Antczak wins duelCentral Catholic freshman Olivia Antczak won a pitching duel with Chelmsford ace Meghan Rich as the Raiders (10-1) qualified for the tournament by defeating the Lions 3-1. Antczak also had two hits, including a triple, and drove in a run. Best of the seasonJerickson Fedrick’s track season just keeps getting better and better as the Salem senior ran an automatically-timed 11.08 100-meter dash that betters his prior area-best 2012 standard by .14 of a second. The Blue Devils blew away Manchester Central, 88-38. Knights emerge unbeaten Winning the final relay by just shy of two seconds kept North Andover unbeaten and dealt Hamilton-Wenham its first loss, 73-71. Samantha Baron broke a 15-year-old school record in the javelin (115-11), Julie Mehlman won two events for the Knights, and Eleni Coufos, Julia Varoutsos, Jenna Smolag and Mary Lavery combined for the exciting 4×400 victory. Pitching and defense Haverhill’s Tom Palleschi crushed a two-run triple in the third inning and a trio of Phillips pitchers made it stand up in a 3-0 shutout of Cushing Academy. P.J. Nowak played superbly at second base, contributing to a pair of double plays as Tom Salvadore, Thomas Lane and Curtiss Pomeroy only had to face two batters over the minimum. Extra (inning) effortAnthony Licciardello struck the key blow of the game in the form of an eighth-inning, two-run triple that sent Whittier to a 4-1 victory over Northeast. Brian Vezina went the distance for the first time this season, scattering five hits and fanning 11 for the win. Ample defensive support came from third baseman George Gouthier and shortstop Andrew Wells, stealing a couple of potential late-game Northeast hits that preserved the tie. Shutout streakThe unbeaten Salem softball team registered its seventh straight shutout, defeating Manchester Central 5-0, as Nicole Gubellini fired a superb 3-hitter, striking out 12. Red-hot Hannah Latham (2 for 3) keyed a five-run fourth inning for the Blue Devils (11-0) while Steph Long (2 for 3) and Rachel Morrissey also had RBI hits in the inning. Byrd drives in 5Pinkerton sophomore Rachel Byrd belted a three-run triple and drove in five runs as the Astros’softball team won its second straight, ripping Concord 11-3. Kasey Marraffa and Natalie Fabrizio both scored three runs.14 K’s for JohnianAndover’s Andrew Johnian allowed just a single hit and struck out a stunning 14 batters, carrying a perfect game into the fifth and not walking a single batter, as the Golden Warriors beat Lawrence 5-0. “Johnian was just awesome,” said Lawrence coach Brendan Neilon.Adam Risman led the Warrior offense with two RBIs.Up to .500Haverhill’s baseball team climbed to .500 with a pivotal 7-5 victory over Methuen. The Hillies (7-7) jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first two innings and got big two-hit games from Nick Comei, who scored two runs, and Brendan Bretton, who drove in a pair. Blast of BradleyCourtney Bradley hit a two-run homer, well over the 220-foot fence in center field, and had three hits and three RBIs, and Sydney Littlefield was 4 for 4 and scored three runs as Methuen clipped Billerica 7-1. Chrissy Scionti pitched another gem for the Rangers (8-5), this time a four-hitter.MacGregor, Peatfield power SalemLauren MacGregor and Crystal Peatfield had a hand in seven of Salem’s 10 victories as part of a 75-59 track defeat of Manchester Central. MacGregor triumphed in the long jump, triple jump and 100 while Peatfield took top honors in the 300 hurdles and 200 dash. Both contributed to victory in the 4×100 relay and Peatfield ran the second leg of the winning 4×400 relay. Trabucco back strongCentral Catholic senior righty Paul Trabucco made his first start since the season opener, tossing a complete-game shutout in a 4-0 Central win over Dracut. Trabucco missed the last four weeks with a nerve injury in his elbow, according to Central head coach Marc Pelletier.”A great day for a really great kid,” he said. “We were all happy to see him back out there and he pitched great.”Tourney boundThe Greater Lawrence softball team qualified for the tournament for the first time since 2006 with a 21-0 rout of Northeast. Kiki Donis led the 21-hits attack for the Reggies (10-4) with two doubles, four hits and four RBIs. Freshmen Kassandra Ayala had three hits, two RBIs and scored three times.Bully BramantiNorth Andover sophomore Jess Bramanti, who was a JV player last year, continued her fine season with two hits and three RBIs in the Knights’ 10-4 victory over Ipswich. Angela Logomasini added a two-run homer. Lost lead taken back In the blink of an eye, Timberlane’s 2-0 lead turned into a 5-2 fourth-inning deficit against Dover. But blink again and the Owls jumped back in front, 8-5, in the top of the fifth en route to an 11-6 victory. Jameson Collins had the key blows for Timberlane, delivering a two-run double in the six-run fifth before locking up the win with a two-run single in the seventh.Equi holds onWith the decisive event coming down to the wire, Central Catholic anchor Katie Equi was able to hold off hard-charging Alex Puccia of Andover to win the 4×400 relay in 4:14.25 and give the Raiders a 76 1/2-68 1/2 win over the Golden Warriors. Kylie Regan added wins in the 800 and mile for the winners. Fortune-ate oneFootball standout Fortune Kalala scored a stellar 43-3 1/2 in the triple jump, the best in the area this season, as Central Catholic downed Andover 88-57. Golden Warrior Frank Borseti, a newcomer to the high jump, won the event with a 5-10, while Raider Alex Dehullu won both hurdles. Convincing comebackAfter falling behind Bishop Guertin, 4-0, Londonderry quickly tied the score in the bottom of the fourth inning and then posted another four-spot in the sixth for a runaway 8-4 victory. Zach Tavano led a nine-hit Lancer attack with a pair of singles and two RBIs while Vinny Parilla and Austin Marino had a double and an RBI apiece. Record heightWith a pole vault clear of 10-0, Ali Attenasio tied the Pentucket school record as part of the Sachems’ 99-46 track victory over Amesbury. • • •Join the discussion. To comment on stories and see what others are saying, log on to eagletribune.com.