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August 1st

Injured Brentz doesn’t want to completely close books on return to PawSox this year

August 1, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Was Bryce Brentz resigned to the possibility that his season was over upon undergoing significant surgery to his right knee? A rollover-and-surrender attitude wouldn’t fit the PawSox outfielder’s hard-charging persona now, would it?

That said, the power hitter is a realist and understands the slippery slope that comes with accelerating the rehab timetable in order to return to the field this season.

Perfect! Cumberland American claims 10-11 crown

August 1, 2013

BRISTOL — Milliseconds after southpaw Brendan Wright had fielded an easy grounder and thrown to first baseman Jayden Struble for the final out on Thursday evening, Cumberland American's All-Stars came from all directions to celebrate mere feet in front of home plate.
Not surprisingly, the one on the bottom of the pile happened to be second baseman Johnny Belisle, one of the more vociferous members of this splendid contingent.

July 31st

Navigant Post 85 receives forfeit win, spot in tonight’s winners’ bracket final

July 31, 2013

WEST WARWICK — To the perhaps three dozen fans on hand, it was a truly bizarre closing to a long day at McCarthy Field.
Those stragglers ended up going home early after Rhode Island American Legion Senior Division Commissioner Jim Foster ruled that Navigant Post 85’s opponent, East Bay/Riverside Post 10, had used an ineligible player during Wednesday night’s winners’ bracket semifinal of the state tourney.

Upper Deck takes playoff duel with R&R Construction

July 31, 2013

Contributing writer
WEST WARWICK — Upper Deck Post 86/14 was only looking for some insurance runs while holding a 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning on Wednesday night.
Yet when it was all said and done, one walk and one error by R&R Construction opened the floodgates for a big rally and a comfortable 9-3 win in the winner’s bracket semifinals of the American Legion “Final Eight” Tournament at McCarthy Field.
R&R ace pitcher Eddie Hole was working with authority through seven innings, allowing just two hits since the first inning. That was, until the eighth.

Upper Deck takes playoff duel with R&R Construction

July 31, 2013

Contributing writer
WEST WARWICK — Upper Deck Post 86/14 was only looking for some insurance runs while holding a 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning on Wednesday night.
Yet when it was all said and done, one walk and one error by R&R Construction opened the floodgates for a big rally and a comfortable 9-3 win in the winner’s bracket semifinals of the American Legion “Final Eight” Tournament at McCarthy Field.
R&R ace pitcher Eddie Hole was working with authority through seven innings, allowing just two hits since the first inning. That was, until the eighth.

Middlebrooks is ejected in PawSox's loss to Tides

July 31, 2013

PAWTUCKET – It was apparent that Will Middlebrooks was not a happy camper.
On the same day that saw the Red Sox bring up Brock Holt to fill the infield void that was created in the wake of Jose Iglesias’ departure, Middlebrooks expressed his displeasure in a loud and boisterous way after striking out to end the third inning of Pawtucket’s 3-0 loss to Norfolk on matinee Wednesday at McCoy Stadium.

Left side of infield starts to come into focus for Red Sox

July 31, 2013

PAWTUCKET – In economic terms, the Red Sox were sitting on a surplus of shortstops and third basemen. As the Jake Peavy trade demonstrated, the organization was comfortable with putting that surplus to good use.
The parent club was not going to field a team that included Jose Iglesias, Xander Bogaerts, Will Middlebrooks and Garin Cecchini on the same roster at the same time. And as Iglesias is a free agent at the end of the season, the Red Sox were able to sidestep a potential off-season topic by trading away the one-time perceived starting shortstop of the future to Detroit.

July 30th

DiSarcina, PawSox take trade rumors in stride

July 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET – It was akin to the calm before the storm Tuesday afternoon inside the PawSox clubhouse.

Some 24 hours before Wednesday’s 4 p.m. Eastern Time non-waiver trading deadline, Pawtucket took the field for batting practice. There was perfect attendance as Will Middlebrooks and Xander Bogaerts – two names that have swirled amidst the trade winds in recent days – joined the rest of their Triple-A teammates in heading back inside for a cool, air-conditioned sequester.

Navigant puts away Senerchia in playoff opener

July 30, 2013

WEST WARWICK — It took Navigant Credit Union Post 85 a few minutes to adjust to a rare 10 a.m. game on Tuesday. But once the Woonsocket-based team got on track, it was well on its way to an impressive win in its opening game of the ‘Final Eight’ Senior Division playoffs.
Down by a 3-0 score before the fans at McCarthy Field could ease into their seats, Post 85 used a pair of rallies in the third and fifth innings and a strong outing from pitcher Kory Lawrence to surge past Senerchia Post 74, 10-5, in a rematch of last season’s state finals.

July 29th

DiSarcina: Every player ‘should feel like they have an opportunity’ for a callup to Boston

July 29, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The conversation started out as a prime chance to look ahead for PawSox players Alex Hassan and Dan Butler. The pair is listed on Boston’s 40-man roster, meaning there’s a pretty good chance that each will make their big-league debuts when MLB rosters expand come September.
It wasn’t Gary DiSarcina’s intention to throw this reporter off the trail, but not soon after the two aforementioned names and the particular circumstances surrounding them were brought to his attention, the Pawtucket manager made a point that helped place everything in proper perspective.

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