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    Marshfield blanks Bridgewater-Raynham in softball

    Marshfield pitcher Brianna Melchionda was cool under pressure against Bridgewater-Raynham in her team’s softball win.

    Pressure fizzled in Brianna Melchionda’s hands as she twice worked her way out of bases-loaded jams to deliver Marshfield its fourth win of the young softball season.

    The unranked Rams (4-0) blanked host No. 6 Bridgewater-Raynham, 4-0, handing the Trojans (3-1) their first loss of 2018.

    “She did an unbelievable job against an excellent team,” said Marshfield coach Rick Fredericks. “Nothing rattles her. She might have been a little tired from [yesterday’s perfect game against Falmouth], but she was able to bear down on strikeouts.”


    The bats on both sides slept in late on this Saturday morning, going quiet until the top of the third when the Rams’ top five in the order reached five times to put two runs on the board.

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    “Our strategy was to get one run at a time. With the walks, they helped us out,” said Fredericks.

    The Trojans picked up steam in the bottom of the 4th, when Melchionda — who ended up walking five on the morning — gave three free passes to fill the bases. But just as she had in the bottom of the first, the sophomore (nine strikeouts) collected herself to fan one and force a liner to third to keep things scoreless.

    “We lost momentum then, and you can’t lose momentum in the game of softball,” said B-R coach Mike Carrozza. “It’s uncharacteristic of our offense. I can’t think of the last time we only had two hits, and I’ve been doing this 21 years.”

    To seal the victory in the sixth inning, Rams sophomore catcher Liz Viola sacrificed a line-drive to left to score sophomore first baseman LilliMcNeice, and stole home after a wild pitch from sophomore Trojan hurler Julia Ferry.


    Ferry finished only 5.2 innings, dealing nine strikeouts on her third start — fanning three in the fourth — and walking seven. Junior catcher Lexi Silva and senior second baseman Hannah Rideout hit B-R’s lone pair of the day.

    More photos from the game

    Marshfield first baseman Lilli McNeice squeezes the ball in her glove before Bridgewater-Raynham catcher Alexis Silva can get to first base.
    Marshfield first baseman Lilli McNeice squeezes the ball in her glove before Bridgewater-Raynham catcher Alexis Silva can get to first base.

    Bridgewater-Raynham pitcher Julia Ferry fires away against Marshfield.
    Bridgewater-Raynham pitcher Julia Ferry fires away against Marshfield.

     Marshfield second baseman Danielle Germano lays down a bunt.
    Marshfield second baseman Danielle Germano lays down a bunt.

    Bridgewater-Raynham catcher Alexis Silva puts the tag on Marshfield's Liz Viola as she attempts to score.
    Bridgewater-Raynham catcher Alexis Silva puts the tag on Marshfield's Liz Viola as she attempts to score.


    Catholic Memorial 7, Central Catholic 3 — Senior catcher Sean Bruen slugged a two-run double in the third inning and John Mulry closed it out with 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Knights (4-1).

    Sharon 4, Moses Brown 0 — Senior Max Tarlin thwarted the visiting Quakers, scattering four hits over six innings and striking out eight. Sophomore Max LeBlanc came in and shut the door with three strikeouts in the final inning to lift the host Eagles.

    New Mission 13, Charlestown 4 — Junior Brian Sanchez came on in relief and finished the final four innings without allowing a hit and striking out eight to lift the visiting Titans (3-2).

    Bishop Fenwick 4, St. Mary’s 1 — Senior David Furtado went the distance and struck out 4 batters to pick up his second win of the year for the host Crusaders (2-1). Junior Keegan O'Connor added a two-RBI double to distance the Spartans.


    Georgetown 1, Hamilton-Wenham 0 — Despite only three Royals reaching base over the course of Paul Horgan’s no-hitter, Cam Martin made the most out of his time on the basepaths. After being hit with a pitch, he stole second to move into scoring position. From there, he went to steal third and the throw sailed to the outfield, allowing him to break the scoreless tie in the top of the 6th. In their last at-bats, the Generals loaded the bases with only one out when a fly ball was lifted to right field. Martin was the one in charge of patrolling that area and threw home to catch the runner trying to tag up from third and secured the win for visiting Georgetown (3-0).

