RHS Sports Roundup

Cummings Spins 1-Hitter in 11-1 Win Over Everett

Kyle Cummings tossed a masterful one-hitter to lead the Revere High baseball team to an 11-1 victory over Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Everett last Wednesday. Kyle walked only two opponents en route to his complete-game gem (the contest was called after six innings because of the mercy rule).

The Revere offense also was on fire, with 12 Patriots banging out base hits.

Dom Boudreau gave Cummings all the run support he would need with a two-RBI base hit in the bottom of the second that scored teammates Ollie Svendsen and Cummings himself with the eventual game-winner.

Everett scored its only run of the contest thanks to a hit-batsman, two steals, and an RBI base hit, but that would prove to be the only run — and hit — that Cummings would allow on the day.

Brendan Sack provided some breathing room for Revere when he unloaded a bases-loaded double for two RBI. Brendan’s two-bagger brought across Chris Cecca, who had tripled, and Mikey Popp, who was hit by a pitch. Andrew Leone also was hit by a pitch that filled the sacks for Sack.

The Patriots then turned to some small ball in the fifth when Boudreau successfully executed a suicide squeeze that brought across Cummings, who had singled and moved to third on another base hit by Sal DeAngelis.

Revere then scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth to go up 11-1, thereby invoking the mercy rule.

The win proved a costly one for the Patriots however. Rightfielder and number two hitter Andrew Leone broke his hand sliding into third and will likely miss the remainder of the season.

This past Monday the Patriots came out on the short end of an 8-4 decision to Somerville.

After the Highlanders grabbed a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, the Patriots got one back in the bottom of the frame when Popp singled, stole second, and came home on a base hit by Boudreau.

Somervlle tacked on two more runs in the third, though Revere responded in the bottom of the inning when Popp’s ground-out brought across Chris Cassidy, who had reached on an error, stole second, and advanced to third on a passed ball.

However, the Patriots sealed their own fate by allowing three unearned Somerville runs in the fifth thanks to three errors on the first three plays of the inning.

Popp would score in bottom fifth on a groundout by Dom Boudreau and Svendsen would score on a sacrifice fly by Cummings in the sixth, but it proved too little, too late for the Patriots.

A highlight for the Patriots was the pitching performance of Ollie Svendsen, who threw four innings in relief and yielded no earned runs.

“It’s hard to win games when you spot the other team six unearned runs,” said RHS head coach Michael Manning. “If we play a clean game, it’s probably a 2-2 game going into extra innings.  But we are going to flush this loss and get ready for a big game against a ranked Classical team.”

Manning and his crew play at GBL foe Classical today (Wednesday) and will host non-league rival Cambridge Saturday afternoon at 4:00. They will trek to Lynn English on Monday and return home to entertain Medford next Wednesday.

RHS Softball Team Overcomes 9-2 Deficit to Overtake Weston, 13-9

The Revere High softball team pulled off one of the biggest comebacks in the program’s history, overcoming a 9-2 deficit to defeat Weston, 13-9.

The Lady Patriots were trailing, 9-2 in the fifth inning, when their bats came alive. Lea Doucette, Isabella Qualtieri, Emma Cassinello, Lilian Calderon, Ally and Riley Straccia, Astrid Noriega, and Brianna Miranda all contributed to the big rally with hits or walks.

The Revere defense then turned in three innings of stellar play in the field, principally by Doucette, Riley Straccia, and Qualtieri, to secure the win for the Lady Patriots.

Over vacation week, Revere took on a strong Everett squad and came up on the short end of a 15-2 decision.

Astrid Noriega, Luiza Santos, and Jordan Martelli paced the Lady Patriots at the plate and Ari Keohane and Bella Stamatopoulos played well in the field.

This past Friday Revere dropped an 11-4 contest to a hard-hitting Malden squad. Qualtieri, Noriega, Miranda, and Martelli provided the offense for the Lady Patriots with Keohane, Santos, and Ally and Riley Straccia shining in the field.

Coach Megan O’Donnell and her crew are scheduled to host Lynn Classical today (Wednesday) and Lynn English on Monday. They will trek to Medford next Wednesday.

