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CALL passes first New England regional test with flying colors

August 2, 2014

A leadoff home run by Nick Croteau touched off a jubilant scene as his CALL teammates could not wait to greet him at the plate. It wasn’t the last time Cumberland American would celebrate in a 25-5 rout at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center in Bristol, Conn. PHOTO BY ERNEST A. BROWN

BRISTOL, Conn.  –  Every Little League team in the Ocean State knows full well the amazing power that comes from the Cumberland American All-Stars’ bats.

Now Barnstable, the Massachusetts champion, understands it, too.

Cumberland American exhibited a ridiculous display of offense while manufacturing a 25-5 “mercy-rule” pasting of overwhelmed Barnstable in the New England Regional Tournament opener at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center on Saturday afternoon.

Manager Dave Belisle’s troops walloped two homers and three doubles en route to 17 hits to remain unbeaten (8-0) in All-Star competition so far this summer. In fact, they assembled 13 runs while running through its lineup twice (18 at-bats) in the top half of the third to put the game well out of reach at 22-1.

To understand how “right on” CALL’s bats were, Addison Kopack – also the winning hurler – finished the day 2-for-4 with a dinger, double, walk and a whopping seven RBI with two runs scored, while batterymate Trey Bourque went 3-for-4 with four RBI and a run; Jayden Struble 4-for-5 with a two-bagger, two RBI and five runs; Nick Croteau 3-for-4 with a blast, two RBI and five runs; C.J. Davock 2-or-3 with an RBI and five runs; and Tyler Provost 1-for-3 with three RBI and a run.

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