Top Pitchers Keep on Firing for DHS, Lowell
Dracut High senior pitcher Ryley White dominated Central Catholic by striking out 15 batters on just 91 pitches in a 7-0 victory, while, Lowell blanked Haverhill 4-0 behind a 3-hit shutout and 14 strikeouts by Giana LaCerda in Merrimack Valley Conference play.
Other local softball winners included Chelmsford, Shawsheen Tech and Wilmington.
Central Cath. 0
Offensively for the Middies, Sabrina Morse and Kat Morse each had 2 hits, while Moran Keefe and Amy Lupien had 1 hit and drove in 2 each. Alycia O’Connell and White had the other hits.
Nadia Asaari and O’Connell had strong defensive games in the outfield.
Lowell extended its winning streak to nine games to open the season. Mayson Soucy had a strong game with the bat as she finished 2-for-3 with a long triple, while she scored a run and knocked in a run. Teammate Niky Yrrizarry went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and scored a run and Erin McPhee added a RBI triple.
Abby Brown made a terrific catch from the first base position.
Rachel LaLumiere went the distance on the mound for Chelmsford and finished with 10 strikeouts in a winning effort.
Offensively for CHS (4-4 overall), sophomore Meghan Goode was 4-for-4, all singles, Angela Vignola was 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored, and Emma Gelineau went 2-for-2
For Billerica, Jacqui Schwalm and Jess Botelho both recorded a pair of hits.
Notre Dame 4
The Rams (3-4) erupted for 11 runs in the fourth inning to cruise to the victory. Becca Smith, Sandra Watne and Erica Schafer each had 2 hits and combined to knock in 5 runs. Sam Wareham also had a hit and scored 3 runs.
On the mound, Schafer notched the win, giving up four unearned runs on just two hits, while she struck out 10.
Offensively, four players had strong games for the Wildcats, who improved to 4-2 with the Middlesex League Freedom Division victory.
Jenna Sweeney, who finished 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored, led off the game with a solo home run over the center field fence. Her teammates Ashley Crawford (4-for-4, 3 runs and a stolen base), Ally Moran (2-for-3, 4 RBI) and Bella Kieran (2 RBI) all contributed as well. Chase Anderson had a key RBI single.
Moran was the winning pitcher as she struck out 12.
Pacing the offense for the Redmen were Emma Demos, Bella DeRoche and Emily Butler with 2 hits each.
Gianna Pendola started what turned out to be a three-run fifth inning with a bunt single, and later on Gianna Ragucci, Jess Smith and Alexa Harrington all drove in runs. Tewksbury is now 1-5 on the season.
Boston Latin 2
Madelyn Boyer provided all the offense needed as she knocked in all three runs, including belting a home run to lead the Grey Ghosts to the Dual County League victory.