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Cardinals and Patriettes win youth baseball/softball championship titles, for the first time on the same mound

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.

Thirteen-year-olds Gianna Chiodi, Chloe O’Neil and Kaylee Sjursen are Cardinals players who are aging out of the program. They won 20-3 against the Titans last Wednesday night at Griswold Field.
Patriettes: For the first time in the program’s history, the girls and boys played the championship game the same night last Wednesday at Griswold Field. Pictured from left to right: Head Coach Corrie O’Neil, ZiZi Kalliavas, Gianna Chiodi, Kaylee Sjursen, Melania Bartalini, Valentina Ramos and Colleen Fortin; bottom row: Nini De Jesus, Ava Teebagy, Chloe O’Neil, Kali O’Neil and Keaira Perry.
The Cardinals celebrated their win by throwing their caps into the air after last Wednesday’s championship game at Griswold Field.
The Revere Major League Baseball Cardinals are undefeated at 16-0. Pictured from left to right: Matthew Morgan, Valentina Cruz, Cameron Cinelli, MJ Guida, Zachary Ward, Anthony Capolino, Jordan Godino, George Papalambros and Nicholas Young.
Sisters Kali and Chloe O’Neil with Patriettes Head Coach Corrie O’Neil; as a coach, O’Neil has won seven championships from 2002 to 2022.
Cardinals’ coaches congratulated their players who will be too old to play next season. Players, pictured from left to right: Zachary Ward, MJ Guida, George Papalambros and kneeling is Cameron Cinelli with Coach Michael Guida and Head Coach Shawn Vetere.
The Cardinals were crowned champions last week.

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