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July 16th, 2012
BURRILLVILLE â Burrillville found the perfect way to cap Monday nightâs dedication ceremonies of the Richard âDickâ Peck Fields at Sherman Park â by winning the District IV Major Division championship.
Matt Schiffmanâs home run to left field with one out in the top of the fifth inning and the excellent two-hit pitching of starter Josh DiChiaro and reliever Jason Cabral were the keys to a well-played 1-0 triumph over Lincoln and the teamâs first district title since 2002 before a standing-room-only gathering.
Burrillvilleâs Josh Dichario, center (15), makes his team pretty happy after hitting a grand slam during the third inning of last Wednesdayâs game against Bernon. Burrillville and Lincoln will square off for District IV supremecy Monday night at Sherman Park with the winner advancing to next weekendâs state tournament, which will take place at Randy Hien Field in Lincoln. Burrillville and Lincoln were the only two teams in the district to compile undefeated records during pool play, each squad posting identical 4-0 records.
Weâll guess that Kevin Youkilis steps into the batterâs box at Fenway Park around 7:13 Monday night â three minutes after Red Sox pitcher Aaron Cook rocks back and issues the first offering of the game.
MIDDLETOWN â The ever-elusive progress of tracking improvement in oneâs golf game âŠ itâs actually not that difficult a chore for Cumberland native son Jamison Randall.
MIDDLETOWN â The finals of the 107th R.I. Golf Association Amateur Championship will feature the old guard vs. the new guard. Charlie Blanchard, a seasoned pro whoâs certainly no stranger when it comes to making waves on the links during the summer, will take Cumberland native Jamison Randall in a 36-hole derby set for Friday at Wanumetonomy Golf &Country Club.
The first 18 holes of this stroke play format will take place beginning at 8 a.m. with the final 18 commencing shortly after 1 p.m.
BURRILLVILLE â Itâs been more than a decade since the Burrillville Major Division all-star team concluded pool play in the District IV playoffs with an unblemished mark, but thatâs what the Blue & Gold did on Wednesday night at Sherman Park.
And Burrillville put on a pure hitting display in nailing down its fourth victory. The winners received monster games at the plate from their No. 2 and 3 batters in the lineup, Tyler Richards and Josh Dichario, and ended up amassing 23 hits in a 22-1 triumph over Bernon that was cut short after four innings by the mercy rule.
PAWTUCKET â The Boston Red Sox will send OF Carl Crawford to Pawtucket for an injury rehab assignment beginning Thursday night when the PawSox host the Buffalo Bisons at 7:05 pm at McCoy Stadium.
WOONSOCKET â The natural question for Navigant Credit Union Post 85 coach Jim Gauthier after his squad eked out a 3-1 verdict over the North Providence Post 29 Senators on Tuesday night was this:
Is it possible for a pitcher to be inconsistent, yet still toss a two-hitter?
âWe were just talking about that,â Gauthier grinned, referencing the post-Post 85 meeting on the Renaud Field mound. âHe didnât have his best stuff, but he kept battling.â
PAWTUCKET â Sunday marked the first time Bob Montgomery saw Ryan Lavarnway up close and in person. Studying the Pawtucket Red Sox catcher from the television booth in the press box located high above McCoy Stadium, Montgomery made good use of the monitor adjacent to him, particularly when tracking Lavarnwayâs mitt motion as he received the ball from the pitcher.
PAWTUCKET â Clay Buchholz and Jacoby Ellsbury didnât gallop out of McCoy Stadium on white horses. Still, itâs hard not to get all âwild, wild west,â sensing that the cavalry is heading toward Fenway Park â and not a moment too soon.