Shawsheen baseball wins pro title – Lowell Sun
Evan Galanis, Ryan Santini and Mavrick Bourdeau rallied five points in the sixth as baseball’s top-ranked Shawsheen Valley Tech team (17-3, 19-3 overall) beat second seed Diman 7-2, in the championship. Vocational State Tournament game.
It was the second professional title for the team, which had already achieved the feat in 2017.
Trailing 2-1, Shawshween responded in the sixth highlighted by back-to-back RBI singles from Galanis (two hits, two RBIs), Santini (two hits, two RBIs) and Bourdeau (two hits sure, two RBIs). Meanwhile, winning pitcher Jack Glennon threw six two-run innings, allowing one earned run. The senior right-hander scattered four hits on the outing. Second-year wide receiver Brendan Lee called a great game behind the plate. Brendan Lee was on base all day with a hit and two walks. Courtesy runner Blake Parrott was also excellent on base paths scoring three runs.
Shawsheen now turns his attention to the Division 4 state tournament. The No. 6-seeded Rams will face No. 27 Easthampton, date and time to be announced.
Blackstone Valley Tech 11, Littleton 10
Cam Noyes scored five goals, as Littleton trailed Blackstone Valley Tech.
Josh Manickam and Cody Shearer each scored a pair of goals. Midfielder Garrett Shimmel completed the scoring. Attack Luke Laferty started the offense with three assists. Josh Manickam, Aiden Leduc and Brian Marrese also added assists. Goaltender Colin Murphy made 15 saves. Littleton established two four-goal leads but was distracted by several man-down situations that breathed life into his opponents.
“Give them credit, they took advantage of our mistakes,” Littleton coach Mark Parkinson said. “We had a tough time for some reason with balls on the ground in the second half, just a bit too sloppy.”
Littleton managed to score his tenth goal from set time after a timeout, giving them cause for optimism heading into the final 30 minutes of regulation time.
“The kids really pushed hard in that last minute to give themselves a chance to win,” Parkinson said. “I would like them to have a better result. Now is the time to prepare for the MIAA tournament, although we would rather play tomorrow night than practice.
Bow 19, Pelham 6
Reese Patchen scored a pair of goals, as Pelham (8-7) lost to Bow.
Pelham faced an uphill battle, trailing 14-3 at halftime. Emma Beanland, Sophia Joncas, Kate Burke and Taylor Galgay provided the extra firepower. Goaltender Addie Breault made 12 saves.
Lowell Catholic 13, Northeast Metro Tech 1
In other actions, Lowell Catholic topped the Voke.