EHS SPORTS ROUNDUP

by Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide’s postseason slate included the baseball and softball teams, but both went down in defeat during the first round of the MIAA D.1 north tournament last week.

The dual loss brings a close to the 2019 spring sports season at Everett High School.

Softball

The Lady Tide (12-9) had a fantastic year on the mound behind the starting duo of freshman Celeste Fuccillo and junior Ariana Garay, but a lack of hitting in vital situations led the team to falter during the postseason as they fell, 9-2, to Woburn High School in the first round of the playoffs.

“We got our bats on the ball, but just hit it directly to people,” said EHS head coach Stacy Schiavo after being bounced from the playoffs by Woburn HS. “We had ups and downs this season, but I will say I’m proud of all our girls for their accomplishments this season both on and off the field,” said Schiavo as her season came to a close.

The good news for the Lady Tide: They graduate just one starter, senior captain Kaylee Nearen.

The lack of a roster turnover allows the team to pick up right where they left off next season. Another year of experience for a playoff roster should bode well for the team next year.

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Playoff Worthy

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide baseball team found themselves in a playoff situation before the postseason ever started, as they competed in a win-or-go-home scenario at Glendale Park on Monday against Winchester.

They didn’t make it easy on themselves, either. A fielder’s choice by Greg Reed in the bottom of the seventh inning clinched the, 3-2, win and the team’s first visit to the postseason in three years.

Assistant coach Joe Lento Sr. could only describe picking up the victory in one word.

“Lucky,” said Lento, who admitted his team “just could not get anything going” when up to bat. Inconsistencies in the bullpen and at the plate led to a seesaw like season that was filled with plenty highs and lows, but in the end the Tide were able to pick up the must-win game against Winchester for their 10th victory, the exact number to clinch an MIAA division 1 playoff berth.

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