By Lorenzo Recupero
Following back-to-back losses to Revere and Lynn Classical, the Crimson Tide are back on track after snapping the losing streak with a convincing, 11-5, victory over Somerville Monday afternoon at Glendale Park.
Led by senior pitcher Jared Corbett, who picked up his first W of the year, the Crimson Tide knocked-off their league rival for the second time of the season.
Somerville’s pitchers never got their footing and the Crimson Tide (4-7) batters took advantage of it, providing the cushion needed with a 7 run first inning. The bullpen held up the rest of the way.
And with just 9 games left in the regular season, head coach Joe Lento Jr. knows the Tide must play error free baseball if they’re going to snag the six more wins it’ll take to reach the postseason.
“We have to take advantage of all the opportunities,” said Lento. “We can beat just about anyone left on our schedule, but it just depends on which team of ours shows up to play,” said Lento.
The Crimson Tide have missed out on the playoffs the last two years, but coach Lento is preaching a three-part system that could turn the tide back in their favor.
“We must minimize our mistakes [if we are going to make the playoffs], we have to make them earn it, can’t give away free runs,” said Lento. “I preach to the team our three keys before each game: consistent pitching with no freebies, no walks or errors, and timely hitting,” said Lento.
Coach Lento and the Tide will wrap-up a four-game week with three straight road games against Peabody, Lynn English, and Salem High School.