Haverhill Hillies Baseball '14

Haverhill Homers

Tom Maguire and Sean Doherty each homered as Haverhill baseball won 10-0 over Whittier.

Evan Penney hurled 6.0 scoreless innings, striking out eight. 

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Baseball, 05/22/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Vargas throws gem

Lawrence's Joan Vargas outdueled opposing starting pitcher Evan Penney as the Lancers won 3-0 in boys baseball action. 

Vargas threw a complete game shutout, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out eight batters. 

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Baseball, 05/08/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Flinn, Knights steal win

With the game tied in the bottom of the sixth, Austin Flinn took off and just beat the pitch to steal home and give North Andover the lead. Evan Glew then shut the door to give the Scarlet Knights an 8-7 win over Haverhill.

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Baseball, 05/03/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Penney, Maldonado lead the way

Billerica cut Haverhill's lead to just a single run in the sixth, but Evan Penny locked down and retired the final six batters of the game to clinch the Hillies' 2-1 victory. Albert Maldonado drove in the first run for the winners with a triple, then scored the winner on a squeeze bunt.

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Baseball, 05/02/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

What a save!


With the bases loaded and two outs, Sean Doherty came in to strike out the final batter to preserve a 6-5 win for Haverhill over Nashoba Regional. Josh Goldstein went 2 for 3 with two doubles and two runs scored and Matt Burns went 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs.

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Baseball, 04/25/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Burns, Hillies denied upset by Snyder, Prep

HAVERHILL – After a handful of relief appearances, strapped with the “closer” tag, Haverhill High’s Matt Burns lobbied for a start, any start.
Burns’ reward was a Monday matinee date with the No. 6 team in the state, St. John’s Prep.
The Hillie senior didn’t disappoint, baffling the Prep with a barrage of off-speed stuff and holding the Eagle bats to four hits.
The only problem was the other guy on the hill, Georgetown’s Justin Snyder. The Prep southpaw matched Burns pitch for pitch, and the Eagles gave him enough offense to survive in a 2-1 win over the Hillies here at Trinity Stadium yesterday.
“That’s a great lineup over there,” said Burns, who went the route, allowing four hits and walking one. “I just tried to keep it down against them. They jumped on my mistakes. I left one up to their three-hitter and he hit.”
That sixth-inning homer to right for Keith Leavitt put the Prep up 1-0, but it was just about the only hard-hit ball off Burns in the game.
Haverhill answered it, too, in the bottom half of the frame, ignited by Tommy Maguire’s leadoff bunt hit. Kyle Gosselin sacrificed him to second, and Maguire moved to third on Matt McIntosh’s tapper.
Hillie senior Juanel Oriach then stroked his second hit of the day, knotting things at 1-1.
In the seventh, the Prep flaunted not its power, but its versatility to scoop the victory with a little small ball.
Keith Etherington looped a single and stole second. A bunt and sacrifice fly later — and almost in a blink — the advantage was back at 2-1.
"We know when we get him on base with no outs, with his speed there's a good chance we're going to score him," said Snyder, who is heading to the Salisbury School next year. "Our guys just went out and executed."
Snyder took care of business to lock down his second win of the young season with a quiet seventh, finishing his four-hitter with seven strikeouts and only one walk.
"Their guy pitched well and really shut us down," said Snyder. "When you play here, there are expectations you just have to go out there and live up to. We're just going out there and trying to win every game."
Snyder's control was his friend in victory yesterday, along with a defense that made all the plays behind him without a miscue.
"I was able to get ahead with my fastball," said Snyder. "After that, I was able to throw all my pitches when I needed them."
The Hillie, now 3-4 but 3-1 in MVC play, return to the conference action on Thursday morning at Dracut.

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Baseball, 04/21/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Flynn dominates

Colin Flynn struck out 10 in a complete-game effort, allowing just six hits and no walks and throwingonly 88 pitches to help Andover best Haverhill 10-1. Tim Awiszus led the Warriors with four hits and three RBIs, Alex Brickman drove in four runs and E.J. Perry IV scored three runs.

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Baseball, 04/16/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hillies win first


Ethan Penney pitched a nifty 3-hitter, striking out six, and Tom Maguire had a home run and triple, drove in three runs and scored three times as Haverhill won its first game of the season, 8-1 over Tewksbury.

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Baseball, 04/11/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars