Pinch-hitter Brett Iannazzo ripped a two-out, two-run triple in the fifth inning to put Lowell Catholic ahead 6-5 as the Crusaders rallied from an early 5-1 deficit and defeated Marian, 8-5, on Thursday afternoon at Hadley Field.


Elsewhere, Lowell High was edged 4-3 by Methuen, which pulled off a triple play during the MVC meeting.

Greater Lowell 6, Lynn Tech 1

Evan Landry tossed a complete-game 2-hitter and fanned 8 to lead the Gryphons.

Angelo Pilato drove in 3 runs and played solid defense at shortstop. Collecting a hit each for the Gryphons (1-1) were Mike Murphy, Joshua Voulgaris, Matt Forestiere and Landry.

Lowell Catholic 8, Marian 5

Sophomore right-hander Andrew Fisher pitched five shutout innings of relief for Lowell Catholic, allowing 2 hits and no walks, striking out 5.

Lowell Catholic's James Sullivan hit 2 triples, scored 3 runs and drove in one. Matt Franchi went 3-for-3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. The Crusaders improved to 3-0.

Arlington Catholic 9, Shawsheen 3

Shawsheen junior catcher Tim Lavoie went 2-for-4 and threw out two runners trying to steal, and junior shortstop Ryan Collins had 2 hits, 2 RBI and scored a run.

Brendan O'Flaherty went 1-for-3 with 1 run scored. Shawsheen fell to 3-1.

Billerica 13, Dracut 6

Robbie Gambale pitched 4 innings for the win and also went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI at the plate for Billerica (1-1).


Cody Parsons (2-for-5, 2 RBI), Dylan McDonough (2-for-3, 3 RBI), Kyle Murphy (3-for-5, double, RBI) and Eric Eknaian (3-for-5, double) all had a big day for the Indians.

Assabet Valley 6, Nashoba Tech 2

Ryan Harding and Chris Powell had 2 hits each, but Nashoba dropped to 2-2.

Freshman Josh Roberge has hit safely in all 4 games for the Vikings, who had the tying run at the plate in the seventh.

Archbishop Williams 3, Austin Prep 2

Archbishop Williams won on a walk-off infield hit in the bottom of the ninth inning after Austin Prep senior left fielder Jonathan Sauerman of Pelham, N.H., threw out a runner at the plate in the sixth inning to keep the score 2-2.

Austin Prep (3-1) scored its runs in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by Nick Mulcahy and RBI single by Chris Gagnon. Dan Monagle had 2 hits for AP.

Littleton 2, Lunenburg 1

Littleton pushed across two runs in the top of the seventh to break a scoreless tie, and then held on when host Lunenburg scored once in the bottom of the seventh.

Travis Bassett earned the win in relief of Matt Landers, who struck out 7 and allowed just 1 hit in his 5 innings of work.

Pete Murphy ripped an RBI triple and then scored on a single by Conor Moran for Littleton (2-0).

Andover 2, Chelmsford 1

Andover won it in the bottom of the seventh after Chelmsford tied it 1-1 in the sixth.

Andover made two great defensive plays that prevented Chelmsford runs: a diving catch turned into a double play in the fifth and a relay to cut down a Lions' run at the plate in the sixth.

Jesse Ashley pitched well for Chelmsford, going 6.1 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 3.

Mike DeDonato had 2 hits for the Lions. Mark Keller, Mike Tice, Derek Adamson (1 RBI) and Quinn Cooney each had 1 hit.

Haverhill 8, Tewksbury 1

For Tewksbury (0-2), Joe Csokmay went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored, and Brandon Imonti went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

North Middlesex 7, Wachusett 6

North Middlesex's Tony Sylvester pitched a complete game, Rich Sharp ripped a 2-run triple, and Shawn Pinney went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.

Sylvester over 7 innings allowed 8 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 3.

Groton-Dunstable 6, Westboro 3

Andrew Sinnery pitched 6 strong innings for Groton-Dunstable (1-1), while Dean McCann (2 RBI) and Alex Marken each had 2 hits.