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PAWTUCKET – If he wasn’t before, Blake Swihart became a marked Red Sox farm hand when Baseball America in late October tabbed the 22-year-old catcher and switch hitter as the organization’s top prospect.
NEWTON, Mass. – It’s easy to pick out the main reason why the Providence Friars are in the midst of an early-season funk.
PAWTUCKET – This past September, the Houston Astros found themselves scrambling to find a new home for their Triple-A franchise.
When the Boston Red Sox signed free agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez and then implied in various forums that the career-long infielder would likely be taking over left field duties, it revealed something about the team’s philosophy on flycatchers – that outfielders are made and not born.
The game had been over for nearly 15 minutes, maybe a bit longer, but the Cumberland High gridders remained on the Tucker Field turf posing for pictures for any amateur photographer who asked.
Some danced around with teammates, others issued hugs to parents while a few gathered around the one holding the annual Thanksgiving Day trophy to study the history behind it.
Head coach Josh Lima and his assistants did the same; it seemed no one wanted to leave after the Clippers delivered a 42-6 blow to traditional holiday rival Woonsocket on Saturday night.
CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High head coach Josh Lima chose to employ a few funky wrinkles to his offense during its Thanksgiving Day-postponed, non-league tilt against annual archrival Woonsocket on chilly Saturday night.
He claimed such designed plays to both offensive and defensive linemen had been installed way back in August and September, but had used them sparingly this fall.
PROVIDENCE – The “condensed lineup” that Providence head coach Ed Cooley rolled out Friday afternoon proved good enough to fend off Yale, 72-66.