Newburyport (11-4) has earned the No. 2 overall seed in the Division II North bracket and will receive a first round bye. Triton (10-7-1) will be the No. 10 seed and will face No. 7 Melrose (9-4-3) in the first round next Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Melrose High School. The winner of that game will face Newburyport at Newburyport High School at a time to be determined.
Matt Mottola, a Newburyport resident an a redshirt sophomore on the UMass Lowell baseball team, has been selected to the America East All-Academic Baseball Team. Mottola is a business administration major with a 3.61 GPA, and earlier this spring he was also inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society for Business Students.