School Sports Roundup: Saugus baseball defeats Winthrop

Saugus' Anthony Cogliano (left) drove in the go-ahead run in Tuesday's win. (Owen O'Rourke)

The Saugus baseball team picked up its second consecutive win with a 5-4 Northeastern Conference victory over Winthrop Tuesday at World Series Park.

In a back-and-forth game, Saugus led 3-0 before falling behind 4-3 in the top of the fourth. The Sachems tied the game in the bottom of the fourth and plated the winning run in the sixth.

Jason Casaletto did a little bit of everything in this one. On the mound, Casaletto went 6 2/3 innings and allowed four earned runs on four hits with six strikeouts. At the plate, he went 2-for-2. Casaletto also scored the game-winning run.

“Jason had a big game after being out for the week last week,” Sachems coach Joe Luis said. “He sprained his ankle. It was a big return for Jason. Todd Tringale filled in for Jackson Stanton at catcher. He caught 6 2/3 innings and did a great job behind the dish.”

Tringale fanned the final batter for the save. Grant Rust (fielder’s choice) and Jack Devereaux drove in a run each in the first inning. Ronnie Paolo (2-for-3) stretched the lead to 3-0 with a RBI in the second.

Winthrop, making the most of a few walks, scored all four runs in the top of the fourth.

“Defensively our outfield played great,” Luis said. “We had about seven putouts. We only made one error. We just ran into that one inning where Winthrop had the opportunity to get back in the game. Give credit to Winthrop.”

Paolo’s sac-fly in the bottom half of the inning tied the game at 4-4. Anthony Cogliano plated Casaletto with a RBI single in the bottom of the sixth, giving Saugus a 5-4 lead.

The Sachems (8-2) visit Gloucester Wednesday (4:30).


Marblehead 6, Saugus 1 (F/6)

The Magicians (4-5) made a few changes in this one but managed to grab a much-needed win. Pitcher Lauren Donovan picked up the victory in the circle. Donovan went all six innings and struck out four. Jolie Quintana shifted from catcher to third base. Charlotte Plakans, who moved from pitcher to first base, hit a solo home run. Quintana, Annika Haley, Rachael Saulnier and Madi Monahan all went 2-for-4.

Ashley Shaw went 1-for-2 with the lone RBI of the game for the Sachems (6-5), while Alexa Ferraro went 2-for-3.

Austin Prep 8, St. Mary’s 3

At Austin Prep, the Spartans saw their seven-game win streak come to a close. St. Mary’s (9-2) is now tied with Austin Prep for the top spot in the Catholic Central League.

Greater Lawrence 13, Tech 0

The Tigers’ (2-7) offense couldn’t find its rhythm. Adrianna Torres went 2-for-3 and Theresa Mastropietro went 3-for-3. In the circle, Mastropietro had three strikeouts. Freshman shortstop Hannah Calef and junior third baseman Georgina Toribio played well defensively.


Gloucester 3, Classical 2

Winners for Classical were Stephen Ong (7-5, 6-4 at first singles) and Adam Mariano/Jonah Hogdon (7-6, 6-3 at second doubles). The Rams dropped to 4-5 with the defeat.

Lynnfield 5, Swampscott 0

Winners for Lynnfield (8-0) were Jamil Khodr (6-0, 6-1 at first singles), Harrison Luba (6-4, 6-4 at second singles), Michael Gentile (6-0, 6-1 at third singles), David Gentile/Michael Maffeo (6-3, 6-1 at first doubles) and Matt Gunning/Jason Stelman (6-1, 6-0 at second doubles).


Classical 3, Gloucester 2

The Rams improved to 8-1 and clinched a state tournament bid. Winners for Classical were Anh Nguyen (6-1, 6-1 at third singles), Lexi Ferraro/Abby Stafford (6-0, 6-0 at first doubles) and Sophia Defronzo/Jayden Carroca (6-0, 6-1 at second doubles).

Fenwick 5, St. Mary’s 0

At Fenwick, the Crusaders moved to 6-1 win the win.

Brenna Walzinger won at first singles, 8-0, Nianh Walsh 8-2 at second and Sarah Blessington 8-1 at third.

In doubles, it was Tianna Iuliano/Anna Young (8-0) and Kristina Rusha/Lily Brown (8-0).


Somerville 73, Revere 63

Revere’s wins came from Alaci Atoul in the discus (111-6), Lucas Barbosa in the javelin (142-0) and Augusto Goncalves in the 400 (52.8).


Revere 86, Somerville 41

The Patriots had one double-winner in the loss, as Caroline Stasio won both the 800 (2:49.7) and the one-mile (6:17.5). Other winners for Revere were Chloe Giordano in the triple jump (32-11), Gianna Mahoney in the shot put (26-7), Skyla DeSimone in the discus (83-3), Liza Gonzalez in the javelin (82-8), Carolina Bettero in the 400 hurdles (1:14.5) and Erika Cheever in the two-mile (13:53.7).

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