Jesse Ashley struck out 9 and allowed only 1 run in 6 innings to earn the win on the mound as Chelmsford beat Salem, 10-1, in a semifinal game of the Dick Scanlon Memorial Baseball Tournament at Wilmington High School.
Chelmsford improved to 10-9 and clinched a tourney berth.
The Lions will play host Wilmington in the championship game of the tournament Sunday at 3 p.m. The Wildcats beat Concord-Carlisle, 4-0, in their semifinal game.
Jack Campsmith paced Chelmsford's offense with 2 hits and 2 RBI.
Mike Kochelin added 2 RBI with a double for the Lions, who collected 10 hits.
Sophomore lefty Jackson Gillis came up big on the mound, tossing a 2-hitter and striking out 9 while registering his sixth win of the season.
Evan Raffi lashed a 2-run single in the second inning to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead.
Brian Cavanaugh (sac fly) and Mike Curtis (RBI single) knocked in the other runs for WHS (12-7). Jimmy Davey had 3 hits and stole 2 bases.
Monty Tech 9
Nashoba Tech 5
Nashoba Tech staged a late rally after trailing 7-0 heading into the sixth inning, but couldn't overtake Monty Tech.
Freshman Josh Roberge had 2 hits, including a 2-run single in the sixth inning.
Sophomore Kyle Robb had a pinch-hit 2-run double in the sixth.
Senior righty Matt Lucia went the distance on the mound, scattering 11 hits and striking out 3 while improving his record to 6-2. Lucia was recently named the co-MVP of the CAC Large Division.
The Rams' 1-3 hitters had a monster day at the plate, going a combined 9-for-15 at the plate with 10 RBI.
Brendan O'Flaherty was 3-for-5 with 2 doubles, 3 runs and 3 RBI, while Andy Diranian was 3-for-5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.
Tim Lavoie also went 3-for-5 with 2 doubles and 5 RBI for Shawsheen (13-7).
North Middlesex 7
Logan Kuzmitch helped lead the way for the Patriots with a hit, run scored and RBI.
David Nauhaus and Tyler MacDonald had 1 hit each.
Jimmy Caimpa was the winning pitcher, scattering 8 hits in 5 1/3 innings. Reliever David Nauhaus closed out the win for North Middlesex (13-7).
North Andover 6
The Redmen finished their season at 6-14 with a loss in the Lawrence Invitational.
Junior Brandon Imonti went 6 innings on the mound, allowing 7 hits and 2 earned runs while fanning 5.
Joe Csokmay went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Dom Rosado was 2-for-4 with an RBI..
Casey Attonito tripled home the winning run in the bottom of the sixth.
C-C also got an RBI single by Julie Veitch and a solo homer by Allie Colleran.
Brooke Hardy (double) and Teagan Trant knocked in the Tewksbury runs.