May 3rd, 2013
KINGSTON â No matter how good Rhode Island football coach Joe Trainer felt about his teamâs preparation, mindset and execution last season, the reality was the Rams suffered through an embarrassing 0-11 season with 10 of the losses coming by three touchdowns or more.
Needless to say, there needed to be some changes heading into spring practice.
The Rams had a chance to show off the changes theyâve made in Saturdayâs annual Blue-White game at Meade Stadium.
EAST GREENWICH â Games are scheduled for seven innings, taking upwards of two hours to play.
Funny how all that time is intended but just one half inning, one moment, one swing can change the entire story of a game.
That was the case on Monday afternoon as the East Greenwich softball team kept their division record clean with a 3-2, walk-off win over Exeter-West Greenwich.
PAWTUCKET â The offensive artillery the Coventry softball team brought out in its blowout win over La Salle last week was no where to be found Tuesday afternoon at Slater Park.
As it turned out, the Oakers didnât need much offense against Division I neophyte Tolman because senior pitcher Kerrie DeLiberis looked a lot like the DeLiberis who pitched the Oakers to last yearâs state final.
EAST GREENWICH â Coventry baseball coach Leo Bush knew he team was better than the 1-6 record the Oakers brought into Mondayâs Division I-South road game against East Greenwich.
The young Oakers proved their coach right.
After they gave up two more first-inning runs â a re-occurring theme for Coventry â the Oakers exploded for 11 runs against East Greenwich lefty starter Jake Moss and relievers Kyle Matus and Andrew Miner. Erik OâConnell had three hits and three runs, while Shaun Vigeant hit a three-run double in the sixth inning to lead the Oakers to an 11-8 upset victory.
WARWICK â The clearest sign the Coventry volleyball team isnât the same, old Coventry volleyball team came Tuesday night in a Division I crossover match against perennial powerhouse Bishop Hendricken.
Sure, this isnât a vintage Hendricken team, but the Oakers made easy work of the 2012 state finalists to earn the programâs first victory of Hawks since Sept. 11, 2003.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâThe South Kingstown golf team can relate to how Naragansett was feeling Wednesday at Laurel Lanes Country Club.
Similarly to what the Rebels did against Chariho and Prout Monday, the Mariners fired their best round of the season â a 171 â but it wasnât enough to get a win.
âThereâs a lot of parity,â Narragansett coach Bill Behrends said. âWe had a scrimmage [Tuesday] against South at our place [Point Judith Country Club] and we shot really, really well so I thought we had a shot today but Justin [Smith] broke our back right there with that 37.â
WAKEFIELD â Another match, another victory for the Prout boys tennis team as it continued to roll through its 2013 season Tuesday afternoon.
The unlucky victim this time around was winless Scituate, who was shut out 7-0 as the Crusaders bettered their record to a perfect 8-0.
Despite their opponentâs meager record, Prout coach Mary Lou Morissette was not about to let her teamâs recent success take her players out of the game.