Archbishop Williams pitcher Scott Anderson’s sophomore season ended last year when a foul ball hit him in the face in a game against Austin Prep, giving him a concussion.
When the Bishops traveled to No. 17 Austin Prep Friday afternoon, the junior righthander threw a no-hitter in a 3-1 win, clinching a playoff berth.
“It was unbelievable,’’ said coach Pat Clifford, in his 10th season.
Archbishop Williams improved to 9-4.
“I was worried about a letdown after an extra-inning win [Thursday] against Cardinal Spellman,’’ said Clifford.
Anderson walked two and struck out four, allowing only one unearned run.
Junior James Daley went 2 for 3, just missed a home run early, and made two outstanding catches in center field.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better way to clinch,’’ said Clifford. “We’re really young. This team’s got great chemistry and is the scrappiest team I’ve ever coached, which makes us dangerous.’’
Acton-Boxboro 8, Newton South 3 - Ryan McDonald had 10 strikeouts in five innings and added a pair of hits as the Colonials (7-5) beat the seventh-ranked Lions (9-2).
Walpole 5, Natick 1 - Kyle Donnelly (4-0) pitched a three-hitter for the No. 3 Rebels (12-1) and Matt Lavanchy had three hits.
Chelsea 13, Lynn Tech 0 - Carlos Vega picked up the complete game victory for the Red Devils (6-5), striking out 12.
Coyle & Cassidy 10, Somerset Berkley 0 - Mac Curran fired a one-hitter, striking out 10.
Trinity Catholic 6, Cristo Rey 4 - Joey Brennan tossed a complete game with 12 strikeouts.
Southeastern 6, Cape Cod Tech 2 - In his first varsity start, Connor Sullivan pitched a three-hitter.
Attleboro 11, Sharon 5 - Ryan Olmo went 2 for 4, leading the Blue Bomardiers (7-5) to victory.
Dighton-Rehoboth 11, Wareham 6 - Brandon Shileikis and Adam Benvie had three RBIs apiece for the No. 14 Falcons (12-0).
Framingham 10, Weymouth 0 - Jess Proia threw a two-hitter, striking out four. She also smacked a two-run homer.
Case 4, Fairhaven 1 - Shannon Orton pitched all nine innings, striking out nine, and recorded four hits and three RBIs.
Fontbonne 13, Notre Dame (Hingham) 12 - Lauren Kinsella delivered the winning run on a sacrifice fly to right in the 10th inning.
Chelmsford 3, Methuen 0 - The Lions (10-3) qualified for the state tournament.
Malden 11, Melrose 0 - Catcher Emily Hoffman went 3 for 4 with a home run. Kiara Amos had her seventh shutout of the season for the Golden Tornadoes.
Haverhill 3, Lawrence 0 - The Hillies eased past the Lancers, who are the only team to have won a game against top-ranked Haverhill this season.
Newton South 3, Wayland 0 - Seniors Hristo Casavant and Mike Duggan each had seven kills for the Lions (10-4), who qualified for the postseason.