Maillet powers Billerica past Tewksbury – Lowell Sun

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Billerica’s Jessica Maillet (33) hugs Naomi Boldebuck (10) and points to the Sun photographer, after a 2021 game. Maillet drilled a solo home run in fourth, as the Indians softball team shutout Tewksbury, 2-0, April 13, 2022. JULIA MALAKIE/LOWELL SUN

Softball

Billerica 2, Tewksbury 0

Senior captain Jessica Maillet drilled a solo home run in fourth, as Billerica beat Tewksbury.

Billerica struck in the first inning, fueled by the relentless hustle of Emily Burdick. The junior second baseman singled, before promptly stealing second and third. She eventually scored off a Naomi Boldebuck sac fly to centefield. That was all the offense Boldebuck would ultimately need. A junior pitcher, Boldebuck (2-0) held Tewksbury to five hits in seven innings, fanning eight and walking one.

Bishop Guertin 5, Spaulding 3

Senior Maddy Bowen blasted a three-run homer in the third, as Bishop Guertin stopped Spaulding. Senior Meghan Davey went the distance for the Cardinals pitching seven strong innings and earning the win. The Cards offense erupted in the third plating four runs, culminating by Bowen’s blast. Senior Torey Hart also produced offensively for the Cards going 2-for-2 and scoring two runs.

Concord 12, Alvirne 5

A seven run eight inning rally proved fatal, as Alvirne bowed out to Concord.

Alvirne leadoff hitter J. Dufour had two of her team’s six hits Concord went deep three times with J. Reynolds, A. Fennelly and N. Wachter all belting homers.

Baseball

Essex Tech 4, Lowell Catholic 3

Lowell Catholic pitcher Brendan Owen was hit with the tough loss, as Essex Tech edged Lowell Catholic.

The Crusaders hurler threw 6.1 innings of two-hit ball, striking out 12 and hitting a batter.

Danny McConologue tried to ignited the Lowell Catholic line-up with a pair of singles and a run. Drew Prindle (two hits, RBI) and Sean McNamara (hit, RBI) also played well.

Littleton 1, Quabbin 0

Brady Morvay pitched a one-hitter fanning 14, while walking one, as Littleton blanked Quabbin.

Centerfielder Max Hannigan drove in the lone run plating Morvay with the lone run of the ballgame game. Quabbin broke up Morvay’s no-hitter attempt in the fourth.

Bishop Guertin 11, Spaulding 0

Evan Kaplo spun a complete game three-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks, as Bishop Guerin buried Spaulding in five innings.

Kaplo help his own case going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. The Cardinals were led offensively by Max Riordan (3-for-4, double, two runs, RBI), Brandon Metivier (two RBI) and Ryan Haskell (2-for-3). BG will take on Windham at Holman Stadium on Thursday, April 14 at 4 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse

Central Catholic 16, Billerica 9

Kerri Finneran was on fire scoring five goals and two assists, as Central (4-0, 5-0 overall) beat Billerica.

Finneran was an offensive force also winning a team-high six draw controls. She fronted an impressive offensive array with Nicolette Licare (four goals, two assists), and Grace Lydon (four goals, two assists, three draws) building Central’s lead to 7-6 at halftime. Abby Yfantopulos (two goals), Emma Siggens and Kiara Edmunds also scored in the victory. Goaltender Grace Cashman made 10 saves in the win.

Tewksbury 16, Dracut 6

Boys Tennis

Concord 5, Alvirne 4

Caleb Lambert defeated Tyler Coskren at fourth singles in a tiebreaker 8-8, 7-5, but it still wasn’t enough as Alverine fell to Concord.

Alvirne generated its offense at the top of its order. Peyton Meuse defeated Dan Pedersen at first singles 8-0, while Ashton Meuse finished Finn Brown at second singles 8-0. The pair also joined forces at first doubles peppering Pedersen and Brown 8-1, however Concord pulled it out with its vast depth. Aiden Hughes was hit by Finn Conery at fourth singles 8-1. Jace Marin was controlled by Carter Pratt at fifth singles 8-0. James Dlubac was defeated by Sam Coffin at sixth singles 8-3. Hughes and Lambert were later victimized by Conery and Coskren at second doubles 8-6, before Dlubac and Lucas Perron were pelted by Pratt and Coffin at third singles 8-6.

