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Cumberland American punches ticket to District IV finals

July 7, 2014

Cumberland American’s Addison Kopack crosses the plate during a recent District IV Major Division game against Burrillville. Kopack went 2-for-4 with two RBI and was also the winning pitcher Monday night, going four innings in CALL’s 11-3 victory against Smithfield. PHOTO BY ERNEST A. BROWN

SMITHFIELD — The Cumberland American All-Stars came into this R.I. Little League District IV Tournament winners’ bracket final with consecutive “mercy-rule” triumphs over rival Cumberland National and Burrillville.

In the latter tilt, skipper Dave Belisle’s crew clobbered nine extra-base hits and 17 in all to deliver a 19-0 pasting, that following a 10-0 victory over CNLL.

The key question on Monday night was this: Did Smithfield have enough offensive firepower to outduel CALL?

For an inning, the answer was yes. After that? Nope.

CALL erupted for 18 hits, seven for extra bags and three over the fence, and crushed the hosts, 11-3, before a hefty crowd of perhaps 200 at Deerfield Park’s DiNoble Field.

For complete story, see Tuesday's Woonsocket Call

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