If Burlington baseball coach Christopher Nance had to describe pitcher Peter Dawe in one word, it would be ‘‘competitor.’’
Dawe took the mound on Monday against Belmont despite having the flu and was pulled after giving up five runs in the first inning, picking up his first loss of the season. The senior didn’t tell Nance he was sick prior to the game because he thought he could fight through it.
Dawe rested all week and got the nod Friday at Stoneham, going the distance in leading the Red Devils to a 5-2 win. Last year’s Middlesex League MVP allowed no earned runs, only three hits, and struck out five.
‘‘He told me he was a little weak before the game but thought he would be good,’’ said Nance. ‘‘I had a backup plan and didn’t know until 3 p.m. that he would be pitching.’’
Burlington (10-4) scored all five of its runs in the third inning after loading the bases and hitting three straight singles.
Peabody 3, Everett 2 — Junior David Apostolides threw a complete game with five strikeouts for the No. 4 Tanners (14-2).
Central Catholic 1, Chelmsford 0 — Senior Andrew Hamel tossed a complete game with eight strikeouts to lift the Raiders (10-4) over 16th-ranked Chelmsford.
Hopkinton 10, Norton 1 — Junior Chris Moberg went 4 for 4 with a double, two home runs, and six RBIs for the Hillers (8-5).
Bridgewater-Raynham 5, Braintree 1 — Sophomore Sarah Dawson tossed a complete game with nine strikeouts for the top-ranked Trojans (14-0).
King Philip 2, North Attleborough 0 — Anna O'Neill pitched a complete game and hit a walkoff two-run homer in the seventh to lift the No. 7 Warriors past the No. 3 Red Rocketeers.
Sandwich 2, Falmouth 1 — Julia Sullivan hit a walkoff double to lift the No. 5 Blue Knights (13-0).
Masconomet 11, Newburyport 6 — Rachel Rogal had three goals as the Chieftains (11-4) clinched the Cape Ann League championship.
Wayland 11, Dover-Sherborn 9 — Emily Bernard had five goals to lift the 11th-ranked Warriors (10-1-1).
Whitman-Hanson 16, Silver Lake 9 — Jackie Sullivan had seven goals and five assists for the Panthers.
Lawrence 3, Andover 0 — Jeyson and Anibal Henriquez each had 11 kills for the No. 1 Lancers (15-1).
Cambridge 3, Boston Latin 0 — Sophomore Anderson Cenescar had 7 kills and junior Nestor Canenguez had 17 digs for the No. 3 Falcons (13-3).
Needham 3, Wellesley 0 — Senior outside hitter Sam Tillotson recorded 21 kills for the fourth-ranked Rockets.