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Newburyport takes a tight one from Triton 2-1

Jeremy Grabowski (#11) points baserunner Caleb Stott to home

Jeremy Grabowski (#11) points baserunner Caleb Stott to home

Coach Steve Malenfant congratulates reliever Will Cataldo

Coach Steve Malenfant congratulates reliever Will Cataldo

(Byfield MA) It was not as if the Newburyport Clippers weren’t in familiar territory.

For the ninth time this season the Clippers found themselves in a one-run game and this time it went their way, 2-1, over Triton on a cloudy/sunny Tuesday afternoon of Cape Ann League baseball.

Newburyport (7-11) is now 5-4 in one-run games.

The loss pushes Triton (7-10) to the brink of elimination from post-season play.  The Vikings must win their final three games starting with North Reading on Thursday.

Caleb Stott and Scott Webster combined (twice) to give the Clippers the runs they needed.  Caleb  reached base in the first and third innings, stole second both times, and scored both times on singles by Scott.

Triton had the makings of big innings in place in the second and sixth innings when they loaded the bases in each inning with one out.  The Vikings only came away with one run.  NHS starter Cam Beaulieu struck out Michael Talbot and Brad Whitman to end the second.  In the sixth, reliever Will Cataldo K’d Jack Germinara and got a ground out from Michael Talbot to keep Triton from getting any runs in that inning.

Adam Chatterton

Adam Chatterton

Junior Adam Chatterton (4-3) certainly deserved a better fate for his complete-game effort.  The Triton righty allowed only four hits to go along with ten strikeouts.

Adam was the winning pitcher in Triton’s 4-1 victory over Newburyport in April.

Adam and Billy Mical paced the Vikings with two hits apiece.

Second baseman Matt Short was on the tagging end of Nick Desrocher’s steal attempt in the first inning and came up limping.

Other than Scott Webster’s throwing error in the second inning, the Clippers were flawless in the field.

Chance Carpenter looked like a dead duck when he tried to stretch a single into a double but somehow found a way to get around Brad Whitman’s tag at second.  Chance then stole third with one out but Adam Chatterton retired Scott Webster and Ryan Furlong to end the threat.

Billy Mical (#9) scores the Triton run in the second

Billy Mical (#9) scores the Triton run in the second

On Caleb Stott’s single in the fifth inning (that led to Newburyport’s second run) third baseman Billy Mical was in on the grass guarding against a bunt.  Billy never had a chance at Caleb’s liner down the line.

Shortstop Caleb Stott was part of Newburyport’s 6-3 double-play that ended the fifth inning.

Junior Will Cataldo set the last five Triton batters down in order to get the save.

Newburyport will host Pentucket on Saturday.

Newburyport box

Triton box

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Chance Carpenter avoids the tag at second

Chance Carpenter avoids the tag at second

close play

close play

Scott Webster steals second

Scott Webster steals second

Caleb Stott starts a double play

Caleb Stott starts a double play

Starter Cam Beaulieu

Starter Cam Beaulieu

Justin Cashman

Justin Cashman

Scott Webster (2 RBI)

Scott Webster (2 RBI)

Billy Mical tracks a popup

Billy Mical tracks a popup

Nick Desrocher slides into second baseman Matt Short

Nick Desrocher slides into second baseman Matt Short

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Triton edges Amesbury 5-3 in Cape Ann League baseball

Triton pitcher Nick Cornoni gets congratulated after his complete-game win.

Triton pitcher Nick Cornoni gets congratulated after his complete-game win.

Nick Desrocher sends Amesbury catcher Mac Short flying

Nick Desrocher sends Amesbury catcher Mac Short flying

(Amesbury)  Triton took advantage of walks and errors defeating Amesbury, 5-3, on a cold Monday afternoon of Cape Ann League baseball.

Triton (8-6) broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth inning thanks to four straight two-out walks by Indians starter Andy Reidy.

In the seventh inning, with Nick Hawruchiew now pitching, Tommy Connors (playing second in a drawn in infield) bobbled a grounder enabling the Vikings to get an insurance run.

Nick Cornoni pitched a complete game for Triton getting his third win of the season.  Nick gave up eight hits over the first five innings but held Amesbury hitless over the final two innings.

The Indians (7-7) left the bases loaded in the first and the fifth.

Devlin Gobeil and Adam Chatterton

Devlin Gobeil and Adam Chatterton

The biggest play in the game (in my opinion) was in the Amesbury half of the fifth inning.  To set the scene: the Indians had tied the score, the bases were loaded,  and the Vikings had already committed two errors (Billy Mical & Justin Cashman) in the inning.  A grounder came Justin’s way and his throw was low to first but Adam Chatterton made the scoop ending the inning.

Triton went on from that scary inning to get the two runs that spelled the final difference.

Nick Cornoni scored the first run of the game in the top of the second inning after leading off with a walk.  A wild pitch and a fielder’s choice got the senior to third.  Adam Chatterton’s fly ball to center drove in the first Vikings run.

The Indians tied the score (1-1) in the fourth.  Ben Cullen walks, stole second, reached third on a wild pitch, and came home on John Pesci’s two-out single.

The visitors grabbed a 2-run lead in the fifth inning.  A two-out error by third baseman Zack Fitzgerald allowed pinch runner James Wood to score.  Cote Wolcik followed with an RBI single to bring Nick Desrocher home.

Amesbury would tie the score in their half of the fifth but Triton added two more runs to win in the last two innings.

Vikings catcher Cote Wolcik saved the day in the third inning by corralling a wild pitch with an Amesbury runner on third base.

Shortstop Justin Cashman leaps to end the fourth inning.

Shortstop Justin Cashman leaps to end the fourth inning.

Shortstop Justin Cashman made a leaping catch to end further Indians scoring in the fourth inning.

Close calls in the infield had both coaching staffs unhappy.

Both teams return to action tomorrow.  Triton is at Hamilton-Wenham while Amesbury hosts Ipswich.

Devlin Gobeil had two hits, an RBI, and scored a run for Amesbury.

Dmitri Hunt had two hits for Triton.  The Vikings centerfielder had five putouts including three straight in the sixth inning.

Andy Reidy

Andy Reidy

Indians starter Andy Reidy gave up only three hits in the six innings he worked to go with six strikeouts.  However, the junior lefty walked eight batters and three of them scored.

Triton is now two wins away from making the post-season tournament.  The Vikings were 9-11 last season.

Amesbury turned a 4-6-3 double play in the fourth inning.

Triton boxscore

Amesbury boxscore

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Ben Cullen in the middle of a 4-6-3 double play

Ben Cullen in the middle of a 4-6-3 double play

Nick Cornoni

Nick Cornoni

James Wood heads home in the fourth

James Wood heads home in the fourth

Justin Cashman

Justin Cashman

Ryan McCarthy and Gene Burnham

Ryan McCarthy and Gene Burnham

Jack Germinara

Jack Germinara

Nick Cornoni slides across with the first Triton run

Nick Cornoni slides across with the first Triton run

Tommy Connors races home with an unearned run

Tommy Connors races home with an unearned run

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