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July 12, 2012

Hunt, Farnham lead Post 8

Dustin Hunt continued his dazzling summer, pitching six innings of one-hit, shutout baseball to lead Andover Post 8 to a 6-0 win over Middleton on Sunday. He improved to 4-0 and has not allowed a single earned run this summer.

Picking up the offense was recent Andover High graduate Burton Deady, who was 4 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored.

Leadoff man Cam Farnham chipped in with an RBI single, two runs and stole two bases, giving him eight steals in his last three games. Mike Geaslen added a picture-perfect suicide squeeze bunt to spark Andover's four-run second inning,

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Red-hot center fielder Cam Farnham stepped up and delivered a clutch single, plating pinch runner Andrew Bruno to give Andover a walkoff 3-2 win over archrival North Andover in extra innings Saturday.

Nate Spellacy started the ninth-inning rally with a double over the center fielder's head before being replaced by pinch runner Bruno. Bruno then advanced to third on a sacrifice fly by Mike Geaslen before Farnham plated him with his winning line drive base hit to right.

It was Farnham's night, as the speedy Andover High senior-to-be had three hits, scored twice and added three stolen bases. Ace Dustin Hunt continued to deal, pitching 2 1/3 innings of relief to pick up the victory.

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Bennett Deady was nearly unhittable, allowing just two singles, striking out six and walking just two over four scoreless innings as Andover rolled over Salem Post 32 10-0 last Wednesday.

Jimmy Walsh notched two hits and drove in two runs, Cam Farnham continued to surge with two hits, two runs and three stolen bases and Nate Spellacy had two hits and three RBIs.

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