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Sachems baseball team keeps performing

The Saugus baseball team is hanging in there at 6-7 after an exciting week. On Monday, they went toe-to-toe with Danvers over nine innings before the game was postponed until next Tuesday due to darkness with the score tied 1-1. Then, on Wednesday, the Sachems sent a message to their former coach, Stephen Freker, who now leads Malden, in a 14-1 rout.

“There’s no hard feelings at all, I think we were just up for the game,” said Saugus coach Joe Luis, who replaced Freker. “Coach Freker has been very generous, he said ‘hi’ to all the guys before the game … I think the kids just wanted to show him that they kept on working hard, kept on playing, just like he taught them.”

The difference against the Golden Tornadoes was the first inning, as Saugus scored nine runs. Five of the first six Sachems batters singled. Saugus had 13 hits overall, plus three walks and a whole host of Malden fielding errors to further run up the score.

“Fourteen guys went to the plate in the first inning,” Luis said. “We just kept hitting it hard. Some errors kept the inning alive, but they were definitely ready to play against their former coach.”

Paul Stamatopoulos was three for three with three RBIs. Steve Ruggiero also had three RBIs on three hits, while Nick Descoli was two for three with three RBIs. Rounding it out was Pat McDonald, who was one for three with two RBIs.

Justin Horvarth pitched six innings, allowing just three hits and three walks. He struck out eight.

Todd Tringale came on in relief, giving up a run in the seventh inning. Malden had a lead-off double, then the runner got moved to third on a base hit and later scored.

Against Danvers, Jimmy Alcott pitched seven innings and allowed just one run. Tringale held the Falcons in relief in the eighth and ninth innings. At 7:30, the umpires called the game due to darkness.

Saugus has a busy week next week. They play Monday against Swampscott, finish the game against Danvers on Tuesday starting in the 10th inning, and then play Salem on Wednesday.

 

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