Pentucket 3, Triton 2
In a battle for Cape Ann League supremacy, Pentucket (5-1, 4-0 CAL) edged out Triton (6-1, 1-1 CAL) in a tight 3-2 decision that came down to the last match. Triton took a 2-1 edge in the singles matches. Pentucket freshman Connor Aulson beat Triton star Travis Mihalchick 7-5, 6-1 at first singles, Triton’s John DiDonato beat Pentucket’s Jack Donahue at second singles 6-2, 6-4 and Triton’s Andrew McGrath beat Pentucket’s Lucas Chory at third singles 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, but Pentucket swept the two doubles matches. The team of Adam Chory and Logan Sherwood beat Triton’s Devon Shuman and Nico Marcolini 6-2, 6-3 at first singles, and at second singles, Andrew Dickinson and Ben Diaz-Lane came up big to beat Triton’s Eric Ninthala and Sam Ross 6-3, 6-3.
TRITON 3, PENTUCKET 2
It was reported on Wednesday that Triton’s Grace Williams and Laurel White are junior varsity players that moved up to the varsity level during school vacation. In actuality, Williams and White are both varsity players who moved from doubles to singles to accommodate for missing singles players. Williams won second singles, while White won third singles. Abbey Killam and Rachel Mahoney moved from JV to varsity to fill the void in second doubles. The Vikings are now 5-1 on the season, sit atop the CAL’s Kinney Division and will look to continue their winning streak on Monday afternoon at Lynnfield.
Pentucket 4, Lynnfield 2
Pentucket picked up its third win of the season yesterday by beating Lynnfield 4-2 in eight innings. The game was scoreless going into the bottom of the seventh, but with a Lynnfield runner on first and two outs, Pentucket outfielder John Sirios made a leaping, game-saving catch to force extra innings. In the top of the eighth, the Sachems scored four runs, two on a base hit by Pat Beaton, one on an error and the fourth on a squeeze by Sirios. In the bottom of the eighth, Lynnfield scored two runs, but Bobby Barry came on in relief of Ryan Kuchar and struck out the last two batters to end the game. Kuchar finished with 2 runs allowed in 7 1/3 innings, with 4 hits, 3 walks and 8 strikeouts.