Senior right-hander Chris Murphy went the distance on the mound, allowing only 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 11, as Billerica beat Tewksbury, 6-2, in an MVC Division 2 baseball game.
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Chris Murphy also helped out his own cause at the plate with a hit and run scored. His younger brother, Kyle Murphy, paced the Indians' attack with 3 hits, 3 RBI and a run scored.
Robbie Gambale made his presence felt on offense for Billerica with 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and 2 runs scored.
Cody Parsons and Brad Fisher also had 2 hits apiece for Billerica (2-1).
Jack Theriault had a hit and scored a run for Tewksbury.
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North Andover 0
Senior right-hander Dan Zabbo tossed a 2-hit shutout, walking 3 and striking out 5, as Dracut improved to 4-2.
Zabbo also had 2 hits, including an RBI single. Adam Barbossa had 2 singles, 3 stolen bases and 1 run scored. Nick Hayward had 2 hits, including an RBI single. Dracut scored single runs in the first, fifth and sixth innings.
St. Mary's 8
Lowell Catholic 3
Aaron Crandall went 2-for-3 with a run scored for Lowell Catholic (5-1).
Kyle Rafferty pitched 5 innings, allowing 7 runs (5 earned) on 5 hits and 6 walks. He struck out 4.
Austin Prep 12
Drew Gerety pitched a 1-hitter for Austin Prep (4-3) and Nick Mulcahy (3 RBI), Jonathan Sauerman of Pelham (2 RBI) and Nick DeVivo each had 2 hits.
Shawsheen Tech 7
Whittier Tech 4
Matt Lucia pitched and hit the Rams to the CAC road victory in Haverhill.
Lucia went the distance on the mound, striking out 6, walking 2, and allowing just 1 earned run. At the plate, he went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI.
Catcher Tim Lavoie went 2-for-2 with a triple, 3 runs and 2 RBI. James Gibb (3-for-4, 2 runs, RBI) and Anthony Bova (2-for-4, 2 RBI) also swung hot bats.
Bishop Guertin 7
Senior right-hander Jason Ferlan was a force on the mound and earned the win, allowing only 4 hits while striking out 9, in 6 innings of work.
Reliever Quinn DiPasquale retired the side in order in the seventh to close out the shutout. DiPasquale chipped in offensively with a double.
Matt Tierney had a hit and 3 RBI for the Cardinals (2-0).
Drew Sanborn added a double and RBI.
St. Bernard's 2
Brad Saltsman only allowed 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 7 in 5 innings to earn the win.
Matt Landers notched the save, giving up 1 hit and striking out 2 while pitching two scoreless innings to seal the victory.
Littleton (3-0) scored all three of its runs in the fourth inning. The key hits were delivered by sophomore Connor Bassett (2-run single) and senior Travis Bassett (RBI single).
Peter Murphy had 2 hits for the Tigers.
Westford (2-3) had 5 hits, all singles, two by Ryan Pocock, who also pitched 3 innings of no-hit relief (4 walks, 4 strikeouts).
The Grey Ghosts stranded 14 baserunners.
Rob McLean knocked in the game-winning run for Burlington with a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the sixth inning of this Middlesex League Freedom Division game.
Wilmington took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fifth as Corey Stillings led off with a single and scored on a double by Matt Spurr.
Wilmington (2-2) scored its second run in the top of the sixth as Jimmy Davey doubled and scored on a single up the middle by Jackson Gillis.
Gillis was the tough-luck losing pitcher, allowing only 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 9 in six innings.
Alex Heisler went the distance on the mound for Burlington (3-1), and gave up only 5 hits while fanning 7.