Lowell’s Yandel Tineo is tagged out by Andover second baseman Steve Shaw after being caught in a rundown between second and third in the bottom of
Lowell's Yandel Tineo is tagged out by Andover second baseman Steve Shaw after being caught in a rundown between second and third in the bottom of the sixth during Saturday's Suburban Pony League playoff game. SUN/JULIA MALAKIE

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The Billerica Floggers and Lowell met for a doubleheader due to rain the past few days in the Suburban Pony League 14-15 Division semifinals and Billerica earned a sweep with 4-0 and 2-0 wins.

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Billerica (20-3) moves onto the finals and will battle Methuen. Game 1 is Tuesday (5:45 p.m.) at the Locke School in Billerica.

In the first game Billerica was led By Ben Marasco, who pitched a complete-game 2-hitter with 11 strikeouts. He also smacked a RBI double. Mike Whalen also had an RBI single and Craig Rich blasted a double.

Lowell Shedd was led by a brilliant performance by Sean Bryan, who held Billerica to 3 hits and struck out 8. Lowell received hits from Sean Keene and Mike Mercuri.

In the second game, Billerica received an outstanding effort on the mound from Whalen.

For Lowell, Mercuri pitched the first two innings and Henry Funaro tossed the other five. The game was scoreless until the Floggers pushed across two runs in the seventh.

With one out, Anthony Nelson singled and went to second when twin brother Jacob walked. Following an out and a passed ball, Aaron Bennett delivered a clutch two-out single, bringing home the game winner, and a another run came in on an errant pickoff toss.

Billerica was held to 4 hits. The Nelson twins, Kyle Cortese and Bennett picked up the hits. Whalen held Lowell to 4 hits and they were delivered by Marc Beland with a single and double, Keene, and E.J. Hession.


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Lowell pitchers combined to strike out 5 Billerica hitters.

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. -- For the second time in 24 hours, the Lowell Spinners were rained out, with unplayable field conditions and continued rain forcing a rain out.

The doubleheader between the Spinners and Jamestown Jammers will moved to Monday, with the first of the two seven-inning games slated to begin at 4 p.m. Since the two teams do not meet again this season, one of the games in the three-game series will be cancelled outright, the first game lost to weather for the Spinners in 2014.

Jake Drehoff (0-3, 5.22), Kevin McAvoy (0-2, 5.23) and Aaron Wilkerson (2-0, 1.50) are expected to pitch for Lowell on Monday.