Today’s games are listed below.
#18 Springfield Central, 0 @ #2 Taunton, 8 – Final – Taunton scored in four separate innings and Jack Cali had a dominant performance on the mound as the Tigers rolled past Springfield Central. Cali scattered three hits and two walks, striking out five in a complete game shutout on the mound. Offensively, Dwayne Burgo set the tone with a three-run triple in the first inning; Taunton added a single run in the third inning on an RBI single from Ryan MacDougall to score Dawson Bryce (triple) and one more run in the fifth when Burgo scored on a passed ball. The Tigers put the game away with a three-run sixth inning including a two-run double from MacDougall and an RBI single from Sean Murphy. #2 Taunton will host #7 BC High on Saturday at 1:00.
#22 Archbishop Williams, 0 @ #6 Foxboro, 4 – Final – Click here for a Photo Gallery from this game. – Foxboro only had two twos in a pivotal fourth inning but managed to manufacture three runs, and Nolan Gordon tossed six scoreless innings to help the Warriors blank visiting Archbishop Williams. Ryan O’Leary had a leadoff single and Mike Marcucella had a two-out single to put runners on the corners; an intentional walk to Mat Sullivan loaded the bases. A passed ball allowed O’Leary to score while Gordon drew a walk to load the bases again. Tyler Prescott was hit by a pitch to bring a run in, and another wild pitch brought one more run home as Foxboro staked a 3-0 lead. A sacrifice from Louis Carangelo in the bottom of the fifth produced another run for Foxboro. Gordon allowed just two hits and issued four walks, striking out four in six shutout innings. Sean O’Leary struck out the side in the top of the seventh to slam the door shut. #6 Foxboro will travel to #3 Bishop Stang on Saturday at 11:00AM.
#13 Needham, 6 @ #4 Franklin, 18 – Final – Click here for a Photo Gallery from this game. – Franklin dominated the two middle quarters of the game, outscoring the visiting Rockets 12-2 in that 24-minute span to pull away for a convincing win in a Round of 16 matchup with Needham. Franklin put up five goals in the first for a 5-2 lead but pitched a shutout in the second for an 11-2 halftime lead, and added six more goals in the third to carry a 17-4 lead into the fourth. Senior Jayden Consigli scored six goals and had one assist while Luke Davis scored a hat trick along with four helpers. Tyler Sachetti also had a hat trick in the win and Drew Hansen chipped in with a pair of goals. Ben Harvey, Braeden Leonard, and Drew McCarthy all played well defensively in the win.
#16 Sharon, 4 @ #1 Reading, 12 – Final
#13 Bromfield, 7 @ #4 Foxboro, 18 – Final – Click here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.