• June 1 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Saugus Sports Round-up

    Saugus softball team ices Stoneham with playoffs on the horizon By Julian Cardillo   The Saugus softball team beat Stoneham, 9-3, on their senior day last Friday, honoring lone senior Brittney Sudanowicz en route to the 11th win of the season. Sudanowicz had a strong performance, coming up with an RBI double and a perfect night of fielding. “I can’t stress enough how much of a pleasure it has been coaching Brittney,” said Saugus coach Steve Almquist. “She helped shape the foundation of this program and epitomizes what high school athletics is all about … Brittney is a great student, leader, teammate and person, and she will be tremendously missed.…

  • May 11 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Saugus revels in win over former coach

    By Julian Cardillo   The Saugus baseball team has put together a number of memorable wins this season. But Wednesday night’s 9-5, come-from-behind victory against Malden was special in more ways than one. “Malden, that’s Steve Freker, Saugus’s old coach,” said Joe Luis – Saugus’s current and second-year coach. “I think the guys were really happy to see him again, though there was that added level of pride to show coach Freker that he did a good job coaching his old team.” Grant Rust, who was two for four on the day with three RBIs, was the spark plug for the Sachems offense. His RBI single in the first put…

  • April 6 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Saugus baseball team looks to season opener

    By Julian Cardillo   Spring weather has taken some time to show up, as evidenced by Friday’s rain and snowfall. But the plan is for the Saugus baseball team to open a new season on Monday against Everett. The Sachems, who ended 2017 with a 9-12 record, are working to build on their second-round exit in last year’s state tournament. “We’re a year wiser, and I think that experience will go a long way for us,” said Saugus coach Joe Luis. “It’s a mix of players, a lot of juniors though.” Spring Training consisted of scrimmages against area teams – when weather cooperated. On the preseason slate for the Sachems…

  • March 23 2018,  Saugus,  Saugus Sports,  Sports

    Saugus baseball looks to stay competitive in tough NEC

    By Julian Cardillo   Monday marked the first day of spring training for the Saugus baseball team, who open the season April 9 against Everett. The Sachems reached the second round of the state tournament last year with a 9-12 record and are looking for more this year. “We want to go further than that,” said coach Joe Luis. “This year we have five returning seniors and a lot of juniors, but just three returning starters.” Steve Pettenatti is in right field; Mike Mabee is a second; and Paul Stamatopoulos is in left field. “It’s a mixture this season, we’re relying on some juniors,” said Luis. Junior pitcher Todd Tringale…