COLUMN: HOMETEAM HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP
Milford 9, Wachusett 0: Shannon Smith struck out 10 while pitching her fourth perfect game this season, and fifth of her career, as the top-seeded Scarlet Hawks (21-0) cruised past the ninth-seeded Mountaineers (11-11) in Milford.
Milford faces fifth-seeded Leominster at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Hudson High.
Smith has thrown nine no-hitters this season and has 14 in her career. The Kentucky-bound junior also had a two-run homer and drove in three runs.
Caroline Fairbanks went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer, Taylor LeBrun was 2 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI, and Lindsay Reed had a two-run single to cap a six-run rally in the fifth for the Scarlet Hawks.
Shepherd Hill 2, Shrewsbury 1: The second-seeded Colonials (16-5) had runners at first and third with two outs in the bottom of the seventh and tried a double steal, but Rams shortstop Emily Hanson cut down the runner at the plate to seal the road win.
Seventh-seeded Shepherd Hill (14-8) faces third-seeded Holy Name at 5 p.m. tomorrow in a semifinal at Hudson High.
In the sixth inning, Cassidy Colby scored on Shelby Stracher's sacrifice fly and Molly Covill scored on a passed ball.
Shrewsbury took a 1-0 lead in the fifth when Jenna Maksian and Michaela Hummer doubled. Colby was 2 for 3 with a run for Shepherd Hill, and Covill struck out 10.
Jenna Pickett was 2 for 3 with a double for Shrewsbury.
Hudson 10, St. Bernard's 0: Jurnee Ware threw a two-hitter and struck out 14 as the fifth-seeded Hawks (18-4) advanced at Fitchburg High.
Kendal LeFrancois (three RBIs) and Marie Hydro (home run, two RBIs) each went 3 for 4 for Hudson, which faces top-seeded Grafton in a semifinal at 7 tonight at Hudson High.
Heather Drummond and Julia Cote had the hits for the fourth-seeded Bernardians (16-5).
Assabet 4, Littleton 0: Morgan Parmeter rapped a one-out, three-run triple in the sixth inning and the top-seeded Aztecs (18-1) got four of their five hits in the inning to get past the ninth-seeded Tigers (12-8) in Marlboro.
Assabet will face fourth-seeded Quaboag in a semifinal at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Hudson High, a rematch of last year's final won by the Cougars.
Brenna Boucher scattered four hits for Assabet. Kirbie Garvey struck out eight for Littleton.
Quaboag 3, West Boylston 1: Madison Messier, Harlie Wdowiak and Katlyn Ramsey had RBI singles in the fourth inning to lift the fourth-seeded Cougars (17-4) at home.