THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 10, 2019 Page 11 Softball: Loss to Magicians snaps modest win streak By Greg Phipps H overing around the .500 mark for most of the first half of the season, the Saugus High School softball team was on a minor roll after winning two straight by a combined 15-5 margin. Back-to-back victories over Medford (6-3) last Friday and Lynn Classical (9-2) on Monday had the Sachems in a position to go three games over the even mark entering Tuesday’s Northeastern Conference home tilt against the Marblehead Magicians at Belmonte Middle School. But in a rain-shortened contest that was called after six innings, the Sachems managed just one run against Marblehead pitcher Lauren Donovan. Meanwhile, the Magicians struck for six runs off Saugus ace Caitlyn Wood in an eventual 6-1 triumph for the visitors. Ashley Shaw drove in the Saugus run with a base hit, and Alexa Ferraro socked two hits in the losing cause. The defeat dropped Saugus to 6-5 on the season with two more games on tap this week against Gloucester and Danvers. In Monday’s victory over Lynn Classical, Wood struck out seven batters and surrendered eight hits. She also helped her cause offensively with a tworun hit. Cat Schena brought in three runs by smacking two hits, and Ferraro produced a two-RBI hit. Nystasia Rowe had two hits and an RBI as well. Saugus head coach Steve Almquist noted to the press afterward that his squad seemed to be developing a stronger belief in itself coming off a second-straight win. “I’m extremely proud of the kids. I think they’re starting to play with SOFTBALL | SEE PAGE 12 J& Shortstop Alessia Salzillo applies a late tag at second base during Tuesday’s Northeastern Conference clash against Marblehead at Belmonte Middle School. (Advocate Photos by Greg Phipps) 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. WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today!

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