Archive - Aug 23, 2011
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. â They might not have won the Little League World Series championship, but the Cumberland American Little League all-stars proved one last time on Tuesday afternoon why they are champions.
Connor Mastin, Max Hanuschak and Conor Lavallee delivered clutch sixth-inning hits and Colin Cannata scored the winning run on an error as Cumberland roared back from a four-run, sixth-inning deficit to edge Rotterdam, Netherlands, 8-7, in a consolation game at Lamade Stadium.
Chris Costantino made sure not leave any traces of doubt.
Thanks to a strong showing this with the Laconia (N.H.) Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, any and all speculation the St. Louis Cardinals had in the 19-year-old Lincoln native fell by the waste side. The fact-finding mission might have encompassed much of the summer, but the Cardinals realized that Costantinoâs talents exceeded those of a typical 43rd round selection, which is where he emerged during this past Juneâs Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
PAWTUCKET â Will Middlebrooks was sitting at his locker stall in the PawSox clubhouse Monday afternoon when Chili Davis dropped by. Naturally the discussion between the prized newcomer and the first-year hitting coach focused on the rough Triple-A start Middlebrooks had gotten off to, one that included six strikeouts and 11 hitless at-bats.
Whatever words of reassurance Davis bestowed upon Middlebrooks seemed to click as the young third baseman went out and collected his first two hits in a PawSox uniform.
What exactly did Davis say to Middlebrooks?
PAWTUCKET â Perhaps the best way to describe the fun and frivolity folks experienced at McCoy Stadium on Tuesday night is this: Mayor Donald Grebien's description of his throwing out the first pitch before the PawSox' tilt against the Syracuse Chiefs.
âI reached the plate, that wasn't a problem, but it wasn't a strike,â laughed Grebien afterward. âThe good news is Mike (Tamburro, PawSox President) did call it one. Congressman (David) Cicilline had said beforehand that he'd give the city a million-dollar grant if it was, so I'll be calling him tomorrow for the check.â
Constance M. Collette
Constance M. Collette, 88 died on Monday at The Holiday in Lincoln. She was the wife of the late Henry D. Collette. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Leo and Stephanie (Laferriere) Collette, she was a lifelong resident of the Blackstone Valley.
An alumna of River College, she received her R.N. degree from St. Joseph Hospital's School of Nursing. She was a caretaker of the Lawton Dental Clinic in Central Falls, and was an honorary member of the Special Forces. She was also a former parishioner of Notre Dame Church in Central Falls.
Lance R. Langborg, Sr.
FLORIDA - Lance R. Langborg, Sr. 72 formally of Pawtucket died on August 17th at his home in New Port Richey, FL. He was the husband of Barbara (Emond) Langborg. Son of the late Kurt and Grace Langborg.
Joseph Sadak Jr.
SWANVILLE, MAINE - Joseph Sadak Jr. 48 of Swanville, passed away August 22, 2011 at Belfast. He was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on July 29, 1963 to Agnes (Hayek) and Joseph Sadak Sr. He moved to Maine 14 years ago. He enjoyed fishing, boating and hanging out with his friends.
Ronald E. Ferreira Jr.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Ronald E. Ferreira Jr, 58, passed August 23rd. He was the husband of Janice (Rogers)Ferreira.
Ronald was the son Evelyn (Pimental) Ferreira and the late Ronald E. Ferreira Sr.
He had been employed by Auto Parts International for many years.
Besides his wife and mother he is survived by a daughter, Heather Ferreira and a grandson, Avery. He was the brother of the late Judith Borek.