Falter Shuts out Lynn Tech, 8-0

The Everett High baseball team received a stellar, one-hit pitching performance from Laurence Falter Saturday to earn an 8-0 victory over North Shore Tech.

“Laurence did a great job for us,” said EHS head coach Joe Marchese. Falter’s line showed just the one hit, no runs, and seven strikeouts in his six innings of work. Chris DiNapoli, the senior southpaw who is working his way back into the pitching rotation after some down time with a sore shoulder, finished up, fanning two of the three No. Shore hitters he faced.

Among the offensive stars for the Crimson Tide were Mack Singleton with a hit and two runs scored; Jonathan DiBiaso with a two-RBI double and a run scored; Mike Yebba with a hit and a run; and Tom Woodward, who had a hit, two RBI, and scored a run.

Everett did not fare as well two days later against Greater Boston League rival Medford, coming out on the short end of a 9-6 decision. The Crimson Tide featured a powerful offense, with all six runs coming via the long ball: Matt Cafarella led off the game with a roundtripper; DiNapoli banged a three run job in the third; and Zerif Pajazetovic popped a two run blast in the fifth.

The Tide also received good pitching, first from Pajazetovic, who tossed the first three frames and allowed just four hits, and then from DiNapoli, who came on in the fourth and likewise yielded four hits.

However, the third element of sound baseball, team defense, was lacking, as the Tide victimized both their pitchers and themselves with fielding miscues that opened up some scoring opportunities and big innings for Medford.

“It was one of those games where we did just about everything we could to hand the other team the game,” noted Marchese, whose squad dropped its first GBL contest of the season and now stands at 3-1 in the league and 5-5 overall.

The Crimson Tide were set to try to get back on the winning track yesterday (Tuesday) at Cambridge and will travel to Somerville today. They will host Marblehead tomorrow and host Malden next Tuesday.

Lady Crimson Tide beats Latin Academy, 18-1

After a week of rainouts, the Everett High softball team finally was able to spring back into action Monday against Latin Academy. The Lady Crimson Tide displayed their eagerness to get into the swing of things as they unleashed an 18-1 bashing of Latin.

Franki Perreault went all seven innings for Everett with an impressive line that showed seven strikeouts, no walks, just four hits, and one earned run.

The Lady Crimson Tide showed their rust in the early going and did not get on the board until the fourth inning when Alea Martinelli singled, stole second, moved to third on a base hit by Janyne Sierra, and then scored on an error by the Latin third baseman.

Latin Academy got that one back in its half of the inning, but the Lady Crimson Tide opened up some distance in the fifth. Lexi Sowards started things off with a single. Another base hit by  Jess Wade set the table for Taylor Sweeney, who doubled to score Sowards.  Another hit by Alea Martinelli brought in Wade and  Martinelli scored on Tori Cyrus triple, making it 5-1 in favor of Everett.

The Lady Crimson Tide then lowered the boom in the seventh. Vicki Burge, pinch hitting for Wade, drew a walk and moved to second on a perfect bunt laid down by Sweeney.  Both Burge and Sweeney advanced bases on a wild pitch.

After Burge scored on a wild pitch, Martinelli drew a walk and stole second.  A single by Cyrus knocked in Sweeney and another safety by Sierra brought around Martinelli.

After Brianna Uga drew a walk, Perreault singled for two more RBI. Sophia Marchant, a freshman and Perreault’s courtesy runner, moved to second on base hit by Samantha Batres, loading the bases. Freshman Alicia Cataldo then stepped up and banged a hit into the outfield for two more Everett tallies.

The next EHS batter, Wade, was hit by pitch. Sweeney singled to knock in Batres and Cyrus kept the party going with a double for two more ribbies. After Cataldo scored on an error on a ball hit to the outfield by Sierra,  Cyrus took advantage and scored.  Sierra then scored the last run on a ball hit by Batres.

“The girls started hitting the ball late in the game,” said EHS head coach Stacy Poste. “The first half of the game we had a lot of pop ups and could not get the bunts down when we needed them to advance runners.  It was nice to see the entire lineup get up and start swinging.  It was like a chain reaction. One girl was all it took to get all of them going.”

Poste and her crew were scheduled to host Cambridge yesterday (Tuesday), Somerville today, and Newburyport tomorrow under the lights at 6:30. The Lady Crimson Tide travel to Central Catholic Saturday for a game at 9:30 in the morning and then travel to Malden Tuesday.

Boys track team defeats Medford

The Everett High boys track and field team raced past Medford, 98-52, last Wednesday.

Jaylen McRae was a triple winner for the Crimson Tide. Jaylen won the 100 dash in 11.7, which was a full .60 faster than the closest Medford competitor; the long jump with a leap of 18-5.5; and the 200 dash in 23.3.

Ricky Perez came through with a pair of first place finishes. Ricky captured both the two mile in a time of 12:24 and the mile in 5:31.

