Tewksbury’s Jack Theriault follows his pitch into the plate to a Billerica batter during Billerica’s 6-2 win Thursday afternoon during
Tewksbury's Jack Theriault follows his pitch into the plate to a Billerica batter during Billerica's 6-2 win Thursday afternoon during Merrimack Valley Conference action. SUN/BOB WHITAKER

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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.

Billerica 6

Tewksbury 2

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.

Billerica runner Eric Eknaian is forced at second base by Tewksbury’s Dom Rosado, right, as Tewksbury’s Alex DiRocco looks on. Billerica won,
Billerica runner Eric Eknaian is forced at second base by Tewksbury's Dom Rosado, right, as Tewksbury's Alex DiRocco looks on. Billerica won, 6-2 SUN/BOB WHITAKER

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Dracut 3

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

Woburn 0

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

Exeter 0

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.

Littleton 3

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.

Lincoln-Sudbury 6

Westford 0

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.

Burlington 3

Wilmington 2

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.