May 23rd, 2015
PAWTUCKET – Mount St. Charles may have failed in its attempt to capture a third consecutive R.I. Division II Team Tournament championship at Slater Park’s Mike Kenny Courts on Saturday afternoon, but it sure didn’t show in its players’ classy collective mind-sets afterward.
PROVIDENCE â€“ A longtime friend of James J. Skeffington spoke of his exuberance, caring demeanor, and love for his friends and family during a eulogy at The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul Saturday.
The funeral mass for the former Pawtucket Red Sox president was attended by countless friends, family members, colleagues, and civic leaders Saturday morning. Skeffington, 73, died of an apparent heart attack last Sunday while jogging near his home in Barrington.
PAWTUCKET – More so than at any other position, for big league catchers, playing high-level defense isn’t a nicety, it’s a necessity.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ After searching for more than 10 hours on Thursday, police investigators were back at 505 Douglas Pike Friday gathering evidence and looking for clues in the disappearance of Domingo Ortiz, a 60-year-old Worcester man whoâ€™s been missing since May 5 and was last seen at that address.
"The investigation is still very active,â€ť said Colonel Stephen J. Lynch, chief of the Burrillville Police Department.
CUMBERLAND â€“ For five-plus innings, this Division I-B affair between Cumberland and East Providence highs was defined as a premier pitchersâ€™ duel.
It sure didnâ€™t end that way.
Guarding a skimpy 1-0 advantage entering the back half of the sixth, the Clippers exploded for six runs on six straight hits â€“ four for extra bases â€“ to coast to a 7-0 blowout triumph over the Townies before perhaps 70 fans at Tucker Field on Friday afternoon.
With it, CHS improved to 10-6 overall and, more importantly, 10-5 in I-B to solidify its second-place position behind division-leading North Kingstown.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Itâ€™s been more than two weeks since anyone has seen or heard from Domingo Ortiz, a 60-year-old Worcester man last seen May 5 visiting a home on Douglas Pike in Nasonville.
The mysterious circumstances surrounding Ortizâ€™s disappearance have prompted a full-scale probe by Burrillville police, who are handling it as a missing person investigation.
Burrillville police, along with R.I. State Police investigators, were searching the 505 Douglas Pike home on Thursday looking for evidence that might shed some light on Ortizâ€™s whereabouts.
LINCOLN – Mount St. Charles officially earned the right to once again defend its team title after holding on for a 4-3 win over Classical on Thursday at Lincoln High School. The Mounties, who have captured the past two Division II titles and are the No. 2 season this year, will face undefeated and top see Wheeler Saturday at Slater Park.
PAWTUCKET – In a back-and-forth affair, Tolman outlasted Lincoln, 6-5, on Thursday at Slater Park’s Al Bailey Field.
The Tigers, who are in the midst of stretch of four games in four days, broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the sixth behind a two-out double by senior Leiandra Wilson. The Lions, who held leads of 2-0 and 4-1, didn’t threaten in the seventh.