Sikie schools Barrington, allows only two hits in 5-3 Clipper win
Cumberland senior John Sikie delivers during a game earlier this season. On Friday he kept Cumberlandâ€™s season alive by limiting Barrington to two hits in a six-inning outing.
(File photo by Ernest A. Brown)
BARRINGTON â€“ When senior righty John Sikie is â€śfeeling it,â€ť heâ€™s usually outstanding.
When heâ€™s not, well, heâ€™ll walk and/or hit batters, and indicates no real feel for the zone around the plate.
Excepting one inning on Friday afternoon, Sikie proved to be much more of the former. The co-captain manufactured a stellar two-hitter with two walks and a six strikeouts in a six-frame stint, propelling Cumberland High to a solid 5-3 victory over Barrington before at least 150 fans at Victory Field.
With the winner-take-all triumph, the second-seeded Clippers (17-6) not only captured the R.I. Division I/Region IV Tournament crown, but solidified their berth in the D-I Final Four, which will begin Sunday at West Warwickâ€™s McCarthy Field.
For full story, see Saturday's print edition of The Call.
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