Squeezing a winner
Andrew Deloury led off the eighth with a double, advanced to third on a fielder’s choice and scampered home on a picture-perfect suicide squeeze bunt by Chris Dunn for the run that gave Andover a 4-3 victory over Chelmsford.
Cam Farnham scored the eventual tying run in the fifth when he walked, took off on the following pitch and came all the way around to score from first on a bloop that dropped in the infield.
Pinkerton won its second straight game in the final inning, scoring twice in the bottom of the seventh in an 8-7 victory over Nashua South. Kelly Fitzsimmons tripled in Candace Moore for the tying run and then scored on Sam Comeau’s RBI single.
Much of Moore
Leslie Moore was 4 for 5 with four RBIs and scored three runs as Central Catholic trounced Billerica 15-5. Meg Sears got the win and helped her own cause with two hits and an RBI.
Gem for Zewiey
Backup pitcher Leslie Zewiey had the best game of her career, throwing a sparkling two-hitter with 15 strikeouts and no walks as North Reading (10-4) qualified for the tournament with a 9-0 win over Ipswich.
D’Andre Drummond-Mayrie (discus, 100, 4x100) and Jeremy Zannini (long jump, 110 hurdles, 4x100) were triple winners to power Central Catholic in a 99-46 win over Andover.
Georgetown sophomore Danielle Quercia, in just her second start of the season, had a perfect game through four innings and got the win with a tournament-clinching 2-1 win over Triton. Quercia also had both RBIs in the fifth with a perfect bunt that drove in runners from second and third. Ali Newbury was 2 for 3 and scored a run for the Royals (10-3), who won only four games last year.
Methuen qualified for the tournament for the 13th straight year by whipping Tewksbury 9-1. Nina Correia had two hits, two RBIs and scored for the Rangers (10-3).
Brianna Rastello ripped three hits, scored two runs, drove in three and played outstanding defense as Salem clipped Merrimack 7-4.
High on Hannah
Hannah Paitchel had three hits, including a key two-run single, and was flawless in the field as Pelham earned a big 4-3 win over Sanborn. Jordan Parece got the win on 5-hitter.
Hunt dials doubles
Winning pitcher Leah Hunt had three doubles and was 5 for 5 as Londonderry (7-5) smacked Nashua South 15-8. Colleen Lewis added three hits and four RBIs.
Freshman Jessie Taveras improved to 5-2 with a win at third singles for the Greater Lawrence co-ed tennis team, which lost to Shawsheen 4-3.
Andover downed Central Catholic 85-60 as Hannah Chapman doubled up in the long jump and triple jump.