Here's a look at Tuesday's baseball, softball and lacrosse action at the Bay State Games, courtesy of communications manager Amy Barry:
The fifth day of the 32nd Bay State Summer Games saw round robin action continue in baseball and softball while girls’ lacrosse took the turf for the first time.
Baseball saw its first true come-from-behind win in the first game of the day when West headed into the seventh inning down two runs and put four runs on the board for the 8-7 victory. Central and Northeast both scored 10-plus wins for decisive decisions over Coastal and Southeast.
Northeast softball went a 3-0 day 2 to take the only unbeaten record into the final day of competition. Metro sits second at 3-1 and will face Central (2-2) in the opening game on field 1 tomorrow with an 11 a.m. first pitch. Metro (1-3) will face Southeast-Coastal (0-4) in the first game on field 2 with a 9 a.m. start time.
Tomorrow the 2013 BSG softball showcase will be crowned, baseball and girl’s lacrosse continue round robin action and boys’ lacrosse joins in on the action.
BASEBALL - AT BENTLEY UNIVERSITY
West 8, Metro 7
Headed into the seventh inning down two runs, West received two scoring hits by shortstop Nick Lambert (East Longmeadow) and first baseman David Longstreeth (Hatfield) to comeback and defeat Metro, 8-7, Tuesday morning.
Catcher Alex Lafayette (Ludlow), third baseman Peter Crinella (East Longmeadow) and outfield Nick Masarelli (Southwick) scored off Lambert’s and Longstreeth’s clutch hits to clinch the come-from-behind victory.
Metro’s offensive effort was done by infielder Austin Johnson (Chestnut Hill) who recorded a double, single and scored two runs. Fellow infielder, Kyle Luongo (Revere) also scored and had a RBI single.
Robert Madden began the day on the hill for Metro. The Malden native pitcher allowed three quick runs in the first. West’s Dan Lombardo (East Longmeadow) threw a solid three innings, striking out five, allowing one hit and one error.
Central 11, Coastal 1
Central pitchers combined for a no hitter throw the first 6 1/3 innings and scored eight runs in the third inning to cruise paste Coastal, 11-1, Tuesday afternoon.
With four RBIs including a single and triple, outfielder John Militan (Bolton) led Central’s offense. On the mound, Jeff Svedson paced Central, going two innings, for two strikeouts, two walks and zero runs.
Tyler Carey produced Coastal’s only hit of the game. The Raynham native stole two bases to score Coastal’s lone run. Samuel Telman (Barnstable) recorded four strikeouts in the defeat.
Northeast 13, Southeast 5
Seven different players scored a run as Northeast earned a 13-5 victory over Southeast in Tuesday’s finale.
Woodring led Northeast’s offense with two runs. Outfield Thomas Budrewicz (Boxford), infielder Thomas Day (North Reading), outfielder Greg Doughery (Boxford), center fielder Colby Ingraham (Georgetown), infielder Jordan Pallazola (Lynnfield) and shortstop Dominic Rosado (Tewksbury) each tallied a run. Catcher Drew Gentile (Lynn) recorded two RBIs on a hard single in the seventh inning to seal the deal.
Southeast had four players produce the runs with Brad Rebello leading the way with two. Outfielders Connor Divencenzo (Westwood), Matt Doherty (Milton) and infielder Terence Doonan (Cohasset) each notched one run each.
Sean O’Neil (Reading) started on the mound for Northeast and threw a no hitter for the first two innings. Southeast pitcher Kevin Martinis (Bellingham) faced 12 batters in two innings, throwing four strikeouts, but allowing two runs.
SOFTBALL - AT VETERANS FIELD COMPLEX, WALTHAM
Northeast 9, Metro 4
Northeast first baseman Jennifer Lee (Woburn) first inning two-run home run pushed Northeast past Metro, 9-4, Tuesday morning.
Northeast stretched its lead with a run in the second, fourth and fifth innings before catcher Emily Messinger (Marblehead) hit a base loaded double to bring in three runs in the sixth inning. Carly Swartz’s (North Reading) run put the game away.
In the circle Meagan Hanley turned away four at the plate in Northeast’s second victory of the showcase. Lee led all batters going 3-for-4 at the plate while Littlefield also performed well at bat going 2-for-4.
