Briana Lauletta spun a sterling four hitter and her teammates erupted for nine runs in the fourth inning to come away with a 12-1 win over Swampscott Monday afternoon. The triumph raises Coach Joe Ciccarello’s Lady Patriots’ record to 6-5 on the season.
“Briana was superlative,” said Ciccarello of his ace hurler. “Swampscott is a good team, but she was on top of them all the way.”
The Lady Patriot offense meantime, revved up its attack in the fourth inning with a nine run outburst that put the game away. Everybody contributed to the Revere onslaught, led by Courtney Gurska, who had three hits on the day; Cassandra Zullo with a hit and an RBI; and Nicole Palermo who had three hits and three RBI.
“It was nice to see all of the girls swing the bats well, especially the ones who have been struggling at the plate,” said Ciccarello, who also said that the team’s spirit and contagious enthusiasm was heartening. “The team really is coming together,” said the coach. “They were all yelling and singing the cheers in the middle of the game as a team.”
Last week the Lady Patriots received another strong effort from Lauletta against a Saugus squad that is one of the top teams in the Northeastern Conference this season with a 9-1 record. However, Revere left nine runners on base and committed a couple of key errors that allowed Saugus to claim a 4-1 victory.
Ciccarello and his crew also played Marblehead on Saturday, but the lightning Saturday afternoon cut the contest short after four innings and will be replayed at the end of the season.
The softball team travels to Salem this evening (Wednesday) under the lights at 7:00, hosts Medford Friday under the lights at Hill Park at 7:00, hosts Lynn Classical Monday, and entertains Beverly next Wednesday.