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


Derek Bauer , Millis: The senior mashed a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Westwood, 4-1.

Mike Santos , Hudson: In the eighth inning of his team’s 6-5 win over New Bedford, the senior hit a one-out single, stole second, and then scored the game-winning run on a single by sophomore Ben Palatino.


Shannon Smith , Milford: The Kentucky-bound senior tossed a perfect game on Wednesday, a 15-0 five-inning win over Stoughton in which she struck out 13 of the 15 batters she faced. It was her fifth perfecto and the 21st no-hitter of her career.

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Kevin Superko , Wellesley: The senior righty threw a no-hitter, striking out nine, to beat Milton last week, 4-0. His gem snapped Wellesley’s three-game losing streak.

Roxy Vento , Arlington: With a three-run homer in the seventh inning, the sophomore catcher led the Spy Ponders to a walk-off win over Woburn, 10-7.

Perry’s Top 10 baseball teams

(Records through Tuesday, next game listed)

1. Newton North (9-0) vs. Natick, Mon., 3:45


2. St. John’s High (7-1) vs. Holy Name, Mon., 3:30

3. Medfield (7-0) vs. Bellingham, Mon. 3:45

4. Franklin (6-1) at Foxborough, Mon., 3:30

5. Nashoba Regional (5-2) vs. North Middlesex Regional, Mon., 4

6. Shrewsbury (5-2) at Wachusett Regional, Mon., 4


7. Hudson (7-1) vs. Quabbin Regional, Mon., 3:30

8. Arlington Catholic (6-1) vs. Bishop Fenwick, Mon., 3:30

9. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (4-3) vs. ­Acton-Boxborough Regional, Mon., 4

10. Wellesley (5-4) at Brookline, Mon., 4

Perry’s Top 10 softball teams

(Records through Tuesday, next game listed)

1. Milford (9-0) vs. North Attleborough, Mon., 3:30

2. King Philip Regional (7-1) at Stoughton, Mon., 3:30

3. Concord-Carlisle (6-0) at Bedford, Wed., 4

4. Newton North (7-1) at Natick, Mon., 3:45

5. Acton-Boxborough Regional (6-1) at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional, Mon., 4

6. Hopkinton (6-1) at Medway, Mon., 3:45

7. Bellingham (5-1) at Medfield, Mon., 3:45

8. Hudson (6-0) vs. Quabbin Regional, Mon., 3:30

9. Arlington Catholic (8-1) at Bishop ­Fenwick, Mon., 3:30

10. Newton South (5-0) at Boston Latin, Mon., 4

Softball Game to Watch

Newton South (5-0) at Boston Latin (4-2), Monday, 4 p.m.: The Dual County League Large Division game against Boston Latin (3-1 in DCL play) carries some weight for the Lions (3-0), vying to keep pace with Acton-Boxborough (4-0). Newton South has received strong pitching from freshman Kim-An Quinn, who struck out 14 in a 2-1 win over Lincoln-Sudbury last week, while senior shortstop Maya Alper and sophomore second baseman Joy Yang will look to continue their strong starts at the dish.

Phil Perry

Phil Perry can be reached at paperry27@gmail.com.