Metro posted two runs in the fourth and fifth, but it was not enough to hold off Northeast. Ashley Eisnor (Medford) Victoria McGovern (Waltham) each tallied a run and RBI for Metro. Kayla McKinnon (Everett) started in the circle, but was relieved by Eisnor in the bottom fourth. Eisnor struck out two batters.
West 12, Southeast-Coastal 0
West burst out of the dugout in the first inning, stole six bases and scored nine runs to shutout Southeast-Coastal, 12-0, Tuesday morning.
In the first shutout of the 2013 Bay State Games softball showcase, Raven Fournier’s (Springfield) single brought Kirsta Jaska (Ludlow) in to start the scoring rally. A double by Emilie Baldwin (Florance) sent Jenna Maska (West Brookfield) and Fournier to plate. Baldwin was brought home by Brianna Weltlich’s (Southampton) double. Sammi Stolar’s (Hampden) single RBI gave West a comfortable five-run lead.
Stolar paced West’s offensive output going 3-for-4 while Baldwin, Fournier and Weltlich each went 2-for-4 at the plate. All four batters posted an RBI.
With three strikeouts, Maska went the distance and earned the victory in the circle.
West 7, Metro 4
West used a big fifth inning to secure a 7-4 comeback victory over Metro Monday afternoon.
Sammi Stolar (Hampden) and Taylor Marcotte (Agawam) scored a run in the first and second inning to hand West and early, 2-0 lead. Metro took over in the fifth with three runs, but its lead was short lived as West poured in a four-run fifth inning to comeback and seal the deal.
Kathryn Goodwin (Lexington) went 1-for-2 and scored two runs to pace West while outfielder Samantha Cox (Chicopee) notched two RBIs for Metro.
Northeast 5, Central 1
Northeast cruised past Central, 5-1, Tuesday afternoon.
Northeast’ Caitlyn Munzing (Beverly) hit a two-run double bringing in Marisa Manson (Danvers) and Jennifer Lee (Woburn) in the second to take and early lead. Sarah Lambert recorded Central’s only run in the fifth inning off of a single by second baseman Emily Gigliotti (Maynard). Northeast pulled away in the top of the seventh with three runs to secure the win.
Central 2, Southeast-Coastal 1
Central left pitcher, Emma Lacasse (Shrewsbury) went the distance in the circle, throwing eight strikeouts including the side in order in the fourth inning as Central defeated Southeast-Coastal, 2-1.
Shortstop Emily Turney’s (West Tisbury) single in the first inning brought in Lauren Towel (Taunton) for Southeast-Coastal’s lone run of the game.
Joice Orangio (Douglas) recorded the game-winning RBI for Central when the shortstop brought second baseman Emily Gigliotti (Maynard) home with her single. Outfielder Hanna Furno (Douglas) also scored a run for Central in the third inning.
Northeast 5, West 1
In the battle of the unbeaten, Northeast’s strong offense and pitching by Meagan Hanley (North Reading) shutdown West, 5-1, in Tuesday’s finale to remain the only undefeated team in the 2013 softball showcase.
Outfielder Sydney Littlefield (Methuen) paced Northeast’s offense with two runs off three hits and an RBI. West’s loan run was off of shortstop Alyssa Tulley’s (Lowell) double by catcher Emily Messinger (Marblehead).
Jenna Maska (West Brookfield) pitched five strong innings for West before being relieved by #Madeleine Spencer-Orrell (Florrance) in the top of the sixth.
GIRLS LACROSSE - AT VETERANS FIELD COMPLEX, WALTHAM
Southeast 12, Central 9
Attacker Erica Tinlin’s eight goal effort pushed Southeast past Central, 12-9, in the opening game of the 2013 Bay State Summer Games girl’s lacrosse showcase.
Southeast received two goals from defenseman Caitlin Otto (Mansfield). Forwards Bailey Miller (Leominster), Annette Ruggiero (Peabody) and midfielder Bridget Schofield (Littleton) all netted two goals apiece for Central.
Coastal 11, Central 7
Coastal edged out Central, 11-7, in a tightly contested match-up in the final game of the girl’s lacrosse opening day. Coastal received a balanced scoring effort with Blayne Baker, defenseman Gretchen Faulstich (Hanover) and attacker Taylor Graf (Hanover) each registering two goals. Middie Mackenzie Little (Marlborough) paced Central’s offense with three goals while Bridget Schofield (Littleton) netted two goals of her own.