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Stars of the Week

BOYS

Brendan Chapin, Catholic Memorial. After the MIAA announced last week that the softball mound will be moved back, Chapin had opponents wishing the same would be done for baseball. On Thursday, Chapin threw a no-hitter (his second of the year) against Brockton, improving his record to 7-1.

Ian Graham, Manchester Essex. Against Lynnfield on Monday, Graham stepped into the batter's box in the bottom of the seventh inning with the bases loaded and two outs, his team down, 9-7. Graham delivered with a walk-off, bases-clearing double to give Essex its first win of the season.

Alex McCormick, Cardinal Spellman. McCormick personally secured win No. 600 for Spellman coach Peter Ambrose. With the score knotted at seven against Arlington Catholic, McCormick hit a two-run double to break the game open, then pitched a scoreless seventh to wrap up a 12-7 victory.

James Hamilton, Harwich. Hamilton threw a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts and scored the lone run in a 1-0 victory over Mashpee. A two-sport star, Hamilton rushed for over 2,000 yards for Harwich/Cape Tech football in the fall.

Conor Sullivan, Hamilton-Wenham: The senior pitcher hurled a five-hitter with seven strikeouts Saturday as the Generals beat Triton, 2-1.

GIRLS

Hannah Everson, Methuen -- It was a momentous seven days for the senior pitcher as she surpassed 800 career strikeouts in a 1-0 win over Haverhill Monday, and then grabbed her 50th career win with a one-hitter against Billerica (also, a 1-0 victory).

Teresa O'Neil, Abington -- O'Neil went 7 for 14 and drove in six runs during the Green Wave's three-game win streak. She tallied four of those RBIs in a 4-for-5 day at the plate against Cohasset Monday, a 9-1 victory for Abington.

Selina Ruiz, Fenway -- The junior shortstop/catcher was an offensive machine with a 9-for-13 effort that included 13 RBIs and 12 runs scored. She socked a grand slam in an 18-1 romp over South Boston Friday.

Brynn Hussey, Bishop Stang -- A junior second baseman, Hussey went 8 for 12 and tallied 12 of her 22 RBIs on the season. Her best performance came against Sandwich on Thursday, going 4 for 4 with a home run, a triple, and five RBIs.

Britt Hart, North Andover -- Riding an 8-0 record with six straight shutouts, Hart delivered a 1-0 victory over Amesbury and a 4-0 win over Ipswich last week.

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