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Hien no-hitter highlights 10-0 Lincoln win over Woonsocket

July 9, 2014

Lincoln’s Aiden Murtha, Mike Hauswirth, Domenic Crocenzi and Mike Salvatore, from left, cheer on teammate Vaun Larissa as he rounds the bases after hitting the team’s first home run of the game against Woonsocket Wednesday evening. Domenic Crocenzi (2) later hit one in the top of the fourth inning, sealing the team’s 10-0 mercy rule win at Ayotte Field. (Photo by Ernest A. Brown)
WOONSOCKET – Something typical of the Lincoln Little League All-Stars – keeping alive a tradition that has held true for years now after a win or rare loss – coaches ask their players to hustle to the outfield for a team meeting.
Skipper Charlie Hien directed his troops to do the same on Wednesday night, but he seemingly spent more time on his cell phone than lauding his guys for a job well done.
“I had to call Anthony Crocenzi,” Hien laughed after his kid brother, Randall Hien, had produced a superb no-hitter as Lincoln rolled to a 10-0 “mercy-rule” victory over Woonsocket in a R.I. District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament losers’ bracket semifinal before well over 200 fans at Ayotte Field.
“He’s one of my assistants, but he had to work; he’s a D.J., and I knew he wanted to hear what happened,” he continued. “I told him his son (Domenic) had homered, but also that Randall had pitched a no-hitter. He was so excited, he was screaming into the phone.”
For full story and photos, see Thurday's print edition of The Call.
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