Junior shortstop Cam Troup hit a two-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning to score Chris Huss and lift eighth-ranked East Bridgewater over No. 15 Marshfield, 3-2, in the first round of the O’Donnell Memorial Baseball Tournament on Monday.
The win avenged a loss to the Rams in the tournament’s championship last season.
“This was a huge win for us,” Vikings coach Pat Cronin said. “It was a huge win for us because Marshfield is a Division 1 school and we are Division 3.”
After Marshfield went ahead in the top of the sixth, East Bridgewater tied the score, 2-2, in the bottom of the inning when Brett Palaschak hit a single to knock in Ethan Forrest. Forrest, a senior cocaptain, also went the distance on the hill without giving up an earned run. He allowed five hits and struck out 12.
The Vikings (4-1) will face Hull on Wednesday in the tournament championship game. Marshfield fell to 2-2.
Winchester 6, Melrose 5 — Michael Gainci had a walkoff double with two outs in the seventh for the Sachems.
Beverly 7, Lynn Classical 2 — Alex Toomey pitched a complete game, striking out 12 and allowing just one walk for the Panthers. Teammate Harry Brown had three hits, including a home run, and three RBIs.
Greater New Bedford 3, Andover 1 — Derek Lewis led the Bears with 28 kills, and Cole McGarty had 47 assists.
Milford 4, Coyle & Cassidy 0 — Senior Shannon Smith pitched a no-hitter and fanned 15 for the top-ranked Scarlet Hawks.