DeFraia hits for the cycle for softball team

Although the Revere High softball team has hit a rough patch in the past two weeks, some of the individual Lady Patriots have been on a tear.

Sophomore Ashley DeFraia, who has seen duty at first base and in center field, enjoyed a career day (the first of what no doubt will be many more big days to come in an RHS uniform) in last Friday’s contest with Saugus.

Ashley hit for the cycle against the Lady Sachems, stroking a double for an RBI in the first inning, a two run triple in the third, a solo homer in the fifth, and a two run single in the seventh.

Altogether DeFraia knocked in six of her team’s eight runs in the contest in which the Lady Pats eventually came out on the short end of a 14-8 decision.

Also enjoying a fine day at the plate were Kristina Gravallese, who had a hit and two walks and scored three runs; Paige Licata with a hit and a run scored; Jenna Carrabino with a base hit; and Kerri Roach with a base hit.

“We’re struggling right now,” said Nichinello, whose squad now stands at 3-8 on the season. “We’ve played well at times in various aspects of the game, but we need to put it all together and get on a winning streak before too long.”

Nichinello and his crew were set to host Swampscott Monday and travel to Winthrop today (Wednesday). They then will host Gloucester Friday and Lynn Classical next Monday.

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