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

High 5

Sarah Dawson , Bridgewater-Raynham: On back-to-back days, the sophomore righthander blanked Dartmouth and Brockton, striking out 19, scattering 10 hits, and walking none. In 11 wins this season, Dawson has posted the same number of shutouts as runs allowed (6).

Rourke Flynn , Norwood: A slow start hasn’t hampered the second half for the senior third baseman, who hit .455 to go with a .571 on-base percentage last week. He reached base five times — twice on hits, thrice on walks — and scored four runs in a 14-4 route of Milton, then had the game-winning two-run triple to sink Framingham, 8-6, two days later.


Mike Gaughan , Walpole: The Rebels appear to be cruising to another Bay State Conference title after their lefty ace — who is headed to Rollins College in Florida in the fall — threw a pair of complete-game four-hitters in wins against Herget Division foes Natick (13-3) and Wellesley (3-1) to improve his record to 7-0.

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Haylee Rogers , Abington: After missing a week and a half with a hand injury, the 5-foot-9 senior catcher returned to hit .611 with five extra-base hits and 11 RBIs in a perfect four-win week in which the Green Wave outscored opponents 57-5.

Courtney Zambello , Cardinal Spellman: The junior southpaw from Sharon averaged a dozen strikeouts in each of her three complete-game wins. Her best performance is a tossup between a 2-1 win over St. Mary’s of Lynn, in which she fanned 10 and drove in the winning run, and a 2-0 victory against Fontbonne, in which she allowed just one hit while striking out 14.

Healey’s Top 10 baseball teams

(Records through Tuesday, with next game listed)

1. Walpole (13-1); Mon. at Milton, 3:45


2. Bridgewater-Raynham (10-2); Tues. vs. Dartmouth, 4

3. Silver Lake (11-2); Tues. at Pembroke, 3:30

4. Norwood (9-3); Mon. vs. Wellesley, 7

5. Oliver Ames (10-3); Mon. at Stoughton, 3:30

6. Xaverian (6-7); Mon. vs. Catholic Memorial, 4


7. Plymouth North (10-1); Wed. at Plymouth South, 3:30

8. Braintree (7-3); Mon. at Framingham, 3:30

9. Archbishop Williams (9-2); Mon. vs. Bishop Fenwick, 3:30

10. Abington (12-2); Mon. at Mashpee, 4

Healey’s Top 10 softball teams

1. Bridgewater-Raynham (11-0); Tues. at Dartmouth, 4

2. Abington (13-2); Mon. vs. Mashpee, 4

3. Silver Lake (12-1); Tues. vs. Pembroke, 3:30

4. Duxbury (10-3); Tues. vs. Hingham, 4

5. Norwood (10-3); Mon. at Wellesley, 3:45

6. Marshfield (10-4); Mon. at Dennis-Yarmouth, 4

7. Norton (10-1); Mon. at Ashland, 3:45

8. Notre Dame (Hingham) (8-2); Mon. at Scituate, 3:30

9. Avon (13-1); Mon. at Holbrook, 3:30

10. Cardinal Spellman (10-4); Mon. at Matignon, 3:30

Game to Watch

Sharon baseball at Oliver Ames, Wednesday, 3:45

Sharon fell out of the Globe South Top 10 with three straight losses, but the Eagles could get right back into it with a win over the Tigers. If Sharon wants to make a run, both in the polls and in the Davenport Division standings where it trails only OA, it will have to continue to rely on the arm and bat of senior captain Jake Fishman. His 1.27 ERA is fifth in the Hock, his 14.2 K/9 ratio first. The only batter hitting better than Fishman (.543) is Tiger captain David MacKinnon, who leads the league with a .578 mark. MacKinnon, the Tigers’ ace, is also continuing to build arm strength as the regular season begins to wind down. Tim Healey

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