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July 18th, 2013

‘Wave’ of change for Ocean State

July 18, 2013

WAKEFIELD—If there’s one thing that should not be lost amidst the unexpected termination of manager Phil Davidson it’s this; the Ocean State Waves are playing good baseball.
The Waves may be just four games into the Rian McCarthy era – one officially as of Tuesday’s 6-5 victory over the Sanford Mainers at Old Mountain Field – but the change has had little effect on the field as Ocean State won its third straight.

Ocean State Waves fire manager Davidson

July 18, 2013

WAKEFIELD–Only 30 games into the franchise’s first season the Ocean State Waves have fired manager Phil Davidson.
“The Ocean State Waves (OSW) announced today that on July 13, 2013, Jeff Sweenor, owner of OSW, terminated the employment of Phil Davidson as OSW’s head coach and manager,” the team said in a press release Tuesday. “Mr. Davidson’s duties are now being handled by OSW’s assistant coach, Rian McCarthy.”

July 11th

WEB EXCLUSIVE: End of the road for Wickford 12's

July 11, 2013

Last summer the Wickford 11-Year Old All-Stars were involved in two of the most exciting games in the District 3 Tournament regardless of age level – albeit both in losing efforts.
After running the table in the winners bracket they faced off against Chariho only one win away from winning the district.
At the time Wickford coach Ryan Gwaltney called the first game of the district finals “a rollercoaster” and it might have been an understatement in retrospect.

July 3rd

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Early deficit ends SK National's tournament

July 3, 2013

It became their M.O. for the tournament. For their third straight game, the South Kingstown National 11/12-Year Old All-Stars came out and spotted their opponent a big lead in the early innings. Unfortunately, the SK bats went cold after they fell behind early on Tuesday night and they dropped a 9-2 decision to Warwick West Side.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: SK American 12's keep title hopes alive

July 3, 2013

After a tough loss to East Greenwich in the second round of the 11/12-Year Old All-Star District 3 tournament last Sunday, the SK American baseball team came out swinging on Tuesday night, putting a 16-4, four inning hurt on Westerly to keep their title hopes alive.
“We took it right to them,” said Americans manager Ken Munroe. “All the kids hit.
“…They were in the zone for hitting yesterday.”

'LV's' big day powers Coventry National past NK

July 3, 2013

COVENTRY—After watching three strikes go by in his first at-bat 11-year Loren Vaughn wasn’t about to make the same mistake twice at Paine Field Tuesday.
“It’s just that the first time up I was nervous,” the Coventry American center fielder said.
After that it was pretty clear nerves were no longer a factor.
Vaughn hit three home runs in his final three at-bats – including two in the third inning and a grand slam in the fourth – and recorded nine RBI as Coventry National walloped North Kingstown 22-0 in the consolation bracket of the 12-Year Old All-Stars District 3 Tournament.

Murphy selected in second round of NBA Draft

July 3, 2013

When training camps open in the fall, South Kingstown native Erik Murphy will be looking to pull off a feat very few Rhode Islanders have; become just the seventh player from the Union’s smallest state – and first from South County – to play in the NBA.
Murphy – along with Providence native Ricky Ledo, the 40th overall pick – will be looking to join the likes of Marvin Barnes, Ernie Calverly, Ernie DiGregorio, Tom Garrick, Joe Hassett and Owen Wells after being selected by the Chicago Bulls in the second round, 49th overall, in last Thursday’s NBA Draft.

SK American 10's unbeaten, National and ’Gansett still alive

July 3, 2013

Thanks to an eight-run third inning the South Kingstown American 9/10-Year Old All-Stars are in the District 3 Winners Bracket finals.
SK American scored a 16-3 victory in four innings over South Kingstown National Sunday at Tuckertown Park and will now host Warwick Continental Saturday at 10 a.m. with a berth to the district championship on the line.
“When you stay in the winners bracket you get more rest for your pitchers,” American coach Dave Palazzetti said. “It is helpful to get out of the blocks quickly.”

Last hurrah for local grid iron stars

July 3, 2013

SMITHFIELD—For 81 of Rhode Island’s best high school seniors Saturday’s 2013 Senior All-Star Classic was a chance to lace up the cleats one last time before moving on to the next chapter in their lives.
“It was awesome. I missed it,” Narragansett’s Dillon Sheridan said. “Playing with a whole new group of kids I never had played with before was a good experience.”

Coventry's Garcia Closes out EG

July 3, 2013

COVENTRY — Coventry American 11-year-old Lucas Garcia is getting used to the closer role.
After earning the final two outs in Sunday’s win over Wickford, Garcia entered Tuesday’s District 3 Major Division winners’ bracket semifinal with East Greenwich in the third inning of a tie game.
All Garcia did over the final 3 1/3 innings of his outing was strike out six batters and allow just one run. Offensively, Garcia belted a crucial three-run home run in the fifth inning, while first baseman Anthony Braddock crushed two home runs and delivered four RBIs in a 16-8 victory at Wood St.

 

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