RHS Baseball Team Seeking Winning Formula

May 4, 2011
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The Revere High baseball team is hitting the baseball just fine thus far this season, but the Patriots still are looking for the winning formula after losses to Winthrop and Danvers this past week.

The Patriots jumped out to a 4-0 lead over Winthrop last Friday, but a lack of timely hitting and some costly fielding miscues eventually allowed Winthrop to claim a 12-5 victory. Revere banged out 11 hits against Winthrop pitching, led by Dale Paradise with three safeties and Drew Lauria with a pair of base hits.

John DiVenuti, Frank Colleran, Justin Donati, and John Papasodora all contributed doubles to the Revere offensive effort. But the game’s final line score revealed that the Pats left seven men on base and committed four errors.

The box score for Monday’s 12-6 loss to Danvers was almost a repeat of the Winthrop outcome. The Pats had plenty of offense, paced by Colleran with three hits, Papasodero with three hits and three RBI, and Paul Norton, who popped a double and a triple.

But the combination of four more errors and nine runners left stranded proved fatal for the Patriot cause.

“We need to put together a complete game,” said RHS head coach Joe Ranno. “We’re hitting the ball, but we need more timely hitting. We also need to tighten up our defense if we hope to get into the win column.”

Ranno and his squad host Saugus today (Wednesday), travel to Marblehead tomorrow, travel to Swampscott Monday night, and host Salem next Wednesday.

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