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Patriots edge Somerville in regular season finale

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In a contest that seemed befitting of a lot of games this season for the Revere High School baseball team, the Patriots pulled out a close 4-2 victory at Somerville on Wednesday. It was the regular season finale, and the Patriots wait to find out their seeding and opponent in the opening round of the Div. I state tournament. The victory left Revere with a 13-7 overall record and an 11-3 mark in the Greater Boston League. The Patriots tied for third in the league standings.

Wednesday’s triumph was an even affair at 2-2 through six innings before Kyle Cummings slammed a double that brought home two runs in the top of the seventh to give Revere a 4-2 lead and eventually the W. Captains Chris Cassidy and Mike Popp combined to pitch the seven innings for the win with Cassidy earning the victory. None of Somerville’s runs were earned and the twosome combined to give up just three hits.

The week got off to a difficult start for Revere when it lost to Boston Latin on Monday. Despite two hits from Giancarlo Miro, a double and an RBI from Bobby O’Brien and single hits from Popp (triple) and Cummings, the Patriots fell by a 7-1 count. The team was right back at it Tuesday against Chelsea and the Patriots defeated the Red Devils, 14-4.

Last Friday, Revere collected another important league win by knocking off Medford 11-2 at home. Head Coach Mike Manning called it a “good team win” with Sal DeAngelis and Cassidy leading the way offensively. DeAngelis drove in six runs with four base hits while Cassidy swatted three hits and came away with four RBI. Also contributing with the bats were Popp, Cummings, Juan Londono and O’Brien. Ollie Svendsen ended up earning the win on the mound. He was aided by fellow pitchers Brendan Sack, who started the game, and Pat Keefe.

Chris Cassidy belted three hits and drove in four in last Friday’s win over Medford.
Ollie Svendsen ended up with the pitching victory in last Friday’s 11-2 league triumph over Medford.

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