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May 25th, 2015
PAWTUCKET – Playing their first home game since the passing of Jim Skeffington, the Pawtucket Red Sox held a brief but poignant tribute for their late team president prior to Monday’s game against Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre.
WOONSOCKET – The primary mission of the George Nasuti Novans Pride 5K is to raise money for the Woonsocket athletic department.
So it was extremely fitting to see a Villa Novan student-athlete cross the finish line first on Memorial Day Monday.
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.
PAWTUCKET – More so than at any other position, for big league catchers, playing high-level defense isn’t a nicety, it’s a necessity.
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.
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.
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles advanced to the semifinal round of the Division II playoffs with a solid 4-2 win over Cranston West on their home courts on Wednesday.
Number-two seeded Mount will face off against number-three seed Classical at the Lincoln High School courts on Thursday in the semifinal matchup.
The Mounties once again relied on Mike Doody at No. 1 singles to set the tone. Doody dispatched his foe Jake Meyerson, 6-0, 6-4.
NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield High hadn’t played up to expectations for the better part of this Division II-North campaign, so veteran head coach Paul Mercier held a 30-minute team meeting after Tuesday afternoon’s practice.
He felt his Northmen were better than their 6-6 league record, and weren’t getting along as well as they could be.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ Initially, Mount St. Charles chief Josh Dâ€™Abate didnâ€™t think a change in venue would mean anything to his Mounties.
After all, they were the Division I-North leaders, and were preparing to take on powerhouse Coventry, currently in a battle with South Kingstown for I-South supremacy, in a crossover tilt on Tuesday night.