EHS baseball team routs Winthrop, 10-1
The Everett High baseball team earned its third win of the season with a 10-1 triumph over Winthrop last week at Glendale Park.
The Crimson Tide prove to be rude hosts to the visiting Vikings, scoring two runs in the opening inning and never looking back. Coach Joe Lento’s crew added solo markers in the third and fourth frames and then busted the game open with six runs in the fifth.
Senior right-hander Anthony McClain picked up his second win of the season, hurling six innings and allowing one run on three hits while fanning 11 enemy batters.
Junior Luis Concepcion came in from his usual centerfield spot to toss the seventh inning in which he struck out all three Winthrop batters he faced.
Concepcion led the Everett offensive attack with three hits, including a double, and two RBI. Senior third baseman Jason Hennessy went 3-for-3 with an RBI and junior catcher Jonathan Fitzgerald had two hits.
The Crimson Tide journeyed to Danvers Saturday for a make-up of Friday’s rain-out and dropped a 3-2 decision. The contest was the proverbial “one that got away.” Everett played well enough to win, but Danvers did just a bit more to earn the “W.”
Greg Reed, who had two hits on the day, delivered a two-run single in the third to provide a 2-0 advantage for the Tide, but Danvers chipped away with solo runs in the fourth and fifth to bring matters back to level.
Both of the Falcons’ runs came with two out rallies and in similar fashion. A walk, a stolen base, and a base hit accounted for the tally in the fourth. A bad-bounce single, a stolen base, and a base hit produced the marker in the fifth.
Everett had an opportunity to retake the lead in the sixth when Reed doubled, but was left stranded. Danvers then scored the winning tally in its half of the sixth on a misplayed fly ball that went for a double and a base hit.
Hennessey pitched a strong game for the Crimson Tide and deserved a better fate. Reed, Alex Brown, and Jared Corbett all had two hits for Everett.
Lento and his crew, who now are 3-6 on the season, play at Swampscott today (Wednesday) and will host Beverly Monday. They will trek to Marblehead next Wednesday.
EHS softball team defeats Malden, 13-10
The Everett High softball team outslugged Malden, its long-time chief rival from the former Greater Boston League, to earn a 13-10 victory between the now-members of the Northeastern Conference last week.
The Lady Crimson Tide started the contest in fast and furious fashion, batting through the lineup to produce five runs. Kloey Cardillo led off with a single, moved to second on a hit by Ariana Garay, and scored on a base hit into the outfield by Maddy Duraes.
After Maddy Smith reached first on a fielder’s choice, with two outs Izzy Bourouis lashed a double for two RBI. Lexi Bartolomeo duplicated that feat with another two-bagger, bringing in Bourouis.
Ashley Fitzgerald singled into outfield, knocking in Bartolomeo, and Veronica Bento singled into the outfield. That brought up Cardillo with runners at second and third, but Kloey popped up to end the inning.
Malden got one back in its first, but the Lady Crimson Tide went back on the attack in the second. Ariana Garay beat out a grounder to first. Maddy Duraes hit a double into the outfield, moving Ariana to third. Garay then scored on a double by Maddy Smith for a 6-1 Everett lead.
The Everett defense shone in the Malden second when EHS catcher Kaylee Nearen picked off a Lady Golden Tornado at first base with a throw to Lexi Bartolomeo.
“This was a great play,” said EHS head coach Stacy Poste. “Kaylee and Lexi have been working on this and Kaylee is not afraid to throw it down.’
Everett added to its lead in the third on RBI hits by Duraes and Nearen. The Lady Crimson Tide defense made another nice play in the bottom of the frame when a Malden runner, who was tagging up on a fly ball to right, was thrown out at third by Duraes, who had taken the relay.
The Everett bats continued to sizzle in the fourth. Izza Bourouis started the inning with a triple and scored on single into the outfield by Lexi. Lexi moved to second on a single into the outfield by Ashley Fitzgerald. With runners at first and second and two out, Ariana Garay singled into the outfield knocking in Bartolomeo.
The Everett fifth saw Nearen belt a triple over the centerfielder and score on double by Bourouis. After Izza moved to third on a ground out, she scored on a base hit by Garay.
The Lady Crimson Tide scored their final run in the seventh on a triple by Cardillo and an RBI hit by Garay.
“This was a great game played by both teams,” said Poste. “However, I think we got a little too comfortable and Malden took advantage of it. They started to half swing, allowing the ball to drop behind our infield. We always have a bad inning and this almost caught up to us. After their sixth inning (when Malden drew within 12-10), we knew we had to hold Malden in the seventh. We had two outs, then allowed two runners to reach second and third with their clean-up hitter at bat. But Maddy Duraes made the play at shortstop and fired over to first for the last out.”
Leading the Everett offense were:
Kloey Cardillo- 3 for 5 ( 2 singles, 1 triple)
Ariana Garay 5 for 6 (5 singles, 2 RBIs)
Maddy Duraes 4 for 6 (3 singles, 1 double, 1 RBI)
Izza Bourouis 3 for 5 ( 1 single, 1 double, 1 triple, 3 RBIs)
Ashley Fitgerald 4 for 5 (4 singles, 2 RBIs)
Ariana Garay pitched all seven innings to earn the win.
On Saturday the Lady Crimson Tide dropped a 9-1 decision to perennial NEC power Danvers. A home run by Bartolomeo proved to the lone highlight for Everett.
Everett made some great plays but unfortunately, our bats were not there. “The Danvers pitcher was the best we have faced this season with speed,” noted Poste. “We were indoors the days before with the pitching machine cranked up to 60/62, but it is a lot different facing a live pitcher.”
Poste and her crew are scheduled to host Swampscott today (Wednesday) and Mt. Alvernia on Friday. They will trek to Beverly on Monday and entertain Marblehead next Wednesday.