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WEDNESDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

In front of MLB scouts, BC High star pitcher Mike Vasil just misses perfect game

BC High senior Mike Vasil was just about perfect against St. John’s Prep.
BC High senior Mike Vasil was just about perfect against St. John’s Prep. (Barry Chin/Globe staff)

BC High senior ace Mike Vasil was staring at a perfect game against St. John’s Prep with two outs in the seventh inning in front of a plethora of Major League Baseball scouts perched in the stands on Wednesday afternoon in Dorchester.

The bid ceased 75 pitches into Vasil’s afternoon when Prep senior third baseman Tyler MacGregor slapped a double into right-center field.

Five pitches later, Vasil capped off a 1-0 victory with a strikeout, his 13th of the game, at Monan Park to mark BC High’s first win of the young season.

“Today I was working really well,” said Vasil, who is considered a first-round pick in June’s draft. “I was hitting my spots and I was able to work ahead and basically pitch off my fastball all game.

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“I was definitely anxious because I knew this start was different than all the others. One, knowing that St. John’s Prep is such a good, well-coached team. Two, knowing that the pitching matchup was going to be tight. Before the game, I was calm and ready to go, but I had more adrenaline than any other start probably for the beginning of the year.”

It took two innings for the bats to get going for BC High (1-1, 1-1 Catholic).

Sophomore infielder Pat Roche kicked off the bottom of the third inning with a triple in the gap between center and right. Senior shortstop Bobby DeMeo knocked in Roche with a double for the game’s only run.

But the theme and energy of the game was because of the 6-foot-4-inch, 210-pound righthander from Wellesley.

BC High pitcher Mike Vasil called his own game, and he was almost perfect.
BC High pitcher Mike Vasil called his own game, and he was almost perfect. (Barry Chin/Globe staff)

“I mean what can I say. He was that close to a perfect game,” senior catcher Jamie Papasadero said. “He was hitting his spots. It just looked like he was playing against tee-ball players out there. He was cool, calm, and collected the entire time.

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“It’s awesome to have the opportunity to catch for someone that’s so great.”

BC High coach Norm Walsh made a game-time decision to allow Vasil to call his own game, and it paid off.

“He wanted to call his own game, so I let him go with it,” Walsh said. “We’ve had dominant performances with some guys, but he’s an MLB-potential pitcher.”

Prep coach Dan Letarte saw his team put up a good battle against Vasil, but ultimately, BC’s ace was too much on a chilly April day.

“He’s got complete command and control,” Letarte said. “We have nothing but respect for him. I’m just hoping we only play him one more time. I have a feeling it’s going to be more. Then maybe he can help me with my mortgage.”

A number of pro scouts watched — and clocked — BC High senior Mike Vasil’s outing.
A number of pro scouts watched — and clocked — BC High senior Mike Vasil’s outing.(Barry Chin/Globe staff)

Brookline 2, Wellesley 0 — Junior Silas Reed fired a no-hitter with eight strikeouts for the Bay State Conference win over the Raiders and ace Henry Weycker (8 strikeouts, 2 walks).

Sandwich 8, Dennis-Yarmouth 4 — Nick Heyer gave up just six hits and struck out 10 in the victory.

North Attleborough 6, Canton 2 — Jeff Gale was 4 for 4 for the Red Rocketeers.

Lexington 10, Melrose 0 — Senior Jack Pawloski had 10 strikeouts over five innings and junior Max Stevens had three hits for the visiting Minutemen (1-0).

Marblehead 6, Saugus 0 — Max Karass (3 innings) and Ryan Masters (4 innings) combined for the shutout.

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Catholic Memorial 1, Xaverian 0 — Senior pitcher Colin McGrath fired a three-hitter and senior shortstop Ryan Gillis knocked in the game’s lone run with a two-out single in the fourth inning.

Dighton-Rehoboth 7, Wareham 5 — Senior Steve Silvia had three hits for the Falcons (2-1).