Andover 4, Central Catholic 1

Andover boys tennis pulled double duty against Central Catholic.

Nik Marina and Abhay Yajurvedi set the pace at first singles beating James Diamantis and Jack Makiej 6-2, 6-2. Nate Gellman and Conor Rea ruled second doubles topping Nolan Sheehan and Luca Beltrandi 6-0, 6-1. Central’s Zach Channen stood tall at first singles beating Andrei Giurgiu 6-4, 6-2, but that’s as close as they would get. Akarsh Janarthanan orchestrated Andover’s comeback at second singles leaving Arnav Lele 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. And when Peter Doanio defeated Ryan Melesky at third singles 6-1, 6-1, the rout was on.

Bishop Guertin 9, Spaulding 0

Gavin Bombara beat Cam Brooch in a second singles battle 8-5, as Bishop Guertin shutout Spaulding.

Dean Liakos led the attack at first singles nudging Nick Gagnon 8-4. Ryan Wallat overwhelmed Anthony Debellis at third singles 8-0. Aditya Prasad peppered Ben McGeehan at fourth singles 8-0. Sean Cairns clipped DeAndee Rawls at fifth singles 8-1. Will Moynihan moved Jackson Emrich at sixth singles 8-1. BG pulled out all the stops in doubles action with all three teams walking away with wins. Liakos and Bombara blitzed Gagnon and Brochu at first doubles 8-4. Wallat and Prasad prevailed over McGeehan and Rawls at second doubles 8-0. Cairns and Moynihan completed the sweep stoning Emrich and Owen Martell at third doubles 8-6.

Acton-Boxboro 5, Westford 0

Connor Liona fell to Dylan Fayerman at first singles 6-3, 6-4, as Westford was shutout by AB.

The Ghosts were unable to garner much momentum in this match. Ryan Zhang zapped by Saunak Manna at second singles 6-4, 6-2, while Rishi Dasari dwarfed Will Owen at third singles 6-1, 6-2. The doubles teams didn’t fare much better. Curtis Judson and Kayvon Touserkani took down Jai ArunRajhesh and Prajwal Hegde at first doubles 6-2, 6-4, while Kabir Moghe and Chris Ristaino capped the sweep at second double downing Hyungkyu Park and Cang Nguyen 6-1, 6-0.

Co-Ed

Methuen 5, Lowell 0

Breena Lawrence defeated Darsh Patel in a second singles super tiebreaker 2-6, 6-3, 10-5, as Lowell’s co-ed tennis team (1-2) fell to Methuen.

Marie-Maxime Metvier got Methuen in motion defeated Kimleng Kit at first singles 6-3, 6-4. Samantha Pfeil was just as solid at third singles stunning Portia Yeboah 6-0, 6-0. In doubles action, Livia Lawrence and Tanvi Patel were too much for Natalie Sandler and Bella Meas 6-1, 6-0. Ava Duffy and Sarah Petisce completed the sweep at second doubles defeating Alvin Choeum and Pasunny Loeum 6-2, 6-0. Lowell travels to Tewksbury for its next match Monday, April 25.

Girls Tennis

Alvirne 8, Timberlane 1

Alvirne won its fourth match with a big win over Timberlane.  All six singles swept, with the first and second doubles teams also winning.

Girls Track

North Andover 95, Lowell 50

Morgan Bilodeau was outstanding as the Lowell girls track team (0-2) lost to North Andover (2-0), at Cawley Stadium.

The Raiders senior captain won three individual events. Bilodeau won the 100m (13.0), 200m (26.5) and 400m (62.8). Junior Annamaria Mbuyu was a double winner, capturing the triple jump (35-5) and the 100mHH (15.5). Sophomore Quinn Petzold also had a good meet with second place finishes in the long and triple jumps.

Lowell returns to action Saturday at the Haverhill Invitational

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