Globe North: Players of the week, top 10 baseball and softball teams

High 5

Alliy Gemallaro , Wilmington: The senior cracked a two-run double to fuel a sixth-inning rally and then scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball as the Wildcats charged back for a 6-5 win over Melrose. They have dedicated their season to fallen MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, a Wilmington native.

Kendall Meehan , Danvers: The junior righty fired a six-inning perfect game on just 43 pitches, earning her sixth win with her fourth shutout while striking out two. Sophomore Caitlin McBride went 4 for 5 with a three-run homer and five RBIs.


Nik Powers , Greater Lowell: The junior righthander shut down Shawsheen on just one hit, fanning 14 in a 4-2 victory while also aiding his own cause with a home run.

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Ron Slager , Matignon: After tossing all 10 innings on the mound, the senior delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th for a 4-3 win over Cardinal Spellman.

Scott Tully , Reading: The Notre Dame-bound southpaw struck out 17 while allowing only two hits in a complete game, 4-0 victory over Belmont.

Game to Watch

Central Catholic softball (7-1) at Tewksbury (5-1), Monday, 7: An early-season Merrimack Valley Conference battle features Central sophomore ace Olivia Antczak and Tewksbury fireballer Shannon McLaughlin.


Bradley’s top 10 baseball teams

(Records through Tuesday, with next game listed)

 1. St. John’s Prep (9-1); vs. Xaverian, Wed., 4

 2. North Reading (6-0); vs. Amesbury, Sat., 10

 3. Billerica (7-0); vs. Chelmsford, Mon.


 4. Peabody (8-1); vs. Gloucester, Mon., 4

 5. Medford (7-1); vs. Waltham, Mon., 4

 6. Malden (6-1); at Cambridge R&L, Mon., 4

 7. Chelmsford (5-1); at Billerica, Mon.

 8. Everett (4-1); at Somerville, Mon., 4

 9. Beverly (6-2); at Winthrop, Mon., 4:30

10. Burlington (5-2); vs Wilmington, Mon., 3:45

Bradley’s Top 10 softball teams

(Records through Tuesday, with next game listed)

 1. Danvers (6-0); vs. Revere, Mon., 4

 2. Wakefield (7-1); vs. Stoneham, Mon., 3:45

 3. Central Catholic (7-1); at Tewksbury, Mon., 7

 4. Burlington (6-1); vs. Wilmington, Mon., 3:45

 5. Methuen (6-1); at Dracut, Mon., 3:45

 6. Tewksbury (5-1); vs. Central Catholic, Mon., 7

 7. Wilmington (4-1); at Burlington, Mon., 3:45

 8. Dracut (4-2); vs. Methuen, Mon., 3:30

 9. Malden (4-2); vs. Cambridge R&L, Mon., 3:45

10. Winchester (3-2); vs. Arlington, Mon., 3:45

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