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    Roundup: Shannon Smith lifts Milford over Hopkinton

    Defending state champion Milford was an all-around force on the softball diamond Friday as the Scarlet Hawks defeated host Hopkinton, 10-0. Senior pitcher and reigning Gatorade Player of the Year Shannon Smith threw a one-hitter and went 4 for 4.

    Milford (7-0) snapped Hopkinton’s home winning streak at 24 games and handed the Hillers their first loss of the season. The win was Milford’s 32d straight.

    “I was focused a lot on movement and keeping hitters off balance and not going to the same spots over and over again,” said Smith, who has committed to Kentucky. “I knew they were a good team and I was expecting it to be a tough game for us.”


    Smith struck out 18 and allowed one walk. Hopkinton’s Kayla Sullivan broke up the no-hitter in the fifth inning when she singled on a line drive to right field.

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    The game was dedicated to former Apponequet coach and late pitching guru Peter Looney, with all proceeds going to the Looney Legacy Foundation, which supports melanoma research.

    Fairhaven 5, Apponequet 1 — Courtney Girard was the winning pitcher for the Blue Devils. She had four strikeouts.

    Plymouth South 17, Nauset 0 — Lexy Halpern pitched a perfect game for the Panthers.


    Xaverian 11, Natick 1 — Catcher Ricky Smith went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs for the Hawks.


    Plymouth South 4, Nauset 3 — Ted Savage went 2 for 3 for the Panthers and Cam Harold pitched five innings, giving up five hits.

    Peabody 6, Malden Catholic 4 — Dave Apostolides went 5 innings for the win and Matt McIsaac got the save as the Tanners improved to 6-1. Mike Petrosino had two hits and an RBI.

    Boys’ lacrosse

    Medford 8, Shawsheen 6 — Mike Baruffaldi scored a hat trick for the Mustangs.

    Billerica 17, Dracut 3 — Dan Trainor contributed four goals and an assist to lead the Indians (5-2).

    Girls’ lacrosse

    Ipswich 13, Bishop Fenwick 10 — Senior captain Brigid O'Flynn had five goals and an assist for Ipswich.

    Boys’ volleyball


    Chelmsford 3, St. John’s Prep 2 — In a matchup of unbeaten teams, the host Lions split the first four games with the Eagles, then won the tiebreaker, 17-15, to improve to 6-0.

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