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

High 5

Maddie Barone , Silver Lake: The freshman righthander continued her season-long dominance, fanning 30 batters in 15 innings for three complete-game wins. She racked up 15 strikeouts vs. Duxbury, had eight vs. Whitman-Hanson, then finished her week with seven while tossing a perfect game Tuesday against Pembroke.

Chelsea Correia , Bridgewater-Raynham: Over the course of three days, while the Trojans collected three more wins, the senior captain collected eight hits (six doubles), scored six times, and drove in seven runs. Her .565 average is good for just second on the team behind shortstop Madi Shaw (.622).


Mike Lundin , Silver Lake: A perfect 4-0 week ended with a Patriot League title for the Lakers and their righthanded ace, who struck out 10 in a complete-game shutout of Duxbury, then five more in three frames vs. Pembroke. As a senior, he is 7-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 56 punchouts in 41 innings.

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Brett Palaschak , East Bridgewater: In a two-win week for the South Shore League leaders, the 5-foot-11 first baseman warmed up with a pair of hits vs. Mashpee, then provided a season highlight with a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the fifth in an eventual 5-1 triumph over Monomoy.

Jason Pekkinen , Archbishop Williams: The Bishops had lost three out of four when the senior third baseman came to the plate in the bottom of the eighth against Bishop Fenwick Monday, launching a two-run walk-off homer to cap his 2-for-4, three-RBI day. The cleanup hitter from Quincy is hitting .426 with a 1.067 OPS and 16 RBIs this season.

Healey’s Top 10 baseball teams

(Records through Tuesday with next game listed)

1. Walpole (15-1); Mon. at Norwood, 7


2. Silver Lake (15-2); Mon. vs. Plymouth South, 3:30

3. Bridgewater-Raynham (12-3); Mon. at Brockton, 4

4. Norwood (11-3); Mon. vs. Walpole, 7

5. Oliver Ames (11-4); Sun vs. New Bedford, 2

6. Plymouth North (11-4); Tuesday vs. Marshfield, 3:30


7. Xaverian (7-8); Sun. at Bishop Hendricken, 1

8. Braintree (10-3); Mon. vs. Weymouth, 7

9. Archbishop Williams (10-3); Mon. at Quincy, 4

10. Abington (14-3); Wed. vs. Cardinal Spellman, 4

Healey’s Top 10 softball teams

1. Bridgewater-Raynham (15-0); Tues. vs. Walpole, 4

2. Abington (16-2); Wed. at Plymouth South, 4

3. Silver Lake (15-1); Mon. vs. Plymouth South, 3:30

4. Duxbury (12-4); Mon. vs. Marshfield, 4

5. Norwood (13-3); Mon. vs. Walpole, 3:45

6. Marshfield (12-4); Mon. at Duxbury, 4

7. Norton (12-2); Mon. vs. Westwood, 3:45

8. Notre Dame (Hingham) (11-2); Tues. at Hingham, 3:30

9. Avon (15-1); Tues. vs. Norfolk Aggie, 3:30

10. Cardinal Spellman (11-4); Tues. vs. Hanover, 6:30

Game of the Week

Walpole baseball (15-1) vs. Norwood (11-3), Monday, 7

At 11-2 in Bay State Conference play, the host Mustangs are just a game back of the Rebels, so this will be a contest with grand Herget Division and league title implications. With Cam Hanley at third and Johnny Adams at short, Walpole has won 14 in a row and outscored opponents 48-7 this month. Rebels coach Bill Tompkins will likely give the nod to lefthander Mike Gaughan, a week removed from his 13-strikeout no-hitter vs. Milton. He will face a senior-laden Norwood squad that scores almost eight runs per game and is winner of six of its last seven. The likely Mustang battery of righthander Kenny Michael and catcher Mark Saulnier has been effective in the field and at the plate for much of the season.

Tim Healey

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