Sports 05-27-2015

May 28, 2015
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EHS softball team qualifies for State Tournament

Bessler, Uga lead Tide

to 1-0 win over Lowell

The Everett High softball team celebrated Senior Day in fitting fashion Monday afternoon at Glendale Park with a dramatic, walk-off, 1-0 victory over Lowell that qualified coach Stacy Poste’s Lady Crimson Tide for the state tournament.

Prior to the start of the contest, flowers were presented to the seniors — Sydnee Bessler, Adriana Maiani, Sophia Marchant, Mariana McCarthy, Talia Mirra, and Nicole Sylvester — their parents, and their grandmothers. Although the players and fans were in a celebratory mood after the ceremony, they would have to wait until the bottom of the seventh — with two outs — before they could fully enjoy their holiday weekend.

Bessler turned in a superlative performance in the pitcher’s circle, tossing a route-going shutout in which Sydnee allowed just five hits while fanning 10 enemy batters and walking only one. Lowell launched a scoring threat in the top of the first inning, thanks to a pair of Everett errors, but Bessler and her defense quelled the threat to keep Lowell off the board.

Bessler continued to spin her magic in the ensuing six frames, but her teammates were unable to make a dent at the plate until the seventh with a tally that came across in true storybook fashion. Diana Concannon (pinch running for Mariana McCarthy, who had had reached on an error when she laid down a perfect bunt) was on second base with Samantha Uga at the plate. Samantha then delivered arguably the biggest hit of the season for the Lady Crimson Tide with a deep single to left field. The speedy McCarthy was waved around and, despite a fine throw home by the Lowell defense, slid under the tag at the plate — earning the “Safe” gesture and call from the ump — for the winning run, prompting a home-plate celebration by the Everett team.

“We made some great plays in this game that got our team pumped up,” said Poste afterwards. “Lowell had beaten us the first time we met them, 6-1, when they scored scored three runs in the first inning and that kind of put us down. But in this one we stayed up the entire game and we pulled out the victory.”

The tourney-clinching triumph brought to an end a string of heartbreaking defeats for the Lady Crimson Tide in which they learned the truth of the sports axiom, “Close only counts in horseshoes.” The Lady Crimson Tide last week dropped decisions of 2-1 to Malden in 10 innings; 1-0 to Cambridge in which Cambridge scored the lone tally in the bottom of the seventh; and 2-0 to Billerica.

Bessler was immense in al three of those contests. She went all 10 innings against Malden, striking out 10, walking none, and allowing only four hits with one earned run. Against Cambridge, Sydnee fanned 15 opponents and allowed only one hit, that coming in the bottom of the seventh when the fleet Cambridge girl turned it into a trip around the bases after the Everett defense misplayed what at best should have been a double. In the Billerica battle, Sydnee yielded just five hits and once again attained double-digits in the strikeout department with 10 Ks.

Bessler also scored the lone Everett run in the three games when she doubled in the fourth inning of the Malden encounter and, after moving to third,  scored on a suicide squeeze by Hailey Powers.

The Lady Crimson Tide had an opportunity to win that game in the eighth when they placed a runner at third base, but could not produce a timely hit.

“We have been in a rut with our hitting,” said Poste. “It’s frustrating to watch because we know we are all capable of hitting well.”

Poste and her crew, who now are 10-8 on the season and have punched their ticket for a Journey to the Tourney, will play Winchester today (Wednesday) and Swampscott tomorrow. They then will await word, reportedly to come Monday, of their seeding and first-game match-up in the Division 1 North Sectional of the 2015 MIAA state softball tournament.

 

 

 

EHS baseball team

qualifies for tourney

 

The Everett High baseball team punched its ticket for a Journey to the Tourney with a 6-2 triumph over Andover Saturday in the opening round of the Peabody Memorial Day weekend tournament.

Freshman Jalil Marinez got the starting nod from EHS head coach Joe Lento and turned in a superlative performance. Jalil went six innings,allowing just five hits, to pitch his team into the state tourney. Crimson Tide senior captain Lawrence Falta came on in the seventh to nail down the win.

“Jalil gave us another tremendous effort,” said Lento of his freshman moundsman.

Senior captain Justin Johnson led the Everett offense with three hits. Teammates R.J. Fialli and Bryan Bessler both delivered two-run base hits.

The triumph was sandwiched between a pair of losses, a 10-3 decision to Malden last week and a 5-2 outcome to Bishop Fenwick Sunday in the Peabody tournament championship game. The former was particularly disappointing because the Crimson Tide were playing for a share of the Greater Boston League title. As to the latter, Everett had defeated the Bishops earlier in the season (and had suffered a loss in their other meeting in the seventh inning) and were ahead 2-0 Sunday, only to see miscues in the field doom their victory bid.

“We’ve been a bit of a Jekyll-and-Hyde team this season,” noted Lento. “We can play very well on some days, and not so well on others. We’ll need to play well consistently if we hope to go deep in the state tournament.”

