Sabrina Palermo struck out the 500th batter of her career while Kristina Stella and Logan DiCarlo, led the team-wide offensive firepower in impressive victories over Lincoln-Sudbury and Chelmsford in the State Tournament.
The dream season continues today as Revere takes the field against perennial powerhouse Concord Carlisle in the Division 1 North quarterfinals.
Palermo’s ‘K-plus’ performance (14 strikeouts, two-hitter) and individual milestone highlighted a 7-1 win over the visiting Lady Warriors Saturday at St. Mary’s Field.
Cleanup hitter Kristina Stella was immense at the plate with three hits, including two doubles and three RBI. Ally Hinojosa had two hits while Victoria Russo had two bunt singles. Cassandra DiBella, one of the team’s most improved players this season, also contributed a solid base hit.
That win earned Revere to a trip to the land of the giant: Chelmsford, champion of the potent Merrimack Valley Conference.
After spotting Chelmsford a run, the Lady Patriots scored five runs in the third on their second go-round against the Lions’ pitcher.
DiCarlo (2-for-4, 1 RBI), Stella (2 RBI), and Juliana Cecere (2 RBI) had consecutive base hits following a hard-earned walk by Stephanie Gregorio (who worked her way back from an 0-2 count) and a sacrifice bunt by Ally Hinojosa. Revere outhit Chelmsford 9-3.
“Chelmsford’s pitcher was fast but we started hitting her the second time our batters faced her,” said Revere coach Joe Ciccarello.
DiCarlo closed out the victory by gloving a tricky pop-up in the bottom of the seventh,