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Evan Habib pitches 3-hit shutout as Newburyport downs Ipswich 3-0

Evan Habib congratulated by catcher Connor Wile after pitching a 3-hit shutout against Ipswich

Evan Habib congratulated by catcher Connor Wile after pitching a 3-hit shutout against Ipswich

Connor Wile races home with the third Newburyport run

Connor Wile races home with the third Newburyport run

(Ipswich)  Evan Habib tossed a 3-hit shutout as Newburyport defeated Ipswich, 3-0, on a very pleasant Tuesday afternoon.

Evan (making his second start) permitted only one runner to reach second and issued only two walks.  The defense behind him was flawless.

The Clippers (4-4) took advantage of four Tigers errors to get the runs needed for the win.

Ipswich pitching (Ryan Law and Sean Whooley) was solid and allowed only four hits but the defense did in the Tigers (2-6).

Newburyport picked up it’s first run in the third inning.  Three Ipswich errors (Josh Guertin, Sean Whooley, Mike Savoie) set up Ian Michaels for the first Clippers score.  On Colton Fontaine’s single to deep short, Ian reached third and kept going home as the throw from short to first was low.

Colton Fontaine ready to put the tag on Alex Amoroso

Colton Fontaine ready to put the tag on Alex Amoroso

This was a one-run game into the top of the sixth inning with the outcome far from figured out.

In the sixth, Ipswich starter Ryan Law gave up a single to Colton Fontaine and a walk to Connor Wile.  Ipswich coach Gardy O’Flynn brought in Sean Whooley to replace Ryan.  Sean got Colby Morris to pop out but next batter Connor MacRae lofted a long fly to right center.  Rightfielder Austin Rubino raced after it but the ball bounced off his glove and both Colton Fontaine and Connor Wile crossed home.  Connor MacRae ended up at third.

Connor MacRae had two hits.

Connor MacRae had two hits.

In Connor MacRae’s two previous at-bats he had singled down the rightfield line each time.  In the Connor’s third at-bat (in the sixth inning), rightfielder Austin Rubino was positioned closer to the line.  That placement cost him a couple of steps as Connor’s deep fly went to right center.

Sean Whooley was able to get the next two batters (Mike Sweeney and Ryan Furlong) to ground out.  The damage, however, had been done.

The Tigers had tough luck in the fourth inning after Alex Amoroso singled and reached second on a passed ball.  Alex was on the move toward third when teammate Henry Sacco hit a grounder directly to third baseman Colton Fontaine.  Colton had plenty of time to tag Alex and then throw to first to complete the double play.

Ipswich has now lost four of their last five.

Colton Fontaine and Connor MacRae each had two hits for the Clippers.  Colton also had two stolen bases.

Jordan Thibault

Jordan Thibault

Alex Amoroso, Jordan Thibault, and Austin Rubino had singles for Ipswich.

Newburyport turned a 5-4-3 double play to end the third inning.

The Tigers had a double play in the fourth when shortstop Mike Savoie speared Ryan Furlong’s liner and Connor MacRae was picked off second to end that inning.

The weather was terrific for late April.

This game took less than two hours to play.

On Thursday Newburyport will host Manchester-Essex while Ipswich visits Triton.

Newburyport boxscore

Ipswich boxscore

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Ian Michaels scores the first NHS run

Ian Michaels scores the first NHS run

Henry Sacco

Henry Sacco

Newburyport coach Steve Malenfant

Newburyport coach Steve Malenfant

Brian Fiascone handles the middle of a 5-4-3 double play.

Brian Fiascone handles the middle of a 5-4-3 double play.

Sean Whooley

Sean Whooley

Connor Wile chases an infield nubber

Connor Wile chases an infield nubber

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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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Jake Stelline Key in Triton’s 2-0 Win Over Ipswich in Boys Soccer

Greg Gallagher (13) and Demitri Tzitzon (12) congratulate Jake Stelline (10) for his goal while Ipswich goalie Erik Fyrer looks away.

Demitri Tzitzon nails second half penalty kick.

(Byfield) The Triton boys soccer team, led by Jake Stelline, defeated Ipswich, 2-0, Tuesday afternoon at sunny/windy Triton.

Now both teams have four wins. And in a season in which wins are scarce, Triton (4-11-1) has to be pleased to now have won three of their last five matches. On the other hand, Ipswich is on a losing streak that has reached six.

Ipswich (4-11) gave up both goals in the second half.  Viking senior Jake Stelline was a factor in both scores.  He set up the first goal by drawing a pull-down penalty (on Kyle Cantrell) that led to Demitri Tzitzon’s successful penalty kick.  Later in the half, Jake beat Tiger goalie Erik Fyrer to a 50/50 ball and put a quick shot past him.

I’ve been to a few outdoor events at Triton and the way the soccer field is set up makes one end a lot less appealing to defend than the other. If the wind doesn’t get you, then the sun will.  And also the later in the day it is, the worse those two can be.  The Ipswich captains won the toss and surprised everyone, including their coach, by choosing to put their goalie (Erik Fyrer) in the position of facing the sun/wind in the second half.  Unfortunately (for Ipswich), the crosswinds of the first half changed in the second half to blow strong and straight at their goal.

