EHS baseball team
drops opener, 3-1
Although the Everett High baseball team dropped its season-opener last week at former Greater Boston League rival Revere, 3-1, optimism reigns for the Crimson Tide’s prospects this season. Coach Joe Lento’s squad is comprised largely of returning starters from a 2014 team that finished 10-10 to qualify for the MIAA state tournament.
Everett is led by senior captains Lawrence Falter and Justin Johnson, both of whom are among the top baseball players in the area. Falter has been a starting pitcher since he was a freshman and was the co-MVP of the GBL in 2014. Justin, who plays at shortstop, has committed to Franklin Pierce where he will play baseball in college.
Other returning starters for the Crimson Tide are senior P.J. Mulligan at first base, sophomore Bryan Bessler at second, senior Chris Durkin at third, sophomore R.T. Fialli in left field, Ken DeLorey in center, and junior John Uga in right.
Sophomore Evan Reynolds will hold down the key catcher position. Freshman Marinez Jalil, who started in right field in the opener because of an injury to Uga, figures to see a lot of playing time as the season progresses.
The opening-day loss to Revere proved a frustrating one for the Crimson Tide, for whom the contest (which had been postponed from its original date of Saturday) was their first opportunity to play outside in what has been a lost spring pre-season because of the snow that has covered Glendale Park until this week.
“We made some mental errors that cost us,” said Lento, referring to Revere’s three-run fourth inning that did not feature a solid hit. “We’re looking forward to finally getting out of the gym and practicing on the diamond.”
Falter was superb on the mound, fanning 11 enemy batters in his six innings of work and yielding just two hits. Chris, who had two base hits, scored the lone Everett run on a ground out by Johnson. DeLorey and Bessler also had hits for the Crimson Tide.
Lento and his crew are scheduled to play at Somerville this evening (Wednesday) and host Marblehead of the Northeastern Conference Saturday. They will play home-and-home contests with Bishop Fenwick Monday and Wednesday mornings next week (depending on the schools’ field availability) and face cross-town rival Pope John XXIII Thursday at Glendale.
EHS softball team
opens season today
The Everett High girls softball team finally will get to open its season this afternoon after an unprecedented spring of snow and ice when the Lady Crimson Tide host Greater Boston League foe Somerville at Glendale Park.
Coach Stacy Poste’s squad has been confined to the EHS gym for its pre-season workouts because of the snow-covered fields and was hoping to get its first on-field practice of the season this past Monday.
After today’s opener, the Lady Crimson Tide will trek to Cambridge Friday. They will be off for most of the vacation week until they play at Tewksbury next Friday and at Billerica next Saturday