Apponequet 18, Greater New Bedford 3 — Junior third baseman Brady Ouellette delivered four hits and three RBIs.

Canterbury 4, Gunnery 0 — Brian Gaughan hurled a two-hitter and racked up 11 strikeoutsfor the Saints (3-1).

Catholic Memorial 1, Xaverian 0 — Senior pitcher Colin McGrath fired a three-hitter and senior shortstop Ryan Gillis knocked in the game’s lone run with a two-out single in the fourth inning.

North Andover 10, Lawrence 2 — Junior Justin Connolly was 2 for 3 with two RBIs for the Knights.

O'Bryant 10, Snowden 5 — Senior Ian McGaff yielded two hits over five frames, fanning seven while allowing a single run. Jesus Mostat had four hits at the plate, and knocked in 2 RBIs.

Plymouth South 3, Scituate 1 — Senior Bradley Collins fanned 15, allowing no earned runs, and supplied a double for the Panthers.

Marblehead 6, Saugus 0 — Max Karass (3 innings) and Ryan Masters (4 innings) combined for the shutout.

Newton North 9, Natick 1 — Justin Butera allowed just three hits in five innings for the Tigers.

Bourne 1, Seekonk 0 — Junior Ben Smith fired a four-hit shutout for the Canalmen (2-0).

Weymouth 6, Norwood 2 — Senior Matt O'Neill pitched six innings (5 hits, 3 strikeouts) to keep the Wildcats undefeated (3-0).

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Weymouth 6, Norwood 2 — Senior Matt O'Neill pitched six innings (5 hits, 3 strikeouts) to keep the Wildcats undefeated (3-0).

Nobles 6, Thayer 1 — Junior Jack Schwartz scattered four hits over six innings with six strikeouts, senior Dylan McNary had two hits, and junior John Grady had two RBIs for Nobles.

St. Sebastian’s 3, Lawrence Academy 2 — Junior Billy Seidl pitched seven innings, striking out 10 and giving up just two hits. Classmate Connor Bertch was 2 for 3 for the Arrows.

Governor’s Academy 3, Groton 1 — Senior captain John Doyle pitched five innings, allowing three hits and a single run, while also collecting two hits, scoring a run and knocking in another.

Boys’ lacrosse

Hopkinton 11, Medfield 9 — Senior Will Abbott (5 goals, 3 assists) and DJ Sloan (3 goals, 1 assist) combined for eight goals to power the Hillers to their third straight win over their Tri-Valley League rival. Junior goalie Cory Bannon made 12 saves.

Dover-Sherborn 17, Dedham 1 — Senior Jack Dillon (3 goals, 3 assists) paced the host Raiders (2-0).

Shawsheen 15, Greater Lowell 6 — Senior Will Bouley (3 goals, 2 assists) and junior Owen Sullivan (4 goals, 1 assist) powered the Rams (2-0).

Ipswich 10, Newburyport 3 — Juniors Kevin Swenson and Pat Gillis and sophomore Lucas Kubaska each had three goals for the Tigers.

Belmont Hill 11, Roxbury Latin 0 — Senior Brian Antonelli had four goals and an assist for Belmont Hill (2-1).

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Rivers 11, St. Mark’s 8 — Sophomore Tommy Miller netted three goals, and seniors Cam Cobey and Tommy Benjes each had two goals and one assist. Junior goalie Pat Mahoney had 17 saves for the Red Wings (5-1).

Boys’ tennis

Hamilton-Wenham 4, North Reading 1 — Nick Greco pulled out a 7-6 (3), 6-3 win at third singles for the Generals (2-0).

Boys’ volleyball

Lincoln-Sudbury 3, Cambridge 0 — Sophomore outside hitter Joey Koumjian had 13 kills and six aces, sheor hitter Mike Hullinger had nine kills, and classmate David McNicholas produced 27 assists and an ace.

Norwood 3, Norton 0— Senior Jake Fleming registered 28 kills for the Mustangs.

