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July 31st

Wickford 11's move on to state finals

July 31, 2013

BRISTOL – In spite of his team mashing their way to a District 3 championship, winning three of their four games in that tournament by double digits, Wickford 11-Year Old All-Stars manager Joe Walsh left the field the night of the district title match saying it would be his team’s pitching and defense that would lead them to a state title.
“Came true,” Walsh said of his prediction on Monday. “Today was one of those days.”

Sharks eliminated from postseason

July 31, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN – After having to comeback and win game two of a doubleheader just one day prior to force the rubber match, J2 Design Team Sharks found themselves needing another comeback on Monday in game three of their preliminary round series of the Senior American Legion State Tournament against East Bay-Riverside Post 10 to keep their playoff run alive.
Unfortunately, the Sharks were not as lucky this time, falling behind early and eventually dropping a 7-4 decision to Post 10 at Lischio Field.

Lackluster offense cost WW Post Two in game one of series

July 31, 2013

WEST WARWICK — Matt Laferriere personifies everything West Warwick Post Two coach John Parente wants his program to be.
The CCRI righty wasn’t feeling well in the first game of his squad’s best-of-three opening round series with Cranston’s Gershkoff-Auburn Post 20, but the former Coventry Oaker grinded into the eighth inning to give his team a chance to win the game.

Post Two eliminated from American Legion playoffs

July 31, 2013

WEST WARWICK – Post Two's American Legion playoff run ended just six hours after it started.
After dropping the opening game in their best-of-three series with No. 9 Gershkoff-Auburn Post 20, No. 8 West Warwick scored the opening run in the second half of the doubleheader but wound up dropping a 7-4 decision to lose the series 2-0.
“We played probably our two crispest games defensively in a long time,” West Warwick coach John Parente said. “We got good innings out of both of our starting pithcers. We played two errorless games and we showed a lot of mental toughenss.

Waves no match for Newport Gulls

July 31, 2013

NEWPORT—Playing from behind is never a recipe for success.
Ocean State found that out first hand Tuesday night at Cardines Field as the Newport Gulls hung five on the scoreboard in the second inning and never looked back en route to a 14-3 victory.
“We’ve had trouble scoring runs the last couple games,” Waves manager Rian McCarthy said. “When they get ahead early like that there’s really nothing else we can do.

Gordon Greene forfeits playoffs

July 31, 2013

The Gordon Greene Post 27 American Legion baseball team has seen their share of success of late, with multiple trips to the Final Four in recent years. There was different “four” of note this summer, however. That being the total number of wins the team amassed over the course of a disappointing 2013 season, which came to an end last week.
After a 4-18 regular season, Greene qualified for the playoffs as the 14 seed. Set to play East Bay-Riverside Post 10 in a play-in game last Thursday, Greene forfeited the contest, ending their season.

Kershaw ready for some football

July 31, 2013

JOHNSTON—As one door closes, another opens for Narragansett’s Jimmy Kershaw.
The now former Mariner saw his baseball career come to a close Monday at Johnston War Memorial Park but he’ll have little time to think about the end of what had been a great run on the diamond.
Saturday Kershaw will head to training camp as he begins a new chapter in his life as a member of the University of Rhode Island football team.


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