in the 200 (24.2), Mike Milano in the 400 hurdles (59.8) and the open 4x400 relay team of Paul Flurry, Zach Kryzynski, Will Wheeler and Jaxell Negron (3:45.9).

Andover received victories from Sam Marotta in the discus (113-4) and Joe Vetere in the pole vault (11-0).

Methuen got a triumphant effort from Jeff Reddy in the 2-mile (10:14.5), Lawrence was led by Edward Quezeda in the open mile (4:36.2) and Haverhill’s Jack Pettis was best in the javelin (122-6).

Lots of Leary

Meg Leary was 3 for 3 with a home run and scored three runs as Andover slipped past North Andover. Paige Alholm had a three-run homer for North Andover.

A Cino surge

Melissa Cino scored five goals and tallied a whopping 10 assists to lead Windham to a 21-2 drubbing of John Stark.

Bottoms up!

The last three hitters in Methuen’s softball lineup were on fire in a 9-2 victory over Billerica. Sophomore Meghan Murphy had three hits including a pair of triples, scoring three runs with an RBI. Junior Amanda Lemire added two hits, scoring three times and driving in one while sophomore Heather McLaughlin had a pair of safeties.

Using Law

Elyse Law had an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to lift Sanborn to an 8-7 comeback win over Portsmouth. Meg Dolan nad three hits and two RBIs for the Indians and Emily Mailloux had two hits and scored the winning run.

Owl doubles down Devils

Pounding out six doubles among its 18-hit barrage, Timberlane smacked out a 12-4 victory over Salem. In a game-changing six-run fourth inning, Tyler Cameron, Josh David (three hits, two RBIs), Jameson Collins (three hits and three runs driven in) and Matt Grant (three hits) all rapped two-baggers as the Owls’ first six batters reached base.

Terrific week

Londonderry’s softball team completed a great week with three victories, capped by an impressive 12-4 win over Pinkerton. The bottom of the order came up big for the Lancers (6-4) as Colleen Lewis had three hits and had four RBIs, Cassidy Litch had three hits and four RBIs and Lauren Reinhold added two hits and scored four runs.

One for one

Playing in his first career varsity tennis match, freshman Brian Nop brought home a victory at fourth singles as part of Greater Lawrence’s 7-0 shutout of Fellowship Christian.

Doubling up

Eduardo Cartagena and Alex Cruz rallied back for a 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 2 doubles, the final event of the day, to give Lawrence a 3-2 victory over Malden.