EAST BOSTON – The Suffolk softball team rocked three balls over the East Boston Memorial Park fence to shutout Curry, 8-0, in five innings Tuesday afternoon in its home opener.
SCORE: Suffolk 8, Curry 0
RECORDS Suffolk (8-11) | Curry (10-13)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a scoreless first, Deleney Syvlester was the first player in blue-and-gold to go yard on the day. The senior catcher fired the ball over the right center fence to open the scoring. Madison Eucalitto and McKenzie McGrath scored on an error and passed ball, respectively, to push the score to 3-0 Suffolk after two complete frames.
The Rams put away five runs in the four to make the distance eight runs. Morgan Parmeter started things with a double down the left line to score Eucalitto, before Jaclyn Flint sent a shot over the gates for the first time in her collegiate career, bringing home Eucalitto with her. Devlin Frost joined the home run party two batters later and scored Ashley Zulla, who singled to right center, to grab the 8-0 edge.
The Colonels put one on in the top of the fifth, but the Rams secured the win in five with a 2-3 putout to end the game.
- Frost was the lone Ram with a multi-hit day as the junior centerfield went 2-for-3 with a two RBI home run to score her lone of the day.
- Flint's 1-for-3 day at the dish featured a two RBI homer with Sylvester putting together a 1-for-2 effort with one RBI and one run scored.
- Eucalitto crossed home twice and hit 1-for-2 on the afternoon.
- Parmeter excelled all around with a 1-for-1 showing to go with one RBI and one run.
- Zulla, who went 1-for-3, rounded out the Rams with runs, scoring once.
- Ali Yamakaitis picked up the win inside the circle. The junior twirler's complete-game, shutout effort featured just two hits, two strikes and one walk.
- Mikayla Lambert suffered the setback in 3.2 frames of work, allowing eight runs (six earned) on seven hits and two walks.
- Rebecca Black came on in relief for the Colonels.
- Suffolk won its fourth straight versus the Colonels and trimmed Curry's all-time series lead to 20-11.
- The Rams captured their third straight home opener and third-ever first home game under Jaclyn Davis.
- Suffolk knocked three dingers for the third time this season.
- Yamakaitis improved to 4-6 on the season with her seventh complete game and first shutout of the season.
- Flint registered her first homer of her collegiate career.
Suffolk wraps up the two-game series against Curry under the lights in Eastie.