Globe North: Players of the Week, Top 10 baseball and softball teams

High 5

Nick Comei , Haverhill: In leading the Hillies (13-8) to their best season since 2008, the senior shortstop/pitcher hit .407 with four doubles, two triples, and nine stolen bases, and 13 RBIs. He reached base in every game but one. On the mound, he was 5-2 with a 2.17 earned run average.


Jordan D’Orsi/Mia Nowicki, St. Mary’s of Lynn: D’Orsi, a sophomore, and Nowicki, an eighth-grader, combined to toss three innings of shutout relief in the Division 3 state final against Assabet Valley, a 5-2 loss. D’Orsi struck out two in a 1-2-3 fourth while Nowicki fanned five of the six batters she faced.

Kelly McCarthy , Burlington: The senior righthander was stellar in the final appearance of her high school career, scattering eight hits over six frames, striking out five in the Division 2 state final against Grafton, a 2-1 loss. She finished 13-3 with a 1.30 ERA.

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Rory Ziomek , Phillips Andover: The senior righthander from Amherst powered Andover to its second straight Central New England Prep title, surrendering just 24 hits while fanning 53 in 38.1 innings while compiling a 1.74 earned run average to garner league MVP honors. The 6-foot-4 cocaptain capped the regular season with three consecutive shutouts, running his scoreless streak to 22. On two days’ rest, he fired two innings of relief in a semifinal win over Deerfield. His older brother, Kevin, a hard-throwing junior southpaw at Vanderbilt, was the 58th pick in the 2013 Major League draft. Rory will pitch at Tufts.

Bradley’s Top 10 baseball teams

(Final records)


1. Billerica (18-6)

2. St. John’s Prep (22-2)

3. Peabody (20-5)

4. Lowell Catholic (19-5)

5. Medford (18-4)

6. Central Catholic (16-6)

7. Westford (15-8)

8. Masconomet (19-6)

9. Danvers (21-3)

10. Whittier (18-7)

Bradley’s Top 10 softball teams

1. Burlington (22-4)

2. St. Mary’s (20-6)

3. Central Catholic (20-5)

4. Tewksbury (17-7)

5. Danvers (19-2)

6. Amesbury (19-3)

7. Whittier (18-7)

8. Wakefield (14-7)

9. Dracut (14-6)

10. Reading (13-10)

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