Central Catholic’s Brady Abraham started the seventh with a walk, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and went to third on a passed ball. Then, with two outs, Nick Delois was called on to pinch-hit and delivered a single to right field to plate Abraham for the lone run in the Raiders’ 1-0 victory over Chelmsford.
Andrew Hamel needed just the one run, pitching a complete-game shutout. He struck out eight, including K-ing the side with the bases loaded in the second, and allowed just five hits.
Methuen senior Chrissy Scionti only gave up one run in nine innings, but Dracut ace Lauren Ramirez was even better, striking out 16 with a three-hitter in a 1-0 victory for the Middies.
Londonderry’s girls scored nine goals in the first half and then held on for an exciting 12-11 victory over archrival Pinkerton. Alexa Bedell and Chelsea Leavis both had hat tricks for the Lancers.
Ryan Kucher held the Rockport offense to just six hits and big offense from sophomore Pat Beaton (two hits and two RBIs) and junior Bobby Barry (key two-run single) set Pentucket up for a 6-0 victory. Connor McGuirk added a clutch RBI squeeze bunt for the Sachems, who have won five of their last six games.
Turn the Paige
Paige Webster lost a hard-fought, three-set battle at third singles in Andover’s season-opening 3-2 tennis loss to Lincoln-Sudbury, the only defeat the Warriors had suffered to date. In yesterday’s rematch, Webster shook off a first-set loss and rolled to a pair of 6-1 victories for the deciding point as Andover prevailed, 3-2.
Pelham girls tennis avenged a season-opening loss to Sanborn in style, romping to an 8-1 victory. Allyson Masson and Mary Hammar stepped up to contribute three wins for the Pythons.
Double (OT) trouble
Hunter Tyrrell took the ball behind the net, then fed Justin Brosnan who scored with 2:44 left in double overtime to give Andover a 9-8 win over Chelmsford.
Josie Sanchez hit a home run for the second straight game, giving her five for the year, as Whittier whipped Northeast 12-1 for its 12th win of the season. Sanchez had three hits overall, scored three times and had four RBIs. Destiny Jordan also had a home run.
On Cloud 9
Anthony Gallo scored nine goals as Windham dispatched of ConVal 17-6.
Putting out fires
R.J. Warnock came through when it counted in North Reading’s 4-0 baseball victory over Lynnfield. Trailing by three runs, the Pioneers loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth inning but Warnock (six hits, eight strikeouts) induced an infield fly and then struck out the next two batters to crush the threat. Lynnfield also had runners at second and third in the fifth but another Warnock K kept Lynnfield scoreless.
Rally falls short
Salem’s softball team scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh and had two runners still on base before falling to Spaulding 5-4. New leadoff batter Amanda Bickford had two hits, scored a run and had an RBI for the Blue Devils (10-3).
The Henriquez twins came through for Lawrence volleyball as Jeyson (11 kills, 15 service points and 2 blocks) and Anibal (11 kills, 2 aces and 3 blocks) led the Lancers past Andover, 3-0.
Ashley Hammar, filling in at third singles, won her first varsity match in straight sets in North Andover’s 5-0 shutout of Lowell.