Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 06/17/22

Today’s game is listed below.

Division 1 Final

#3 Taunton, 5 vs. #9 Peabody, 3 – FinalTaunton scored four runs in a pivotal sixth inning and senior Liv Mendonca re-entered the game at pitcher to shut down a rally from Peabody to secure a 5-3 win in the Division 1 State Championship, the second straight title for the Tigers. Holding a 1-0 lead after 5.5 innings, Taunton went to work in the bottom of the sixth and pushed across four runs. An error and a double put juniors Ava Venturelli and Hayley Krockta in scoring position at second and third, respectively, and then both came to score on a triple from freshman Brooke Aldrich. A ground out from Mendonca plated Aldrich, and then Kylie Thorpe launched one over the right fielder’s head and came all the way around to score to push it to 5-0. Mendonca, who had allowed three hits and one walk through the first six innings, came out after leadoff walk in the top of the seventh, but after the Peabody offense got going and scored three runs, Mendonca returned to the circle and induced a fly ball to left for the final out. Taunton scored its first run in the third running after a leadoff double from Mia Fernandes, who took third on a sacrifice from Kyleah Plumb and then scored off a sac fly from Kaysie DeMoura.