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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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Connor MacRae (13 K’s) pitches Newburyport past Amesbury 4-1

Chance Carpenter scores the fourth Newburyport run

Chance Carpenter scores the fourth Newburyport run

Connor MacRae

Connor MacRae

(Newburyport) Have some sympathy for Amesbury, would you!

Saturday afternoon the Indians faced the hitting machine (20 hits) known as North Reading.  This afternoon they faced the K-Master Connor MacRae and fanned thirteen times.

Newburyport (7-4) defeated Amesbury, 4-1, on Tuesday afternoon in weather that needed no improvement.

Andy Reidy pitched very well for Amesbury recording eight strikeouts and allowing only six hits.

Senior Connor MacRae not only had the 13 K’s but also had two hits and scored a run for the Clippers.

Amesbury (6-6) errors in the third and fourth innings led to Newburyport runs and questionable base-running snuffed out a promising Indians rally in the last inning.

Ryan Short gets third on an infield error

Ryan Short gets third on an infield error

In the third inning, Ryan Short (2 hits/RBI/run scored) doubled over Devlin Gobeil’s head in centerfield.  Third baseman Zack Fitzgerald then fumbled Ian Michaels’ grounder and Ryan reached third with one out.  Five days ago the suicide squeeze failed against Manchester-Essex.  Not today.  Brian Fiascone put a bunt in play and Ryan scored the Clippers first run without drawing a throw.

In the fourth inning two more Newburyport runs would score.  A walk by Connor Wile was followed Connor MacRae’s deep-shot double to right.  The throw in from the outfield (John Pesci) sailed over third base allowing Connor Wile to score and Connor MacRae to take third.  Connor MacRae came home when Mike Sweeney flaired a single over Amesbury’s drawn-in infield.

Down 3-0, Amesbury collected a tainted run in the fifth inning.  Zack Fitzgerald reached on shortstop Colby Morris’ bobble to lead off the inning.  Zack got to second on Matt Napoli’s single and scored on two passed balls by NHS catcher Connor Wile.

The Clippers added a run in the sixth thanks to the speed of Chance Carpenter.  Chance pinchran for Colby Morris.  When the speedy junior took off for second, pitcher Andy Reidy threw to first.  By the time first baseman Shawn Bannon’s throw reached second, Chance was easily there.  Ryan Short’s single to left center drove home the Clippers’ fourth run.

John Pesci reaches third as Tommy Connors single heads for centerfielder Ian Michaels

John Pesci reaches third as Tommy Connors single heads for centerfielder Ian Michaels

Amesbury’s questionable base-running happened in the last inning.  The Indians had two runners (John Pesci and Adam Ivancic) on with one out down three runs.  Tommy Connors singled sharply up the middle to centerfielder Ian Michaels.  John Pesci tried to score but Ian Michaels’ throw home was there in plenty of time to record the second out of the inning.  So instead of bases loaded with one out, the Indians had two on and two out.  Connor MacRae then K’d Devlin Gobeil to end the game.

Newburyport has now won four straight and five of their last six games.  They next play on Thursday at Georgetown.

Andy Reidy allowed six hits and struck out eight.

Andy Reidy allowed six hits and struck out eight.

Amesbury has now lost two straight after winning three straight.  They will be hosting Triton on Thursday.

Tommy Connors and Matt Napoli led Amesbury with two hits each.

I distinctly heard Amesbury assistant coach Thom Connors tell his team as they watched Newburyport go through pregame practice, “Good arm in center.”

Devlin Gobeil had the Golden Sombrero.

Connor MacRae struck out at least one Indian in each inning.  He K’d the side in the third.

Andy Reidy struck out five Clippers in a row including three straight in the fifth inning.

Former AHS principal Les Murray found time in his busy schedule to take this game in.

Newburyport boxscore

Amesbury boxscore

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Zack Fitzgerald fields a grounder as Ian Michaels races to third

Zack Fitzgerald fields a grounder as Ian Michaels races to third

Zack Fitzgerald reacts to a high throw

Zack Fitzgerald reacts to a high throw

Colby Morris looks for the handle

Colby Morris looks for the handle

dust or high heat?

dust or high heat?

Shawn Bannon

Shawn Bannon

Mac Short

Mac Short

Connor Wile

Connor Wile

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Amesbury rallies for two in the eighth to defeat Manchester-Essex 8-7

Adam Ivancic (00) is mobbed after scoring the winning run

Adam Ivancic (00) is mobbed after scoring the winning run

Tommy Connors drove in the winning run for Amesbury

Tommy Connors drove in the winning run for Amesbury

(Amesbury) Tommy Connor’s two-out single in the eighth inning gave Amesbury an exciting, 8-7, comeback win over Manchester-Essex on a very cold and windy Monday afternoon in Cape Ann League play.

Junior Andy Reidy pitched a complete game five-hitter and struck out fifteen Hornets.

