Sunday, May 24, 2009

Beverly - 13, Topsfield - 7

The Beverly Giants won the season opener by the score of 13 to 7 over the Topsfield Tories on Sunday night at Cooney Field. Rocky Pisa pitched 5 innings striking out 5 for the victory. Jeff Barricelli led the attack going 3 for 4 with a HR and 6RBI. Pat Doyle (4 for 4, 2RBI) and Nick Adams (3 for 4) also contributed.

Topsfield was led by Doug Hittenger who went 2 for 5 with a grand slam homerun.

Beverly led 10 to 0 in the 5th when Topsfield erupted for 6 runs keyed by Hittenger's grand slam. Trailing 13 to 6 heading into the 7th, Topsfield threatened again scoring a run and leaving the bases loaded.