Baseball team upends Winthrop and Eastie

The Revere High baseball team bookended a busy stretch of five games with a pair of victories last week.

The Patriots opened the week with an 8-5 win over Winthrop. Nick DiMare went the entire seven innings for Coach Joe Ranno’s squad to earn the “W.”

Then on Sunday, Revere outslugged East Boston 14-8 in the consolation game of the East Boston tournament. The tourney originally had been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, but with Saturday’s rains, all of the contests were moved to Sunday.

Jonathan Chiarelli went the first three innings for the Pats and Jon DiVenuti finished up with a nice job over the final four frames. Dale Paradise, who is leading the Pats with a .420 average, wielded a big bat for Revere with three hits and three RBI’s, while sophomore Mike Ferrante, recently called up from the JV team, banged out three hits and drove in four runs from the DH spot in the lineup.

Brian Robichaud also came through with a couple of run producing hits.

The Patriots had dropped the opener of the tourney by a 6-3 score to Newton South. Revere trailed early but battled back. They had the tying run at the plate at the end, but the rally proved too little, too late. DiMare once again went the entire seven innings in another impressive outing for the senior.

Earlier in the week, Revere dropped contests to Malden and Danvers. The latter affair saw Ferrante come on in relief and throw three and two thirds innings of good baseball.

The Danvers game proved costly for the Pats, as senior catcher Paul Norton, the second leading hitter on the team in the clean up spot, hurt his knee. Russ Goodwin assumed the catching chores in the Eastie tournament.

“We’re a little banged up,” said Ranno, who also noted that top starting pitchers DiMare and Chiarelli have sore arms.

Ranno and his crew host Swampscott today (Wednesday) and then travel to Salem State Saturday morning for an encounter with Salem.

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