Other first place finishers for Everett were: Jonathan Mendez in the 400 dash in 52.7; Daniel Plunkett with a heave of 34-7 in the shotput; Jose Portillo with a triple jump of 33-5; Heiu Vo-Tran with a high jump of 5-4; and Brandon Conde with a discus toss of 93-0.

The 4 x 400 relay quartet of  Donaldo Joseph, Gustavo DaSilva, Louis Franco, and Jose Portillo also took first place honors with a time of 4:07.1.

Second place efforts that added three points to the Everett score sheet were turned in by: Donaldo Joseph in the 400 low hurdles in 72.9; Trevor Freeman in the 100 high hurdles in 20.2 and the discus with a twirl of 81-5; Jason Mendoza in the 800 in 2:15.5; Andres Tejada in the 400 dash in 54.6; Jefrey Perez in the mile in 5:39; Jonathan Mendez in the 200 dash in 23.7 and the long jump with a leap of 18-4.75; Justin Gabriel with a triple jump of 30-9 and a high jump of 5-2; and Conde with a shotput throw of 32-1.

Adding single points to the Everett cause with third place performances were: Jordi Oliveira in the 400 hurdles in 75.7 and 100 hurdles in 21.1; Louis Franco in the 800 in 2:31.7; Tejada in the 200 dash in 24.2 and the long jump with a leap of 17-4; Edwasner Ambroise with a 28-0 triple jump;  Steven Ho with a shotput heave of 31-5 and a javelin throw of 112-5; and Jefrey Perez with a two mile clocking of 12:48.

“We had some really nice performances in this meet,” said EHS head coach Shelanda Irish. “Jaylen McRae qualified for the states in the 200 (he already is qualified in the long jump), Andres Tejada and Jonathan Mendez ran some nice races, and Ricky and Jefry Perez both were strong in their events.”

EHS head coach Shelanda Irish and her crew were scheduled to be back in action today (Wednesday) at  Cambridge. A large contingent of Crimson Tide will compete in the State Coaches Meet Saturday.

Track girls cruise past Medford

The Everett High girls track and field team won its first meet of the season, handily defeating Medford 99-23.

The Lady Crimson Tide took first place in 13 of the 16 events to cruise to the victory. Leading the way for Coach Shelanda Irish’s squad were Vesna Imsirovic, Maeve Kernan Katie Steeves, and Jackie Steeves, all of whom won two events. Vesna took firsts in both hurdles, winning the 400 low hurdles in 98.0 and then coming back to win the 100 high hurdles in 21.6. Maeve was a victor in the two mile run in 12:16 and the mile in 6:35. Katie S. dashed to victory in the 200 in 30.5 and leaped to a long jump triumph in 13-11.75. Sister Jackie took the discus with a spin of 76-6 and the javelin with a throw of 80-2.

Other first place performances from Everett girls came from Emila Ponikiewski in the 800 in 2:43.9; Kathy Pham with a high jump of 4-2; and Amanda Nabasaliza in the shotput with a toss of 24-4.

Both relay teams added five points to the Everett side of the scorebook with first place efforts: the 4 x 100 foursome of Catianis Valenzuela, Sheryl Steeves, Alicia Rodrigues, Kathy Pham in 62.6 and the 4 x 400 quartet of  Jessica DeAlmeida, Tamara Riguad, Kayla Mangan, and Emila P in 5:15.

Three points for the Everett side for their second place performances were contributed by: Elspeth Colson in the 400 hurdles in 99.2 and the 100 hurdles in 22.6; Jessica Mangan in the two mile in 13:27 and mile in 6:49; Kathy Pham in the long jump with a leap of 12-7.25; Katie Steeves in the 400 dash in 68.5 (giving Katie 13 points on the day, the tops for Everett); Kathy Pham with a long jump of 12-7.25; and Sophia Pinabel with a discus toss of 57-4 and a javelin throw of 73-0.

Third place finishers fir Everett were: Zoulikha Madkour in the discus with a spin of 55-5 and the javelin with a toss of 66-8; Diana Merios in the mile in 7:29; Bernyda Germain in the 400 hurdles in 1:47.7; Valenzuela in the 100 dash in 15.8; Kayla Mangan in the 800 in 3:06; and Tran Tran-Nguyen in the shotput with her toss of 12-1.

“We had some very impressive performances against Medford,” said EHS head coach Shelanda Irish. “Freshman Vesna Imsirovic has been working really hard and has a great work ethic, so it was very gratifying to see her hard work pay of with two wins. And both Katie and Jackie Steeves and Maeve Kernan continue to be consistent point scorers. This also was the first race for our 4 x 100 relay team and they did a great job.”

Irish and the Lady Crimson Tide were set to take on Cambridge today (Wednesday) and many will compete at the State Coaches Meet Saturday.

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