    Cohasset 9, Hull 5 — Junior George Grech went six strong innings and Cliff Ward went 3-for-5 at the plate to pace the Skippers (2-0)

    Nobles 2, Middlesex 1 — Senior Jason Medeiros hit the winning home run in the sixth inning and senior Ryan Fylnn hurled a complete-game two-hitter with seven strikeouts for Nobles (2-2). Senior Dylan McNary added a double and scored a run.

    Arlington 2, Billerica 1 — Junior pitcher Adam Bowler went the distance, allowing just two hits, and striking out eight for the Spy Ponders.

    Amesbury 16, Ipswich 4 — Junior Blake Bennett secured his first varsity victory on the mound, racking up nine strikeouts to lift the visiting Indians. He helped out his own cause by driving in six runs, three of which came on one swing.

    North Quincy 12, West Roxbury 1 — Junior Brian Pham (3 hits, 2 RBI, 2 runs) and senior Ryan Cox (2 hits, RBI, 2 runs) paced the host Raiders.

    Lynnfield 8, Newburyport 1 — Sophomore Clayton Marengi went 6 innings and scattered 3 hits and didn’t allow an earned run to secure his first varsity win in as many chances for the visiting Pioneers (2-1).

    St. Sebastian’s 8, Groton 1 — Sopomore Matt Joyce tossed 5.1 innings and struck out four while seniors Brian Craven (1 for 3, RBI, 2 runs) and Landon Dombrowski (1 for 3, 2 RBI) chipped in at the plate for St. Sebastian’s (5-0).

    BC High 4, St. John’s (Shrewsbury) 1 — The visiting Eagles scored their runs in the third inning, highlighted by Luke Murphy’s two-run double to lift the Eagles (2-1) past the Pioneers (1-2).

    Bartlett 4, Sutton 3 — Logan Paranto (2-4, RBI, 2 stolen bases) scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th to win the game for the Indians (1-2). Teammates Casper Sykes and Eric Vazquez both scattered two hits. Liam Gill, Andrew Giouard and Nick Jepson all notched two hits for the Sammies (1-3).

    Malden Catholic 4, Oxford 0 — Shawn Morrow allowed one hit in six innings and struck out 11 to lift the visiting Lancers. Colin Ryan had two hits for the Pirates (2-1).

    St. Bernard’s 3, Advanced Math and Science 1 — Max Bigelow collected two singles, one RBI and one run to spark the Bernardians (2-1). Garrett Pruskin gathered two hits for the Eagles (2-2).

    Boys’ lacrosse

    BC High 7, Medfield 6 — After dominating the first half, the Eagles stopped the Warriors’ rally by holding Medfield without a shot in the final 90 seconds.

    Wayland 12, Hopkinton 7 — Junior Michael Lambert paced the Warriors (3-1) with five goals and three assists.

    Rivers 12, Thayer 5 — Senior attackmen Peter Burnes (1 goal, 3 assists) and Cam Cobey (3 goals) led the way for Rivers, and sophomore Tommy Miller added three goals from the midfield.

    Hingham 14, Simsbury (CT) 3 — Senior attack Jake Quilty led the charge with five goals for the Harbormen (6-0).

    Winchester 9, Masconomet 3 — The Sachems (4-0) scored four unanswered goals to break a 2-2 halftime deadlock and pull away for the win.

    Plymouth South 12, Martha’s Vineyard 4 — Nick McKenna (4 goals, 3 assists) and Sean Spiegel (4 goals) provided the offense for the visiting Panthers.

    Acton-Boxborough 11, Algonquin 10 — Dom Russo scored four goals, Nicholas Larson had two goals and two assists and Will Levine gathered two goals and one assist, but it wasn’t enough as the Tomahawks (1-2) fell at home.

    St. Bernard’s 14, Oakmont 4 — Dom Valera (5 goals, 3 assists), Mick Ginnity (4, 2), Nick Bagley (3, 1) and Mike Provencher (2, 1) guided the Bernardians (2-0). C.J. Kelleher and Jay McCartney both had one goal and two assists for the Spartans (2-2).

    Groton-Dunstable 16, Bromfield 9 — Liam McDonough tallied six goals and four assists to pace the Crusaders (4-1). Teammate Max Buhler collected four goals and three assists, while Nate Townsend earned three goals and one assist. Sam Hills had four goals and one assist for the Trojans (4-1), while Joe Uglevich notched one goal and two assists.

