Everett faces Revere, Charlestown next Wednesday, Friday during school vacation week
After dropping the first game of the year to host Malden on April 3, 14-4, the Everett High School baseball team (1-2) broke into the win column against visiting Chelsea in the home opener two days later at Glendale Park, 15-3.
Nordeivy Santana secured the win after going five innings on the mound. He gave up just two earned runs, while striking out 10. Santana also helped his own cause offensively with a two-run homerun. He also knocked in two more runs to account for a total of four in the game.
Alex Velasco ended up pacing the attack with three hits. He just missed hitting for the cycle after producing a single, double and triple that kept rallies alive against the Red Devils.
“It was nice to get into the win column after the tough loss to Malden on opening day,” said coach Joel Levine afterwards.
Beginning a new week after the Easter break, the Lynn Classical Rams shutdown the Tide, 10-0.
Starting pitcher Matt Turilli suffered the loss for the Tide after going five innings and giving up five earned runs.
“Matt threw the ball well, but early on in the game our defense wasn’t able to help him out with some makeable plays,” said Levine. “We kicked the ball around throughout the first three innings, and also allowed the leadoff batter to get on, instead of recording the first out. But we tightened things up as the game wore on, and played very well on defense for the remainder of the game.
“We had some good at-bats in this game, but we really need to limit our strikeouts,” added Levine. “Good things will eventually happen for us as long as we put the ball in play, but that was not the case in this game against Lynn Classical, where we had 10 strikeouts as a team.”
David Saia and Alex Lara were the Tide offensive leaders against the Rams.
After taking on Lynn English on April 12 after press deadline, the local nine has a week off before entertaining Revere at Glendale during spring vacation week on Wednesday, April 19, starting at 10 a.m. The Everett boys will then head to Charlestown to go up against the Townies two days later at 11 a.m. They will return to a normal afternoon schedule against host Medford at Playstead Park on Monday, April 24, starting at 4:15 p.m. Two days later, they will be at Malden for a 4 p.m. game versus the Golden Tornadoes.