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.
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.
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“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.”