ME coach Bob Garrett used four pitchers (Sean Desmond, Brandon Bartlett, Kevin Carter, Corey McCollum) and while they only allowed three hits among them, they also surrendered fourteen walks and hit four batters.

The walks and HBP’s enabled the Indians (3-2) to have baserunners and scoring chances galore.  The missing ingredient was timely hitting but that showed up in Amesbury’s two-run eighth inning.

In that inning, a two-base throwing error by shortstop Cory Burnham allowed John Pesci to reach.  John took third on a passed ball and scored on Adam Ivancic’s RBI single to left.  Adam took second with one out and third on another passed ball.  After a popout by Ben Cullen, for the second out, Tommy Connors was the batter.  Two innings earlier Tommy popped out with the bases loaded with two outs.  Not this time.  The Indians senior slapped a single to centerfield sending Adam home with the game winner.

Sean Desmond doubled in a run in the eighth

Sean Desmond doubled in a run in the eighth

The loss was a tough one for the Hornets because they had gone ahead by a run in the top of the eighth inning.  After Jake Fitzgerald singled with two outs, Sean Desmond reached the base of the centerfield fence with a run-scoring double.

But the Hornets (1-3) couldn’t hold the lead.

ME ended up with seven runs and got six of them in a wild third inning as they sent eleven batters to the plate.  The Carter brothers (Craig and Kevin) drove in two of the runs but the rest of them were unearned.  The Indians had three errors (Mac Short, Andy Reidy, Patrick Scanlon) and two wild pitches.

And there could have been more runs but Andy Reidy K’d Sean Desmond and Henry Gedney with the bases loaded to end that inning.

Amesbury stranded sixteen runners including the bases loaded in three different innings.

Another Amesbury run

Another Amesbury run

Ben Cullen and Devlin Gobeil each scored two runs for the Indians.

Devlin had an RBI grounder in the first inning.

In the third inning, both Zack Fitzgerald and Devlin Gobeil scored on a two-out wild pitch.

Brandon Bartlett’s wild pitch allowed Mac Short to score in the fourth inning.

A two-base throwing error by Cory Burnham enabled Ben Cullen to cross with Amesbury’s fifth run coming in the fifth inning.

A wild pitch by the Hornet’s Kevin Carter sent Devlin Gobeil home with the tying run in the sixth inning.

Manchester-Essex arrived late for the start of the game.  On a very cold, windy day those extra 15-20 minutes of waiting were tough to take.

Andy Reidy struck out fifteen Hornets

Andy Reidy struck out fifteen Hornets

ME qualified for the state tournament last season for the first time in twenty years.

ME will be hosting Rockport tomorrow.  Amesbury hosts Lynnfield.

I can guarantee you that Andy Reidy won’t be doing any pitching after going eight innings in cold weather.  I wonder how many pitches he threw?

You knew that the game was a “little long” when the Amesbury softball team was on hand for the end of the game.  They played and returned from a game in Rockport!

Amesbury boxscore

Manchester-Essex boxscore

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John Pesci

John Pesci

Max Nesbit slides home

Max Nesbit slides home

Shortstop Cory Burnham sets to throw

Shortstop Cory Burnham sets to throw

Bob Gallagher and Gene Burnham

Bob Gallagher and Gene Burnham

Tommy Connors after his game-winning hit

Tommy Connors after his game-winning hit

Max Nesbit eyes a foul pop

Max Nesbit eyes a foul pop

Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter

Amesbury bench

Amesbury bench

Tommy Connors gets some treatment

Tommy Connors gets some treatment

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Opportunistic Ipswich defeats Amesbury 2-0 in Cape Ann League baseball

The Ipswich Tigers congratulate leftfielder Dan DAgostino on his game-ending catch

The Ipswich Tigers congratulate leftfielder Dan DAgostino on his game-ending catch

Winning pitcher Alex Amoroso tossed a 3-hitter.

Winning pitcher Alex Amoroso tossed a 3-hitter.

(Ipswich) Ipswich made two unearned runs stand up as they defeated Amesbury, 2-0, on a sunny Tuesday morning in Cape Ann League baseball action.

The Tigers (1-2) were limited to three hits by Amesbury’s Andy Reidy but took advantage of extra at-bats, due to errors, in the third and fifth innings to get the runs they needed.

Ipswich starter Alex Amoroso was the MVP (in my opinion) for the Tigers.  The IHS senior scattered three singles over six innings, scored the first Ipswich run, and drove in the second run.

Although Alex scattered three singles there are other ways to get on base and Amesbury used them.  In five different innings the Indians had runners in scoring position but a clutch hit never surfaced.

Amesbury had their best scoring chance in the fourth inning.  Devlin Gobiel reached on Ipswich shortstop Mike Savoie’s error and Zack Fitzgerald (two hits) followed with a walk.  A fielder’s choice by Jack Fortin left runners on first and third with one out.  Jack then stole second but Alex Amoroso escaped without any damage as he got both Adam Ivancic and Ben Cullen to pop out.

