Teammates greet North Middlesex’s Richie Sharp (16) after he hammered his first career home run in the seventh inning of Monday afternoon’s 9-5
Teammates greet North Middlesex's Richie Sharp (16) after he hammered his first career home run in the seventh inning of Monday afternoon's 9-5 loss to Hudson. SUN/ED NISER

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Brock Riley tossed a 6-hitter, struck out 14 and didn't allow an earned run while pitching Lowell past Dracut, 4-2, in a Merrimack Valley Conference baseball game.

Elsewhere in the MVC, Tewksbury defeated Central Catholic, 7-4.

Lowell 4

Dracut 2

Lowell's Randy DeJesus singled in Keagan Latta with the go-ahead run during a two-run sixth inning that snapped a 2-2 tie as both Riley and Dracut's Stig McElhinney went the distance on the mound.

After DeJesus' RBI single put Lowell up 3-2 in the sixth, Santo Codero scored an insurance run as Brian Dolan reached on an RBI fielder's choice.

Senior Tyler Schermerhorn went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Lowell (6-4).

Lowell Catholic 7

Cathedral 3

Sophomore right-hander Andrew Fisher improved to 3-0 by tossing four shutout innings while his teammates built a 7-0 lead led by Matt Franchi (2-for-4, 2 RBI) and Brandon Bursey (2-for-3, 1 RBI, 2 runs).

Fisher allowed 2 hits and 0 walks. He struck out 6.

Lowell Catholic improved to 8-2.

Billerica 7

Chelmsford 0

Billerica (5-2) came out and scored three runs in the first inning to jump out to an early lead over Chelmsford (5-5). Billerica was led by Chris Murphy, who pitched a complete-game 1-hitter, and at the plate had 2 hits, including a double and an RBI.

Also playing well for the Indians were Cody Parsons, who went 2-for-3 with an RBI, Eric Eknaian, who hammered a home run, and Robby Gambale, who was 1-for-2 with a double and 3 runs scored.


Waltham 5

Westford Academy 3

Waltham pulled away with three runs in the fifth inning to down the Grey Ghosts (2-6).

Stephen O'Brien pitched a complete game for WA, giving up only 2 earned runs. He added 2 hits at the plate. Michael Previte and Ryan Pocock also contributed 2 hits for WA.

Oakmont 4

Tyngsboro 3

Oakmont scored 3 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to make Tyngsboro senior left-hander Sean Engal a tough-luck losing pitcher. Engel struck out 10 over 6 innings while allowing 4 earned runs on 5 hits and 2 walks.

Eric Morrisson went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Tyngsboro (3-3). Jake Keenan had an RBI single. Nick Murray had a single and an RBI.

Concord-Carlisle 9

Bedford 5

Sophomore left-hander Spencer Meyer pitched 6.1 innings to pick up the win and freshman shortstop C.J. McKinnett got Concord-Carlisle going with a 2-run homer in the first inning.

The Patriots improved to 2-3.

For Bedford (3-4), sophomores Jake Turner and Ryan Barnes each had 2 hits.

Hudson 9

North Middlesex 5

Sophomore Richie Sharp went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI, including his first varsity home run, but North Middlesex fell to 5-2 overall, 1-1 in the Midland-Wachusett League B Division.

Ben Wright went 2-for-4 for North Middlesex.

Hudson improved to 5-3 overall, 3-0 in Mid-Wach B.

Wilmington 5

Watertown 3

Mike Curtis pitched 6 strong innings to improve to 3-0, with Joe Scurto pitching a scoreless seventh inning for his third save.

Curtis over 6 innings allowed 3 runs (0 earned) on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 8. Scurto allowed 2 hits in the seventh but struck out three batters.

Jackson Gillis had 2 doubles, 1 RBI and 1 run scored to lead the offense for Wilmington (6-2).

Zack Abbott had a single, triple and 1 run scored. Jimmy Davey ripped a triple and was singled home by Curtis for Wilmington's first run of the game.

The Wildcats went in front to stay with a two-run first inning. Corey Stillings and Evan Raffi each had a double for Wilmington.

Alvirne 3

Bishop Guertin 0

Senior righty Tyler Brown fired a 3-hitter and struck out 8 while leading the way for the Broncos (2-3).

Robbie Flohr had 2 hits for Alvirne, including an RBI single. Greg Emanuelson added a run-scoring single in the sixth. Outfielder Anthony Cestrone made a spectacular diving catch in the left center field gap.

Quinn Dipasquale and Tim Donovan each had a double for Bishop Guertin (4-3). Andrew Mierzwa had a single and a stolen base.

Acton-Boxboro 1

Lincoln-Sudbury 0

Senior right-hander Noah Zavolas was a force on the mound, holding Lincoln-Sudbury's potent offense to 4 hits while striking out 10 in a DCL game. 

Acton-Boxboro (6-4) scored the game's lone run in the top of the seventh inning as Lewis Heinlein (2 hits) singled, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a two-out pinch-hit double by sophomore Tim Hurley.

Lincoln-Sudbury is now 7-2.

Austin Prep 7

Matignon 0

Rich Gilbride was a force on the mound and at the plate while leading the way for Austin Prep.

Gilbride was the winning pitcher, allowing only 2 hits and striking out 9 in 6 innings. He made his presence felt offensively with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored.

Nick Devivo pitched the final inning to complete the shutout for Austin Prep (7-3). Jonathan Saurman of Pelham had a 2-run single.

Quabbin 9

Groton-Dunstable 5

Dean McCann helped lead the way for Groton-Dunstable with 2 hits and 2 runs scored.

Patrick Keating had a hit and knocked in a run on a squeeze bunt. Jeremy Gaissl added 2 hits with a run scored and RBI for the Crusaders (2-5).

Greater Lowell 5

Northeast 0

Junior righty Casey Torigian tossed a 4-hitter and struck out 5 while going the distance on the mound to earn the win.

Torigian helped his own cause at the plate with a hit and knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly. Nik Powers (1 RBI) and Angelo Pilato had 2 hits each for the Gryphons (5-2, 5-1 CAC Large). Bobby Paquette had a hit and drove in 2 runs.

Josh Voulgaris added a run-scoring hit.