LYNN — Bobby Alcock enrolled at St. Mary’s of Lynn in the fall of 2012 as a sixth grader.
His journey came full circle Saturday afternoon in his final start at Fraser Field in Lynn. The senior righthander went the distance and tossed his second straight postseason shutout as St. Mary’s blanked Woburn, 5-0, for the Division 2 North championship.
St. Mary’s pitching has allowed just one run in three tournament games. The Spartans (18-5) will play South champion Hopkinton in Thursday’s state final at Alumni Field in Lowell.
“If you told me in sixth grade I would be here right now I would not have believed you one bit,” Alcock said. “This is crazy. It was a lot of fun.”
After left fielder Terrence Moynihan helped Alcock escape a few early jams with a running catch and an outfield assist, the senior settled down. He needed 99 pitches to complete his outing, allowing six hits with six strikeouts.
“I’ve had a lot of confidence in him since he was a sophomore,” St. Mary’s coach Derek Dana said. “He just wants the ball right now and he’s doing what a senior leader does.”
Jared Coppola drove in Colin Reddy twice to give the Spartans a 2-0 lead. Catcher John Mulready doubled the lead in the third when a single and an error brought him home for an inside the park home run.