Ipswich took the lead in the third inning.  Alex Amoroso reached first when third baseman Zack Fitzgerald couldn’t field his grounder with two outs.  Two pitcher/catcher problems allowed Alex to get to third.  Henry Sacco lined a single to left driving home the first Tigers run.

Sean Whooley leads off third

Sean Whooley leads off third

In the fifth, Ipswich got a second tainted run.  Sean Whooley started the inning doubling over Adam Ivancic’s head in left.  Dan D’Agostino followed with a bunt attempt.  Catcher Mac Short’s throw to first was dropped by second baseman Tommy Connors.  (Runners were now on first and third with no outs.)  Ipswich coach Gardy O’Flynn put both runners in motion and Alex Amoroso’s grounder to short delivered Sean Whooley from third with the second run.

Sophomore shortstop Mike Savoie had three assists in the second inning.  Senior Josh Guertin had three assists in the fifth inning.

Ryan Law earned a save with a 1-2-3 seventh inning.  The final out, however, was a bit of an adventure. Mac Short hit a fly ball down the left field line and the combination of a tough sun, and a long way to run,  spelled potential trouble for Ipswich. Shortstop Mike Savoie and left fielder Dan D’Agostino came full-speed into the same area and at the last second Dan made the catch to end the game.

Catcher Mac Short fires to first

Catcher Mac Short fires to first

Amesbury catcher Mac Short was a Cape Ann League All-Star in 2012.

The Tigers next game will be hosting Rockport on Saturday at 10AM.  Amesbury will host Manchester-Essex on the same day and at the same time.

Ipswich boxscore

Amesbury boxscore

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Dan DAgostino catches the last out

Dan DAgostino catches the last out

Matt Napoli

Matt Napoli

Henry Sacco drove in first Ipswich run

Henry Sacco drove in first Ipswich run

Alex Amoroso heads for home

Alex Amoroso heads for home

Zack Fitzgerald (two hits)

Zack Fitzgerald (two hits)

Tommy Connors

Tommy Connors

Ryan Law earned a save

Ryan Law earned a save

Devlin Gobiel steals second

Devlin Gobiel steals second

Andy Reidy

Andy Reidy

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Strong pitching gets Amesbury past Ipswich (7-2) in baseball

Andy Reidy – one run in five innings with six Ks

Ben Cullen – Amesbury starter struck out three in two innings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Amesbury)  Sophomores Ben Cullen and Andy Reidy combined to limit Ipswich to three hits as Amesbury defeated the Tigers, 7-2, in a nonleague game on Tuesday afternoon.

The Indians (1-1) jumped on Ipswich starter John Fierro for six runs in the first two innings on seven hits and rode excellent pitching home from there.

Ben Cullen started for Amesbury and went two innings giving up an unearned run while striking out three.  He faced a bases loaded jam in the second with one out but got Louis Galanis to pop out and then finished his outing by striking out Josh Guertin.

Lefty Andy Reidy took care of the last five innings.  He K’d six and scattered three hits.  He gave up a run in the 5th after he followed an Alex Amoroso double with two wild pitches.

Ben Cullen scores first Indian run on wild pitch

John Fierro had pitched well in the Tigers opening win over Mystic Valley.  The Indians on this afternoon were all over him early.  Two singles (Ben Cullen and Tommy Connors) and a walk loaded the bases for Amesbury with one out.  A wild pitch brought in the first run.  An RBI single (Shawn Bannon) delivered the second.  Shortstop Louis Galanis’ bobble scored the third run and Zack Fitgerald’s double sent home run number four.

Two straight errors by Indian shortstop Troy Eaton enabled Pat Curran to score a gift run for Ipswich in the second.

Amesbury responded with two of their own.  Tommy Connors collected his second single and later was driven home by Troy Eaton from second.  After stealing second, Troy came home on Shawn Bannon’s second RBI.

That made it 6-1 after two innings.

Henry Sacco awaits the arrival of Mac Short in the 5th inning

In the 4th, the Indians reached relief pitcher Shawn Whooley for a run.  Ben Cullen was hit by a pitch, stole second, and was brought in by Troy Eaton’s long double to right center.

Tommy Connors, Troy Eaton, and Shawn Bannon each had two hits for Amesbury in the game.

Second baseman Alex Amoroso had two hits for the 1-1 Tigers.

Junior Josh Guertin will have to ask the Ipswich coaching staff what a Golden Sombrero is.

Tiger leftfielder Pat Curran made a nice running catch in deep left in the sixth.  Louis Galanis took the relay back in and doubled Noah Kligerman off first with a strong throw.

Ipswich stranded nine runners.  Amesbury had five infield errors but the miscues only cost them one run.  The Indian pitching was the difference maker in this one.

Next for Amesbury will be Hamilton-Wenham away on Thursday.  Ipswich hosts Lynnfield on the same day.

Amesbury boxscore

Ipswich boxscore

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Pat Curran

Ipswich starter John Fierro

Amesbury coach Gene Burnham

Louis Galanis

Troy Eaton

Devlin Gobeil in rundown

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