Softball team blasts Somerville for first win
The Everett High softball team broke into the win column in a big way with a 14-2 thrashing of Somerville last Wednesday at Glendale Park.
EHS starting pitcher Andrea Landaverde tossed all six innings (the contest was shortened because of the mercy rule), allowing just three hits and walking only one while fanning two opponents.
The Lady Crimson Tide scored two runs in the opening inning and never looked back. Sam Uga got things going with a base hit and Erica Ginepra put down a nifty bunt to place runners at first and second. After both advanced on a ground-out, Uga came home when the Somerville pitcher was called for an illegal pitch and Ginepra scored on a base hit by Kloey Cardillo.
The Lady Crimson Tide added two more runs in the second frame on the strength of a two-run homer by Diana Concannon with Nalani Marinez, who had singled, on board.
Everett then put the game away with a five-run outburst in the fourth. Three base hits by Marinez, Concannon, and Erin Bessler produced one run and a round tripper by Uga cleared the bases. The Lady Crimson Tide tacked on another to make it 9-0 when Ginepra walked, stole second, and strode home on an RBI base hit by Talia Riccioli.
Somerville finally broke through to tally two runs in the fifth, but some fine defense by Everett resulted in two Somerville runners being thrown out at the plate to quell the rally.
Everett piled on four markers in the fifth. A triple by Marinez and three consecutive walks to Concannon, Bessler, and Uga forced Marinez home. A big double by Ginepra rescued two more Everett runners,Concannon and Bessler, and a base hit by Powers brought in Uga.
The Lady Crimson Tide then ended matters in the sixth with a solo tally. Aholanny Soto walked with one out, took second on a passed ball, and scored on a Somerville error on a ball hit into the outfield by Uga.
EHS baseball team stands at 2-0 in GBL
The Everett High baseball team improved to 2-0 in the Greater Boston League
with a 7-0 blanking of Somerville last Wednesday.
A committee of three Crimson Tide pitchers — starter Jalil Marinez (three innings), middle reliever Marc Faia (three innings), and closer Jason Hennessey (one frame) — combined for the seven innings of shutout baseball.
At the plate, Bryan Bessler paced the EHS offense with three base hits. Marinez helped his own cause with two hits, including a double.
John Uga and Evan Reynolds came through with key base hits that delivered two RBI each. Freshman Alex Brown joined the RBI-hit parade with a single that drove in a run.
The triumph gave coach Joe Lento’s crew sole possession of first place in the GBL going into this past Monday’s key encounter with Medford, which stood at 1-1 in the GBL and tied with Malden for second spot in the league.
The Crimson Tide overall stand at 3-5 on the season after Friday’s 7-0 loss to Bishop Fenwick. Everett managed only two base hits, both from the bat of Monte Mack.
Lento and his squad travel to Revere Friday and then play cross-town rival Pope John High Saturday morning. Everett returns home Monday to host Malden under the lights at Glendale at 7:00.