EHS softball team ends season with 6-4 win
The Everett High softball team ended it 2017 season on a high note with a 6-4 victory at Wilmington Sunday.
Maddy Duraes gave Everett an early 2-0 lead when she slapped a bases-loaded base hit up the middle to score teammates Sam Uga and Diana Concannon, both of whom had walked and moved into scoring position on a single by Hailey Powers.
Wilmington struck back in its half of the inning to knot matters at 2-2, but Duraes pushed Everett back into the lead with another RBI base hit in the fifth to bring in Uga, who had singled and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Concannon.
The Lady Crimson then tacked on three markers in the sixth. Kaylee Nearen started the inning with a single to right field. Lyanna Arrington laid down a bunt up the first base line in which she reached safely and Izza Bourouis also reached first on an error on a bunt.
Uga drew a bases-loaded base-on-balls, forcing in Nearen, and Concannon smacked a base hit up the middle to chase Arrington and Bourouis across the plate.
Wilimington cut the four-run margin in half with a two-run rally in its half of the sixth, but some outstanding Everett defense in the bottom of the seventh that produced a 1-2-3 inning preserved the victory.
Lady Crimson Tide third baseman Nalani Marinez made a nice stop of a grounder at the hot corner and tossed to Powers at first for the first out.
The next out was a pop-up behind first that second baseman Concannon tracked down, and last out was a pop-up to EHS right fielder Bourouis.
“It is always a great feeling beating a disciplined team like Wilmington,” said EHS head coach Stacy Poste, whose squad finished at 7-12 in its first season in the Northeastern Conference after moving over from the Greater Boston League.
“In this new league we only get the option to play each league team once,” continued Poste. “There are teams that I know we could have beaten later in the season after we actually got the chance to practice outside. The first half of our season was shaky with some changes and new positions that people needed to adjust to.”
Barrett takes third at Northeastern Conf.
Everett’s William Barrett brought home a third-place medal in the two-mile run in a time of 10:29.10 at the recent Northeastern Conference Meet at which all 16 schools of the newly-formed NEC competed.
Teammate Harchady Souffrance also earned a medal for his sixth-place performance in the long jump with a leap of 20′-.25″. Souffrance just missed medaling in the triple jump, coming in seventh with a distance of 40′-8.5″, just behind the sixth place finisher’s leap of 40′-9.5″.
Freshman Mario Sheard attained a top-10 finish in the shot-put with a toss of 48′-4.5″.
In this past weekend’s Division 1 State Meet, Souffrance competed in the triple jump, finishing in 18th place with a final landing of 40′-5″, and the long jump, placing in 14th spot with a leap of 19′-7″.
For the EHS girls, Sabrina Moreta competed in the long jump and finished 16th in Division 1 with her leap of 15′-6″. In the javelin, Carolanne Cardinale finished in 10th spot with a toss of 94′-6″.