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July 7th, 2014
SMITHFIELD â The Cumberland American All-Stars came into this R.I. Little League District IV Tournament winnersâ bracket final with consecutive âmercy-ruleâ triumphs over rival Cumberland National and Burrillville.
In the latter tilt, skipper Dave Belisleâs crew clobbered nine extra-base hits and 17 in all to deliver a 19-0 pasting, that following a 10-0 victory over CNLL.
The key question on Monday night was this: Did Smithfield have enough offensive firepower to outduel CALL?
For an inning, the answer was yes. After that? Nope.
CUMBERLAND â Scott Miller may never have gotten into charity ultra-distance cycling if not for a letter he received in the mail way back in the late 1990s.
âIt was from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the letter asked me to get involved in the event,â noted Miller, a 57-year-old business owner from Cumberland. âIt said, 'We'll train you to do a 100-mile ride, and you'll be a member of a 'Team in Training.' That caught my eye, so I looked into it.
PAWTUCKET â There was a time when the slightest mention of Anthony Ranaudoâs injury-marred 2012 campaign would prompt the same kind of reaction Brad Pitt had in the film âFight Club.â
Paraphrasing the 1999 move â âWe donât talk about it.â
âLooking back it kind of stinks thinking that I lost a full year of development, but Iâve put it behind me,â said Raunado about his aforementioned trying season while sitting in the PawSox dugout recently.
In early August, Lisa Walkin will participate in her first-ever Pan-Mass Challenge as a mere recreational bicyclist, and she admits she’s as nervous as any woman could be.
The 43-year-old Cumberland resident, who works as a physical therapist at a Woonsocket nursing home, will not be a member of any team, like thousands of others who have joined over the 30-plus years the ride has existed.
Two years ago, Colin Tierney came in third place at the Arnold Mills Four-Mile Road Race. Last year, the recent Bishop Hendricken graduate and freshman-to-be at Columbia University crossed the finish line right behind the event’s winner, Brian Doyle, the son of former Ocean State marathon great Bobby Doyle.
In Rhode Island American Legion, the Fourth of July is a reminder that the end is in sight for the 22-game regular season.
PAWTUCKET â Deven Marrero attended Arizona State, the same Pac-12 school that also produced Dustin Pedroia. Both players lined up at shortstop for the Sun Devils prior to getting drafted by the Boston Red Sox.
CUMBERLAND â For those harriers who make the running of the annual Arnold Mills Four-Mile Road Race part of their Fourth of July morning, Race Director Tom Kenwood has a simple message.
In response to the concern over the ever-growing list of reports in reference to Tropical Storm Arthur and the potential it has to wreck havoc on the celebrations that are on the docket for Friday, Kenwood says that until otherwise, its still business as usual as far as the 46th running of Arnold Mills is concerned.
CUMBERLAND â Gloucester/Burrillville All-Stars manager Dave Peloquin admitted after his club had suffered a disgruntling 17-2 loss in a R.I. Little League District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament round-robin finale on Monday night that he had a surprise in store for Cumberland I.
In the winner-take-all championship final, he would pitch Rebecca Arndt, a tall, strong hurler with an innate ability for baffling hitters â not to mention strikeouts.
PAWTUCKET â The Pawtucket Red Sox are pleased to announce RH starter Anthony Ranaudo and catcher Christian Vazquez have both been selected to the International League All-Star Team for the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game that will be played on Wednesday, July 16 at 7:05 pm at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.
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