    Worcester Academy 9, Vermont Academy 3 — Kevin Cafeo gathered two goals and three assists and Jared Duff netted two goals to boost the Hilltoppers (2-3) in Saxtons River, VT.

    St. John’s (Shrewsbury) 15, Wachusett 1 — Alec Dawson and Tim LaCroix each netted three goals, and Will Craemer and Owen Boss both scored twice to power the host Pioneers (3-1) past the Mountaineers (0-4). St. John’s goalie Cam Hearn had seven saves.

    Boys’ tennis

    Arlington 5, Woburn 0 — Spy Ponders (4-1) were highlighted by a doubles team win (6-0 and 6-0) from Ben Clossey and Ben Hoffinger.

    Groton-Dunstable 5, Littleton 0 — Jens Georges d. Greg Clement, 6-2, 6-7 (7-3), 10-5. Kat Georges d. Jack Palaia, 6-3, 6-4. Tyler Barlow d. Alex Ryzi, 6-2, 6-4. Avi Jivanani-Alex Dai d. Anthony Fiato-Jerry Soong, 6-0, 6-2. Pranac Hari-Josh Mayer d. Justin Montepeluso-Matthew Krampf, 6-3, 6-1. Records: L 2-2; G 2-1.

    Worcester Academy 5, Marianapolis 2 — Hans Lopez (M) d. Christopher Xiao, 8-2. Adam Zivny (W) d. Gredy Suny, 8-2. Eddie Shi (W) d. Brian Chang, 8-0. JinYoung Park (W) d. Tony Song, 9-7. Christoper Xiao-CC Collins (W) d. Eason Fu-Sebastian Evans, 8-5. Blake Kuzdeal-Oliver Quin (M) d. Ian Battles-Frank Chen, 8-2. Derek Gu-Sidd Bhattacharya (W) d. Slava Beliaez-Samuel Xu, 8-6. Record: WA 2-3.


    Wakefield 15, Winchester 3 — Senior Julia Purcell (3 for 4, 4 RBI, 4 runs) paced the host Warriors.

    Cardinal Spellman 15, Matignon 11 — Senior Maggie McAlpine (3 hits, 4 RBI) and junior Liv Dandrow (4 for 5, 4 runs) paced the host Cardinals (2-2).

    Acton-Boxborough 12, Chelmsford 8 — Entering the seventh inning deadlocked at 8, sophomore Sarah Keagy supplied a 2-run single to break the game open for the visiting Colonials (3-0).

    Advanced Math and Science 11, St. Bernard’s 2 — Erin Dean and Ally Pair both garnered four hits and three RBIs as the Eagles (1-1) soared past the Bernardians (1-3).

    Bartlett 12, Burncoat 4 — Lexi Balducci went 3 for 4 with three runs and two stolen bases to propel the Indians (2-1). Cassie Cutler went 3 for 3 with two runs for the visiting Patriots (0-3).

    Girls’ lacrosse

    Wellesley 8, Lincoln-Sudbury 5 — Junior Maddy Balter (4 goals, assist) paced the No. 3 Raiders (6-0). Senior Grace Ahonen added a pair of goals as well.

    Worcester Academy 20, Beaver Country Day 13 — Senior Grace McShea powered the host Hilltoppers (2-2) with 12 goals.

    Northbridge 17, St. Peter-Marian 9 — Caitlyn Morrison scored eight goals for the visiting Rams, while Olivia Allain also had eight goals for the Guardians.

    Grafton 11, Wachusett 6 — Avery Henson scored four goals, while Camilla DiPinto added three to lead the Indians past the host Mountaineers. Erin Tyldesley, Julia Siemen, Bella Spanvolo and Meredith Broad had the other Grafton goals. Rachel Easley had three goals for Wachusett, while Emma LaPosta, Christina Durocher and Bree Sutherland also scored.

    North Middlesex 17, St. Bernard’s 5 — Brooke Pelly, Myranda D'Antico and Jordan Highley each netted three goals to lift the visiting Patriots (2-2). Victoria Hanlon scored twice for the host Bernardians (0-2).

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