Published April 24, 2019
By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI
LYNNFIELD — On April 17 during school vacation week, the Lynnfield High softball team won at Rockport, 6-2. With that win, the Pioneers improved to 2-2 overall and 1-2 in the Cape Ann League.
Reilly Ganter was the winning pitcher improving to 2-2 overall and 1-2 in the Cape Ann League. She went all seven innings allowing no earned runs and four hits. She walked three and struck out eight.
“Considering it was her second day in a row pitching, she did a an outstanding job,” said Pioneers manager Peter Marinelli.
The Pioneers scoring was spread out as she scored twice in the top of the second inning, one in the third, two in the fourth and one more in the seventh.
Both of Rockport’s runs scored in the bottom of the fourth.
The Pioneer offense had seven hits. Breanna Serabian was 2 for 4 with two runs scored while freshman Sadie Gearan was 2 for 4 with one run batted in.
Jillian Babine led the team in RBI’s with three as she had a two-run double in the first to go with a fielder’s choice for the other one.
Allie Wing and Sam Lebruska both had one RBI each on fielder’s choices.
The day before, the Pioneers were blanked by Triton, 11-0, at home.
“They are the only unbeaten team in our league and they are the best team I have seen, including North Reading,” said Marinelli.
The Vikings scored three times in the first and once in the fourth. They then plated five runs in the fifth and added two more in the sixth. Ganter gave up 10 earned runs, 13 hits four walks and she did not strike anybody out as she went all seven innings.
Lynnfield had four hits as Serabian, Wing, Babine and Maddie Monkiewicz all had hits. For Monkiewicz, a freshman, it was her first-career hit.
Wing also reached base a second time as she was hit by a pitch.
The Pioneers will play back-to-back games on Wednesday and Thursday.
On Wednesday, they visit Newburyport. They then welcome Pentucket on Thursday.
Next Tuesday, they host East Boston in a non-league game.
The Newburyport and Pentucket games will start at 3:45 p.m. while the East Boston game is an earlier start at 2:30 p.m.