RHS Girls Tennis Defeats Everett, 4-1

The Revere High girls tennis team earned a 4-1 victory over Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Everett this past week.

Leading the way for coach Carla Maniscalco’s squad was senior Keneisha Germain at first singles, who defeated her Lady Crimson Tide counterpart in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.

The Lady Patriots’ other singles players also defeated their Everett rivals in straight sets. Junior Nandy Vilson triumphed, 6-2, 6-0, at second singles, and senior Sofia Lee Li was victorious at third singles, 6-0, 6-3.

The tandem of junior Christy Ly and sophomore Lesly Calderon Lopez won their match at second doubles, 6-4, 7-5.

At first doubles, the duo of junior Tenzin Chime and freshman Dayna Phan came up short in a hard-fought, three-set match, 6-1, 6-7, 6-3.

In a 4-1 loss to GBL foe Malden, Germain was the lone victor for Revere in her first singles slot, defeating the Lady Highlanders’ top player in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4.

In a closely-fought battle with GBL opponent Somerville, Germain once again triumphed at first singles, 6-4, 6-3, and Li won her match in straight sets at third singles, 6-2, 6-0.

Maniscalco and her crew are scheduled to play at Lynn Classical today (Wednesday), at Lynn English on Monday, and at Malden next Wednesday.

RHS Boys Volleyball Splits Two Contests

The Revere High boys volleyball team split its two contests this past week, blanking Somerville, 3-0, but then dropping a 3-1 decision to Malden, which is ranked in the top 25 in the state, for the Patriots’ first loss of the season.

“We learned a lot by playing better competition and worked on some skills that will hopefully help us compete this week,” said RHS head coach Lianne Mimmo.

Mimmo and her crew were scheduled to face two more highly-rated teams, O’Bryant High of Boston this past Monday and #10 ranked Winchester yesterday (Tuesday).

They will face O’Bryant again tomorrow (Thursday) at the RHS gym.

“It’ll be a tough week, but will prepare us for more competitive matches,” noted Mimmo.

The Patriots will host Essex Tech next Monday and Arlington next Wednesday.

RHS Girls Lacrosse Tops Somerville, 14-0

The Revere High girls lacrosse team had an up and down week. The Lady Patriots defeated Somerville, 14-0, last Tuesday, but then fell to Wakefield on Thursday.

“The win over Somerville was definitely a team effort,” said RHS head coach Amy Rotger.  “We had a tough loss to Wakefield, but we are taking it as an opportunity to get better.”

Rotger and her crew were scheduled to play at Malden yesterday (Tuesday) and will host Georgetown tomorrow (Thursday) and Medford next Tuesday.

Busy Week Ahead for RHS Boys Tennis

The Revere High boys tennis team has a busy week ahead with five matches in nine days against Greater Boston League opponents on their home court at Gibson Park.

Coach Mike Flynn and his crew are scheduled to host Lynn Classical today (Wednesday), Somerville on Friday, Lynn English on Monday, Malden next Wednesday, and Medford next Thursday.

The Patriots played one match during the vacation week, handily dispatching Everett, 5-0.

Senior captain Ashton Hoang led the way for the Patriots with a shutout win at first singles, 6-0, 6-0.

“Ashton played well and consistently,” said Flynn.

Kenny Le, making his singles debut, won his match at second singles in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.

Adam Ouldsfiya, who also was making his debut at singles, won his match at third singles, 6-3, 6-0.

In the doubles contests, the combo of Moises Alfaro and Mo Al-Azzawi won their match at first doubles, 6-1, 6-1, and the duo of Luis Galvez and Adam Bellamari (who was making his first varsity start) triumphed in shutout fashion at second doubles, 6-0, 6-0.

RHS Boys Lacrosse Hosts Malden Today

The Revere High boys lacrosse team will host Greater Boston League rival Malden today (Wednesday) at 4:30 on the turf at Harry Della Russo Stadium.

Coach Zach McDannell and his crew will trek to Somerville on Friday and host Winthrop (which is playing as a club team this year) in a scrimmage on Monday.

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