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    Minus the usual flock of scouts, Mike Vasil leads BC High to victory

    Mike Vasil, shown at an April game, hit 93-94 m.p.h. with his fastball on Tuesday.
    Barry Chin/Globe Staff
    Mike Vasil, shown at an April game, hit 93-94 m.p.h. with his fastball on Tuesday.

    It was an unusual scene not to witness a sea of radar guns from Major League Baseball scouts behind home plate Tuesday afternoon at Lowell’s Alumni Field for BC High senior Mike Vasil.

    But two days after asking all 30 MLB clubs to remove his name from consideration for the June 5 draft — reaffirming his commitment to the University of Virginia — Vasil showed why he was the center of attention.

    The 6-foot-4-inch righthander breezed through five innings, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out nine as the third-ranked Eagles flew past Lowell, 12-2.


    It was his second start since he was idle for nearly a month after leaving an April 23 start with arm soreness, attributed to fatigue. One scout, however, from a National League West team, did make the trip to see Vasil throw.

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    “It was different not having everybody here, but I prepared the same and did the same things I do every day [and] have the same intensity when I come to play expecting to win. The team really showed up today,” said Vasil.

    BC High (14-5) gave Vasil more than enough support before he took the mound, scoring three in the top of the first inning. Matt Sullivan and Dave Driscoll delivered run-scoring hits and Vasil smacked an RBI triple to center field. Vasil was 4 for 4, with three doubles and four RBIs, while his fastball sat at 93-94 miles per hour all five frames.

    Lowell (11-7) recorded its first base hit in the bottom of the third inning on Brett Lepoer’s infield single.

    St. John’s Prep 6, Hamilton-Wenham 5— The top-ranked Eagles (15-3) scored four runs in the sixth inning to rally past the Generals (14-6) in the annual Pete Frates ALS Awareness game in Danvers. Junior Max Freedman cracked a solo homer to left-center in the inning, and junior Alex Lane also homered for Prep.


    Hopkinton 4, Bellingham 2 — Junior Brendan Kelly tossed a complete game, striking out seven for the Hillers (15-5).

    Somerville 9, Pope John 0 — Senior Justin Schofield fanned 12 for the Highlanders.

    Arlington 9, Winchester 1 — Senior Jay Masci scattered four hits and struck out seven while collecting two hits and two RBIs for the Spy Ponders.

    Westford 7, Dracut 1 — Junior outfielder Ben Lawrence hit a grand slam in the fourth inning for the Grey Ghosts.

    Dennis-Yarmouth 13, Monomoy 4 — Sam Capobianco went 2 for 4 with five RBIs for the Dolphins.


    Medway 23, Millis 6 — Matt Peterson belted a grand slam and Nick Sheehan socked a three-run homer for the Mustangs (13-7).

    Lynnfield 6, Amesbury 0 — Sophomore Clay Marengi pitched a three-hitter for the Pioneers, striking out three.

    Hingham 5, Quincy 4 — The Harbormen walked off on a hit by sophomore Winston Southworth. Also for Hingham, Matt Hatfield added three hits, Luke Papich had a double and a triple, and pitcher Jack Clougherty picked up his sixth win.

    Framingham 5, Newton North 2 — Tommy Clark Jr. pitched five shutout innings, surrendering just four hits and earning his third win of the season for the Flyers.

    King Philip 6, Milford 3 — Sophomore Chris Sawyer hit a three-run triple in the sixth inning, and junior David Morganellie went seven innings, striking out nine and allowing just one earned run for the Warriors.


    King Philip 12, Milford 2 — Senior Elise Pereira fired a five-hit shutout, while striking out six, and blasted a third-inning grand slam as the seventh-ranked Warriors (18-3) beat No. 1 Milford (18-1) in a showdown of Hockomock League leaders in Plainville.

    Jess Bonner followed the grand slam with a homer, the second time in as many games the pair went back-to-back.

    “I don’t think you could end the season any better,” KP coach Norm Beauchemin said. “We’re peaking at the right time and the team has a lot of confidence.

    “We’re ready for the tournament.”

    In the circle, Pereira shut down the Milford lineup in a complete game effort.

    “She has tremendous leadership,” said Beauchemin. “No moment is too big. It’s not about individual stats, it’s about contributing to the team.”

    Milford did all its damage in the fourth, scoring on a sac fly by Emily Piergustavo and an RBI single by Shannon Cormier.

    The King Philip bats came alive again, adding four runs in the fifth and a pair in the sixth. Brooke Taute had two hits, an RBI.

    Abington 8, Silver Lake 0 — The fifth-ranked Green Wave (18-2) loaded the bases in the second on three consecutive bunts before Lauren Keleher knocked in a pair, the spark for the No. 17 Lakers (14-5).

