THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, May 10, 2019 Page 17 E.J. Leone’s one-hit gem propels the baseball Pats past Everett to secure fifth win By Joe Mitchell he Revere High School baseball team, behind junior pitcher E.J. Leone’s complete game one-hitter, shut down Everett Wednesday afternoon, May 8, 5-0. As a result of the win, the Patriots are now 5-7 overall, 3-5 in the Northeastern Conference South Division. Leone also issued zero T walks while striking out seven. He’s now 2-2 on the season with one save. His other triumph was also a shutout, and it was against Medford, when he pitched the first five innings en route to a 10-0 rout. “[Leone] is a very talented pitcher who’s effective because he limits his walks,” said Coach Mike Manning. Wednesday’s home game against the Crimson Tide was close until the fifth, when the local nine broke it open with four runs. They loaded the bases for Leone, who was then hit by a pitch to account for the first run of the frame. Then Matt Cravotta came up and belted a bases-clearing double, which virtually sealed the deal for his teammates. Calvin Boudreau singled in the third and methodically came around to score the first run of the game after a stolen base, fielder’s choice off the bat of Dave Guillama and finally a wild pitch. The Revere boys only had four hits in the game, but they made them all count to produce their fifth win of the year. The win came on the heels of a deceptively lopsided loss to Marblehead, 17-7, on May 6. It was a 7-6 game going into the fifth inning until the Headers broke it open. Each side had 13 hits, but Marblehead was able to take advantage of some sloppiness in the field to quickly turn this encounter into a rout. The Pats did defeat Malden last Friday, 8-3. They finished up the week against host Salem on May 9 (after press deadline). The Patriots will be playing three more games next week, starting with Lynn Classical at Lynn’s Fraser Field on Monday. They will then be facing host Medford on Wednesday, May 15, before coming home to take on Somerville on Friday. Both Medford and Somerville games will begin at 4 p.m. Lady Pats Softball look for a more consistent confident attitude as the second half begins By Joe Mitchell I t was simply a case of a tale of two games this week that epitomizes the season to date for the Revere High School softball team (6-4 overall, 3-3 in the Northeastern Conference South Division). It was all good against host Marblehead Monday afternoon. The Patriots jumped on the Headers early, and were able to sustain the lead to win the game, 6-3. Then, they went to Everett, and trailed the Crimson Tide, 3-0, something that hasn’t played out well in their favor so far in the early going. All three runs were unearned, and it took until the seventh inning for them to overcome the deficit with a more confident attitude. They were able to tie up the game, only to see host Everett win it with a run in the home half, 4-3. It’s a scenario that coach Joe Ciccarello wants to see them change, as the second half of the regular season schedule is about to begin. Coming off of a 13-7 campaign last year with five freshmen on the roster, much was expected from the Revere girls. “We’re lacking mental toughness right now to win the big games,” said Ciccarello. “Last year we had it, but so far this year we have had bad body language if things don’t go our way early on in games.” But when pushed to the brink against Everett, they responded with a comeback rally. Pinch-hitter Gianna Umanski ignited the uprising in the seventh with a single. Adrianna Fusco followed with another base hit. Eve Lescovitz knocked in Umanski with a double. After a groundout, Danielle Dion kept her teammates’ hopes alive with a bunt single to load the bases for Julianna Raffa, whose single tied the score at three. They could have had more, but a groundout and a strikeout curtailed the momentum rather quickly, and Everett took advantage to win the proceedings when they came to the plate. They immediately doubled and singled, before scoring the gamewinner when the lead runner on third beat the throw home on an infield grounder. “We have the talent and ability to turn it on, but it’s just not consistently happening,” said Ciccarello. The Marblehead game was a different story. The early season script once again played out perfectly, when Revere got up early, and had the confidence to stay in front. Olivia McMannus pitched a complete game, scattering five hits and two walks over seven innings, while fanning seven. www.reverealuminumwindow.com Fusco helped pace the offensive attack with five singles in as many at-bats, while scoring twice. Sonia Salazar belted a solo homerun over the centerfield fence at Marblehead. Lescovitz collected three singles. McMannus helped her own cause with a single and two RBI. Dion contributed two singles and two RBI to the winning cause. When they are the antiCeltics, Revere is tough to beat. “We’re not in a groove at this time, but there’s no excuse. We have to get more mature with better body language, and not get down on ourselves if we’re trailing early on in games,” said Ciccarello. The Pats hope to bring the attitude from the win over Marblehead to Friday’s home game against Salem at St. Mary’s Field, starting at 4 p.m. They will be at Lynn Classical to face the Rams Monday afternoon at the same time, as the second half of the season begins. J& S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. MULCH SALE! Discount Spring Special PICK-UP or DELIVERY AVAILABLE 617-389-1490 Premium Hemlock or Pitch Black BELOW WHOLESALE COSTS LANDSCAPERS WELCOME $43 yd. $38 yd.

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