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May 5, 2013

Methuen battery stars for Salem State softball

It was like old times for Methuen High softball stars Paige Fleming and Sarra Bergeron. Fleming, a three-year starter, is a junior catcher and Bergeron, a four-year starter, is a senior pitcher/outfielder at Salem State.

They helped the Vikings to a 19-16 season.

Fleming batted .238 with 11 runs and 6 RBIs. She had a .993 fielding percentage and threw out 8 of 27 basestealers. Bergeron batted .344 (second best on the team) with 13 runs, 7 RBIs and a 1.000 fielding percentage in 23 games. On the mound, she was 4-2 with a 3.27 ERA, 30 Ks and a .239 opponent batting average in 41.1 innings.

Both were named second-team all-conference.

Kyle Dolan, a senior midfielder from North Andover, had 16 goals, 47 ground balls, and a .540 faceoff percentage in 14 games.

All-conference pick

Quinnipiac sophomore midfielder Vicki Kuhn, the former Pinkerton star, started 16 games with two goals an assist and 19 ground balls. She made second-team All-Northeast Conference.

Junior starting defender Emily Samuelman of North Andover contributed a goal, an assist, 11 ground balls and five caused turnovers.

Freshman midfielder Leah Walter of Londonderry appeared in seven games with one goal and freshman goalie Jillian Beucler played in one game.

Also at Quinnipiac, Nicole Gubellini of Salem is a freshman pitcher (3-3, 4.74 ERA, 15 Ks, 44.1 innings). Thursday she shut out Manhattan on five hits.

Rebecca Morse of West Newbury is a freshman runner who placed sixth in the 5,000 at the George Davis Invitational in 19:07.70.

Super Shane

Bridgewater State freshman Shane Surette of Haverhill limited Worcester State to three hits in six innings and whiffed five in a 3-1 win. He went 2-0 with a 4.60 ERA and an impressive 19 strikeouts in 15.2 innings this spring.

Senior DH Jose Polanco of Lawrence and Central Catholic, one of five captains, batted .289 in 23 games with 10 runs and 11 RBIs.

Several local Bears shined at the MASCAC Championships: sophomore Josh Goehring of Haverhill (1st, 800, 1:53.18), junior quad-captain Joshua Danner-Hicks of Haverhill (1st, triple jump, 47-7; 5th, long jump, 20-5); freshman Danielle Poto of North Andover (2nd, 5,000, 19:02.14), freshman Mark Waller of Andover (3rd, 10,000, 34:19.57) and freshman Theresa Connolly of North Andover and Central (6th, 800, 2:32.89).

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