Junior righthander Connor Rooney only needed 66 pitches to send Rivers to a 7-0 shutout of Brooks on Wednesday in North Andover.
After throwing 33 pitches in three innings of relief Saturday, Rooney expected to throw fewer pitches. Midway through the game, Rooney joked with his coach that he was only going to throw 50 pitches for a complete-game shutout.
“I told him just to win,” Red Wings coach Brad Cohen said.
Cooney’s performance even caught the eye of the home plate umpire, who asked Cohen about his pitch count entering the seventh and final inning.
“He was at about 51 or 53; [the umpire] said, ‘I’ve never seen anything like that in my life,’ ” Cohen said.
The Red Wings’ offense did its part to back up Rooney. They put up three runs in the first and four in the seventh. Junior second baseman Max Muefleman capped the victory with a two-run single in the seventh and finished 2 for 3.
Everett 3, Malden 2 — Zarif Pajazetovic struck out 11 over six innings to lead the Crimson Tide past the previously undefeated Golden Tornados. Pajazetovic also stroked a two-run double in the first inning.
Revere 12, Salem 3 — Senior captain John Papasodora went 4 for 5 with four RBIs and stole four bases as the Patriots (2-3) won back-to-back games for the first time in about 20 years.
Lynn English 5, Beverly 4 — Vanderbilt-bound Ben Bowden pitched a complete game, striking out 11 for the Bulldogs.
North Reading 8, Lynn Tech 4 — Ryan Sanborn went 2 for 2 with three RBIs to lead the Hornets.
Norfolk Aggie 6, Tri-County 0 — Peter Lawrence struck out 17 batters in a complete-game effort.
Milford 13, Sharon 0 — Senior Shannon Smith pitched a no-hitter, while Caroline Fairbanks was 4 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs to lead the top-ranked Scarlet Hawks.
King Philip 6, North Attleborough 1 — Senior centerfielder Brianna Shaffer had a double and an RBI for the No. 3 Warriors. Christa Wagner hit a pinch-hit triple in the sixth inning to put King Philip up, 6-0.
Sandwich 12, Dennis-Yarmouth 0 — Julia Sullivan tossed her second straight no-hitter and struck out 13 for the Blue Knights.
Matignon 2, Lowell Catholic 0 — Sydnee Bessler fanned 16 to lead the the Warriors.
Avon 8, Seekonk 7 — Senior second baseman Jen Crane hit a walkoff two-run home run for the Panthers (6-0).
Peabody 13, Lynn Classical 5 — Senior Olivia Brothers hit two home runs and drove in six runs to lead the Tanners (3-0).
Newton North 11, Catholic Memorial 10 — Senior attackman Anthony Wyse potted four goals for the Tigers.
King Philip 9, North Attleborough 8 — Junior attackman Jack Riley scored in overtime to propel the Warriors. Junior midfielder Brett McEvoy’s second goal of the game tied it with 43 seconds left in regulation.
Austin Prep 13, North Reading 6 — Brothers Sam and Matt Morgan combined for nine goals to lead the Cougars (6-0).
Apponequet 20, Greater New Bedford 3 — Senior Paige Campbell scored six goals in the Lakers’ rout.
Canton 13, Oliver Ames 10 — Netminder Isabelle Hegland notched her second varsity victory for the Bulldogs.