Dominant effort gives Salem Division 1 softball title

HOOKSETT, N.H. - Mikayla Pacy clung to the state championship trophy with both hands, lifting it over her head with a scream as teammates mobbed her, reaching for their chance to touch the New Hampshire-shaped plaque.

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Central's bats go cold, fall in semis to Lexington

LOWELL — Madison Borrelli immediately jumped up after sliding into third in the bottom of the seventh, clapping ferociously and screaming at her teammates "Lets go!" The magic number in her head was two, as the hit was her second triple of the game, but more importantly two was the deficit Central Catholic faced in its final at-bat.

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St. Mary's ousts Whittier in North semis

LOWELL — It wasn’t the most successful birthday she’s ever had, but St. Mary’s of Lynn senior third baseman Katie Terban of Georgetown will take it.
Coming into the tournament, Terban was hitting a robust .501 and one of the team’s top RBI hitter, In Saturday’s 5-2 Division 3 North semifinal victory over Whittier Tech, Terban was just 1 for 4 and didn’t drive in a run. But the Spartans still prevailed, 5-2, and that was the main thing.
“It was a good team win and we’re just happy to keep playing,” said Terban, a third baseman who is headed to St. Michael’s College in the fall. “That’s the third time we’ve played them in the tournament.”
And Terban has been a stalwart for the Spartans every time as has center fielder Francesca Simon, shortstop Vanessa VanBuskirk and starting pitcher Michaela Hamill, all seniors. They comprise the first four batters in the St. Mary’s batting order.
“All those kids played against us two years ago,” said Whittier coach Cheryl Begin. “They have so much experience and we’re so young.”
And yet the Wildcats (20-3) gave St. Mary’s all it could handle and was within a base hit of taking the lead until the Spartans added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh
Whittier freshman pitcher Nicole Verrette retired the first six batters she faced and nine of the first 10 but the only two walks she issued all day plus a pair of hits gave St. Mary’s a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth. It was a lead it would never relinquish.
But the Wildcats battled back with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Jackie Verrette and Lena Faranna both had base hits and Kayle Hobbs drove them both in with a hard line drive single to center that got past the center fielder.
After that inning, junior Mia Nowicki came into the game in relief for Hamill and was nearly unhitable, striking out eight in three innings and allowing just two base runners.
But Whittier definitely made St. Mary’s work for the win and had several positives. Jackie Verrette and Hobbs both had a pair of hits and Kaley Thibault made several sound defensive plays at third base, recording all three outs in the sixth.
“I’m really proud of the girls,” said Begin. “They played hard and left it all out in the field.”
Despite the loss, the Wildcats’ season is not quite over. They’ll be playing in the Vocational State championship game at Greater New Bedford (21-4) on Monday,Tuesday or Wednesday. Greater New Bedford won the Division 3 South title.

St. Mary’s Lynn 5, Whittier 2
Division 3 North Semifinals 
St. Mary’s (5): Simon cf 3-0-0, VanBuskirk ss 3-1-1, Terban 3b 4-0-1, Hamill p/rf 4-0-1, C.Nowicki rf/lf 2-1-0, Dicenso 1b 3-1-1, Smaller lf 3-0-2, M.Nowicki p 0-0-0, Stephenson c 3-0-1, Sullivan pr 0-1-0, Fraher 2b 3-1-2. Totals 28-5-9
Whittier (2): Thibault 3b 4-0-1, Boutin cf 3-0-0, Campbell dp 3-0-0, Ja.Verrette c 3-0-2, O.Beauchesne pr/ph 1-1-0, Wilson 1b 2-0-0, Faranna ss 3-1-1, Hobbs 2b 3-0-2, Slocum rf 3-0-0, N.Verrette p 2-0-0, A.Beauchesne lf 0-0-0. Totals 27-2-6
RBI: SM — Dicenso 2, Smaller, VanBuskirk, Hamill; W — Hobbs
WP: Hamill; LP: N.Verette
Whittier (20-3):     0 0 0 2 0 0 0 — 2
St. Mary’s Lynn (19-4):     0 0 0 3 0 0 2 — 5

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Seniors shine for top-seeded Whittier

HAVERHILL — Whittier has rode the success of its stellar underclassmen all season. But in Tuesday's playoff game against Mystic Valley, it was time for some senior leadership to rise.

The biggest play in the Wildcats 8-1 quarterfinal victory over the Eagles came in the bottom of the first inning, when Christina Boutin crushed a triple to left field that cleared the bases and put her team up 4-0.

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Three unearned

Two errors in the top of the seventh led to three unearned runs for Swampscott, who held on to beat North Reading 5-2 in the Division 2 North semi-finals. The Hornets got a runner on in the bottom of the inning, but did not threaten. Senior Carly Swartz finished her career going 2 for 3 with an RBI.

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Reggies bow out


Freshman standout Ariana Cruz ended her season going 3 for 4 and had a two-run homer in her last at-bat, but it wasn't enough as the Greater Lawrence's softball team lost to Brighton 7-4 in the Division 3 North quarterfinals.

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Cleasby in command again as Windham rolls


Windham junior Jaime Cleasby hasn't let up a bit in the Division 2 state tournament.

For the second straight game, Cleasby was in prime form as the Jaguars rolled, 8-0 over Trinity to advance to the semifinals at Southern New Hampshire University Wednesday against No. 4 seed Plymouth at 7 p.m.

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Cleasby in prime form again


Windham senior Jaime Cleasby was in prime form again Saturday as unbeaten Windham (19-0) rolled past Trinity in the Division 2 quarterfinals, 8-0, to advance to the semifinals Wednesday against No. 4 seed Plymouth at Southern new Hampshire University.

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Whittier rolls


Whittier scored twice in the second inning and two more in the third on its way to a 5-0 victory over Northeast in its Division 3 North opener. Nicole Verrette got the win with a 3-hitter, striking out seven. Kayle Hobbs had a two-run double and Eliza Slocum was 2 for 2 with an RBi for the Wildcats (20-2).

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Andrade leads Salem


Salem scored three runs in the first inning and then rode the arm of junior Camryn Hanninen to a 4-0 victory over Manchester Central, sending the Blue Devils (18-20 to Tuesday's semifinals, where it will face Spaulding at Southern New Hampshire University.

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