The Revere Cardinals, a youth Major League Baseball team, and the Patriettes, a youth Major League Softball team, won the championship, playing for the first time on the mound together last Wednesday night at Griswold Field.
“We won the final game of the championship series 9 to 1,” Cardinals Head Coach Shawn Vetere said. “Our team played great defense; everyone hit – they are smart on the base path, and they all possess the passion to play.”
Vetere said it was sad to see the season end, because all of the 12-year-olds are aging out. He will miss coaching each of them, individually and as a group.
Patriettes Head Coach Corrie O’Neil said they’re so proud of her team.
“The Patriettes lost a few key players last year, and this team stepped up to prove themselves. They are a very young team with four 9-year-olds, but the 12-year-olds did a fantastic job of taking the younger girls under their wings and supporting them every step of the way,” according to coaches O’Neil and Colleen Fortin.
“The girls’ dedication, and commitment to hard work is unmatched,” O’Neil said. “We’re so proud of this amazing group of girls, and so thankful for their wonderful/dedicated parents, who do such a great job of making sure they’re at practices and games.”
She added they will miss their 12-year-olds, and can’t wait to see what they do as they move on, adding they can’t wait to see how the younger girls continue to grow and improve each year.
The Pitch, Hit and Run will be on the mound this Saturday at noon.