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Chelmsford Rallies, Knocks Off Unbeaten NA

May 5, 2019

Chelmsford overcame a four-run deficit while rallying to defeat previously unbeaten North Andover, 6-5, in a Merrimack Valley Conference baseball game Saturday.

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Jack Beauchesne knocked in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning and earned a save on the mound.

Chelmsford improved its record to 9-1, while North Andover is 8-1.

BASEBALL

Chelmsford 6

North Andover 5

The Lions had to overcome a 5-1 deficit en route to knocking off North Andover.

Chris Rabias helped spark the comeback with a key 3-run triple in the fifth inning. Carl Erickson then evened the score with a run-scoring single.

Graham Jeffries smacked a double and scored the winning run on Beauchesne’s sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Chad Lizine and Rabias paced the Lions’ attack with 2 hits each.

Shea Ryan was the winning pitcher, improving his record to 5-0. Ryan scattered 8 hits and allowed 4 earned runs while striking out 6 in 6 innings.

Chelmsford will play at Lowell (8-2) Monday at 6 p.m. in another key MVC game.

Lowell 13

Billerica 4

Tim Scott earned the win on the mound for Lowell, allowing 4 runs, only 1 of which was earned, in 5 innings while improving his record to 4-0.

Tyler Hoey had 3 hits with 3 RBI for the Red Raiders.

Brendan DeMarco had 3 hits, while Adam Betty was 2-for-2 with a double, 4 RBI and 3 runs scored.

Ben Asselin chipped in with a double and 2 RBI.

Freshman left-hander Kyler MacDonald started on the mound for Billerica and pitched well, allowing only 3 runs in 5 innings.

Matt Lewitsky (2 runs scored) and Matt Tucker (1 run scored) had 2 hits each for the Indians (1-9).

Alvirne 6

Trinity 0

Adam Scharn tossed a 1-hit shutout with 7 strikeouts while pitching Alvirne past Trinity in a New Hampshire Division 1 baseball game.

Trinity’s lone hit was an infield single in the first inning.

Nick Jacques paced the Broncos’ offense with 2 hits, including a double.

Jacques, Ryan Santos, Evan Beals, Levi Griffin and Jake Dufour drove in runs during Alvirne’s 6-run rally in the sixth inning.

Grady Hudson made a diving catch in center field.

Tyngsboro 5

Millbury 1

Brandon St. Gelais went the distance on the mound for Tyngsboro, allowing 5 hits while striking out 8. St. Gelais chipped in offensively with an RBI.

Tyler Hapenny, JT Shaffer (1 RBI), Phil Sutherland (1 RBI), Ryan Guillmette (1 RBI) and Conner Tompkins (1 RBI) had 2 hits each for the Tigers.

Dracut 1

Tewksbury 0

Patrick Crowley fired a 3-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts and no walks while pitching Dracut past Tewksbury in an MVC Division 2 game.

Riley Frost did a great job on the mound for Tewksbury, scattering 6 hits with no walks and 3 strikeouts in 6 innings.

Dracut’s run scored on a double-play in the bottom of the third inning.

Patrick O’Toole (double) and John Cormier had 2 hits each for the Middies. Mike Patterson and Danny Robichaud each smacked a double for Dracut.

Reading 6

Westford 5

Reading (5-4) withstood a seventh inning rally while edging Westford Academy (6-3) in a non-league game.

Reading led 6-3 going into the seventh and Westford scored 2 runs and stranded the tying run at third base.

Jason Fitzgerald and Kevin Egan each had 2 hits and 1 RBI for the Grey Ghosts. Ryan Durgin belted an RBI-triple, while Ben Lawrence chipped in with an RBI-single.

Westford pitchers Ryan Cormier and Adam Batchelder held Reading to 7 hits and only 3 earned runs.

Bishop Guertin 4

Merrimack 3

Bishop Guertin rallied past Merrimack to improve its record to 10-0.

Taylor Proulx had 3 hits, including a walk-off 2-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The Cardinals scored all four of their runs in the seventh as Sam Boudreau and Alex George chipped in with RBI-singles.

Brett Anderson had 2 hits.

BOYS LACROSSE

Dracut 13

Haverhill 1

Allyn French scored 3 goals while powering Dracut past Haverhill in a Merrimack Valley Conference Division 2 game.

Max Kelley chipped in with 2 goals as the Middies improved their record to 7-2.

St. Mary’s 15

Lowell Catholic 6

Colin Gleason paced Lowell Catholic’s offense with 2 goals and 2 assists.

Christian Ruggiero netted 2 goals for the Crusaders, while James Giblin and Nick Sawyer potted 1 goal each.

Michael Brogdon came away with 7 ground balls, and Owen Fanning won 7-of-9 faceoffs.

Lowell Catholic goalie Aidan Lang made 14 saves.

Methuen 8

Lowell 6

Methuen topped Lowell in an MVC game Friday.

Junior attack Owen Goulette led the way for Lowell with 3 goals and 1 assist. Jack Frediani chipped in with 1 goal and 1 assist.

Brendan Tighe and Aidan Finn netted 1 goal each, while Kyle Shanahan added 1 assist. Andrew Carrabis made 6 saves in goal.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Methuen 3

Billerica 1

Methuen held off Billerica, 25-17, 25-22, 20-25, 25-16, in an MVC match on Friday.

Isaac Senkayo had 6 kills and 5 blocks for Billerica.

Timmy Smilgis had 11 kills, while Ankeet Patel added 7 kills, 15 assists and 11 service points. Gui De Oliviera was a force on defense with 18 digs.

TRACK & FIELD

Groton-Dunstable 83

Westboro 62

Sydney Adams captured both the 800 meters and the two mile race to spark the Groton-Dunstable girls team. Adams posted a time of 2:30.4 in the 800 and 11:53 in the two mile.

G-D, showing tremendous depth, was coming off its first-ever victory in the District E Relays last weekend.

MVC Fresh./Soph.

girls meet

Kathleen Dolan of Chelmsford posted first-place finishes in both the shot put (31-7) and discus (89-11) in the annual meet held in North Andover.

Chelmsford also received first place finishes from Eliza Spiedel in the 100 meters (13.69) and Emma Keohane in the high jump (4-10).

Billerica’s Sadie Hall won the 400 hurdles in 1:11.49.

Tewksbury’s Julia Dillon won the javelin with a throw of 90-8.

Weston Twilight Meet

The Lowell High girls received a second-place finish from Jordan Lamarre in he 200 at 25.39. Lamarre placed third in the 400 at 58.41.

Kimesha Lewis was third in the 100 (12.55) and fifth in the 400 (59.09).

Deborah Zahui Gboignon was third in the discus (107-5) and fourth in the shot put (35-0.25).

Ann Nkole was fifth in the shot put (34-4.75).