Revere Beat Catholic Central in Dramatic Walk-off Win to Advance to North Sectional Final on Sunday

June 8, 2014
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Photo by Bob Marra Revere Head Coach Joe Ciccarello and Assistant Coach Paige Licata and the rest of the RHS Softball team go wild at Martin Field in Lowell Friday evening after a walk-off win in extra innings against Catholic Central.

Photo by Bob Marra
Revere Head Coach Joe Ciccarello and Assistant Coach Paige Licata and the rest of the RHS Softball team go wild at Martin Field in Lowell Friday evening after a walk-off win in extra innings against Catholic Central.

The Revere High School (RHS) Softball team took a walk-off 1-0 win in extra innings on Friday afternoon against Catholic Central. The game was evenly matched and a pitcher’s duel with RHS Junior Sabrina Palermo turning in an unreal performance despite battling an illness all this past week. It looked as if the game could go all night as the eighth inning (the first of extra innings) seemed to be coming to a close when Revere got two outs.

Then, out of nowhere, Juliana Cecere hit a blazing line drive to the outfield that took Catholic Central off guard. She was safe at third before anyone could catch his or her breath.

Photo by Bob Marra RHS's Gabrielle Cammarata scores the winning run on Friday - to secure a walk-off win in extra innings and head to the North Sectional title game.

Photo by Bob Marra
RHS’s Gabrielle Cammarata scores the winning run on Friday – to secure a walk-off win in extra innings and head to the North Sectional title game.

Suddenly the Stadium in Lowell was on edge. RHS’s Gabrielle Cammarata pinch-ran for Cecere. Then, Kristina Stella took a four pitches for a walk.

That set up a truly intense moment with Cammarata on third and RHS’s Victoria Russo at the bat – a chance at the North Sectional Title game on the line.

She delivered.

Photo by Bob Marra Junior Sabrina Palermo was brilliant on Friday evening, striking out 11 and going eight innings - all while battling an illness.

Photo by Bob Marra
Junior Sabrina Palermo was brilliant on Friday evening, striking out 11 and going eight innings – all while battling an illness.

A bloop single over first base hit the line, staying fair and scoring Cammarata for the walk-off win.

Photo by Bob Marra RHS team members celebrate their dramatic win on Friday following the winning run coming across the plate.

Photo by Bob Marra
RHS team members celebrate their dramatic win on Friday following the winning run coming across the plate.

The Stadium went wild, and Revere’s magical run continued.

Revere will play Newton North on Sunday, June 8, at 5:45 p.m. in Lowell, once again, at Martin Field.

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