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Crusaders’ Duo Combines for No-hitter

June 8, 2018 GMT

Shamus Gelinas and Brendan Ferrari combined to throw a no-hitter for the 9th-seeded Groton-Dunstable baseball team in a 6-1 win over No. 8 Fitchburg in a Division 1 Central first round contest on Thursday.


The Crusaders (9-10) advanced to Monday’s quarterfinal, where they will take on top-seeded St. John’s in Shrewsbury.

Gelinas (4.1 innings pitched, 3 strikeouts) had struggled with his command at times, going to 3-ball counts 8 times and walking 6 Raider hitters. But when he needed an out-pitch, he got it.

In the top of the 5th, the Crusaders batted around the order. With one out, Kasey Griffiths singled sharply to right before he stole second. Gelinas drew a walk and then Brendan Cronin singled to left-center to deliver Griffiths with the first of 4 insurance runs that inning.

Division 3 Central

First round

Bay Path 10

Nashoba Tech 8

Colonial Athletic League Small Player of the Year Vinny Eramo went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and blasted 2 home runs to give him 8 on the season, but No. 12 Nashoba Tech came up short.

Senior David Kelley went 3-for-3 with 3 RBI for the Vikings and tossed 5 strong innings of relief. Nick Crawford went 2-for-4 at the dish.

Nashoba Tech, which was the co-champion in the CAL Small, finished the season at 10-11.

Division 2 North

First round

Reading 7

Greater Lowell 4

Fourth-seeded Greater Lowell (14-6) scored 2 in the 1st and 2 in the 3rd to take a 4-0 lead into the 6th inning, but couldn’t hold on against No. 13 Reading. The visitors broke a 4-2 game open in the top of the 7th with 5 unearned runs.

Brian Bosia had 3 hits and 2 RBI for GLT, while Cole Blades had 2 hits and 2 runs scored. Jeremy Gray also produced at the plate with 2 hits, including a double, and an RBI.

Bosia started and went 6 innings. Just 2 of the 7 runs he allowed were earned.

Beverly 8

Tewksbury 2

Beverly (17-4) topped the Redmen in a Division 2 North first round game.

Cam Legvold paced Tewksbury’s offense with 2 hits.

Kyle Obst, Kyle Rossetti, Garrett Kingston, and Tyler Wilson had a hit each for Tewksbury.

Tewksbury was the 14th seed. The Redmen end the season with a 10-11 record.

Division 1 Central

First Round

Westboro 5

North Middlesex 2

Westboro overcame an early 2-0 deficit while defeating the host Patriots in a first round game.

Brendan Sullivan pitched well for North Middlesex, finishing with 11 strikeouts.

Jack Boudreau had a hit and RBI, while Joe Murphy tallied 1 hit for the Patriots (12-9).