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Playoffs arrive for GHS Baseball and Softball

Dawn Enos, Melissa Francis and LeeAnn Ciaramitaro
From Left to Right: Catcher Olivia Madruga, First Baseman Lily Aiello, Pitcher Cameron Carroll, Catcher Trey Marrone, Pitcher Giacomo Martell, Pitcher/Third Baseman Nico Alves

Playoffs are brewing in Division 3 baseball and softball, with both Gloucester teams slated for games. The baseball team finished 29th and the softball team finished 15th in their respective brackets. Their match ups were released on Wednesday, May 29th, with the boys being the first team to open the tournament at home.


With their bright blonde (and a few orange) hairstyles, GHS baseball has been practicing diligently for their first round match up against #4 Apponequet Regional. The Fishermen hosted the 36th-ranked Dedham on Friday, May 31st for the preliminary round, where they came out on top 6-4.

In the Gloucester Times baseball area leaders, Brayden Francis is tied for 8th in hits with freshman Nico Alves close behind. Along with his 21 hits, Francis has also scored 21 runs for the team and is ranked 2nd. Jaylen Severino is tied for 9th in hits, and ranked 5th on the stolen bases list, joining teammate Francis, who is ranked 10th. Alves and Giacomo Martell are tied in pitching 4 team wins each, reguardless of Alves having more strikeouts overall than Martell.

The freshman trio of Alves, Nolan Aiello, and Trey Marrone has been on fire throughout the season, with the first two predominantly at pitcher and Marrone at catcher. They have proven themselves greatly over the season and are expected to make big plays as the games continue. The rest of the pitching staff is essential to the Fishermen’s success as well. Martell, along with Charlie Amero, Jack Silvera, Mike Marino, and Francis, have been important in the lineup throughout the regular season.

Some of the biggest bats for the Fishermen this season have been Ben Mello and Matt Smith, with both hitting slammer home runs and look to do it again in the tournament.

Final Ranking: 29th/43rd

Final Record: 11-9 

Tournament Record: 1-0

Next Game: Monday, June 3rd – #4 Apponequet Regional – 4:00pm


The softball team was granted a bye for the preliminary round and must now face #18 Wilmington, who knocked off bottom seeded Belchertown last Saturday.

The Fishermen have an artillery of players across the board on offense and defense that have proven beneficial throughout the season, including Cameron Carroll and Emma Carrapichosa, as well as hitmakers Olivia Madruga and Jenna Connelly. 

In the final Gloucester Times softball area leaders edition, Carrapichosa is ranked 5th in RBIs with 23 total and 4th in home runs. Carroll, the Fishermen’s pitcher, also made the list. The senior is ranked 3rd with an ERA of 2.38 and impressive stats including striking out 113 players out of 117 innings of gameplay. 

Backing up Carroll is an impressive lineup of defense, including  Julia Carrancho, Jenna Connelly, and Tasara Fronteiro (check spelling) in the outfield. Infielders Ava Paone, Laila Ciaramitaro, Carrapichosa, and Captain Lily Aiello are also critical in close games.

If the Fishermen win their first-round game, they will likely take a trip down to Apponequet Regional, the same school the baseball team is facing in their first round. 

Final Ranking: 15th/47th

Final Record: 10-9

Next Game: Monday, June 3rd – #18 Wilmington – 4:00pm

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ALEENA BROWN, Sports Writer
Aleena Brown is a freshman at GHS and a first-year sports writer for the Gillnetter. She is the starting JV goalie for GHS Field Hockey, along with the catcher and 3rd baseman for the Gloucester High School softball team. She enjoys drawing, writing, reading, video editing, and photography. When she’s not explaining another hockey romance book no one cares about, she spends her time photographic sporting events.  You can contact her with story ideas at  [email protected]  

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