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

High 5

Tucker Bouchard , Silver Lake: A modest three-game hit streak (two RBI, two runs, two stolen bases) was all gravy for the 6-foot-1 righthander, whose biggest contributions came on the mound: He allowed one earned run and fanned 15 in 16 innings of work, including a four-strikeout no-hitter against Whitman-Hanson.

Chelsea Correia , Bridgewater-Raynham: The catcher-turned-first baseman has held down the fort not only defensively, but also offensively, coming up big in wins vs. Marshfield (3 for 3, double, three runs), New Bedford (two hits), and Barnstable (two RBI). She is hitting over .500.


Jake Fishman , Sharon: In a perfect 3-0 week, Fishman went 7 for 9 with four RBIs while racking up 21 strikeouts in 14 innings toeing the rubber, allowing just three earned runs. In the only game he did not pitch, a 3-2 victory over Foxborough, Fishman delivered a sixth-inning base hit to push across the go-ahead run.

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Evan Flanagan , Hingham: The senior right-handed pitcher/third baseman made the best of his chances when he bookended three wins in four days with a pair of big games: First, he allowed two hits and struck out 10 Friday while shutting out North Quincy, 2-0, then he collected two RBI and two runs on three hits in the Harbormen’s 7-2 triumph over Duxbury Monday.

Julia Pomella , Sacred Heart: Fourteen runs was more than enough for the junior pitcher/shortstop, who struck out 11 in her no-hitter vs. Westport — a game in which her catcher, Andriana DiMaria, went 4 for 4 with four RBIs — to start a week in which she collected eight hits and five RBIs in 13 at bats to raise her average to an even .500.

Healey’s Top 10 baseball teams

(Records through Tuesday with next game listed)

1. Walpole (10-1); Mon. vs. Wellesley, 3:45


2. Oliver Ames (8-1); Mon. at Foxborough, 3:30

3. Silver Lake (9-1); Mon. vs. Quincy, 4

4. Xaverian (5-6); Mon. at Malden Catholic, 6

5. Braintree (6-1); Mon. at Brookline, 3:45

6. Sharon (8-3); Mon. at Stoughton, 3:45


7. Bridgewater-Raynham (7-2); Tues. at Durfee, 4

8. Norwood (6-3); Mon. at Wellesley, 3:45

9. Archbishop Williams (7-0); Mon. vs. St. Mary’s (Lynn), 3:30

10. Marshfield (6-2); Mon. vs. Falmouth, 4

Healey’s Top 10 softball teams

1. Bridgewater-Raynham (9-0); Tues. vs. Durfee, 4

2. Abington (8-2); Mon. vs. East Bridgewater, 3:30

3. Duxbury (8-1); Mon. at Middleborough, 4

4. Silver Lake (10-1); Mon. at Quincy, 4

5. Norwood (8-2); Mon. vs. Dedham

6. Marshfield (8-3); Mon. vs. Falmouth, 4

7. Notre Dame (Hingham) (6-1); Tues. vs. Ursuline, 3:30

8. Norton (7-1); Mon. at Medfield, 4

9. Avon (10-1); Mon. vs. Upper Cape Cod, 3:30

10. Cardinal Spellman (7-4); Mon. vs. Fontbonne, 6:30

Game to Watch

East Bridgewater (7-2) vs. Abington softball (8-2), Monday, 3:30

Only one of these teams is ranked in the Globe Top 20 — Abington at No. 17, as of April 28 — but East Bridgewater could find itself within striking distance if it comes away with a win in this primo South Shore League matchup. The Vikings’ only loses have come at the hands of Abington (13-6, in the season opener), and Rockland, a tough 2-1 decision. The Green Wave are undefeated against teams not named Franklin and have a slim one-game lead over East Bridgewater. Expect junior Jhonna Egan to get the ball for the Vikings and sophomore Jenna Talabach to provide offensive support. For Abington, captains Stephanie Cornish and Alicia Reid will likely shoulder the load.

Tim Healey

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