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Patriots open season with split vs. Lynn teams

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  Facing both the Lynn Classical Rams and Lynn English Bulldogs on back-to-back days at home to open the 2022 season, the Revere High School baseball team lost a close one in the opener and regrouped with a win the next day. After struggling to get much going offensively in a 3-1 loss to the Rams on Monday, the Patriots came alive with the bats to produce a 6-2 victory against the Bulldogs on Tuesday.

  Head Coach Mike Manning called Tuesday’s effort a “nice bounce back win,” as Revere benefited from a complete-game, seven-inning performance from starting pitcher Kyle Cummings, a sophomore. Cummings struck out 12 batters and allowed just one earned run on five hits. On offense, sophomore Andrew Leone smacked two hits and drove in two. Fellow sophomore Ollie Svendsen launched two sacrifice flies to bring home two more runs in the victory.

  The 1-1 Patriots are scheduled to participate in their third consecutive Greater Boston League (GBL) clash next Monday, April 11, at Medford.

  In Monday’s season-opening defeat to Classical, Revere drew first blood when a long double to left field off the bat of Max Doucette led to a run in the bottom of the third inning. That run gave the Patriots a 1-0 lead after three frames.

  The visiting Rams were able to battle back with three unanswered tallies to exit with the victory. Overall, Revere was kept pretty quiet on offense, but the pitching performed well in the losing cause. Starter Giancarlo Miro hurled three scoreless frames, and Chris Cassidy and Domenic Boudreau combined to work four strong innings in relief. Leone also collected two hits.

  The Patriots are on the road for a busy schedule of games early next week. After Monday’s game at Medford, they play their first non-league contest at Swampscott next Tuesday, April 12. Revere completes the trifecta with a league game at Chelsea on Wednesday, April 13.

Revere pitcher Giancarlo Miro hurled three scoreless innings in his opening-day start on Monday against Lynn Classical. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps)
Revere’s Max Doucette followed his long double to left field in Monday’s season opener at Revere High School.
Revere first baseman Domenic Boudreau planted the tag on a Lynn Classical baserunner during this pickoff attempt on Monday.

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