Friday was a competitive one between St. John’s Prep and Chelmsford, but Chemsford’s six-run second inning was the difference-maker in its 7-6 win against Prep.
Trailing 7-2 in the seventh, Prep rattled off four straight runs, but to no avail.
There was no shortage of hitting, however, as Prep recorded 13 hits. Cam LaGrassa (3 hits), Aidan Driscoll (2), Nate Marston (2), Will Shaheen (2), and Marco Zirpolo (2) all played well.
Prep, which committed two more errors than Chelmsford, dipped its record to 3-3.
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The Mansfield Hornets stung the St. John’s Prep Eagles on Wednesday, April 19 in a narrow 3-2 matchup. Nate Marston and Jack Growney each recorded two hits for the Eagles, who had eight in total.
On the mound, Prep’s Jack Sarno allowed three hits and retired four batters across four innings. Henry Hebert relieved Sarno and struck out four in 3 2/3 innings.
Marblehead was down 6-2 against Beverly, but it was just the beginning of a comeback story.
The visiting Magicians rallied in the bottom of the sixth inning for five runs, then Luka Bornhorst tied the game in the seventh inning with a deep double to center field.
Fast forward to the bottom of the eighth, and Hailey Schmitt knocked in Tessa Andriano for the eventual winning run.
Ila Bumagin went 3-for-3, driving in two runs for Marblehead.
The Lady Magicians had it going on Wednesday, April 19, shutting out Winthrop 12-0 to pick up another win. Pitcher Tessa Francis faced 18 batters, gave up just two hits, and recorded 13 strikeouts.
Ruby Calienes went 3-for-3 for Marblehead while driving in two runs. Ila Bumargin returned from a fractured finger and went 3-for-3 with a double and two singles. In total, Marblehead went home with nine hits.
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The Franklin Panthers are no joke – a team with an explosive offense and high-level talent. But on Saturday morning, they were no match for the St. John’s Prep lacrosse team, which won 16-8.
Prep raced out to a 9-4 halftime lead before withstanding a third quarter comeback bid from the Panthers. Offensively, the Eagles were led by Jimmy Ayers (4 goals, 2 assists), Matt Morrow (3 goals), and Jake Vana (2 goals, 3 assists) making his return from an injury.
Lucas Verrier (2 goals), Nick Schibli, Luke Kelly, Harlan Graber, Will Sawyer, and Cam McCarthy all scored. Chris Esposito won half of his faceoffs (13 for 26) while Gavin Kornitsky made 12 saves on 20 shots.
Sam Wilmot, Jack Weissenburger, and Ryan DeLuica all performed well on the defensive end.
The Marblehead boys lacrosse team remained undefeated on the season (6-0) with a 16-3 win against Danvers.
Colby Dunham scored two goals next to Jake Ryan who added another. Brady Tersolo dished out an assist, while Danny Vatousios stood strong with eight saves.
On a sunny, but cool afternoon in Gloucester, Marblehead’s boys tennis team escaped with a 5-0 victory. Austin Bacon racked up his first varsity win in second doubles, teaming up with fellow sophomore Luke Miller.
Coming off an injury, Mika Garber had a good win in singles against a strong opponent. Marblehead upped its record to 3-0 in league play and 3-2 overall.
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The Magicians put up a valiant effort in their non-conference matchup against the Eagles. Marblehead’s first singles player was out due to injury, so Jost Eggebrecht moved into the first singles position and played well in the loss (2-6, 0-6). The Magicians’ overall record now sits at the .500 mark (2-2).
Peabody native Paul Neal led the way for Prep.
Marblehead’s girls tennis team moved to 4-0 after shutting out Gloucester. In singles action, Andrea Potvin defeated Sophia Picario, Courtney Yoder bested Grace Teirney, and Aviva Bornstein took care of Marissa Vincent.
As for doubles, the combinations of Lani Gilmore-Reese Friedman and Aoife Bresnahan-Samara Dosch got the job done.