In their second game of the season, the Saugus Sachems notched their first baseball victory of the 2023 campaign. It took a while to achieve win No. 2, precisely 15 games, but the team’s second triumph came to fruition on Monday against the Northeast Metro Tech Knights. In fact, Saugus’s first W came at home against these same Knights back in early April.
It took a comeback effort for Saugus in the first meeting between the two teams, but Monday’s game was a scoreless battle until the top of the fifth inning when the Sachems broke through with two runs. From there, Saugus would rally for five more in the sixth to pull away to a 7-0 victory.
As has been the case often this spring, Saugus’s pitching was solid enough. Three pitchers – Jordan Rodriguez (three innings), Cam Bernard (one frame) and Danny Zeitz (three innings) – combined to hurl the shutout. The trio teamed up for seven strikeouts and surrendered just three hits.
Offensively, Saugus collected 10 hits as a team. Nathan Soroko (three RBIs), Tyler Riley (two RBIs) and Bernard (two RBIs) each contributed two hits. One of Soroko’s hits was a two-bagger. Cam Soroko, Rodriguez, Shane Bourque and Javier Cruz-Fuentes had the other knocks, while Connor Bloom and Connor Kelleher each scored a run.
The victory left the Sachems with a 2-15 record. The team had three games remaining in the season as of early this week. Saugus played at Winthrop on Wednesday and hosts Swampscott in its final home game at World Series Park today (May 19). The season concludes with a tilt at Gloucester next Monday, May 22.