Fishermen Fighting for the Finals

The GHS softball team is on its way to making Gloucester High School history. Already a notable team after winning the NEC Championship two years in a row, and pitcher Sydney McKay breaking the school record for most career wins, the team heads into the Division 2 North Finals on Saturday. They are only the second softball team to make it this far in the history of Gloucester softball.

The Fishermen came away with a decisive 8-0 victory over Whittier Tech on Wednesday. Known for their small ball plays of bunting and aggressive base running, the Fishermen made a statement with their bats in the first inning, when Madison Machado, with two outs and two players on, hit a ball deep into left field to start Gloucester’s lead – ending the inning with 4 runs as Machado scored by avoiding a tag by the catcher.

Gloucester’s strong defense is anchored by NEC MVP, Sydney McKay. McKay ended the game with seven strikeouts and only three hits.

Machado and Ella Marshal, the Fishermen’s clutch hitters for the game, delivered five hits between them. Machado with four RBI’s and Marshall scored twice.

The Fishermen are known for their aggressive base running and ability to capitalize when a player gets on base. Senior captain Jemima Grow got on base in the sixth inning after she was hit by a pitch. She was brought in by Marshal to score the 8th and final run, sealing the win for Gloucester.

Heading into the Division 2 North Finals with a 19-3 record, the number two seed Fishermen are facing number one seed Triton with their 20-1 record. Both teams boast a strong offense and defense, the game will have the fans on the edge of their seats. The game will be held at Martin Field in Lowell at 12:00 pm. Admission: $6 for students, $8 for adults.