Russ Goodwin turned in a fine, seven hit effort for the Revere High baseball team, but a lack of run support left the Patriots on the short end of a 3-0 decision to Swampscott last week.
“Russ pitched a very efficient game for us,” noted RHS head coach Joe Ranno. “He threw only 85 pitches of which 61 were strikes.” After yielding a home run in the opening frame, Goodwin allowed just six singles the rest of the way.
However, other than Brian Robichaud, who had two hits on the day, the Revere bats were fairly silent. Goodwin and Chris Adreani accounted for the only two other Revere safeties in the contest. “We left 11 men on base,” said Ranno. “We just haven’t been getting the sort of timely hitting that you need in order to score runs.”
The contest marked the return of Paul Norton behind the plate, who was back in the lineup after banging up his knee two weeks ago. Paul caught two innings and Nick DiMare the other five.
Norton caught all seven innings on Saturday against Salem in a game in which the Pats trailed by a 4-1 margin through the fourth inning. As was the case in the Swampscott game, the Pats had chances to do some damage in the early going when they twice loaded the bases with none out, but were unable to put anything up on the board for their efforts.
The proverbial roof then fell in on the Pats after the fifth and Salem went on to a 15-2 triumph. Robichaud had two more hits, as did Dale Paradise, who continues to lead the team with a .429 average. Goodwin had a hit and an RBI.
RHS hosts Beverly today (Wednesday), and Marblehead tomorrow.