Local Roundup: Hyatt Hurls a Gem for Lunenburg
LUNENBURG -- Alan Hyatt struck out 10 batters in a dazzling, one-hit performance and the Lunenburg High School baseball team opened the season in impressive fashion on Friday, defeating visiting Gardner, 6-0, at Marshall Park.
Colin Garrity and Braedan Nash mashed two hits each for the Blue Knights. Gardner’s lone hit came off the bat of Killian Kavanaugh.
Fitchburg State 10
Bridgewater State 6
Junior Brennan Cuddahy, of Leominster, blasted a three-run home run and classmate Joshua Macomber added two hits, two runs and two RBIs as Fitchburg State (17-6, 8 -1 MASCAC) won the MASCAC showdown on its home field.
The Falcons jumped ahead early, taking a 4-0 advantage in the bottom of the first after Macomber laced a two-run single to right-center and sophomore Brandon Lefebvre, of Leominster, added an RBI fielder’s choice. The hosts pulled away for good in the fourth, as sophomore Nicholas Cordeau stole home before Cuddahy launched his three-run homer.
Richard Sharp, of Townsend, earned the win for Fitchburg State, allowing three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in seven innings of work.
High school softball
Monty Tech 14
Worcester Tech 1
Bailey Tammaro was outstanding in the circle for Monty Tech (2-0), pitching a complete game with seven strikeouts, allowing only one run, two hits, two walks and one hit-by-pitch. She also had a big day at the plate, going 1 for 2 with a double and two runs scored.
The Bulldogs, who needed only five innings to wrap this one up, also saw tremendous offensive efforts from Amber Colcord (3 for 3, 2 singles, triple, 2 RBIs, steal), Izzy Stakley (2 for 4, 2 singles, 3 RBIs, 3 runs, 2 steals), Emily Grote (2 for 2, 2 runs) and Hannah Seymour (1 for 2, home run).
Cora Merchant drove in three runs for visiting Gardner, while Emma Marinchev scored three times for Lunenburg in the season opener for both teams.
High school baseball
Brandon Dubuque drove in four runs and teammate Devin LeBlanc had a pair of RBIs for Fitchburg (2-0).
Pat Gallagher struck out 14 batters and Anibal Garcia drove in two runs for Leominster (1-1) in defeat.
St. Bernard’s 12
The Bernardians improved to 3-0 on the young season, as goalie Declan Fluharty made 14 saves and teammates Dom Valera and Mick Ginnity each finished with three goals and three assists. Also playing well for St. Bernard’s, Mike Provencher tallied four goals, while Matt Smith chipped in with two.
Worcester North 0
Senior captains Eric Jenny (14 service points, 8 aces, 2 kills, 3 blocks) and Seeley Thao (8 service points, 7 tips) led the way for the Blue Devils (3-0), while teammates Stovaldy St. Charles and Dylan Pearson also played well. Set scores were 25-22, 25-21 and 25-21.
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