The coronavirus may have caused the American Legion baseball season to be cancelled, but those who would be playing for the traditional state power Andover Post 8 Legion squad have been playing this summer in the Essex County Baseball League.
Andover picked up a recent 2-1 victory over Haverhill, led by pitcher Arvin Nunez, who went the distance with a three-hitter, striking out 11. Chase Lembo had two hits and scored a run while Tanner O’Sullivan and Noah Shermer had RBIs for the winners.
A day later, Andover topped North Andover 5-2. Starting pitcher Jackson Brown threw a complete game four-hitter.
Andover scored three runs in the second inning. Evan Doheny and Brown walked, P.J. Reming singled to left field to drive in Doheny and, with two outs, Brian Gibson singled in two more runs. Andover added two runs in the sixth on RBI hits by Arvin Nunez (triple) and Alex Pisacreta.
Pisacreta also recently delivered a stellar performance in another matchup with Haverhill, throwing 6 1/3 innings of shutout ball in relief.