NORTH READING — Last Saturday morning, the North Reading High baseball team shutout Masconomet, 2–0, at home. With that win, the Hornets improved to 8–7 overall and 5–4 in the Cape Ann League.
Mike McCauley (1–0) was the story in this one as the pitcher, making his first start of the year, went all seven innings. He gave up only two hits, four walks and he struck out five.
“He did incredibly well,” stated Hornets rookie manager Eric Archambault. “He did a great job of keeping them off balance.”
North Reading’s offense had six hits led by Tyler Calos and Mike Driscoll who both went 2 for 3. Calos had one RBI while Jeff Mejia had the other RBI on a fielder’s choice.
They scored one run in the bottom of the first inning and the other run in the bottom of the fifth.
North Reading split the season series against the Chieftains this year with the victory.
Sweep series with Generals
On May 14, the Hornets edged Hamilton–Wenham, 3–2, on the road.
“This was a good team win where everybody contributed,” said Archambault. “We beat one of the best pitchers in the league.”
Just like in the Masconomet win, the Hornets had six hits against the Generals and they scored all of their runs in the top of the third. Driscoll had a two-run single while Shawn Divecchia added an RBI double.
Pitcher Greg Johnson improved to 4–4 on the hill with a complete game effort. He gave up one earned run, six hits three walks and he fanned six.
The Hornets completed the season sweep against the Generals.
On May 21, the Hornets host Triton at 3:45 p.m. On May 22 and 23, the team will participate in the Nipper Clancy Tournament at Frasier Field in Lynn.
On May 22, the Hornets face St. Mary’s of Lynn at 4 p.m. Then they will play either Lynn English or Lynn Classical in the title or consolation game on May 23.