EHS softball team defeats Revere, 8-3
The Everett High softball team put it all together to earn an 8-3 victory over Northeastern Conference South Division rival Revere last Tuesday.
Freshman Celeste Fuccillo went all the way in the pitcher’s circle, allowing just five hits and two earned runs while striking out seven Lady Patriot batters and walking only two in her seven innings of work.
The Lady Crimson Tide struck in a big way in the opening inning with a six-run rally that would prove to be decisive.
After Haley Oteri reached first on an error and Maddy Duraes reached on a fielder’s choice (wth Oteri advancing to third), Kaylee Nearen ripped a double up the middle, bringing in both Oteri and Duraes.
Maddy Smith drew a base-on-balls and Ariana Garay singled into the outfield to score Nearen. Elizabeth Peach then came through with a double, delivering Smith and Garay. Ashley Fitzgerald completed the rally with a single into the outfield to score Peach.
Revere threatened to get on the board in its half of the inning with a two-out rally, comprised of a walk and a base hit, that produced runners at second and third with two outs.
However, Nearen — the Lady Crimson Tide’s stellar catcher — picked off the Lady Patriot runner at third to end the Revere threat.
Revere whittled away at the Everett advantage with two runs in the third and a solo marker in the fifth to leave matters at 6-3 after six innings.
However, the Everett bats came alive in the top of the seventh to add two extra insurance runs to put the game on ice. Duress walked and Nearen followed with a base hit up the middle. After Ashley Yebba came in as a courtesy runner for Nearen, both runners advanced to a base, from where they sped home on a double by Peach, Elizabeth’s second, two-run two-bagger of the contest.
Fuccillo handled matters adroitly in the bottom of the seventh, setting down the Revere side with a 1-2-3 inning.
“I am beyond ecstatic for these girls,” said EHS head coach Stacy Poste-Schiavo. “They were fired up all week for this game. We have always had close games with Revere, but we wanted this one and it showed. Celeste did an amazing job on the mound and the offense was on fire right from the start. We did make a few errors, but made the right plays when they had runners on, stopping them from scoring.”
The Lady Crimson Tide have a busy week ahead with six games in 10 days.
They were set to take on Somerville this past Monday and will host Lynn English today (Wednesday) under the lights at Glendale Park at 7 p.m. They will trek to Salem on Friday and to Lynn Classical Saturday morning before returning home to host Malden next Monday. They will be back on the road to Medford next Wednesday.
Vu, Jules, Chavez, Louis win for track boys
Although the Everett High boys outdoor track & field team came up on the short end of a 97-39 decision to Revere last week, a number of members of the Crimson Tide squad turned in fine performances.
Ryan Vu was the top point-scorer for Everett, contributing 11 points to the EHS side of the scoresheet. Ryan outsped the field in the 200 meter dash in a time of 24.6 seconds and finished in second place in both the long jump with a leap of 19’-6” and the triple jump with a landing of 39’-6.5”.
Clarence Jules, one of the top sprinters in the Northeastern Conference, dashed to victory in the 100 meters in 11.5. Teammate Samy LaMother was second in 11.7.
Jason Louis was the first to cross the line in the 400 dash to win that event in a clocking of 55.6. Jarian Chavez grabbed first place in the discus with a throw of 109’-9”, which was a full five feet further than his closest competitor.
Other Crimson Tide who scored points were Justin King with a second place in the 400 hurdles in 63.5; Javier Chavez with a third place in the javelin with a toss of 108’-7”; and Chonlee Cine with a third in the 110 hurdles in 18.1.
EHS head coach Jehu Cimea and his crew were set to take on Lynn English yesterday (Tuesday) and Salem next Thursday.