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


Andrew Della Volpe , Concord-Carlisle: With two home runs and four RBIs, the senior catcher bumped his average up to .450 and helped the Patriots double up Dual County League foe Newton South, 10-5.

Victoria Husser , Newton Country Day: In a slugfest, the senior shortstop was on top of the heap, smacking two home runs and knocking in a whopping seven runs to help the Falcons beat Wheeler, 25-20.


Chris Moberg , Hopkinton: Rival pitchers may fear Ryan Sullivan — and rightfully so, considering the senior hit his 30th career home run last week — but junior teammate Moberg showed he can provide plenty of pop himself when he went 4 for 4, with two home runs and a double, and had six RBIs to lead the Hillers past Norton, 10-1.

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Anna O’Neill , King Philip Regional: The senior ace tossed a complete-game shutout and then helped her own cause by knocking a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat North Attleborough, 2-0.

Brendan Ryan , Newton North: A complete-game 7-1 victory over Framingham moved the senior righty’s record to 7-0 and reduced his ERA this season to 1.50.

Perry’s Top 10
baseball teams

(Records through Tuesday, with next game listed)

1. St. John’s High (13-3);
at Burncoat, Monday, 3:30


2. Newton North (15-2);
vs. Needham, Monday,

3. Nashoba Regional (14-2);
at Quabbin Regional,
Monday, 4

4. Hudson (13-3); vs. Groton-
Dunstable Regional,
Monday, 7

5. Medfield (12-2);
at Bellingham, Monday,

6. Shrewsbury (11-5),
at Algonquin Regional,
Monday, 4


7. Acton-Boxborough Region-
(10-5); vs. Lincoln-Sud-
bury Regional, in Lowell,
Sunday, 5

8. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional
(10-6); at Acton-Boxbor-
ough, in Lowell, Sunday, 5

9. Milford (11-7); vs. Oliver
Ames, Tuesday, 3:30

10. Franklin (9-4); vs. Mans-
field, Monday, 3:30

Perry’s Top 10
softball teams

(Records through Tuesday, with next game listed)

1. Milford (16-1); at Oliver
Ames, Tuesday, 3:45

2. Hudson (15-0);
vs. Groton-Dunstable Re-
gional, Monday, 7

3. Concord-Carlisle (13-0);
vs. Beverly, Sunday, 12

4. King Philip Regional
(14-3); vs. Taunton, Mon-
day, 3:30

5. Bellingham (11-2); vs.
Medfield, Monday, 6:30

6. Hopkinton (15-2); vs.
Medway, Monday, 3:45

7. Framingham (15-2); at
Brookline, Monday, 3:45

8. Acton-Boxborough
vs. Lincoln-Sudbury,
Monday, 4

9. Shrewsbury (9-6);
at Algonquin Regional,
Monday, 4

10. Nashoba Regional (13-3);
at Quabbin Regional,
Monday, 4


King Philip Regional at Hopkinton, Thursday, 3:45 p.m.: One of the season’s final pretournament games features two of the top teams in the Hockomock League’s Kelley-Rex Division and the Tri-Valley League. It will be a test for Hopkinton and sophomore ace Alissa Karjel, who hurled her team to 11 consecutive wins before last week’s 7-6 loss to TVL rival Bellingham. The Hillers will face a Warriors team that can score runs in bunches, led by senior Tori Constantin and sophomore Renee Poirier, while holding opponents to 0.9 runs per game behind hard-throwing senior righty ­Anna O’Neill. Phil Perry

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