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May 12th, 2015
PAWTUCKET – Long before his rise to All-Star status and subsequent fall that resulted in him getting sent to the minors, Allen Craig was a part-time player for the St. Louis Cardinals.
As a 26-year-old with St. Louis in 2011, Craig logged 219 plate appearances in 75 games. He certainly made the most of his limited exposure, producing a triple-slash line of .315/.362/.555 along with 11 home runs and 40 RBI.
WOONSOCKET – The new head coach of the Villa Novans football team has made it quite clear that he’s not going to be just about X’s and O’s, or Johns and Joes.
Rest assured that there’s plenty of pigskin knowledge tucked inside the mind of Glenn Castiglia, Woonsocket’s choice to succeed Woonsocket interim coach Brian Bouley, who was handed the keys to the program last summer after Carnell Henderson became principal of the Cass Ave. campus.
Congratulations and best wishes to Pawtucket’s Jean-Daniel Roussel, who is in Green Bay this weekend on a tryout deal with the NFL’s Packers. A product of St. Raphael and Sacred Heart University, Roussel was one of a reported 26 players that the Green Bay front office invited on a tryout condition.
At Lincoln High School, officials want to continue playing Rhode Island interscholastic girls’ hockey despite recently learning that their co-op partner Cumberland will drop the sport.
If the Lions are to keep playing, they’ll need a new partner, as they lack the numbers to field a team on their own.
One potential candidate is Mount St. Charles Academy, a program that bears a proud history in the sport but has seen declining participants in recent years.
WOONSOCKET – Cruising to wins by nine points or better in their last four games, the Clippers achieved another easy triumph on Thursday, this time 16-7, at Mount St. Charles.
In a Division II-North clash at Wheeler way back on April 24, Cumberland High allowed 10 goals in the first half and eventually suffered a 17-15 defeat. Head coach Scott Carpenter called that the turning point of his team’s Division II-North campaign.
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles senior quad-captain Mike Doody seemed unusually calm after sustaining a 6-3, 6-3 defeat to Wheeler School junior Danish Azam at No. 1 singles on Wednesday afternoon.
“He returned everything, and I have to give him credit for that,” Doody stated afterward. “He forced me to play his game. There were times I had opportunities to go for the winner, but that’s what he wanted me to do. He knew, in his mind, he’d track it down. He was really good at it.”
WOONSOCKET — Mount St. Charles took advantage of a fine mound performance from junior southpaw Alex Lataille to claim an interesting 3-1 Division II-North victory over Scituate High on Tuesday afternoon.
Lataille yielded only five hits with four walks, but whiffed a quintet to help the Mounties move to 10-1 in league play. At the plate, sophomore Joe Sanchioni went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored, while junior John Montani's two-run two-bagger in the third plated classmate Eric Abruzzi and Sanchioni to give the Mount a 3-0 cushion.
WOONSOCKET – The Villa Novans sent 13 men to the plate in the third inning, and scored a season-high 10 runs on Saturday as they battered Cranston East, 10-1.
Woonsocket High’s offensive onslaught was led by Frandy Sanchez, who went 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI, and Austin Forget, who went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
The eight-run third inning was decisive for the Novans, who put the rally together by stringing together a series of singles and walks.
PAWTUCKET – Turns out I spent floods of nervous force over absolutely nothing.
Even though I had performed my official act as pitch-clock operator when I pushed the button that officially signaled that first pitch was exactly 60 minutes away – a mock cheer went up inside the McCoy Stadium press box once the countdown was underway – my palms were extra sweaty as the first game of the April 21 doubleheader between the PawSox and Buffalo Bisons drew closer and closer.