Lento and his crew will conclude the regular season Friday night at Lowell and then will entertain Methuen Saturday afternoon at Glendale that will be highlighted by Senior Day festivities. The MIAA Division 1 North tourney pairings are expected to be announced Monday morning.

 

Deris, Portillo are

GBL track champions

 

Grandhi Deris and Darren Portillo earned championships in their individual events at the Greater Boston League Meet held last week.

Grandhi brought home first place honors in the long jump with a leap of 20’-10.5”. He also earned a fourth place ribbon in the 100 meter dash with a clocking of 11.93 to rank as the top Crimson Tide point-scorer for the meet with 14 points.

As for Portillo’s title-winning effort, Darren easily outdistanced the competition in the discus with a throw of 107’-4”, which was 5’-2” further than his nearest rival.

Shawn Chappell was a double point-scorer for Everett with a third in the shotput with a heave of 36’-1” and a fourth in the 110 meter high hurdles with a sprint of 18.74 seconds for a total of 10 points. Irvin Dorsainvile also enjoyed a fine meet, taking second place in the shotput with a throw of 39’-2” and sixth in the discus with a spin of 79’-9” to contribute nine points to the EHS cause.

Other point-scorers for Everett were Fritzbert Jonathas with a third place in the 400 dash in 53.13; Edwin Gonzales with a fifth in the mile in 5:13.99; Alex Casey-Lockhart with a fifth in the 800 in 2:24.51; Isaih Aridou with a fifth in the triple jump in 39’-9”; Jonathan Pharel with a sixth in the 100 dash in 12.48; and Javan Martel in the shotput with a toss of 32’-7”. Javan also just missed scoring in the discus, taking seventh place in that event with a throw of 73’-7”.

Jose Innocent also just missed the scorer’s circle, as he placed seventh in the high jump with a leap of 5’-2”. Brian Portillo was seventh in the 800 in 2:31.30. Freshman Demetrius Mendez was seventh in the 200 dash in 25.13. Lukas Dennis placed seventh in the long jump with a leap of 17’-10.75”.

Other competitors for Everett were Widman Laterion in the 200 dash, Leandro Soto in the 100 dash, Jenias Jean-Louis in the mile, and Patrickson Pierre in the long jump.

 

EHS girls compete

at GBL Meet

 

The Everett High girls track team competed last week at the Greater Boston League track meet. Although the Lady Crimson Tide did not claim any individual titles, a number of the Everett girls turned in fine performances at the meet.

Sabrina Moreta brought home a third place ribbon in the 200 dash with a time of 27.71 seconds and scored a fifth in the high jump with her leap of 4’-4”. Mithlema Beauciquot took a third place medal in the 100 meter hurdles in 20.57. Annie Pierreville grabbed third place in the shotput with a toss of 27’-3”. Annie also took  fourth in the discus with a spin of 72’-9” to lead the team in scoring with 10 points on the day.

Fourth place finishers for Everett were: Megan Eugene in the 100 dash in 14.74 and in the long jump with a leap of 15’-1”; Chrystal Ducheine in the 400 dash in 70.16; Nataly Douyan in the 100 meter hurdles in 21.42; and Alicia Cataldo with a high jump of 4’-4”.

Adding two points to the Everett scoresheet with fifth place performances were: Naelle Louis in the 800 in 3:08.54; Ashley Hernandez in the 200 dash in 28.51 and in the long jump with a leap of 14’-6.5”; and Anna Mendes in the  400 hurdles in 1:25.38 (Anna also scored a point for a sixth-place high jump of 4’-4”).

Sixth place efforts came from: Gabriella Gomez with a javelin toss of 47’-2”; Briana Gutierrez in the 400 dash in 71.57; Prima Prajaetijr in the two mile in 15:50; Sabrina Wright in the mile in 7:26.31; and Danika Cherisol in the triple jump with a landing of 27’-0”.

Other Lady Crimson who competed in the meet were Vanessa Joseph in the 100 dash, Vanessa Cazeau in the 400 dash, Michele Rodriguez in the two mile, Diana Flores in the 800, Wafa Saudry in the 800, Mainseh Millien in the shotput and discus, Yamily Dangerville in the shotput, Valery Joseph in the long jump, and Emily Cruz in the discus.

 

EHS Roundup

 

EHS baseball team

qualifies for tourney

The Everett High baseball team punched its ticket for a Journey to the Tourney with a 6-2 triumph over Andover Saturday in the opening round of the Peabody Memorial Day weekend tournament.

Freshman Jalil Marinez got the starting nod from EHS head coach Joe Lento and turned in a superlative performance. Jalil went six innings,allowing just five hits, to pitch his team into the state tourney. Crimson Tide senior captain Lawrence Falta came on in the seventh to nail down the win.

“Jalil gave us another tremendous effort,” said Lento of his freshman moundsman.

Senior captain Justin Johnson led the Everett offense with three hits. Teammates R.J. Fialli and Bryan Bessler both delivered two-run base hits.

