Saugus’ Lily Ventre went 4-for-4 with seven RBI in her first game back from injury Tuesday afternoon against Swampscott. (Item Photo: Jakob Menendez)

Fast start propels Saugus softball past Swampscott

SWAMPSCOTT — The Saugus softball team jumped out to a fast start and never looked back Tuesday afternoon, rolling to an 18-3 win in five innings over Swampscott in a Northeastern Conference bout at Forest Avenue Park. 

The win also officially qualifies Saugus for a state tournament spot, something coach Steve Almquist wasn't anticipating with his young team.

"With a young team like we have, you're hoping you're just going to win five games, let alone 10," said Almquist. "It's truly a credit to the girls, the talent they have and the hard work they've put in this year."<…

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