THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, May 31, 2019 Page 17 Patriots softball team clinches state tourney berth with win over Malden By Joe Mitchell T he Revere High School softball team (10-9) is in the state tournament after its 13-9 victory over Malden last week, but Coach Joe Ciccarello remains concerned about his squad’s overall persona. “The win over Malden didn’t come without some drama,” Ciccarello said. “We were leading, 10-2, and I thought we would end it that way. However, as we have been doing all year long, we gave up a bunch of runs in one inning and made it interesting.” But on a positive note, Eve Lescovitz and Julianna Raffa came through with some big hits, according to Ciccarello, to keep their teammates in command of the game. Senior Day, last Friday, didn’t go according to plan when Beverly came to town and ended up beating the local nine, 12-4. “We played well for six innings, once again, before Beverly scored seven runs in the top of the sixth inning to secure the win,” said Ciccarello. “We play well for so long, but just can’t finish games,” added the veteran coach. It was also the same old story against non-league Newton South on Monday afternoon, May 27. The Pats were winning, 7-1, but once again they had trouble maintaining the advantage in the sixth. Newton South scored nine runs in the home half of the frame to end up winning the game, 10-7. “This is insane. We played really well again for five innings, and then make a folly of errors and bad plays once things go south,” said a frustrated Ciccarello. “We just seem to lose focus and develop bad body language when things get tough. No one can step up and stop the bleeding.” “It’s tough to expect a turnaround, but we do have the talent to do it. It’s just a matter of focusing on the entire game,” added Ciccarello. The Revere girls have one more regular season game left, and it’s against non-league Austin Prep this Saturday, June 1, at home, beginning at 10 a.m. It will certainly be a good tune-up for the postseason, and another opportunity to straighten out their late game missteps. The MIAA will announce the state tournament pairings on Tuesday, June 4, and the Patriots will begin the second season no earlier than Wednesday. Check out www.miaa.net on Tuesday night for the complete list of the tournament pairings. Baseball Pats wind down the season with wins over Malden, Somerville By Joe Mitchell The Revere boys, like their T he Revere High School baseball team (5-11 in the Northeastern Conference, 7-12 overall) is wrapping up the season on a positive note after beating Malden (8-5) and Somerville (10-2) this past week, while losing just once to non-league Woburn Monday afternoon, 6-2. The Pats took on host Boston Latin May 30 after press deadline to complete another campaign under the direction of coach Mike Manning. If they defeated Latin, they would have exceeded last year’s mark, while at least accomplishing one of their preseason goals. peers, always have the state tournament in sight every year, but for coach Manning if that wasn’t realistic he wanted them to at least surpass the previous year’s win total, and a victory yesterday would have done that. Next spring, they will be a part of the new Greater Boston League, along with Medford, Malden, Somerville and Everett. In a prior incarnation, Revere was a major player in the GBL that ceased to exist when it merged with the NEC a couple of years ago. Jonathan Murphy, Jeremy Giron and E.J. Leone will be counted on to lead Revere students earn BC High School Honors he following students at Boston College High School received honors: Robert Graf (2019), Honors; Leandro Depinho (2020), Honors; Jason Bbosa (2022), High Honors; Eyan Palencia (2022), Honors; Sebastian Zapata-Ochoa (2022), High Honors. For High Honors an upperclassman needs a 3.8 GPA and a freshman needs a 3.6 GPA. For Honors an upperclassman needs a 3.2 GPA and a freshman needs a 3.16 GPA. Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, collegepreparatory school for young men founded in 1863. The school enrolls approximately 1,500 students from more than 100 communities in eastern Massachusetts. 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. www.reverealuminumwindow.com T next year’s group in the new league. Ironically, all five conference wins occurred against the clubs that will be moving over to the GBL for the 2019-2020 school year, with two wins against the Golden Tornadoes leading the way. Revere also defeated both East Boston and Greater Lawrence to round out its victories this year going into the Latin contest. Check out next week’s Advocate for a recap on the team’s season, plus a look ahead to 2020. ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS....Nicely located and maintained 6+ room Cape Cod style home features fireplace living room, formal dining room, updated kitchen leading to enclosed sunroom for summer enjoyment, 1st floor bedroom, large master bedroom on second floor, office or 3rd bedroom (no closet), hardwood flooring, finished lower level with spacious playroom with built-ins, updated windows and heat, level yard with storage shed, conveniently located between Cliftondale Square and Saugus Center on dead-end street. Great home, Great yard, Great condition - pictures perfect home! 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