EHS softball ends season with 19-7 win
The Everett High softball team ended its 2017 season on an upMISCbeat note with a 19-7 victory over Malden on the holiday last Monday.
The Lady Crimson Tide took command from the outset, jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the opening inning. A double by Maddy Duraes to score Sam Uga (who herself had doubled), a bases-loaded double by Kaylee Nearen to bring in a pair of teammates, and another two-run two-bagger by Lyanna Arrington accounted for the EHS run production.
Nalani Marinez brought in two teammates with a double in the fourth and in the fifth, a triple by Haley Powers and another double by Nearen both accounted for a pair of ribbies.
Ariana Garay earned the win, tossing four innings and allowing just two earned runs on four hits. Freshman Veronica Bento pitched the last three frames for the Lady Crimson Tide.
“We ended the season at 8-12, which is not what we had hoped for,” said EHS head coach Stacy Poste. “We had to adjust a few positions, moving a freshman pitcher into position. Ariana Garay did a great job for the team coming in after the third game. She got stronger as the season went on.
“Unfortunately, in our new league, the Northeastern Conference, we only got to play each team once, and I know there are a few teams we could have beaten if we had played them later in the season,” added Poste.
Many of the Lady Crimson Tide will be playing in summer and fall teams to prepare for next year.
Graduating seniors are Lyanna Arrington and Diana Concannon, who will be attending Regis College; Hailey Powers, who will be attending Curry College; and Samantha Uga, who will be attending Salem State University.