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Patriots inch closer to playoff berth

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  With its sights set on another postseason berth this spring, the Revere High School baseball team took two major steps toward accomplishing that objective with Greater Boston League wins over Malden last Wednesday and Everett on Monday. The victories lifted Revere to 8-7 overall on the season as of early this week, just two wins away from clinching a spot in the state tournament.

  The Patriots hosted league foe Somerville on Wednesday and have a home game against league rival Lynn English today (May 19). On Wednesday, Head Coach Mike Manning and his squad were looking to avenge a 5-1 loss to the Highlanders earlier this season. On Friday, the Patriots will be seeking some revenge on the Bulldogs as well. English edged Revere in a high-scoring 10-9 contest back in April.

  Last Wednesday, ace starter Kyle Cummings was at his best, as he held Malden to just one hit in five innings of work. Cummings aided his own cause with the bat by going 3-for-3 with a double and driving in two runs in a 10-0 mercy-rule victory.

  Sophomore Brendan Sack drove in three runs and smacked two hits. Giancarlo Miro drilled two hits, including a two-bagger, and had two RBIs, and freshman Dom Bellia doubled and finished with two RBIs. Seniors Dom Boudreau and Chris Cassidy contributed by scoring a combined three runs and reaching base four times. Ollie Svendsen added a hit and a run batted in.

  Revere followed up last Wednesday’s offensive output with another high run total against Everett on Monday at home. This time the triumph didn’t come quite so easily, as the Patriots edged out a close 9-7 conquest. Revere defeated the neighboring rival Crimson Tide by an 8-2 count back in April.

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