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April 25, 2014

Local roundup


Newburyport Daily News

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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.

Girls Tennis

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.

Baseball

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.

NEWBURYPORT 12, Manchester Essex 7

The Clippers now stand at 3-4 (2-5 CAL) after a solid offensive outing against Manchester Essex. Travis Wile led the Clippers with a home run and 3 RBIs, 2 hits, and 3 runs scored with 2 stolen bases. Jake Berger continued his hot hitting as well with 2 hits and 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Shortstop co-captain Caleb Stott had an outstanding day as well with 3 hits, 4 rbis, and 2 runs scored. Newburyport had two runs in the first two innings and three runs in the third to jump out to a 7-0 lead. Manchester Essex came back to score and tie the game with single runs in the third and fourth and five runs in the sixth. The Clippers put the game out of reach in the seventh with five runs. Mike Jayne got the win for the Clippers, and starter Scott Webster had 10 strikeouts for Newburyport while Jayne had three. Chance Carpenter, Jayne, James Nutter, Travis O’Brien, and Matt Short also had hits for the Clippers. The defensive play of the day was the game ending double play from Stott to Short to Berger.

Girls Lacrosse

Triton 10, Haverhill 9

The Triton girls lacrosse team got back to its winning ways yesterday by edging out a close 10-9 win over Haverhill. Kaitlyn Muldowney had 4 goals and an assist for Triton, Nikki Sullivan had 3 goals and an assist, Megan Muldowney had 2 goals, Sarah Ganzenmuller had a goal, and goalkeeper Emma Cashman made 13 saves. Triton is now 4-2 on the season and will play Ipswich today on the road at 11:15 a.m.