Twin Wins for EHS Softball Team
The Everett High softball team earned a pair of runaway victories this past week, defeating Malden, 16-0, and Chelsea, 15-0.
Celeste Fuccillo pitched all five innings in the Malden contest, which was halted after five frames because of the mercy rule. Celeste allowed just three hits, while striking out seven opponents and walking none.
The Lady Crimson Tide moved out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Haley Oteri reached third on an error in the outfield and came home on a base hit by Maddy Smith. After Maddy advanced to second on a ground-out, she scooted home on an overthrow to first base.
Everett erupted for four runs in the third frame. Kristi Skane doubled and scored on a hit into the outfield by Emma Longmore.
After Kayley Rossi singled, moving Longmore to third, Oteri reached first on an error, loading the bases. A grounder back to the pitcher erased Longmore at home, but a Malden error on a grounder by Macayla Bessler allowed two runs to score. Alyssa Bessler brought across the fourth run with a sacrifice fly.
Everett put the game away in the fifth with a 10-run outburst that was aided by a series of Malden fielding miscues and walks. Key hits amidst the rally came from the bats of Rossi, who hit a double, and Smith and Macayla Bessler.
Fuccillo finished the game with a flourish, fanning all three Malden batters in the bottom of the fifth.
In last Thursday’s win over Chelsea, Fuccillo and Skane combined for a no-hitter. Fuccillo tossed the first inning, striking out three opponents and walking one, before yielding to sophomore Skane, who went the rest of the way, striking out 10 Lady Red Devils.
Everett moved out to a 4-0 lead in the opening inning. Rossi led off with a base hit up the middle and Oteri reached first on a slap hit. After both moved up a base on a passed ball, Rossi scored on another passed ball. Oteri was thrown out on a grounder by Smith, but Macayla Bessler delivered Smith across the plate with a base hit.
After Alyssa Bessler reached first on a fielder’s choice, both base runners advanced on Ashley Fitzgerald’s single and then scored on passed balls.
Everett scored 10 runs in the second, with key hits coming from Kayleigh Snook, Emma Longmore, Alyssa Bessler, Haley Oteri, Ashley Fitgerald and Bryanna Mason.
This past Monday’s Senior Day game was postponed because of the heat. Coach Stacy Schiavo and her crew will travel to Lynn English tomorrow (Thursday) and then will compete in the Greater Boston League tournament this weekend at Revere starting Saturday morning in which all eight GBL teams will compete in the quarterfinals. at 10 and noon. The semifinals will be held Sunday and the championship game on Monday.
EHS Baseball Team Earns First Victory
The Everett High baseball team broke into the win column with an 11-0 victory over Chelsea last week.
Sophomores Matthew Turilli and Omar Marshall combined to toss a no-hitter. Senior captain Brandon Gibbs, along with fellow seniors Brenden Currie and Adrian Figueroa, led the Tide offensively.
Earlier in the week, the Crimson Tide mounted a strong comeback against Malden, only to fall short by a score of 7-4.
After trailing by three runs early, Everett put together a four-run rally inning to grab a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning. That lead was given up the very next inning on an unfortunate bad hop over second baseman Frankie Velasquez’s head that scored two runs.
Malden would tack on two more markers for a final of 7-4.
In an 8-5 loss to Somerville, the Crimson Tide similarly overcame an early three-run deficit. Everett came storming back in the top half of the fifth with three runs, tying the game at 4-4 on Emilio Guzman’s two-run double.
The Highlanders regained the lead, 8-4, in the bottom of the fifth, but coach Joel Levine’s Tide crew refused to quit and put some pressure on the Highlanders, pushing a run across in the seventh, and had runners on second and third with no outs.
However, the Crimson Tide’s comeback effort ended at that point for the 8-5 finale.
EHS Girls Tennis Holds Senior Day
The Everett High girls tennis team held its Senior Day last Wednesday at which the three members of the Class of 2021, Rose Pierre, Regine Georges, and Danara Roseme, were recognized for their contributions to the girls tennis program.
Coach Courtney Meninger’s squad squared up against Somerville and fell short by a score of 4-1 after a hard-fought match.
Rose Pierre, playing at first singles, came away with a victory over her Somerville counterpart, winning her match in three sets, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.
Second-singles Alanna O’Brien played well before falling by a score of 2-6, 1-6.
At third singles, junior Hannadie Laabadla did a great job, but came up short, 0-6, 4-6.
The dynamic duo of Luisa DaSilva and Yasmine Laabdla at first doubles played a nail-biter of a match with their Somerville foes. After dropping the first set, 2-6, Luisa and Yasmine
fought back to tie the second set at 6-6 to force their first-ever tiebreaker.
Somerville prevailed in the extra session, 7-2, to claim the match.
In the match at second doubles, the Everett tandem of Danara Roseme and Rebecca Hickey-Schultz gave it their all, but fell short, 0-6, 3-6.
Meninger and her crew are scheduled to take on Lynn English today (Thursday).