Tran Leads Lowell’s Catholic Baseball Team to First Win – Lowell Sun
Catholic Lowell 1, Greater Lowell 0
Tim Tran had an RBI single late in the sixth, as Lowell Catholic (1-0-1) edged Greater Lowell.
Locked in a scoreless tie, Tran forced himself into the clutch by hitting an infield single that scored Jake McDonough. It was all the offense Joe Farina would need. The Fireball held Greater Lowell to just three hits, stoking four, while walking two, en route to the complete shutout.
Shawsheen Tech 9, Essex Tech 2
Brendan Lee lined up a pair of hits and added three RBIs as Shawsheen earned the season-opening win over Essex Tech
Holding a slim 2-1 lead, Shawsheen’s sticks came to life as they scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh. Shane Costello (three hits, run, RBI), Mavrick Bourdeau (three hits, run, two RBI) and Lee all responded. Evan Galanis and Owen Duggan each had two hits and scored a run. Game-winning pitcher Conlen Powell performed well scattering seven hits over six innings, pitching seven without walking any. Shawsheen hosts Bedford, Friday, April 8 at 4 p.m.
Billerica 4, Tyngsboro 1
Naomi Boldebuck threw a four hit, as Billerica topped Tyngsboro.
A junior pitcher, Boldebuck (1-0) got off to a quality start by pitching nine, one on the foot, while giving up just one earned run. She also helped her own cause by scoring a critical point in fourth. Junior Olivia Bento rallied the team in that fateful setting by drilling an RBI single to equalize. Billerica broke the tie in the seventh. Olivia Loftin scored an RBI single to take a 2-1 lead. Emily Burdick and Kayley Roche also scored insurance runs in the inning to put away the game. Tyngsboro pitcher Izzi Shaffer went the distance scattering three hits over seven innings, pitching three, while walking four. She also had a good 2-for-3 with a pair of singles, leading the team’s only run in second. Jenna Tumpney (doubles) and Madi Mical (doubles) also played well.
Lowell Catholic 17, Greater Lowell 5
Greater Lowell Tech got hits from Kayla Marriot, Adria Stys and Nya Cavagnaro.
Shawsheen Tech 8, Essex Tech 5
Gianna Caruso crushed a game-clinching single in a fifth-inning rally as Shawsheen (2-0) stung Essex Tech (0-1).
Trailing 3-0 in the fourth, Shawsheen exploded to six points in the fifth. Paityn Rose (three hits, RBI) sparked the comeback with a first double, before a pair of steps and as many errors as a pair. This set the stage for Caruso. The freshman singled into the spread, tackling two more runs, giving Shawsheen a head start to stay. Senior captain Sandra Watne homered in the sixth, while rookie Alivia Imbimbo ran in the seventh to add some insurance runs. Kayla Mirisola threw effectively scattering six hits, striking out six while walking one. The Rams host Bedford on Friday, April 8. The first throw is scheduled for 4 p.m.
Nashua North 5, Alvirne 4
Peyton Meuse and Ashton Muse picked up three wins, but it wasn’t enough as Nashua North edged out Alvirne.
Peyton Meuse scored the first singles win over Ruda Patel 8-0. Ashton Meuse followed by stopping Shikar Gupta at second singles 8-0. The pair then joined forces in the first double as they beat Patel and Jackson Nardone 8-0. And when Caleb Lambert closed the door on Nardone at fourth single 8-4, Alvirne appeared in the driver’s seat. But Jason Pecarraro from Nashua North. Jack Desjardin and Narvein Sribalaran had other ideas for a comeback. Pecarraro prevailed over Aiden Hughes at third singles 8-1. Desjardin outscored Jace Martin in the fifth single 8-0. Sribalaran got an 8-3 decision over Lucas Perron on the sixth singles. Desjardin and Sribalaran tied the match beating Martin/James Dlubac in the third double 8-4. Pecarraro and Gupta capped the comeback of Hughes and Lambert in the second double 8-5, to claim victory.
Notre Dame 4, Lowell 1
Emma O’Gorman and Maya O’Gorman were prominent in the first doubles, as Notre Dame Academy beat Lowell at Shedd Park.
The O’Gorman’s couldn’t be stopped by beating Natalie Sandler and Sophia Gika in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. And when Maya Hardy and Macklyn Pacaro beat Portia Yeboah and Maegan Cole in the second double 6-0, 6-0, NES was an away win. Ainsley Flood sealed the deal in the first single cutting Kirnlang Kit 6-2, 6-0. Teagan Peterson also knocked down Maddy Frenette on third singles 6-4, 6-4, providing insurance. Lowell’s Darsh Patel earned the Raiders’ lone victory beating Katie Ma 6-4, 6-4.
Tyngsboro 19, Fitchburg 0
The Tyngsboro Hannes sisters found their offensive groove as they combined for 16 points against Fitchburg.
Courtney Hannes led the offense scoring five goals and adding four assists. Sydney Hannes powered the offense by scoring four goals and adding three assists. They were buoyed by the formidable play of Brynn Goulet (three goals, three assists) and Emma Angelo (two goals, two assists, nine draws).
Marlboro 7, Groton Dunstable 5
In another action, Marlboro cut Groton Dunstable in a tight deal.
Groton Dunstable 12, Westboro 9
Wes Garibotto and Nate Spinale each earned hat tricks as Groton Dunstable (1-1) beat Westboro.
Evan Laudenslager helped lead the way with six assists as the Crusaders took a 12-4 halftime lead. Finn Bernard reinforced the attack by scoring two goals. Kyle Keith, Carter Amidon, Gabe Pierantozzi and Kyle Ricci added the others. Westboro recovered in the second half with five unanswered goals. Rangers managed to close the gap to three goals, before the Crusaders offense took over to turn the clock around.
GD heads to Nashoba Regional for its next game on Tuesday, April 12 at 4 p.m.
Lowell Catholic 3, Salem 0
Josh Barahona had nine kills, while Lowell Catholic (2-1) shut out Salem.
Hunter Boucher delivered a team-high 23 assists, while Braden Boucher buried four aces.
Westford 3, Arlington 0
Senior outside hitter Jacob Holahan hammered in nine kills as Westford ousted Arlington.
The Ghosts were locked in the straight-set victory 25-20, 25-10, 25-14. Senior Jake Aylward was equally incredible scoring seven kills and three aces.
Westford 94, Concord-Carlisle 51
Grace Carroll broke her own school record as the Gray Ghosts overtook Concord-Carlisle on Wednesday at Trustees Field.
The Westford Academy senior completed the long jump at 18-4, breaking her previous away record of 18-1 set last year.
Carroll was also a key cog in the 4X100 relay team, teaming up with Jordan Bishop, Elliana Tweedie, Grace Carroll, Leandra Duah-Asamoah for a strong performance. Senior Megan Frazee was fantastic with the pole vault earning an 11-0 jump. Senior Jen Graffeo also earned top marks winning the javelin with a 94-9 throw.
Coach Ashley Smith’s team is heading to Acton-Boxboro for its next meeting, Tuesday, April 12.