Archive - 2013
BRISTOL, Conn. â Thankfully for Lincoln Little League, Brandon Lee is just one player.
The No. 3 hitter in Newton South Eastâs lineup certainly did some damage Sunday, slugging two home runs with four RBI and two runs scored. Collectively, Lincoln was able to overcome the Herculean effort and knock off the Massachusetts representative. 14-8, in the second game round-robin play of the Little League New England Regional Tournament.
Both squads ended up spraying the ball all over Leon J. Breen Field, tallying 22 runs and 25 hits, including 10 extra base hits.
PAWTUCKET â Sometimes the trades that a major-league ballclub doesnât end up making can prove quite revealing.
The Jake Peavy acquisition was not the only smoke signal sent out by the Red Sox at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline. Last Wednesdayâs 4 p.m Eastern Time deadline did not feature the acquisition of a warm body for the sole purpose of augmenting the bullpen core that manager John Farrell presently has at his disposal.
CUMBERLAND â Itâs mid-summer and the town-owned Metcalf-Franklin Farm on Abbott Run Valley Road in Cumberland has already harvested 10,000 pounds of vegetables and is well on its way towards an anticipated annual yield of 34,000 pounds by the end of the growing season.
And every ounce of it goes to nearly a dozen food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency food centers from Woonsocket to Pawtucket to Central Falls.
WOONSOCKET â The die-hards are checking their maps and adjusting their GPS coordinates. Theyâre doing the math and inspecting the lay of the land.
These competitive athletes are quietly trying to figure out the secret of the biggest event of the year in outdoor cross-training races: the exact route of the Blackstone River Greenway Challenge.
WEST WARWICK â As if on cue, droplets began falling from the purple-, orange- and dark gray clouds surrounding McCarthy Field just as Navigant Post 85 of Woonsocketâs leaders accepted their second straight Anthony J. Lombardi Jr. Trophy as Rhode Islandâs premier American Legion team.
Still, nothing was going to rain on this parade.
PAWTUCKET â Rich Sauveur canât wait to see Anthony Ranaudo go all Pablo Picasso on the blank canvas that will represent his tenure at Triple-A Pawtucket after his promotion here on Friday.
âFrom what I heard, he was throwing the ball extremely well down in Portland and I canât wait to see him throw,â stated Sauveur, Pawtucketâs pitching coach. â(Sea Dogs pitching coach Bob Kipper) sent me some information on Anthony, and I was just reading up on it. Kipper thinks that heâs an outstanding person and a great student of the game.
Bruna M. Mancinelli
WOONSOCKET- Bruna M. Mancinelli, 78, of Pinecrest Drive, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Carlo Mancinelli.
Born in Blackstone, Mass., daughter of the late Oscar and Carlotta (Grassi) Pecori.
Bruna was a homemaker; she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Steven P. Beals
PROVIDENCE - Steven P. Beals, 54, of Providence, RI, Sept. 30, 2012.
Survived by a brother, Vernon H. Beals, and sister-in-law Debra L. Sutton of Malvern, PA, sister Nancy A. Niles and brother-in-law Scott Niles of Greenville, TN., uncle to Erin E. Sutton-Beals. Predeceased by father Vernon H. Beals Sr., mother Anna M. Beals (O'Connor) and brother Mark C. Beals.
Internment August 2, 2013 in the Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford, MA.
Robert A. Pariseau, Sr.
WOONSOCKET- Robert A. Pariseau, Sr., 79, died August 1, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Lillian (Dion) Pariseau.
A lifelong resident of Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Annette Dion.
He was the owner of the former Bob's Flooring in Woonsocket retiring in 1987. Robert served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
WEST WARWICK -- As a light drizzle started to find its way to McCarthy Field, the tides of the American Legion âFinal Eightâ winnersâ bracket final changed on one pitch.
With Upper Deck Post 86/14 holding a 3-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning, Navigant Credit Unionâs E.J. Torres stepped in the box with the bases loaded and two outs. Facing a full count, Torres blasted an opposite-field double to left field.
That hit emptied the bases and gave Navigant a 4-3 lead, one that Post 85 would improve all the way to a 12-3 final.