Making the first start of her varsity career, Canton junior Samantha Sullivan hurled a no-hitter, striking out 10 and walking two in a 12-0, five-inning win in the second game of the Bulldogs’ doubleheader sweep of Randolph.
After winning the early game, 14-2, behind junior Brittany Ferzoco, who had pitched every inning of the season for the Bulldogs (2-3), coach Ed Amico turned to Sullivan.
“I had butterflies, and they didn’t exactly go away, but I was able to get through it,” Sullivan said. “I was just trying to walk as few people as possible.’’
Sullivan threw mostly fastballs, mixing in changeups, and cruising to the victory. She also made an impact at the plate, hitting a triple.
“She’s been working very hard and looking forward to her chance,” Amico said. “She was very nervous, but did a great job staying mentally focused and blocking out the crowd”.
Sullivan wasn’t the only Bulldog making her debut. Freshman third baseman Sammy Devane made her first start and crushed a home run.
The teams split the proceeds of the doubleheader and donated them to charities, Cops For Kids With Cancer and Project Bread.
“I’m incredibly proud of the girls for working so hard to make a difference off the field as well as on it,” Amico said.
Dighton-Rehoboth 9, Coyle & Cassidy 1 - Nicole Lundstrom and Jill Rocha each went 4 for 4 and combined for four RBIs and seven runs.
Newton North 15, Waltham 12 - Freshman Liv Sloane got her first win, striking out 12 and going 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs. Senior Katie Caruso went 3 for 5 with two home runs and four RBIs.
Nobles 9, Middlesex 0 - Senior Ann-Marie Ott went 4 for 4 and sophomore Amanda Gonzalez had 13 strikeouts.
Rockport 2, Georgetown 1 - The Vikings (1-1) got a complete game from junior Tucker Meredith, who struck out six and allowed three hits.
Lynnfield 6, Malden 1 - Senior Dylan Costa threw a four-hitter with five strikeouts for the Pioneers (2-0).
Nobles 5, Middlesex 0 - Senior Eddie Adams pitched a three-hit shutout and Phil Sciretta went 3 for 3 with two RBIs for the Bulldogs (2-1).
Martha’s Vineyard 7, Plymouth South 6 - Harry West hit a walkoff two-run single with the bases loaded in the seventh.
BB&N 15, St. Mark’s 0 - Senior Rhett Wiseman went 2 for 4 with two home runs and three RBIs.
Milton Academy 9, Brooks 0 - Sophomore Mike Davis was 2 for 4 with a home run, a double, and four RBIs for the Mustangs.
Oliver Ames 10, Waltham 4 - Junior first baseman Andrew Mancini had three hits and three RBIs in the Tigers’ victory.
Bridgewater-Raynham 9, Brockton 2 - Senior catcher Brandon Hoyle had three hits and three RBIs for the Trojans.
Whittier 3, Pawtucket 2 - Junior Andrew Wells delivered for the Wildcats, going 2 for 3 and tossing a three-hitter with five strikeouts.
St. John’s Prep 9, Xaverian 5 - Sophomore Andrew Gallahue notched four goals for the Eagles.
Westford 11, South Hadley 7 - The ninth-ranked Grey Ghosts got five goals and one assist from Jay Drapeau.
Phillips Andover 17, Dexter 12 - Joe Cruy scored five goals and Tim Bulens added three for the Big Blue.
Northeast 12, Mystic Valley 6 - Ryan Foley (four goals), Zack Roy (three), and Greg Patnod (three) led the Golden Knights.
St. Sebastian’s 11, Groton 3 - Gordon Donnelly scored a game-high six goals for the Arrows (4-1).
Avon Old Farms 10, Tabor 9 - A.J. Rocco led the attack for Avon, netting four goals.
Archbishop Williams 9, Bishop Fenwick 8 - Junior Meg Kiley led the Bishops (5-1) with four goals and two assists.
Reading 13, Lexington 7 - Seniors Becky Matheson and Christine Johnson both tallied five goals and an assist for the Rockets.
North Andover 21, Danvers 13 - Senior captain Olivia Boudreau led the Knights (3-2) with six goals and one assist.
Shawsheen 15, Haverhill 12 - Junior Kelsey Farraher netted eight goals and junior Kate Fulton made 15 saves for the Rams.