Sports Roundup: SHS Softball Soars, Tennis Teams Struggle

The Stoneham High School softball team won a pair of games this week, while both tennis teams failed to pick up a win.

With rain postponing two days of sports this week, it was a daunting task trying to find makeup dates for those games. 

But on the few days that the sun did shine, the softball team made the most of its opportunity to take the field. 

The Spartans started the week off with a bang, beating visiting 5-4 Monday to improve to 5-2. The win proved to be the biggest of the year for Stoneham, who handed the Rockets their first loss of the season. 

Things looked bleak from the start, as Reading put up three runs against Stoneham pitcher Nicolette DelVecchio in the first.

But the Spartans answered back with three runs of their own, followed by two more in the fifth. DelVecchio allowed just one more run on her way to earning the win. 

Stoneham's Ariana Tuccelli served as the catalyst on offense, tallying a pair of hits and three RBI while Jess Anthony had a hit and two RBI. 

As momentus as the win was on Monday, Stoneham failed to carry over that energy into its game against on Tuesday in Woburn. The Spartans led 4-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth, but Woburn broke it open with a four-run inning to go up 7-4 and win the game.

Gia Raczkowski picked up three hits and drove in three runs for the Spartans with Tuccelli and Lauren Reed each contributing a pair of hits. 

Stoneham Tennis Goes Winless

The Stoneham boys' tennis team was shutout 5-0 by Tuesday to drop to 3-5 overall and 3-5 in the Middlesex League games.

Meanwhile, the girls' tennis team suffered a pair of 5-0 shutout losses, getting losing to Monday and on Saturday against .

The girls' tennis team is currently 1-6 overall.


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