Triton goalie Dalton Tzitzon stunned by hard Ryan Law shot late in the game.

The elements aside, this was an even match with both teams getting numerous scoring opportunities.  Even against the wind Ipswich had several in-close direct kicks in the second half that missed the net entirely or were kicked right at Viking goalie Dalton Tzitzon.  The Tigers best shot of the day was in the last minute when Ryan Law’s blast actually spun Dalton around as he caught it.  But on this day he made all the stops getting his third shutout of the season.

I was down the far end for both goals.  That actually gave me a better look at Demitre’s penalty kick (5:30 of the second half).  My picture shows Tiger goalie Erik Fyrer flinch right as Demitre hit’s the shot to Erik’s left.

The next twenty-five minutes Ipswich had six shots by my count but had trouble getting a clean look as Triton defenders, particularly John Mills, cleared threatening balls away.

The second goal (31:30 of the second half) was harder to see than the first from long distance.  The ball appeared to be a high bouncer that the Ipswich defense was slow getting to.  Jake Stelline took full advantage as Erik came out belatedly to try and get control.  The next thing I knew the ball was in the Tiger net.

Erik Fyrer (bright orange) leaps to catch a second half Triton shot.

Erik Fyrer was run into by Mark Schwarz legally in the first half and was down on the ground for a while.  Dalton Tzitzon made a nice leaping save in traffic late in the game.

One player was given a card for wearing jewelry.

A cross country meet between Pentucket and Triton was run during the soccer game.  The result was that cross country spectators were standing along the goal line of the soccer game with their backs to the soccer game while it was going on.  I couldn’t help but think that this had the makings of an accident waiting to happen.

The foliage in the distance at Triton outdoor events this time of year is truly remarkable.  The Creator has an eye for beauty!

Triton’s last game will be hosting Pentucket at 3:45PM on October 27th (Thursday).  Ipswich will be at Hamilton-Wenham same day, same time.

(I take my own pictures and collect my own stats.  I own the mistakes.)  Clicking on the pictures enlarges them.

Dalton Tzitzon

Dalton Tzitzon between John Mills (11) and Chris DiNocco (6)

David Dick

Demitre Tzitzon

Gabe Marcolini (17) gets off shot

Matt Jaeger (18) & Mike Mulkern (23)

Ryan Law (11) & Matt Velonis (22)

Zach Eliopoulos (4) & Peder Franson (7)

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Traxler Brothers Send Clipper Boys Soccer Past Ipswich 4-2

Adam Traxler (#5) chased by Sam Benford (#10) and Peter Eliopoulos (#7).

Clippers celebrate Spencer Traxler’s go-ahead goal.

(Newburyport) Too much of the Traxlers for Ipswich.

The Tigers (2-3) were defeated by Newburyport, 4-2, in boys soccer on Monday night at Newburyport Stadium in Cape Ann League play in the Clippers‘ home opener.

The Traxlers (sophomore Adam & senior Spencer) scored all of the Clipper (1-1-2) goals, including three in the second half.

Ipswich goalie Erik Fyrer watched the action unfold in the first half, and yelled variations of the following to his defense, “Five is their best player.  Contain him.”

Adam Traxler (#5) was indeed a threat in this one every time he was near the ball.  He endangered the Tiger defense numerous times dribbling into open space and let shots fly on net with either foot.  He finally got a shot past Ipswich goalie Erik Fyrer with a spin to the left at 10:48 to give NBPT a 1-0 lead.

The Tigers didn’t have a shot on net for the first twenty-six minutes but responded to Adam’s first goal with one of their own just 1 ½ minutes later.  2010 CAL All-Star Ryan Law dribbled into the middle and then beat NHS goalie Matt Canning to tie the score.

Cole Lewis (#3) about to pull down Matt Jaeger for penalty kick.

Ipswich pulled ahead, 2-1, early in the second half as a Matt Jaeger break in forced defender Cole Lewis to pull him down in the box.  Senior Joe Baraiolo grounded the resulting penalty kick past Matt Canning’s left at 36:40.

Adam’s 2nd goal tied the score (2-2) sixteen minutes later.

Both teams seemed to sense the importance of the next goal and both had glittering chances.  Finally Spencer Traxler put his left foot on a ball that crossed in front and NHS led, 3-2, with seven minutes to go.

That goal seemed to do in Ipswich.  Adam pounced on a bad Ipswich clearout and quickly made it, 4-2, just a minute later to give the Clippers Win #1.

Joe Baraiolo strikes successful penalty kick for Ipswich.

Nice to see the scoreboard used to keep track of the time and the score.  That’s the beauty of playing in a stadium.

(I collect my own information and pictures.  Accuracy is important to me.  Mistakes are unintentional.)

Adam Traxler and Sam Benford

IHS goalie Erik Fyrer

Harrison Corbett (#11) and Kyle Cantrell (#9)

NHS goalie Matt Canning

Ryan Law

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