Mounties survive roller-coaster ride, top Prout, 10-7
Senior Nolan Hayward sparked the Mount offense on Monday with two hits, including a triple, and three runs scored.
(File photo by Ernest A. Brown )
WOONSOCKET â€“ After suffering a difficult-to-swallow 2-1, eight-inning loss to North Smithfield High on Saturday afternoon, Mount St. Charles faced elimination in the R.I. Division II/Region II Tournament entering its losersâ€™ bracket tilt against Prout on Monday.
Thatâ€™s why skipper Tom Seaver took his players aside beforehand and explained his game plan for the Crusaders.
â€śWe had two goals (Monday): The first was to win and stay alive, and the second to keep (junior hurler) John Cutler off the mound for as long as possible,â€ť he noted. â€śWe almost waited too long, but â€“ in the end â€“ we got the job done.â€ť
The Mounties, seeded second from the North in this regional, jumped out to a 6-0 cushion after the first, watched Proutâ€™s tough lineup fight back to tie it at 7 apiece, but eventually secured a wild, satisfying 10-7 triumph before perhaps 100 fans at its home diamond.
For full story, see Tuesday's print edition of The Call.
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