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April 10, 2014

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Baseball

Masconomet 5, Pentucket 1

Pentucket fell to Masconomet yesterday afternoon 5-1, with the Sachems’ lone run coming in the first after DJ Englke scored on a throwing error following an infield hit by Ryan Kuchar. Pentucket pitcher Pat Beaton pitched well in the loss, giving up three earned runs in six innings on 7 hits, 2 walks and a strikeout.

Pentucket coach Tom L’Italien said after the game that he felt his team played well, but he was concerned about the team’s focus, which he said wasn’t all there for the entire game.

“Masco is a very talented team and there were a lot of positives. I thought we did a good job hanging in there, but I still don’t feel like we fully invested in the game for the full seven innings, and that will be our focus in the next game.”

With the loss, Pentucket is now 0-2 on the season, and the Sachems will have a chance to right the ship this Saturday when they host North Reading at 10 a.m.

Softball

Newburyport 4, Masconomet 1

The Newburyport softball team got its first win of the season yesterday afternoon, beating Masconomet 4-1 on the road to improve to 1-1 on the young season.

Jade Carpenter came up huge for the Clippers, driving in two runs on offense while also helping turn two double plays in the field. The Clippers will be back in action today when they host North Reading at 3:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis

Pentucket 3, Masconomet 2

The Pentucket boys tennis team won a nail biter with Masconomet yesterday, edging out the Chieftains 3-2 thanks to victories by Jack Donahue, the team of Adam Chory and Andrew Dickinson, and freshman Connor Aulson.

Donahue won his second singles match 6-3, 6-2, and Chory and Dickinson won their doubles match 6-4, 6-2. In the deciding first singles match, Aulson came back from an early deficit to beat Masconomet’s Alex Fizz 1-6, 7-6, 7-5, winning his first high school match in dramatic fashion.

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