Softball remains undefeated with win over Saugus


Jason Grow

Senior captain Meagan Manning slides safely into second base

JENNA TAORMINA, Staff Writer, Editor

The Gloucester softball team has extended its win streak after a 5-1 win over Saugus last night. The Fishermen remain undefeated this season, bringing their record to 5-0.

Sophomore pitcher Sydney McKay started for Gloucester and didn’t allow the Sachems to score a single run. However, after a line drive to the foot, McKay was forced to leave the mound. She was then relieved by Lizzie Schuster and Maddie Machado.

Machado, a freshman this year, pitched a scoreless final inning and struck out Saugus’ final batter to end the game.

Gloucester’s biggest hit came from sophomore Diane Story, who hit a hard ball past the left fielder early in the fourth inning. Story’s hit brought home freshman Briana Powers and senior captain Whitney Good.

Catcher Sam Cominelli also made a bunt that advanced Meagan Manning from first base to third and put her in scoring position.

“I want to win it all,” said Manning, a captain this year. “At this rate I think we could win the NEC and take it from there.”