In his final start in an Andover uniform before heading to college, Andover Legion ace Ryan Grecco delivered bigtime.

Grecco allowed just four harmless hits in a dominant complete-game effort, and Andover Post 8 exploded for eight runs in the final two innings to beat Haverhill Post 4 10-0 last Wednesday.

“I went out, threw my best stuff and felt confident in my pitches,” said Grecco, who will next pitch for Colby College. “I felt good going into the game. My arm felt good. I had them guessing on the off-speed stuff, and that makes my fastball look faster. I was hitting my spots, and it felt good out there.”

Grecco struck out five and allowed just three Haverhill batters to reach second base. Only one Post 4 player reached third, in the fourth, and Grecco forced a fly ball to end the inning. He finished the game with two 1-2-3 innings.

“Everything was going good for Grecco,” said catcher Nolan Schirmer. “When he’s on, he’s on. His stuff might not blow you away, but he puts it in spots where you can’t drive it. It was all ground-outs and fly-outs. They were never able to string anything together. He didn’t even have his best stuff today, but he didn’t miss his spots.”

Andover scored all the runs it needed in the first, grabbing a 2-0 lead. Leadoff man Terry Morrissey opened the game with a single, and came around to score on a single by Anthony Teberio, who scored the second run.

After scoring two in the fifth, Andover then blew the game open in the sixth. Post 8 sent nine batters to the plate, scoring six runs. Jackson Brown drove a two-run double down the left field line, and Teberio blasted an RBI double off the left field line.

“On the last one, it was right off the fence,” said Teberio with a laugh. “A couple more feet and it was out of there. I knew I didn’t hit it really good, but I knew it would be close.”

Schirmer followed with an RBI single to left to give Andover 10 runs and end the game on the mercy rule.

Morrissey and Teberio each led the way, going 3 for 4. Brown and Teberio each had a team-best three RBIs, while Morrissey scored three runs.

“It was a good win,” said Morrissey. “Haverhill is a good team. I got a new bat today, and it seemed to work pretty well.”

Andover 10, Haverhill 0

Andover (10): Terry Morrissey rf 4-3-3, Jackson Brown dh 4-2-2, Anthony Teberio 1b 4-1-3, Nolan Schirmer c 4-0-2, Tanner O’Sullivan cf 3-1-1, Chase Lembo 2b 3-1-2, Joe Bucci 3b 2-0-0, Tyler Walles ph 0-1-0, Brian Gibson lf 2-0-0, Ryan Grecco p 0-1-0, P.J. Reming ss 3-0-1. Totals 29-10-14

RBI: A — Brown 3, Tiberio 3, Schirmer, Morrissey

WP: Grecco; LP: Kelleher


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