Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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June 20, 2013

McNaughton filled the bill for AHS softball

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“Her biggest win of the year was a three-set win clinching a victory over Lincoln-Sudbury, which ultimately made it all the way to the D1 North Finals,” Hibino said. “And she atoned for her only loss on the year earlier in the season against Lincoln-Sudbury, in which she lost 12-10 in a third-set tiebreaker. She really had a great year and is a pleasure to coach.”

Yaz gets some R&R before reporting

Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette had some nice things to say about his 14th-round draft pick, Michael Yastrzemski, of Andover via Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Duquette said that the youngest “Yaz” was not a charity pick — Michael’s father (Mike) and grandfather (Hall of Famer Carl) both worked under the ex-Red Sox GM in the 1990s.

Because of his long season, in which nationally ranked Vanderbilt was eliminated recently in the NCAA Div. 1 Super Regional, Duquette told Michael to take some time off before signing and reporting to the Orioles short-season “A” team in Aberdeen, Md.

“I needed a little break,” said Michael, who graduated from St. John’s Prep in Danvers in 2009. “So I came up here (to Seabrook, N.H.) to the beach for a little bit. But I’ll be back later in the week to hit a little bit and then go to Aberdeen.”

By the way, Michael’s Aberdeen team will come to Lowell to play the Spinners from Aug. 26 through 28. We expect a lot of Yaz fans there that night.

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Bill Burt is executive sports editor of The Eagle-Tribune. If you have any sports tidbits you’d like to get in, email him at bburt@eagletribune.com.

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