Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, May 3, 2019 Softball Pats bounce back to beat Somerville, Malden after dropping close decision to undefeated Medford By Joe Mitchell T he Revere High School softball team (5-2 overall, 4-2 in the Northeastern Conference) took care of business against Somerville to the tune of 5-0, only to lose another heartbreaker, this time to Medford by a 4-3 count. Olivia McManus pitched well to earn the shutout against the Highlanders, while the defense supported her quite nicely, according to Coach Joe Ciccarello. At the plate, Alexis Iacoviello was credited with a two-run double to help pace the off ensive attack. “We were smart on the bases and hit the ball hard,” added Ciccarello. But Medford was another story. To be fair, though, the SKATING CENTER www.Roller-World.com | 781-231-1111 ATM on site Located adjacent to Honey Baked Ham in Saugus Plaza, South Bound Route 1 MBTA Bus Route 429 FREE WI-FI - 2 WIDE SCREEN TV’S FULLY AIR CONDITIONED Fall-Winter Skating Schedule ATTENTION! Sunday Monday Tuesday 12-8 p.m. $7.50 Private Parties 7:30-10:30 p.m. $8.50 Adult Night Friday Saturday Wednesday & Thursday 3-11 p.m. $7.50 Private Parties Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 12-11 p.m. $7.50 Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 Inline Skate Rentals $3 - additional Roller skate rentals included in all prices. Birthday & Private Parties Available School & PTO GROUPS Win a trip for 2 to Las Vegas Bellagio Hotel Jet Blue Air 5 days / 4 nights Your school PTO can        for your group. Call for details. BIRTHDAY PARTIES $11.50/Person, min. of 10 kids. Price includes Adm. + Roller Skates. Cake, soda, paper goods, 20 tokens for birthday person plus 100 Redemption Tickets and a gift from Roller World. in one of our private BP Rooms. Mustangs are perfect in the Northeastern Conference. Off ering no excuses, Ciccarello was pleased that his team came alive late in the game, but he would have liked a better start. “We came out fl at and let up an unearned run in each of the fi rst three innings,” he said. “We came alive in the sixth and scored three to tie up the game, but it could have been more as a result of Medford getting out of a basesloaded jam.” The Mustangs didn’t waste the opportunity when they scored the game-winner in the home half of the seventh. Adrianna Fusco pitched great for the Patriots late in the game in relief, according to Ciccarello. “What we’ve seen is that it is vital for us to get off to a fast start,” Ciccarello said. “We give up too many runs early on to teams, and then fi nd ourselves chasing. We have to get going from the start to beat the good teams.” The Patriots bounced right back to shut down Malden, 15-0, on May 1. They will now be hosting Beverly on Friday afternoon, before hitting the road for Marblehead on Monday and Everett on Wednesday in a couple of more conference battles. Baseball Pats come back to defeat Malden to end marathon stretch of games in style By Joe Mitchell evere High School baseball coach Mike Manning could use the inclement weather as a built-in excuse for the sub-.500 record to date (4-6 overall, 2-5 in the Northeastern Conference), but he doesn’t. But he did say playing four games in fi ve days this past week definitely affected the pitching staff . “It’s diffi cult to string enough R pitching together to play all of those games in a short period of time,” he said. But the good news is that it appears as a team the Patriots are playing better baseball, especially in Wednesday Aluminum Everett er 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 61 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. We must be doing something right!” Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! family since 1958 • 60 •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Vinyl Siding ears! •Free Estimates •Fully Licensed •Roofng •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roo ng ng • Fully Insured •• Replacement Windows Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! Everett Aluminum night’s 8-4 come-from-behind win against Malden at Malden Catholic. Sophomore Richard DiMarzo started his fi rst varsity game on the mound against those Golden Tornadoes, and he allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits and six walks in four innings. He also whiff ed one batter along the way. Senior captain Matt Cravotta fi nished up in relief to secure the win, going three innings and issuing just two walks and one hit while fanning six. “We played great defense in this game behind both pitchers,” said Manning. “It was spot-on.” BASEBALL | SEE PAGE 16 Spring!

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