Senior right-hander Shawn Costa tossed a no-hitter and struck out 9 as Shawsheen Tech defeated Lynn Tech, 15-0, in a Commonwealth Athletic Conference baseball game called after six innings due to the mercy rule.
Costa allowed 1 walk while firing his second shutout of the spring. He improved his record to 3-0. Costa helped his own cause at the plate with 2 hits and 2 RBI.
Lynn Tech 0
Sophomore Brendan O'Flaherty was an offensive force, going 4-for-5 with 3 RBI.
Tim Lavoie was 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI, while Ryan Collins was 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored for Shawsheen (9-3, 8-1 CAC Large).
Littleton (8-0) stayed perfect on the season with an impressive win over Tahanto.
Brad Saltsman was the winning pitcher, going 5 innings with 7 strikeouts and giving up only 4 hits.
The leaders for Littleton at the plate were Alex McLaughlin (4-for-5, 3 RBI) and Connor Bassett (2-for-2, 2 RBI, home run).
Greater Lowell 5
Mystic Valley 2
Junior right-hander Casey Torigian tossed a complete-game 4-hitter and drove in a run to power the Gryphons on the road.
Andrew Primeau added a double and 2 RBI, Luis Medina ripped 2 hits and played terrific defense at shortstop, and Mason Bechard drilled an RBI single.
Angelo Pilato doubled and drove in a run for Greater Lowell (6-4).
Burlington (6-4) was led by Alex Heisler, who pitched a complete game for the win.
On offense, Burlington was led by Shane O'Halloran, went 1-for-3 with a double and 3 RBI, and Joe Scali, who went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI.
The Crusaders dropped an 11-inning game to a struggling program in Groton.
Fitchburg had been 0-29 under head coach John Costello before nipping Groton-Dunstable.
Reliever Justin Watt pitched well for Groton-Dunstable, throwing 8 scoreless innings and striking out 9.
Nick D'Angelo had 2 hits with 2 RBI, while Alex Marken added 2 hits with a double for the Crusaders (3-7). Jacob Barnes ripped an RBI double.
Junior righty Chris Seidl did it all for the Middies in this MVC Division 2 game.
Seidl was the winning pitcher, firing a 3-hitter on only 75 pitches while striking out 7.
He made his presence felt at the plate with a 2-run double in the fourth inning.
Ben Gacek banged out 4 hits and had 3 RBI for Dracut (10-3, 7-3 MVC Div. 2), which clinched a state tournament berth with the win.
Zach Mellonakos had 3 hits, including a double, and scored 2 runs. Adam Barbosa added 3 hits with a stolen base and scored a run.
Wilmington managed just 4 hits -- by Ryan Carroccino, Jamie Hill, Evan Raffi and Jimmy Davey -- in Monday's Middlesex League loss.
Hill knocked in the only Wilmington run with a double off the left field fence, scoring Cory Stillings, who had walked one batter earlier. Mike Curtis suffered his second loss (3-2). Joe Scurto pitched a clean seventh, retiring Arlington 1-2-3.