    Catcher Corin Mahan (three hits) had an RBI single in the fourth and was a calming presence behind the plate for Tori Young, who scattered five hits and retired 10 straight Silver Lake hitters between the first and fifth frames.

    Archbishop Williams 6, Cathedral 0 — Amanda Donoghue threw a no-hitter for the Bishops (4-12).

    Andover 9, Lowell 7 — Freshman Sara Folan tossed three innings in relief to earn the win, in addition to her two RBIs for the Golden Warriors (6-13).

    Taunton 6, Dighton-Rehoboth 3 — Kelsey White earned her ninth win for the fourth-ranked Tigers (19-2).

    Plymouth South 11, Carver 0 — Freshman Amelia Freitas fired a 13-strikeout two-hitter and was 3 for 3 with five RBIs for the Panthers (16-2).

    West Bridgewater 13, Sacred Heart 1 — The Wildcats (18-1) rode an 11-run fourth to clinch the Mayflower’s Comprehensive title. Colleen O'Toole went 4 for 4.

    Cardinal Spellman 20, Matignon 6 — Freshman Chloe Kelly (three hits) had a grand slam and six RBIs for the Cardinals.

    Braintree 9, Wellesley 0 — Senior Erin Barry tossed a one-hitter and struck out nine for the Wamps (16-3). Freshman Samantha Hayes and junior Nicolina Taglieri each had three hits.

    Stoughton 9, Canton 6 — Gina Carafa went 4 for 4 with two doubles and five RBIs for the Black Knights.

    Hopkinton 12, Bellingham 0 — Senior Emma Murphy went 4 for 4 with five RBIs for the Hillers (12-6).

    Bridgewater-Raynham 10, Barnstable 0 — Julia Ferry, Lindsey Shearstone, and Julia Newcomb combined for the one-hit shutout for the Trojans (14-3).

    Medford 7, Danvers 2 — Sam Melanson picked up her 15th win of the season for the Mustangs. Junior Kenzie Eisnor had two hits and two RBIs, and younger sister Dawn, a freshman, had two hits and three RBIs.

    Boys’ lacrosse

    Scituate 17, Barnstable 4 — Luke Murphy and Dave Murphy each scored four goals for the Sailors (12-6).

    Lincoln-Sudbury 13, Winchester 8 — In Sudbury, junior Matt Ward (3 goals, 3 assists) helped the sixth-ranked Warriors (10-6) score five straight goals to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the first quarter.

    Shawsheen 17, Arlington Catholic 4 — Owen Sullivan led the Rams (13-2) with six goals.

    Needham 11, Newton North 10 — Danny McEvoy led the way with four goals and an assist, helping the 19th-ranked Rockets (12-6) clinch their second consecutive Bay State Carey title.

    Reading 17, Woburn 5 — Sophomore Colin Comerford scored seven goals and added an assist to pace the Rockets (10-7).

    Girls’ lacrosse

    Chelmsford 15, Lexington 5 — Junior midfielder Erin Green scored five goals and senior captain Maya Dube added a hat trick and five assists for the Lions (18-2).

    Winchester 16, Arlington 4 — Elizabeth Wheeler and Ariana Bonacorso each netted four goals for the Sachems (14-4).

    Girls’ tennis

    Austin Prep 3, Bishop Fenwick 2 — In the deciding match at No. 2 singles, Silvanna Salines defeated Brenna Wallinger, 7-5, 7-5, for the Cougars (16-2).

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    Central Catholic senior Steve Hajjar is the state’s Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year. In a 12-4 start for the fourth-ranked Raiders, the 6-foot-4-inch lefthander posted a 2-1 record with a 0.26 ERA and 41 strikeouts. He allowed just 12 hits and one walk through 27-plus innings of work, and also boasted a .350 batting average.

    The 2017 Merrimack Valley Conference MVP has helped the Raiders to three consecutive conference titles.

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    Citing increasing professional work commitments, Central Catholic coach Kim Brandvold stepped down after two seasons that were highlighted by back-to-back appearances in the Super 8 tourney. The Oslo native and former UMass-Lowell standout is the skills coach for the Boston Bruins. He was an eight-year Raider assistant prior to being hired as varsity coach in 2016. His 2017-18 club was ranked No. 1 by the Globe the majority of the season, finishing 22-3.

    “I loved my 10 years coaching student-athletes at CCHS,” said Brandvold in a statement. “They are terrific kids who are dedicated, highly motivated, and very coachable.”

    Central AD Ernie DiFiore “I know we will find the right candidate to continue the legacy of success that Kim has helped build for our boys ice hockey program.”

    Globe correspondents Chris Bokum, Liam O’Brien, Dan Shulman, and Nate Weitzer contrubuted to this report.