Hillies roll on
Senior catcher Sean Wrenn had the game-winning RBI, driving in junior Matt McIntosh with a single in the bottom of the sixth to give Haverhill (11-7) a 3-2 victory over Tewksbury. Sophomore Josh Goldstein went the distance, scattering seven hits and striking out four for the win. Juniors Juanel Oriach and Tommy Maguire each went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Haverhill has won five straight and six of its last seven games.
Lancers lock down MVC small
With the opportunity to lock down its fourth MVC Small title in the last five seasons, Lawrence High left no dought with a 10-4 win over Dracut. “I think last year was a learning experience for us,” said Lancer coach Brendan Neilon. “Guys like Jose Cedano and our seniors realized they had to be better teammates. It’s a good group to be around, and they’ve won a lot of big games.” Javier Morales had three hits and drove in three, while Cedano delivered a pair of runs on two hits. Sizzling Jose Abreu with 3 for 4 with two RBIs.
Prep Champs ... Again
Phillips Academy, seeded fourth coming in, earned its second straight Central New England Prep Baseball title, sweeping Deerfield, 10-7, and Worcester Academy, 12-8, yesterday. Connor Farrell’s two-run triple sparked the opening win, helping sophomore Tim Salvadore to the victory. Tufts-bound post grad Tim Superko showed his toughness in the championship nightcap, going the distance on a seven-hitter with five walks to take out Worcester Academy. Worcester had swept the Big Blue in the regular season, but Andover wasn’t about to be denied history yesterday. Frosh John Simourian drove in three runs, as did Joey Verhaegh, whose bases-loaded double proved to be the key shot. Phillips moves to 10-6, awaiting only rival Exeter this week.
Amanda Conway went 4 for 4 in the leadoff spot, and Nina Correia was 3 for 3 as Methuen pounded Lowell with 17 hits in a five-inning, 12-0, shutout.
200 and counting
Haverhill superstar Kristy Robertson scored her 200th career goal as the Hillies edged Lowell 11-10.
Drama times two
Trailing by three runs heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, Central Catholic delivered its second dramatic rally of the game, with Nick Gorski doubling to center field to drive home the tying and winning run for the Raiders in a 10-9 walkoff victory over Sandwich.
Central trailed by two runs with two outs in the seventh, when Brady Abraham doubled to score Anthony Licari and Cam Devanney. Sandwich retook the lead in the first extra inning 10-6, but back came Central. Evan Becht plated one run with a sacrafice fly, he scored on a single by Devanney and Gorski finished off the win with the double to again plate Licari and Devanney.
No. 2 hitter Ryan Kuchar was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and earned the win on the mound, while leadoff man Patrick Beaton added three hits and three runs of his own and finished off the game on the mound as Pentucket beat Triton 10-3.