By Greg Phipps
The Saugus High School baseball team went through a rebuilding season of sorts this spring, finishing with a 4-16 record. But with a few different twists of fate, the young Sachems may have possibly made the playoffs. They lost numerous close games, including several contests where they held late leads.
Saugus did emerge victorious in three of its final four games to end the campaign on a positive note and set a promising tone for next spring. One player who won’t be a part of next year’s regrouping is senior infielder/pitcher Cam Soroko, who was the lone Sachem named to this year’s Northeastern Conference all-star team.
Soroko was selected to represent the all-star squad as a pitcher. He led the Sachems with a 1.66 earned run average. He hurled 38 innings, had a 1-2 record and fanned 54 batters. He gave up just 24 hits. When not on the mound, Soroko played the shortstop position. He was the team’s top hitter with a .365 average.