By Lorenzo Recupero
It took 6 innings and twelve runs scored in the regular-season finale against rival Somerville Thursday for Everett to snag a piece of the Greater Boston League Championship.
With the 12-0 shutout powered by standout senior pitcher Celeste Fuccillo (6 Ks), the Lady Tide improved to 16-4 overall (12-2 league record), earning a share of the 2022 GBL Championship with Lynn Classical, a team that has beaten them to the title several times in recent years.
Kristi Skane and Alexa Uga Lifted the Tide offensively in the decisive win that was cut short via mercy rule in the sixth in- ning. Skane pitched in 3 hits, including an RBI double and a run scored, and Alexa Uga drove-in two runs on two hits.
“We Were a little flat in the beginning with hitting,” said EHS head coach Stacy Schiavo, who saw her team overwhelm Somerville with 7 runs on 6 hits in the final frame. “We finally adjusted to the slower ball speed they were used to seeing and finally started hitting,” said Schiavo.
Schiavo and the Lady Tide look to keep the hot hitting alive in the postseason as they secured a spot in the MIAA tournament but are still awaiting an opponent. The MIAA will announce tourney pairings on June 1.