After suffering a rough loss at Pentucket two days earlier, the Saugus High School softball team rebounded with a clutch 3-2 victory at Masconomet on Wednesday. The victory upped the Sachems’ record to 7-5 overall, having won three of their last four games.
The host Chieftains jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning before Saugus was able to chip away with three and come away with the triumph. Pitcher Fallon Millerick held Masco scoreless over the last six innings to help lead the Sachems to their seventh win.
Wednesday’s victory was a big lift for Saugus, which endured a 17-1 loss on Monday at Pentucket. Three weeks ago, the Sachems staged a dramatic 9-8 comeback win over Pentucket at home, but Monday’s contest was one the Sachems were determined to put behind them.
The offense came to life in a 13-0 mercy-rule win over Salem last Friday at home. Millerick hurled the shutout by allowing just five hits. She also helped her own cause with the bat by belting two hits and driving in two.
Several Saugus players had solid offensive efforts in the Salem win. Ryann Moloney bashed three hits, including a triple, and had five RBIs. Felicia Reppucci and Gianna Costa combined for five hits and four RBIs, and Kaitlyn Pugh, Devaney Millerick and Bella Natalucci had a collective six hits.
Saugus has a busy schedule of makeup games moving forward. They played host to Peabody on Thursday, travel to Melrose on Sunday, May 15, hit the road for a rematch against Salem on Monday, May 16, and then take on Swampscott away on Tuesday, May 17.