The triumph was sandwiched between a pair of losses, a 10-3 decision to Malden last week and a 5-2 outcome to Bishop Fenwick Sunday in the Peabody tournament championship game. The former was particularly disappointing because the Crimson Tide were playing for a share of the Greater Boston League title. As to the latter, Everett had defeated the Bishops earlier in the season (and had suffered a loss in their other meeting in the seventh inning) and were ahead 2-0 Sunday, only to see miscues in the field doom their victory bid.

“We’ve been a bit of a Jekyll-and-Hyde team this season,” noted Lento. “We can play very well on some days, and not so well on others. We’ll need to play well consistently if we hope to go deep in the state tournament.”

Lento and his crew will conclude the regular season Friday night at Lowell and then will entertain Methuen Saturday afternoon at Glendale that will be highlighted by Senior Day festivities. The MIAA Division 1 North tourney pairings are expected to be announced Monday morning.

 

Deris, Portillo are

GBL track champions

Grandhi Deris and Darren Portillo earned championships in their individual events at the Greater Boston League Meet held last week.

Grandhi brought home first place honors in the long jump with a leap of 20’-10.5”. He also earned a fourth place ribbon in the 100 meter dash with a clocking of 11.93 to rank as the top Crimson Tide point-scorer for the meet with 14 points.

As for Portillo’s title-winning effort, Darren easily outdistanced the competition in the discus with a throw of 107’-4”, which was 5’-2” further than his nearest rival.

Shawn Chappell was a double point-scorer for Everett with a third in the shotput with a heave of 36’-1” and a fourth in the 110 meter high hurdles with a sprint of 18.74 seconds for a total of 10 points. Irvin Dorsainvile also enjoyed a fine meet, taking second place in the shotput with a throw of 39’-2” and sixth in the discus with a spin of 79’-9” to contribute nine points to the EHS cause.

Other point-scorers for Everett were Fritzbert Jonathas with a third place in the 400 dash in 53.13; Edwin Gonzales with a fifth in the mile in 5:13.99; Alex Casey-Lockhart with a fifth in the 800 in 2:24.51; Isaih Aridou with a fifth in the triple jump in 39’-9”; Jonathan Pharel with a sixth in the 100 dash in 12.48; and Javan Martel in the shotput with a toss of 32’-7”. Javan also just missed scoring in the discus, taking seventh place in that event with a throw of 73’-7”.

Jose Innocent also just missed the scorer’s circle, as he placed seventh in the high jump with a leap of 5’-2”. Brian Portillo was seventh in the 800 in 2:31.30. Freshman Demetrius Mendez was seventh in the 200 dash in 25.13. Lukas Dennis placed seventh in the long jump with a leap of 17’-10.75”.

Other competitors for Everett were Widman Laterion in the 200 dash, Leandro Soto in the 100 dash, Jenias Jean-Louis in the mile, and Patrickson Pierre in the long jump.

EHS girls compete

at GBL Meet

The Everett High girls track team competed last week at the Greater Boston League track meet. Although the Lady Crimson Tide did not claim any individual titles, a number of the Everett girls turned in fine performances at the meet.

Sabrina Moreta brought home a third place ribbon in the 200 dash with a time of 27.71 seconds and scored a fifth in the high jump with her leap of 4’-4”. Mithlema Beauciquot took a third place medal in the 100 meter hurdles in 20.57. Annie Pierreville grabbed third place in the shotput with a toss of 27’-3”. Annie also took  fourth in the discus with a spin of 72’-9” to lead the team in scoring with 10 points on the day.

Fourth place finishers for Everett were: Megan Eugene in the 100 dash in 14.74 and in the long jump with a leap of 15’-1”; Chrystal Ducheine in the 400 dash in 70.16; Nataly Douyan in the 100 meter hurdles in 21.42; and Alicia Cataldo with a high jump of 4’-4”.

Adding two points to the Everett scoresheet with fifth place performances were: Naelle Louis in the 800 in 3:08.54; Ashley Hernandez in the 200 dash in 28.51 and in the long jump with a leap of 14’-6.5”; and Anna Mendes in the  400 hurdles in 1:25.38 (Anna also scored a point for a sixth-place high jump of 4’-4”).

Sixth place efforts came from: Gabriella Gomez with a javelin toss of 47’-2”; Briana Gutierrez in the 400 dash in 71.57; Prima Prajaetijr in the two mile in 15:50; Sabrina Wright in the mile in 7:26.31; and Danika Cherisol in the triple jump with a landing of 27’-0”.

Other Lady Crimson who competed in the meet were Vanessa Joseph in the 100 dash, Vanessa Cazeau in the 400 dash, Michele Rodriguez in the two mile, Diana Flores in the 800, Wafa Saudry in the 800, Mainseh Millien in the shotput and discus, Yamily Dangerville in the shotput, Valery Joseph in the long jump, and Emily Cruz in the discus.