Softball and Tennis Update Good Hitting, Great Rallies, Hard Work
APH softball traveled to Rockport High School on Monday to face the Vikings’ JV squad. The Penguins continued their offensive dominance with a six-inning, 20-3 win over their hosts. In addition to good hitting and timely base stealing by the whole team, APH was led defensively by their three pitchers. Madeleine Mogavero ’21, Shayla Saad ’21, and Juliette Chait ’20. Each pitched 2 solid innings and the APH defense stepped up behind them to only allow a total of 3 runs. On Wednesday, the Penguins dropped a very close contest at Centerville field against Masconomet. Although down by 4 in the 7th inning the Penguins were not discouraged. The exciting bottom of the inning netted only 3 runs for APH but the effort to close the gap was outstanding. Other game highlights included a potential base stealer thrown out by catcher Emma Fringuelli ’19, a long triple by Kaitlyn Fucillo ’20, and a delayed steal by Madeleine Mogavero ’21. APH hosts Salem Academy today for a scrimmage at Centerville field. All are invited to route on the team!
After a rainy week of cancellations, the tennis team played back-to-back games against Newburyport and Marblehead. Hosting Newburyport on Tuesday, the Penguins played 5 close matches and came away with 2 wins. Despite finishing 0-5 against a strong Marblehead lineup, the team again played close matches against their opponents with the season’s improvements shown off in some great rallies. The players’ hard work this spring has resulted in good progress and the team looks forward to a rematch against Marblehead next week.