EHS softball team ready for state tourney
The Everett High softball team is awaiting word of its seeding and first-round opponent in the upcoming Division 1 North Sectional of the MIAA state softball tournament.
Announcement of the brackets and opening pairings were expected yesterday (Tuesday) as the Independent was going to press.
Coach Stacy Poste-Schiavo’s squad wrapped up its regular season this past week with three contests.
Last Thursday, the Lady Crimson Tide made the long trek to Greater Lawrence and returned with a 10-0 victory that made for a happy bus ride home.
Ariana Garay tossed all seven innings, scattering six hits and walking none while striking out five opponents to record the shutout victory.
Everett gave Garay all the support she would need in the opening inning with four runs, and then added three runs in each of the second and third frames to build a 10-0 cushion that Ariana and the Everett defense maintained the rest of the way.
A host of Lady Crimson Tide supplied the offensive firepower, led by Maddy Smith, who was a perfect 3-for-3 with a single, double, triple, and four RBI.
Maddy Duraes went 2-for-4 and scored two runs, Kaylee Nearen went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Garay helped her own cause with two base hits and two RBI.
On Saturday the Lady Crimson Tide dropped a 5-0 decision to Northeastern Conference champion Lynn Classical, which is one of the top-ranked teams in the state.
Classical scored three runs in the second inning on two hits and two errors. The Lady Rams then added two more markers in the sixth on three hits and an error.
“We only had four hits,” noted Poste-Schiavo. “We hit to directly to people and their outfielders made great catches.”
The loss dropped the Lady Crimson Tide to 12-7 on the year. They wrapped up the regular season on Monday against Salem.
Cardinale competes at All-State Meet
Junior Carolann Cardinale represented Everett High at this past weekend’s All-State Track & Field Meet that was held at Westfield State College.
Carolann competed in her specialty, the javelin. She had qualified for the all-states in that event thanks to her medal-winning performance the week before in the Eastern Mass. Division 1 meet..
Carolann finished as 11th-best javelin thrower in the state with a toss of 109’-7”. “Even though Carolann didn’t throw what she wanted to, the experience of being at a meet like this is motivating her for next year,” said EHS head coach Jehu Cimea. “She is excited for the 2020 season.”