RAMS ROMP: Shawsheen Tech’s Tim Lavoie is congratulated by teammates including Dan McCrevan (left) and Anthony Bova (33) after driving in a run, then
RAMS ROMP: Shawsheen Tech's Tim Lavoie is congratulated by teammates including Dan McCrevan (left) and Anthony Bova (33) after driving in a run, then scoring in the third inning of Shawsheen's 7-3 win over Arlington Catholic in the MIAA Div. 3 North Tournament on Friday. The Rams advanced and will play in the quarterfinals next week. SUN/JULIA MALAKIE

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Undefeated coming into the state baseball tournament, No. 1 seed Littleton on Friday was stunned by No. 16 Bartlett in nine innings, 2-1, in a shocking Division 4 Central first-round game.

Bartlett (10-12) scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth (extra innings) on a double, a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly.

Littleton finished 20-1.

In a Div. 3 North first-round game, Shawsheen senior right-hander Matt Lucia tossed a complete game and belted a grand slam in the fifth inning to snap a 3-3 tie, as the Rams defeated Arlington Catholic, 7-3.

Dracut's Division 2 North first-round game versus Lynn Classical was postponed to Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brookside Field in Dracut. The winner of that game will play Sunday at Danvers at 6:30 p.m.

Division 4 Central

Bartlett 2

Littleton 1

Matt Jackson went 3-for-4 with a double and scored Littleton's only run on a Bartlett error in the sixth inning.

Bartlett's Justin Caro pitched a complete game and also went 3-for-4.

Bartlett had defeated Parker Charter, 7-1 in a preliminary-round game for the right to play Littleton.

Littleton had 7 hits in the game. Trailing 1-0, the Tigers put runners at first and third with nobody out in the fourth, but did not score.

Alex McLaughlin pitched seven strong innings for Littleton.


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Division 3 North

Shawsheen 7

Arlington Catholic 3

Lucia, recently named a co-MVP of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference Large School Division, allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits over 7 innings. He walked one and struck out six, improving his pitching record to 7-2.

No. 7 Shawsheen (14-7) moves on to a quarterfinal (TBA) against the winner of Saturday's Bishop Fenwick at North Reading game.

James Gibb hit a 2-run single during a 3-run third that put Shawsheen up 3-2. No. 10 seed Arlington Catholic (13-8) tied it 3-3 in the top of the fifth.

But with one out in the bottom of the fifth, Andy Diranian walked, Tim Lavoie singled and Gibb was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Lucia hit the very next pitch over the center-field fence to make it 7-3.

Lavoie had a single, double, 1 RBI and scored 2 runs.