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Sachems softball climbs above .500

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  Having seen both of its scheduled games postponed due to weather earlier this week, the Saugus High School softball team has managed to climb above the .500 mark. That happened with a convincing 16-4 five-inning victory at Winthrop last Friday.

  It was the second mercy-rule win for the Sachems over the Vikings this season. Saugus defeated Winthrop, 15-3 in the season opener in another five-inning affair. Last Friday’s contest featured big offensive outings from Devaney Millerick, Felicia Reppucci, and Taylor Deleidi, who each socked three hits.

  The threesome each drove in two runs as well. Nicolette Costa and Paige Hogan also had base hits in the win. For Hogan, it was her first varsity hit.  Starting pitcher Fallon Millerick continued to do yeoman work on the mound, going the distance once again for her fourth win of the season. She allowed seven hits and struck out five batters.

  The Sachems, who sit at 5-4 overall on the season, received an unexpected layoff with two postponements this week, including a scheduled contest at Marblehead on Wednesday. That game has been rescheduled for May 27.

  Meanwhile, the Sachems host Salem on Friday and travel for games at Pentucket next Monday, May 9, and Masconomet next Wednesday, May 11. The Sachems staged a huge comeback win over Pentucket earlier this season.

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Saugus’s Felicia Reppucci finished with three hits and two RBI in last week’s victory at Winthrop.

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