Archive - Apr 8, 2011
PAWTUCKET â All appeared to be fine in Alfredo Acevesâ universe when he walked into the home clubhouse shortly after 4 oâclock on Thursday afternoon. The righthander chatted briefly with a reporter before going through the necessary preparations for that nightâs start against Rochester.
Those plans were officially scrapped 15 minutes prior to first pitch, as Scott Atchison took Acevesâ spot. Itâs believed that the Red Sox will place reliever Matt Albers on the disabled list on Friday and call up Aceves in time for Bostonâs home opener against the New York Yankees.
PAWTUCKET â It had all the pageantry of Opening Day, from the introduction to the teams to the unfurling of an American flag in center field and a cannon salute that sounded off at the conclusion of the national anthem.
The Red Sox have certainly provided plenty of grist for the mill. Thatâs what happens when you begin the season with unprecedented expectations (World Series or bust) only to stumble out of the gate with six straight losses. Agony doesnât even begin to describe the early-season travails with your Boston baseball club.
Weâre not about to declare that hope is lost, especially when you subtract six from 162 and end up with 156, which is how many games the Red Sox have left. Time is on their side.
PAWTUCKET --- Lincoln High made good on its first splendid day of the spring to play baseball.
The Lions scored four times in their opening swings and tacked on three runs in the third inning before settling on a 10-5 victory over St. Raphael Academy on Thursday afternoon in the Division I-North opener for both teams at sun-drenched Vets Park.
University of Rhode Island-bound Ryan OâDell went 3-for-4 to propel the Lionsâ 11-hit assault, and Kyle Jacksonâs two-run double in the first inning and Matt Sorkinâs two-run single in the third were the key hits for the visitors.
PAWTUCKET â Concern about the future of the Pawtucket Armory building now that it is in receivership has prompted city officials to call for an emergency meeting with the Pawtucket Armory Association, the receiver, and other pertinent parties.
Councilor Albert Vitali had asked the city's legal department to look into whether or not the city could take back the historic property through some type of âreverter clauseâ now that it is in receivership.
Richard L. Sifers
PAWTUCKET: Richard L. "Pop" Sifers, 62, passed April 6th at home with his loving family by his side. He was the longtime companion of the late Catie Greene.
He had been employed as a Steeplejack for over 30 years.
Pop was a past president of the former Brother's East Motorcycle Club.
He is survived by 4 daughters, 3 sons, 12 grandchildren a great granddaughter, a brother and a sister.
Sandra, R. Williams
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Sandra, R. (Verduchi) Williams, 50, passed unexpectedly on April 4th.
She was the daughter of the late Louis and Carol (Amitrano) Verduchi.
She was employed by Woodlawn Auto Service of Pawtucket.
She is survived by her daughter Melissa L. Williams of North Providence, a brother, Gary J. Verduchi and Julie Solan of Lincoln, a sister Corrine P. O'Donnell and her husband John of Chepachet, 3 nieces, Garra, Randi and Kristina, and a nephew, John John. She was the sister of the late Ralph, Louis and Randy Verduchi.