By Lorenzo Recupero
Everett High School’s softball squad is heating up early, and picking up wins behind big at-bats and hits by the plenty.
The Lady Tide opened the season with only one win to go with three losses, but they’ve since turned the table while picking up two more wins along the way.
With a, 12-7, win over Salem and a, 13-10, win over Peabody the team now sits at 3-4 overall.
The key to the success has been the ability to get bat to ball and bring in the runs.
Over the span of their three victories, the team put up 37 runs scored (12.33 per game), including 19 hits in the latest win over Malden High School.
Spearheading the effort at the plate is senior Izza Bourouis, who according to head coach Stacy Schiavo has improved greatly since last season, currently besting her batting average from this time last season. She went 3 for 5 (single, double, triple) with 3 RBI in the win against Malden.
“[Izza) has really come around with her hitting this year,” said Schiavo, who noted her team’s overall prowess at the plate has improved this season, helping the team overcome giving up runs off errors defensively.
“I think we got little too comfortable [against Malden] and they took advantage of it,” said Schiavo of her team letting up 10 runs in the win over Malden due to errors and shaky innings.
“We always have a bad inning and this almost caught up to us,” said coach Schiavo of the team’s knack for making mistakes in the season’s early going.
The Crimson Tide will hit the diamond and look to once again heat up their bats on Friday, April 27 as they play host to Danvers High School at 6:30PM.