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HHS Sports Roundup: Baseball, boys lax, girls tennis ousted from postseason

by | Jun 5, 2023 | Sports

Connor Hallenbeck

HHS senior Connor Hallenbeck makes contact during Monday’s game. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

The Hopkinton High School baseball team fell into an early hole and could not come back, dropping an 8-4 decision to visiting Marblehead in the Division 2 state tournament on Monday.

Marblehead scored once in the first and four times in the second for a 5-0 lead. Hopkinton fought back with one in the third as Nick Pedroli singled and eventually scored on a wild pitch, and one in the fourth as Charlie Simulis singled and pinch-runner Jack Interrante later scored on a bases-loaded walk to Will Morgan.

However, Marblehead bounced back with three runs in the top of the fourth inning to extend its lead to 8-2. Hopkinton scored single runs in the fourth (Mitch Simulis singled and scored on a fly ball by Dylan Ruff) and fifth (Joe Carrazza reached on a wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch), but left eight runners on base on the day.

Hopkinton, seeded fourth, ends its season with a record of 14-7. Marblehead, seeded 29th, advances to play 20th-seeded Westfield in the Round of 16. …

The Hillers boys lacrosse team dropped a 17-5 decision to fourth-seeded Longmeadow on Monday in the Division 2 Round of 32.

Hopkinton, the 29th seed, caps its season at 10-8. …

HHS girls tennis saw its season come to a close with a 5-0 loss at third-seeded Westborough on Monday in the Division 2 Round of 16.

The Hillers, who were seeded 19th, end their season with a record of 13-6. …

The HHS boys tennis team, the last remaining Hillers squad in the postseason, hosts Nashoba on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Division 2 Round of 16. Hopkinton is 18-1 and seeded fifth. Nashoba is 14-5 and seeded 21st.

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