Despite losing at East Boston last Saturday, the Revere High School baseball team was still very much in the thick of the playoff chase as of early this week with seven games left on the regular-season schedule. The Patriots hosted Malden on Wednesday and then resume action on Monday, May 15, when they host Greater Boston League rival Everett. Sporting a 6-7 overall record entering this week’s play, it’s likely that Head Coach Mike Manning and his team will need to chock up at least four more victories the rest of the way to ensure a place in the state postseason tournament.
The Patriots evened their record briefly at 6-6 last Wednesday when they traveled to league rival Medford and held on for a 2-1 win. Starting pitcher Chris Cassidy was dominant most of the way by hurling a perfect game through five innings before the Mustangs were able to get to him in the sixth. Kyle Cummings relieved Cassidy with two gone in the sixth and locked down the win by getting the final four outs. Revere’s solid and error-free performance in the field also played a key role in the league win.
In last Saturday’s loss to the East Boston Jets, Revere did score four times. Unfortunately, the Jets exploded for 10 on their way to a 10-4 victory.