Saugus softball downs Golden Valley

Saugus High softball was clicking Tuesday.

The evidence is in the Centurions’ 8-3 win over Golden Valley at Golden Valley.

There were contributions from nearly everyone in the batting order, particularly Ryleigh Bermea, who finished the game 3-for-4 with four RBIs.

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After the Grizzlies’ one-run first inning, thanks to Cassidy Cangemi’s RBI double, Bermea got the Cents (14-11 overall, 4-3 in Foothill League) on the scoreboard with an RBI double in the second inning.

“My swing felt good during warmups, and I knew I was going to be pretty successful on the field,” Bermea said.

Cangemi finished the game 2-for-3 with two RBIs and recorded four strikeouts in seven innings.

Saugus pitcher Leslie Reynaga, who threw her second game since being struck in the face with a line drive on April 13, followed with a highlight of her own, striking out three consecutive GV batters in the second inning.

“I was trying to get ahead of the count most of the time,” Reynaga, who allowed five hits while recording 10 strikeouts. “Getting ahead helps a lot, especially with aggressive batters like the girls (on) Golden Valley.”

Cangemi nabbed her second RBI of the game in the third inning, pulling the Grizzlies (12-10, 3-4) ahead 2-1, but the Cents scored two in the third to get the lead.

Sabrina Seeley and Makayla Lopez each had RBIs, the former off a single and the latter on a double.

Golden Valley’s Sophia Medellin had an RBI double in the fifth inning, but Saugus had a resounding three-run fifth inning and a two-run seventh inning to take back the lead and keep it.

“We’re going to keep working,” said Grizzlies coach Daniel Soto. “And I have confidence they’ll get it done because they have gotten it done in the past.”

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