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April 17th, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” If first impressions do indeed count, then Mitch Maier put his best foot forward upon formally introducing himself to PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina.
â€śHeâ€™s very driven and focused,â€ť was the takeaway DiSarcina had of Pawtucketâ€™s new outfield addition. â€śI didnâ€™t have to ask him to come into the office and go over the signs. He walked right in that first day.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” For members of the PawSox family with Massachusetts blood running through their veins, the horrific and tragic events that marred the Boston Marathon hit particularly hard.
â€śItâ€™s a special day for race fans and baseball fans; thereâ€™s a (Boston Bruins) game at night. Itâ€™s a great time for the town,â€ť explained manager Gary DiSarcina, a native of Malden, Mass. and current resident of Plymouth. â€śWhen you least expect it, thatâ€™s when these things happen.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” What David Ortiz is attempting to do is adhere to spring-training protocol.
The question is, will the Red Sox slugger be able to get everything ironed out over eight or so at-bats in the coming days with the Pawtucket Red Sox? In 2010, Ortiz received 62 at-bats in spring training and equaled the total the following year. In 2012, he collected 57 Grapefruit League at-bats.
WOONSOCKET â€” In an impressive 26-game win streak that dates back to its season opener a year ago, Lincoln has experienced only a handful of close games that not only tested the teamâ€™s mettle, but also presented some anxious moments for its players, coaches, and fans.
But while most of those tight contests were decided by three or more runs, only one was a one-run nailbiter â€” Tuesday afternoonâ€™s chilly Division I affair against host and longtime foe Mount St. Charles.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Pawtucket Red Sox, already off to its finest start to a season in club history, seemed poised to move to 10-1 after holding a 3-1 cushion through seven innings on Monday night.
But righty reliever Chris Carpenter surrendered the Lehigh Valley IronPigs five runs in the top of the eighth, and the PawSox ultimately suffered an 8-3 International League-North beatdown before 3,849 fans at McCoy Stadium.
WOONSOCKET â€” A walk-off win that results in Woonsocket Highâ€™s first triumph of the season. That was the narrative of the Villa Novansâ€™ come-from-behind performance on Monday.
You hate to associate â€śmust winâ€ť with a game that takes place during the second week of the regular season. Standing at 0-2 in Division I-North and 0-3 overall, Woonsocket understood that halting the slide was imperative against a St. Raphael outfit that was seeking to maintain its pristine ways.
BOSTON (AP) â€” How runners from Rhode Island finished in Monday's Boston Marathon.
182, Jason T. Reilly, Cumberland, 2:37:27.
767, Philip A. Kiesling, Cranston, 2:49:49.
1012, Roy Smoot, Providence, 2:53:02.
1286, Lukasz Willenberg, Barrington, 2:55:55.
1334, Jeffrey J. Walker, Westerly, 2:56:16.
99, Karolyn A. Bowley, Middletown, 2:57:41.
1596, Peter Harley, Bristol, 2:57:59.
1753, Clay Howland, Providence, 2:58:51.
1847, Jeffrey Vuono, Westerly, 2:59:20.
120, Megan C. Jaswell, Johnston, 2:59:25.
2468, David Constantino, Cumberland, 3:03:43.
A little of this, a little of that â€¦
Thereâ€™s plenty of blame to go around now that a Massachusetts group has been given the responsibility to assign, evaluate and train officials for Ocean State-based games.
Itâ€™s the result of an embarrassing fallout exposing unfortunate and regrettable decisions made by all involved parties in the saga over the fate of Rhode Island high school football officials.
PAWTUCKET -- Freshly activated off the disabled list, Mitch Maier made a thrilling debut at McCoy Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Maier, a 30-year-old center fielder who suffered a left wrist sprain back on March 17, spent the last few weeks in extended spring training, and he admitted being anxious about returning to the diamond.
LINCOLN â€“ June 17, 2011 is one of the most memorable days of Kody Nordbyâ€™s life, and itâ€™s not just because that was the day he graduated from Woonsocket High.
Rather, itâ€™s what happened immediately after he received his diploma. Nordby hustled to the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, Mass. to make his amateur debut against Mark Johnson of Brighton, Mass. at the AFOâ€™s (American Fighting Organization) Summer Brawl II.