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Cecchini's base hit helps PawSox draw first blood in I.L. playoff series

September 3, 2014

Special to The Call

PAWTUCKET -- Garin Cecchini didn’t exactly crush the ball in the 10th inning Wednesday night. But his three-hop single over a drawn-in infield gave the Pawtucket Red Sox a 2-1 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs in  Game 1 of a best-of-five Governors’ Cup semifinal series.

Game 2 is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Thursday with a pair of right-handers on the mound – Syracuse’s Scott McGregor (1-2, 3.91 ERA) and Pawtucket’s Matt Barnes (8-9, 3.95 ERA).

QUEST FOR THE CUP: PawSox face Syracuse in Governor’s Cup semi-final tonight at McCoy Stadium

September 2, 2014


PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox will vie for their second Governors’ Cup crown in three years when they takes on International League-North Division champion Syracuse in a five-game semifinal set to begin tonight at 7:05 at McCoy Stadium.
 
The PawSox earned a club-record fourth straight post-season appearance when they clinched the wild card berth on Sunday.
 

PawSox bring postseason baseball to local fans once again

September 1, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Four consecutive trips to the second-season derby known as the Governors’ Cup playoffs: since 2011, no other International League can lay claim to this feat. 
 

It's Showtime for 'The Souljah' … Pawtucket's Thomas Falowo fights Saturday on national TV

August 29, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Ten years have gone by since Thomas “The Souljah” Falowo first laced up a pair of boxing gloves, and this weekend in Las Vegas the Pawtucket-based pro will bring to bear every bit of that experience as he steps onto the biggest stage of his career.

Falowo, 12-2-0 (8 KO) in his fourth year as a professional, will make his television debut on Saturday night, taking on highly-touted Romanian-born prospect Ronald “The Thrill” Gavril at the Palms Resort Casino.

Clipper athletics to stay the course with Tashjian at helm

August 27, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Following the blueprint that has churned out plenty of athletic success in recent years at Cumberland High School is the mission that new Cumberland High athletic director Chris Tashjian sees for himself during the 2014-15 interscholastic season.

POWER GLOVES: Marrero, Bradley still bring it with the leather despite struggles at the plate

August 25, 2014

PAWTUCKET -- PawSox shortstop Deven Marrero swears by a motto that proves quite handy whenever he’s scuffling at the plate: “If I’m not getting hits, they’re definitely not getting any hits,” Marrero said recently while seated at his McCoy Stadium locker.

Loaning of football equipment no longer permitted; Interscholastic League profited slightly from postseason tournaments

August 24, 2014

PROVIDENCE – What started out as a conversation between Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials has resulted in the striking of a rule that pertains to the loaning of football equipment during the summertime.

Tom Mezzanotte, RIIL executive director, brought what he felt was a serious matter to the attention of the R.I. Principals’ Committee on Athletics during last week’s meeting. Upon holding discussions with the medical community and the RIIL’s attorney, Mezzanotte recommended to the PCOA that the practice of high schools lending equipment cease immediately.

After national meet success, Novan throwing athletes look forward to following in Fugere’s footsteps

August 23, 2014

WOONSOCKET– The past few years have seen Connor Fugere bring acclaim and notoriety to the throwing section of Woonsocket High’s track & field program. A recent graduate who is poised to take his talents to Northeastern University this fall, Fugere has been a source of inspiration for his Villa Novan track peers.

 

McGair: Bradley demotion a case of bad timing

August 22, 2014


PAWTUCKET – On the surface, Jackie Bradley Jr. is handling his reassignment to the PawSox just fine.
 
“When you don’t perform to the best of your capabilities, it’s not a surprise,” the centerfielder acknowledged while recently standing in front of his locker inside the PawSox clubhouse. 
 

Cumberland LL team returns to heroes’ welcome

August 22, 2014


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