Archive - May 20, 2014 - Sports Article
PAWTUCKET â€” Rich Sauveur firmly believes that all five current members of the PawSoxâ€™ starting rotation possess the ability to hold down jobs at pro baseballâ€™s highest level.
â€śWhether itâ€™s with Boston or with somebody else, theyâ€™re going to start in the big leagues. I really feel that,â€ť said Pawtucketâ€™s pitching coach with a straight face. â€śI couldnâ€™t tell you when or with who, but they will.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” Springtime may have finally sprung in southern New England, but Pawtucketâ€™s bats remain in a deep slumber.
The offensive doldrums that have plagued the locals for much of the season perhaps simmered to a boil during the eighth inning of Tuesdayâ€™s disheartening 3-0 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, winners of three games in this four-game set. With two runners on base and the potential tying run at the plate, the PawSox turned to their Nos. 4 and 5 hitters in the hope seeing a ball disappear over the McCoy Stadium fence.
CUMBERLAND â€” Cumberland and Lincoln have hooked up in some interesting late-season matchups over the years, and on Tuesday afternoon, they continued this tradition with an extra-inning barnburner at Tucker Field.
After watching Lincoln score an unearned run in the top of the eighth inning, Cumberland came back to snag a dramatic 8-7 victory in its half of the frame on a clutch two-out, two-run single to right field by ace pitcher Juliet Nelson.
WOONSOCKET --- After enduring its worst week of the spring and slipping out of first place in the Division III-North standings, Mount St. Charles was determined to put forth a superb effort in Mondayâ€™s showdown with the North Smithfield/Burrillville co-op team.
And thanks to big offensive afternoons from Jordan McComb and Shaina Bauersachs and a stellar 16-save performance from goalie Grace McWilliams, the Mounties were able to do just that in rolling to a 20-7 victory over their neighboring rivals.