CUMBERLAND â€“ For members of the Cumberland American Little League team it was likely a game of the ages, and Saturday nightâ€™s 8-7 win over the Tennessee team during the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn., hasnâ€™t been overlooked back at home.
The teamâ€™s stunning final inning walkoff victory thanks to a home run by CJ Davock was the talk of the town Sunday, and had many wishing for more success by their local Little League representatives.
â€śIt was absolutely amazing,â€ť Cumberland Police Sgt. Brandon Vadenais said of Saturday nightâ€™s game.
Their game on Monday night against Chicago's Jackie Robinson West will be Cumberland American’s seventh straight on television. It will also be the team’s fourth consecutive appearance on the national networks of ESPN.
Not a big deal? Consider this contrast, then.
The NBA’s Boston Celtics, whose schedule was just recently announced, are slated for only one nationally televised contest for their entire upcoming season. Cumberland’s Little Leaguers beat that slim total in just a weekend.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — As 10,732 eyes stared at him and millions more watched worldwide, Cumberland’s shortstop/pitcher CJ Davock blocked it all out.
It was just he and the pitcher. The frustration of an inning earlier was gone. An opportunity awaited and redemption was at hand.
Davock pounded on it, earned it and kept a dream alive.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Cumberland manager Dave Belisle and coach Matthew Wright proved they learned from their 2011 Little League World Series experience.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Citing personal reasons, Interim Schools Supt. James A. DiPrete tendered his resignation Thursday, school officials and members of the Budget Commission said.
DiPrete, 77, a longtime educator and retired chairman of the former state Board of Regents, had been hired on June 19 to work for up to 70 days for $750 a day.
Robert E. Desautell
BURRILLVILLE - Robert E. "Dizzy" Desautell, 73, of Nasonville, RI, passed on August 13, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
He was the loving husband of 51 years to Jane (Stefanak) Desautell.
He was born in Pascoag, RI, son of the late Albert & Eileen (Mahar) Desautell.
Leonard R. Champagne
CHEPACHET - Leonard R. Champagne, age 67, died suddenly at home in Chepachet, RI pm August 12, 2014. He was born in Pawtucket and was the beloved son of the late Aline (Blouin) and Raymond L. Champagne.
Jeannine D. Cesaroni
WOONSOCKET - Jeannine D. Cesaroni, 71, of Kenwood St. died Wednesday August 13, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the husband of Elmo Cesaroni. Elmo and Jeannine were married for 53 years.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Aime and Rosealba (Boudreault) Ferron.
Jeannine was a graduate of Arthur Angelo's School of Hair Design, and worked as a hairdresser for Dot's Beauty Salon and also worked as a Realtor for Elmo Cesaroni Realty and also for Jostin Ring Co, prior to retiring.
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