Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Raiders celebrated their victory on the newly renovated field at O'Connell Park.
The Watertown High School softball team took down Belmont Wednesday, ending a long losing streak to their rivals. The Raiders won the game 13-9 during the first game at the newly renovated field at O'Connell Park - next to Hosmer School, said head coach Jim Swift. "The girls were ecstatic, just winning in the Middlesex League is huge for us but beating our rival was immense," Swift wrote in an email. Swift was not sure exactly how long it has been since the Raiders bested the Marauders on the soffball diamond, but said it has been several years. Watertown's seniors led the team, Swift said. "Rose Souliotis, Jadzia Lee, and Leah Baccari had seven hits between them, knocking in seven runs," Swift said. "And Mary Breen pitched the entire …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The duo of Alexis Catsoulis and Jacquelynn Schwalm played in the Middle Essex League 12U all-star team.
The following information was provided by Watertown Youth Softball: Alexis Catsoulis and Jacquelynn Schwalm were selected to represent Watertown on the 12U Middle Essex Softball team and both girls did Watertown proud by playing extremely well. Their team won the All-Star game by a score of 17-10. Both girls making a huge impact and tipping the balance in their teams favor. Alexis figured in all three put outs in the final inning with two assists and one catch off of a line drive while playing shortstop. Know of a Watertown sports story people should know about? Send it to Watertown Patch at Charlie.Breitrose@patch.com.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The girls' youth softball team faced Cambridge on a rainy day.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The following information was provided by Watertown Youth Softball: Watertown Girls Softball took on Cambridge at the Lowell field on July 24 and once again proved that they are competitors. Cambridge is one of the BEST teams in this division of 43 towns. This is the second time they faced each other. The results of the first game was 11-2. The second game they got much closer showing how they improved. The final results 12-9. The game had to be shortened while the Watertown girls were still at bat due to it getting dark. The game was delayed as a quick storm passed over head and got everyone soaked. A half an hour after the storm passed the game was underway. Scoring runs for the Watertown team has never been an issue but the Cambridge …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The girls lost their first game against Lexington, but had a good showing by scoring 14 runs.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The following information was provided by Watertown Little League: Watertown Little League participated in their first ever summer softball league. Despite losing their opener to the Lexington Gaels in Lexington they proved that they were competitors. The Watertown Raiders began a little slow but once they removed the cobwebs they came alive – scoring 14 runs in the second half of the game! The final score was 21-14. Although a loss it proved to be a successful venture that gave the girls some much needed experience and confidence. The girls from Watertown that participated in our first game were: Destiny Santalucia, Jennifer Lawlor, Sarah Benites, Amelia Doyle, Caroline Costa, Jacquie Furbish, Stephanie Laskaris, Julie DerTorossian, Kate…
Friday, June 1, 2012
The Raiders lost to Mt. Alvernia, a team with which they split two games during the regular season.
Two familiar foes matched up for the third time this season, and Mt. Alvernia's softball team came out on top of of Watertown in the first round MIAA Div. 3 North Tournamant game on Thursday. Both of the regular season games went into extra innings, said Mustangs' coach Mike Nosky, with Watertown winning the first in 11 innings and Mt. Alvernia taking the second in eight innings. Thursday the Mustangs prevailed 10-6 on their home field. "Theses are two evenly matched teams," Nosky said. "They are much better than what their record (2-19) shows. Today we just had a little more than they did." After the game, Raiders' coach Jim Swift said he was pleased with the season. "We were competitive, and it was the first time we made the tournament …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Raiders reached the postseason in a number of sports this spring.
The Watertown boys' lacrosse team traveled to Southeast Massachusetts and came away with a 12-9 win over host Fairhaven, Tuesday afternoon, in the preliminary round of the MIAA Div. 2 East Section Tournament. Here is Bob Johnson's account of the game: History was made Tuesday night, but it didn’t come easy. Like most things worth fighting for, the first ever Watertown High School boy’s lacrosse team MIAA Div. 3 (East) tournament win took tremendous effort, a lot of skill, and a little luck. But in the end, the 23rd seeded Raiders' 12-9 win over the 10th seeded Fairhaven Blue Devils was well worth the 90 minute drive to and from the home of our southern neighbors on the door to the Cape. The first quarter was a struggle for the Raiders, …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Raider girls took the first game of a doubleheader against Cambridge Ringe & Latin, 9-1.
Apparently winning really is contagious. After not having won a game in at least five years, the Raiders softball team picked one up a few weeks ago. On Wednesday at Filippello Park, the Watertown girls got their second win of the year, beating Cambridge Ringe & Latin 9-1 in the first game before playing Belmont later on in the night cap. For Cambridge, it was a quiet game at the plate, as Watertown's Alicia Tarter two-hit them while giving up just the one run. Falcons' coach Renne Mellow acknowledged her team's struggles at the plate. "We've had a bit of a problem swinging the bats lately," she said. "We have two games left now and we really need to improve our approach at the plate, that being said their pitcher had an outstanding day on…
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Watertown softball team ended years of frustration with the 4-2 victory over Stoneham on Monday.
There is a first time for everything. For the Watertown softball team it wasn't a first ever, but it was the first time in a long time. It is unclear exactly how long the streak had lasted, but on Monday the Raider ladies ended at least five years of futility by beating consistent contender Stoneham 4-2. The win was obviously big for a program that rarely gets to celebrate a victory, but it was more of a life lesson than anything else, said Raider's head coach Jim Swift. "This win was in so many ways is a dedication to the team wanting to prove that they could compete with the bigger Middlesex teams in softball," Swift said. "The Middlesex League is one of the best leagues’ in terms of tournament play in the state. Both Lexington and …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Early-game woes continue to plague the Raiders.
Tuesday’s Middlesex League match-up at Lexington High School featured more of the same for the Watertown High School softball team, as the Raiders again struggled in the first inning. The Minutemen started fast and finished off the visitors early, earning a 12-0 mercy-rule shortened victory in the fifth inning. The Minutemen jumped on top from the start by scoring five runs in the top of the first inning. They added six more in the third and polished off the league victory with one in the fifth when the umpires called it. “Our first inning has historically been a problem all season,” Watertown coach Jed Swift said. “Today, I think we played very passively (in the first inning).” Lexington third baseman Katy DelGreco and left fielder Katie …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Winchester roughed up the Raiders 18-2.
The Watertown softball team is improving ... but they still can't catch a break. Despite some hard hit balls and some good defense the girls still could not catch a break in a tough 18-2, five inning loss to visiting Winchester at Filippello Park on Wednesday. Emma Scavo Alarcon, Rose Soulotos and Leah Baccari lead the offense while Erika Kelly was steady on the mound for the Raiders, but the Sachems jumped out early and never looked back. "We're improving," Raiders manager Jim Swift said about his young team. "We hit some balls hard but unfortunately they were right at people. I thought we stayed composed and tried to play the game out, but Winchester just had a good day." The visiting Sachems were lead by Emma Morton, Gracie Van Adzin, …