Eliana Raposo powers Dighton-Rehoboth to South Coast Conference win over No. 7 Greater New Bedford


The host Bears (19-1) struck first in the bottom of the fourth inning when Lena Tsonis scored on Ava Neno’s sacrifice fly to left field. But their advantage will not last long.

In the fifth, Haleigh Kelley hit a double to the left field wall and two batters later, Caitlin Morgado threw a tying single over the second baseman’s head, dropping softly into right field. Caliegh Cloonan tagged Morgan Corey with a hard-hit sacrificial fly to center field to regain the lead, 2-1, and the Falcons (13-5) were off to the races.

Lucy Latour and Maddie Kelley each hit solo home runs in the sixth, increasing the Falcons’ lead to 4-1 and giving Raposo some breathing room.

“Having this lineup where we can mix it all up and throw away what we can throw away is great,” Holmes said. “I have faith in any place that steps up, baserunning, punching, they can do what needs to be executed.”

Raposo had a solid performance in the circle, allowing one earned run, five hits, one walk and struck out four in an all-out game effort. St. Thomas d’Aquin’s engagement challenged hitters in the zone with well-placed highballs and a fastball that featured plenty of life.

“She’s phenomenal,” Holmes said. “She’s our starting pitcher for a reason. She works hard day in and day out. She’s not afraid to show what she needs because she knows the girls on the pitch have her back 100%.

Abington 10, Norton 4 Shannon Varvitsiotis struck out eight in the circle and went 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs at home plate, leading the Green Wave (14-3) to a non-championship victory. Keira Howley (3 for 4, one double, RBI, four RBI) and Viv Bonner (triple, two RBI, three RBI) led the offense.

Beverly 14, Winthrop 4 — Noelle McLane got the win in the circle and hit a three-run home run, lifting the Panthers (13-3) to a Northeastern Conference victory.

Bishop Feehan 6, Bishop Williams 2 Abby Brooks went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and Maddie Coupal hit a two-run homer, leading the No. 1 Shamrocks (17-2) to a Catholic Central League South Division victory.

Braintree 4, Natick 2 — Sophomore pitcher Gabby Diaudi pitched a full game, pitching eight in the Bay State Conference win for Braintree (9-8). Junior Ella Woods finished 3 for 3 with a run scored.

Brockton 11, Dartmouth 7 Abbi Bertocchi and Amika DeGrace each had multiple hits, leading the Boxers (8-8) to a Southeastern Conference victory.

Cardinal Spellman 11, West Bridgewater 2 — Emma Barnes completed a cycle-shy triple, totaling three hits and four RBIs for the Cardinals (9-10) in the non-league victory. Ava Loud added three hits at home plate and also pitched a full game in the circle, striking out nine batters.

Cutter 14, Sandwich 2 — Sarah Langtry went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, leading the Crusaders (8-10) to a non-league victory.

Central Catholic 5, Billerica 4 — Olivia Boucher recorded a hit in the eighth inning to lead the Raiders (10-6) to a Merrimack Valley Conference win. Amelia Ovalles (two hits, two RBIs) and Brianna John (two doubles, two RBIs) helped power the offense.

Foxborough 5, Township 2 Vittoria Cuscia struck out seven in a full game, leading the Warriors (11-7) to a Hockomock League Davenport Division victory. Peyton Feldman had two hits and two RBIs.

Hannover 7, Quincy 3 Kate Baldinelli had three hits with a double and four RBIs, leading the Hawks (13-5) to a Patriot League victory, capturing the Fisher Division title. Kaelyn Chase contributed three hits.

Haverhill 17, Essex Tech 4 — Liv DeCicco and Jamieson Pearl each homered, powering the Hillies (11-7) to a non-league win.

King Philip 10, Franklin 1 — Meg Sherwood hit a two-run home run, carrying the No. 4 Warriors (17-2) to a victory in the Kelley-Rex Division of the Hockomock League.

Lowell 5, Newton South 0 — Giana LaCedra threw a no-hitter, striking out 15, to lead the No. 9 Red Raiders (15-4) to a non-league victory. Katrinna Russell (2 for 3, two RBIs) and Kay Laliberty (3 for 4, RBIs) paced the offense.

Middleborough 5, East Bridgewater 1 — Alexandra Welch hit a three-run triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Sachems (14-4) to a win in the South Shore League and completing an unbeaten conference season. Cassidy Machado struck out 14 in a complete game.

Millis 6, Dedham 2 — Junior receiver Frankie Pizzarella (2-for-3, 2 RBI) and freshman first baseman Lindsay Grattn (2-for-4, double RBI) propelled the Mohawks (9-9) to the Tri-Valley victory.

Monomoy 17, Dennis-Yarmouth 3 — Caroline DiGiovanni went 3 for 5 with a triple and a home run and Lilly Furman blasted a three-run homer, leading the Sharks (16-2) to a Cape & Islands League victory.

North Attleborough 5, Oliver Ames 1 — Kelly Colleran hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning, opening the game one run, to lift the Red Rocketeers (12-4) to the Hockomock League victory.

North Reading 8, Tewksbury 7 — Caitlin Reilly ejected a runner at the plate for the final, preserving a non-league victory for the Hornets (11-7).

Pentecost 9, Lynnfield 6 — Ella Agocs threw a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning to bring Pentucket (8-8) to the spectacular Cape Ann victory.

North Plymouth 11, Hingham 3 — Bella Piekarski and Marissa Durette each went 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs to lead the No. 17 Eagles (16-1) to a victory in the Keenan Division of the Patriot League, capturing the league title.

Silver Lake 13, Marshfield 1 — Maddy Bryan went 3 for 3 with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs, lifting the No. 8 Lakers (16-2) to a Patriot League Keenan Division win to give coach Tony Pina his 200th career win.

Stoughton 17, Sharon 1 — Kate Bulger hit a three-run triple and Camryn Whitman paced the offense with two singles, a double and an RBI to lift the Black Knights (10-9) to a Hockomock League Davenport Division win.

Taunton 7, Milford 0 –Angie Lynch hit a home run and drove in four runs, leading the No. 10 Tigers (13-3) to a Hockomock League victory.

Waltham 6, Wayland 4 — Helen Haggerty struck out the last two batters to secure a nine-inning Dual County League win for the Hawks (3-16).

Wellesley 8, Walpole 5 — The Raiders (6-9) earned an upset Bay State Conference win over the No. 12 Timberwolves (14-2) behind a full game effort from freshman pitcher Lucy Stathis, who struck out nine. Sophomore Mia Hasselback went 4 for 4 with two doubles and four runs scored, and classmate Olivia Ackerman added two doubles and three RBIs.

Ethan Fuller, Lulu Kesin, Brendan Kurie, Vitoria Poejo and Alex Walulik contributed to this story. To report scores, call 617-929-2860/3235 or email [email protected]. Tweet tag @GlobeSchools.

Cam Kerry can be reached at [email protected]


Comments are closed.