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Tyler Leavitt silences Triton 7-1 with a 12K, 5-hitter for North Andover in Cape Ann League baseball

Tyler Leavitt gets congratulated by catcher Brandon Walsh after striking out his 12th Viking to end the game.

Tyler Leavitt – undefeated (13-0) in his varsity career

(Byfield) It looked after four innings as if Triton might be able to do something no one else had been able to do in three seasons……defeat North Andover pitcher Tyler Leavitt.

However, the upset notion went down the drain in the fifth inning as the Knights (8-3) put up five runs and went on to defeat the Vikings, 7-1, on a surprisingly pleasant Sunday afternoon at Triton in Cape Ann League action.

Triton (3-7) scored a run in the first and threatened in the second but were limited to three base runners over the final five frames.

Tyler Leavitt escaped the jam (runners on second and third with one out) in the second with a strikeout and an infield grounder.

Tyler (12 K’s) had strikeouts in every inning including the last five batters he faced.  The senior lefty will be pitching for Southern Maine next season.

I learned at the game that Tyler was 6-0 as a freshman on the junior varsity, 4-0 as a sophomore, 6-0 as a junior, and now 3-0 as a senior.

Triton starter Nick Cornoni got out of a base-loaded situation in the second and held a tenuous 1-0 lead into the fifth.

Costly Rich Fecteau bobble in the fifth

In the fifth, Dan Rivet singled in NA’s first run and an infield error (Rich Fecteau) allowed Mike Borzi to cross with the second one.  Brandon Walsh delivered two more (Dan Rivet and Rick O’Connor) with a double down the leftfield line.  Brandon crossed with the Knight’s fifth run of the inning on Dan Laorenza’s single to right.

Those five were more than enough the way Tyler Leavitt was pitching.

The Knights collected solo runs in the sixth and seventh.  Tyler Whitley homered over the leftfield fence off reliever Jack Germinara in the 6th.  Brandon Walsh doubled in the 7th, stole third, and came home on Tyler Leavitt’s sacrifice fly.

The Triton run was scored by Rich Fecteau on a sacrifice fly by Mike Fish in the first inning.

Tyler Whitley in home run trot after clearing the left field fence in the sixth.

Brandon Walsh and Dan Rivet each had two hits in NA’s 10-hit attack.

Dmitri Hunt had two of Triton’s five hits.

The Knights Dan Laorenza appeared to injure his hand sliding into second in the fifth inning on an attempted steal.

I was prepared for “typical” Triton weather and was pleasantly surprised.

Triton is halfway through the 4-games-in-4-days part of their schedule.  They face Masco at home on Monday.

North Andover travels to Ipswich on Tuesday afternoon.

(All of the pictures above and below enlarge significantly if you click on them.)

Rick OConnor heads for home in the fifth

Rich Fecteau

Triton coach Rich Dube

Nick Cornoni

Brandon Walsh ruled safe at third despite visual evidence that might suggest otherwise.

Blais Whitman eyes a popup

Brandon Walsh

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Late Surge Sends Lynnfield to 66-53 Victory Over Triton in Boys Basketball

Steve Carangelo (17 points) hits a 4th quarter three for Lynnfield

Pat Kearney (17 points) drills a three as Pioneer coach Scott MacKenzie watches

(Byfield)  The Lynnfield Pioneers blew open a close game in the fourth quarter and defeated Triton, 66-53, on Wednesday night at Triton in Cape Ann League play.

Lynnfield (5-4 overall / 3-0 in the CAL) had a tenuous, 50-48, lead with six minutes left but put a 15-2 hit on the Vikings over the next five minutes to win going away.

The primary villain in Lynnfield’s spurt was junior Steve Carangelo (17 points).  The CAL All-Star of 2010-11 registered eight unanswered points with two long ones and a layup to boost the Pioneers to a 10-point spread with 4 ½ minutes left.

There was more Lynnfield damage ahead as Kevin Gamble (13 points) scored twice in close and added a free throw while Pat Kearney (17 points) hit a jumper.  The only offense Triton had to show during all this was two Jedd Hutchins free throws.

Triton (3-5 overall / 2-1 in the CAL) had 5-point leads several times in the first quarter thanks to an old-fashioned 3-point play by Derek Paquette and later a jumper by Jedd Hutchins behind a nice double screen.

Blaise Whitman breaks away

The Vikings looked to be in serious trouble in the 3rd quarter when they trailed, 37-30, but they responded with an 11-4 run to tie the score at 41-41 with a minute left in that quarter.  A three by Jedd Hutchins (7 points) and two layups by hustling Rich Fecteau (8 points) keyed this rally.

The Pioneers pulled off some late-quarter magic in the first and third. Steve Carangelo had a steal and layup just beating the buzzer to end the first quarter.  At the end of the third quarter Triton tried to take the last shot but instead shot too early (and missed) giving lefty Pat Kearney time to can a long three from in front of the Pioneer bench at the buzzer.

Triton coach Dave Clay wasn’t shy about using his bench and ended up with ten players scoring.

Kevin Gamble (13 points) lay in

There was no fog in the Triton gym to cloud my mind but I failed to realize until later that the Kevin Gamble playing for Lynnfield and the interested parent in the crowd were connected.  Yes, it was the former Celtic Kevin Gamble.

Lynnfield made six 3’s including five in the second half.

Triton is at Rockport on Friday.

Lynnfield box score

Triton box score

(The pictures above and below will enlarge if you click on them.)

Steve Carangelo blocks Jedd Hutchins

Kevin Gamble converts Pioneer miss

Zack Alaoui layup

Ryan Clark layup

loose ball

Rich Fecteau runs at 3-point shooter Nico Varano

Steve Carangelo goes in on Mike Campbell

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D’Agostino and Fecteau Lead Triton Past Amesbury 7-1

Rich Fecteau rounds third during a 3-run homer in the sixth inning as Matt Enaire watches .

Cam D’Agostino – complete game three hitter

(Rowley) Cam D’Agostino’s complete game 3-hitter and Rich Fecteau’s three-run homer led Triton past Amesbury, 7-1, on Friday afternoon at Eiras Park in Cape Ann League baseball action.

Cam held the Indians hitless over the last 5 2/3 innings as the tourney-bound Vikings recorded their eleventh win of the season.

Rich Fecteau’s blast over the right field fence in the bottom of the sixth inning gave Cam a nice six-run cushion going into the final inning.  That “cushion” was just three runs going into that inning and Tim Cashman did warm up but wasn’t needed in the seventh.

Plenty of accolades for Cam and Rich but anyone on hand was marveling at two outfield plays by right fielder Asa Knowles.  JC Collette was on the wrong end of both catches.  In the fifth, it was a running catch toward the fence that could well have been a triple for JC if it had gone over Ace’s outstretched glove.  In the seventh, Asa ended the game by making a diving catch on a blooper into short right.

Asa also singled in a run in the fourth.  Someone in the Triton dugout opined afterward, “Did he just have the game of his life??”

Asa Knowles makes a diving catch to end the game.

Amesbury (7-8) scored its lone run in the first as JC Collette’s double to left delivered Tyler Lay.  The Indians loaded the bases in both the second and fourth with two outs but each time Cam D’Agostino retired Tyler Lay.  The first time on a fly to center and the second time on a grounder to short.

Triton picked up two runs in the first on Blaise Whitman’s double to right.  Tim Cashman and Rich Fecteau scored the runs.  Tim fell down rounding second on his hit to right center and then fell down rounding third on Rich’s hit.  Later he was getting his wrist taped.

Tim drove in Jarrod Mullen with the first run in the sixth on a grounder to left.  Rich Fecteau followed with the 3-run blast over the fence in right.

Cam D’Agostino struck out seven and gave up six walks.

Tyler Lay scores Amesbury’s only run in the first.

Sean Ward went the distance for Amesbury.  He had five strikeouts but gave up eleven hits including a 3-run homer.

Rich Fecteau had three hits, three rbi, scored two runs, and had two errors.  Nice job of filling the stat sheet!

It was indeed a remarkable weather day.  There was no rain and no wind.

Eiras Park has bleachers on both sides and convenient parking.  It also has the police station handy in case fans get rowdy!

(I collect my own stats and take my own pictures.  I make an occasional mistake.  Bear with me.)

JC Collette waits at home to tag out Dmitri Hunt.

Asa Knowles

Rich Fecteau

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Blaise Whitman Leads Triton Past Newburyport 8-2

Winning pitcher Blaise Whitman scores a run in the decisive sixth inning.

(Newburyport) The visiting Triton Vikings did their part to slow the Clipper march to Coach Bill Pettingell’s 600th win by defeating Newburyport, 8-2, at chilly NHS on Tuesday in Cape Ann League play.

The NHS coach holds at 598 wins thanks in a large part to the pitching and hitting of 2010 CAL All-Leaguer Blaise Whitman.

Blaise pitched a complete game five-hitter with seven strikeouts.  He also hustled to cover first in the last inning to record the last out.

At the bat, Blaise was part of a seven-hit attack, going two-for-four, scoring a couple of runs, and driving in a run in the 4-run sixth.

That 4-run sixth pushed this game into the comfort zone for Triton as their lead increased to 7-1.

The Vikings (3-2) put up three runs in the first on Newburyport (5-2) as a walk by starter Brett Fontaine  and a string of errors turned into three runs.  Mike Fish drove in two of the runs with a double to left center.

The Clippers got a run back in the second as Sam Barlow’s single drove in Colby Morris.  However, NHS ran themselves out of possibly a bigger inning when CF Mike Fish gunned down Sam, for the final out, at second trying to stretch that single.

Triton left the bases loaded in the third as Brett caught Tim Cashman looking to end it.

Newburyport stranded two in the fourth as Blaise got a fly-out to left by Colby Morris for the final out.

The Vikings took a tenuous 3-1 lead into the sixth inning and came out of that inning with breathing room.

In that sixth with two outs, Triton put together two singles (Rich Fecteau & Blaise Whitman) and two doubles (Cam D’Agostino & Mike Fish) to collect four cushion-providing runs.

Coach Pettingell and the home plate umpire did not always see eye-to-eye on balls and strikes.

Now down 7-1, the Clippers got a couple of base runners before Blaise retired the very dangerous Ryan O’Connor on a ground out to end the threat in the bottom of the sixth.

Triton capitalized on reliever Drew Carter’s wildness (two walks and two wild pitches) in the seventh to get their 8th run scored by Ace Knowles.

A couple of walks by tiring Blaise Whitman led to an RBI single by Colton Fontaine in the last of the seventh.Weather conditions continue to be tough to take.

No rain but the faithful experienced a persistent breeze with temps in the low 50s.  Winter clothing would have made perfect sense.

The Clippers were probably convinced that it wasn’t their day in the bottom of the 6th.  David Cusack hit a very high popup in front of the Newburyport dugout.  Tim Cashman raced in from third and had the ball bounce off his glove into the hands of the Viking’s hustling catcher Cote Wolcik.

Blaise Whitman and Mike Fish had two hits apiece.

Drew Carter led the Clippers with two hits.

The wind may have kept a deep fly to center in the first in the park hit by leadoff batter David Cusack.  Also in the first, Ace Knowles’ popup, that fell between fielders for an error, appeared to be wind influenced.

(I collect my own stats and take my own pictures and try very hard to be accurate.)

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