Softball

Notre Dame (Hingham) 15, Ursuline 9 — Kaleigh MacDonald (3 for 3) belted a two-run homer in the second inning and Jordan Cokinos hit a grand slam in the sixth for the winners. Lily Prendergast added four hits and two RBIs.

Norton 9, Holliston 4 — Junior Nicole Granger and senior Steph Nosky homered for the second-ranked Lancers (3-0).

Austin Prep 4, Bishop Fenwick 0 — Logan MacDonald pitched a one-hit shutout for the Cougars.

Arlington Catholic 7, Cardinal Spellman 6 — Veronica Burke knocked in Lexi Morris with the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh for the Cougars (2-0). Freshman Caroline Macri smacked a three-run homer.

Bishop Stang 22, Martha’s Vineyard 0 — Casey Thomas struck out nine in four innings and also had a pair of doubles.

Marshfield 10, Brockton 0 — Sophomore Brianna Marchionda struck out 10 in a one-hitter for the Rams.

Silver Lake 12, Duxbury 2 — Coyle Shropshire launched a three-run homer in the sixth for the Lakers.

Newton North 10, Natick 3 — Junior Emma MacLean was 4 for 5 with two RBIs for the fourth-ranked Tigers.

Bishop Stang 22, Martha’s Vineyard 0 — Casey Thomas struck out nine in four innings and also cracked a pair of doubles.

Lynnfield 11, Rockport 5 — Sophomore Samatha Lebruska (3 for 3) led the attack and senior Hayley O'Brien fanned 13 for the Pioneers (2-1).

Case 9, Fairhaven 4 — Junior Madyson Medeiros (3 for 4) and senior Fallon Marchand (4 for 4) carried the Cardinal.

Lexington 4, Melrose 2 — Junior Jill Stone tossed a four-hitter for the Minutemen.

Tabor 9, Portsmouth Abbey 4 — Senior Maddy Kistler hit a home run for Tabor (2-0).

Whitman-Hanson 12, Hingham 2 — In her first varsity start, freshman Abby Cleary allowed two runs and classmate Reese Codero was 3 for 5 with an RBI double and three runs.

North Reading 3, Amesbury 1 — Senior Christina Simblaris pitched seven strong innings and had two hits for the host Hornets (2-0).

Foxborough 18, Sharon 7 — Hannah Davis and Nicole Theriault each had three hits for the Warriors.

Somerset Berkley 16, Old Rochester 0 — Abigail Cadorette struck out nine, allowing just three hits and walking two for the Blue Raiders.

Norwood 11, Weymouth 0 — Junior Amanda Olbrys struck out eight in her no-hitter for the Mustangs (1-1).

Dighton-Rehoboth 13, Wareham 1 — Emily Reed struck out 11 with one walk for the Falcons (2-0).

Girls’ lacrosse

Shawsheen 13, Greater Lowell 0 — Senior Jess Sheppard (4 saves) and junior Julia Ryan (4 saves) combined for the shutout.

Abington 16, Upper Cape 4 — Courtney McCabe had seven goals for the host Green Wave (2-2).

Austin Prep 14, St. Mary’s 11 — Junior Codi Butt netted her 200th career point in the loss for the Spartans.

Canton 7, Milford 6 — Junior Maggie Connolly scored the first three goals for the host Bulldogs (1-1), who held off the Scarlet Hawks.

Girls’ tennis

Wellesley 3, Brookline 2 — Senior captain Alexis Tsang won the clincher at second singles, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1, for the host Raiders.

Austin Prep 5, Arlington Catholic 0 — In her first varsity singles match, Mia Bramante won at No. 3,m 6-1, 6-3.

Boys’ rugby

Belmont 38, St. John’s Prep 23 — Joe Viale converted four of his team’s five tries and Joe Lozano and Sam Sagherian were dominant as the host Marauders rallied from an early 13-0 deficit.


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