LAWRENCE -- Senior right-hander Chris Murphy improved to 3-0 on the season with six strong innings as Billerica defeated Lawrence, 11-3, in a Merrimack Valley Conference baseball game on Saturday night.

Murphy allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and 6 walks. He struck out 11 over six innings.

Kevin Faria, Dylan McDonough and Eric Eknaian each had 2 hits and 2 RBI for Billerica (6-3), which beat Lawrence ace Joan Vargas, who twice beat the Indians last season.