Spring Sports Spotlight: Boys Volleyball, Baseball, Softball

Upper School Boys Volleyball
In their inaugural season, boys’ volleyball is off to a promising start. In Beaver’s first home boys’ volleyball match ever, Beaver defeated St. John’s Prep in three straight games, 25-17, 25-22, and 25-23. Jarred Houston and Ryan McClennen were dominant at the net, and Randall Vega controlled the game with his serves and hits. The team is 3-1 with one match to play against Wayland. Coach Chris Doyle adds, “The future looks bright with Randall and Jack Tuttle returning next year and lots of enthusiasm around boys’ volleyball at Beaver.”

Boys Varsity Baseball
Recent varsity baseball highlights include Nick Verdi pitching six scoreless innings in a 9-0 win over Bancroft and Will Berlin pitching six scoreless innings and hitting a home-run in a 5-0 win over Lexington Christian Academy. The team currently has 5 wins and 6 losses with three games to play. Coach Smith says, “Our goal this year was to build from last year’s success and be a better team this season. We are in position to have one more win than last season, and that is a testament to this team’s commitment to the program and each other. ”

Girls Varsity Softball
Beaver’s softball team has worked diligently and improved their skills over the course of the season, and their current record is 1-7. Senior captain Corinne Downey has been stellar at short stop, recording a hit every game and two homeruns on the season. Senior Sophia Cohen and Junior Madeline Tallarico have been trading places behind the plate, catching for senior pitcher Jen Levin who has been a presence on the mound. Freshman Abigail Douglas has earned the lead off-spot and has recorded four stolen bases on the season. Coach Jenna Lipscomb adds, “It truly has been a wonderful season with a great group of kids!”

Middle School Boys Baseball
Middle School baseball is riding a three-game win streak with a 9-7 come from behind win over Dedham Country Day, a 4-3 victory over Meadowbrook, and a 10-3 win over Derby. Dillon Gousby has contributed some clutch hitting, and Bailey Taylor-Black, Aiden Yaphe, and Zach Mordan have all pitched well and anchored the defense. The team is 3-5 with five games to play. Coach Greenberg says, “After a rocky start we are undefeated in May and the hottest middle school baseball team in Chestnut Hill. Our improvement is palpable in all parts of the game. We’re looking forward to continuing our run and finishing strong.”

Middle School Girls Softball
Middle School softball recently won 7-5 over Milton Academy and 14-4 over Park School. In the win at Park, Lian Piso had a great catch in left field, Lola Lydon hit a clutch double, and Callie Cecil got her first RBI of the season. The team is 3-4 with three games to play. Coach Winston adds, “This team has come a long way. At the beginning of the season, we had many rookies learning fundamentals and the rules of the game. As we approach our remaining three games, everyone is contributing both offensively and defensively. Ending the season with a winning record would be a great accomplishment for us.“

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