Archive - Sep 2012
PawSox players made sure to spray champagne on from left, manager Arnie Beyeler, Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett, Pawtucket team president Mike Tamburro and general manager Lou Schwechheimer after the Governors' Cup trophy was handed to them by International League president Randy Mobley (not pictured). The trophy presentation was the result of the PawSox' 4-1 triumph against the Charlotte Knights Thursday night. Photo by Louriann Mardo-Zayat.
FORT MILL, S.C. â€“ When you cut right to the heart of the matter, itâ€™s pretty fitting that the Pawtucket Red Sox completed their ascension to the top of the International League mountain in the very same stadium that served as the launching point for a two-plus week stretch of unprecedented success.
Now the games count.
The preseason scrimmages, Injury Fund contests, and last weekendâ€™s non-league openers are all history. Now the high school football games, pitting division opponents against each other, mean something in the standings.
And they get under way tonight, with eight league games scattered throughout the state, and one, a Division IV contest between North Smithfield and Hope, taking place tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in Providence.
PAWTUCKET â€“ PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler likes to point out that each playoff game has been the equivalent of a box of chocolates â€“ you just never know whoâ€™s going to play the role of hero on a given night.
Wednesday saw Pawtucketâ€™s battery of pitcher Zach Stewart and catcher Dan Butler step to the forefront and take their bows. Their induction into the clubâ€™s ever-expanding legion of primetime performers was officially cemented after PawSox silenced the Charlotte Knights, 2-0, in Game Two of the Governorsâ€™ Cup finals before an audience of 3,525.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Lately, much attention has been paid to the hitting exploits of Bryce Brentz â€“ deservedly so, too.
The outfield prospect carried a .471 postseason average into Game Two of the Governorsâ€™ Cup Championship Series, a figure buoyed by a little bit of everything from two home runs to two doubles to five runs batted in.
PAWTUCKET â€” Longtime Tolman High head coach Bel Pereira didn't discover until he arrived at the McKinnon-Alves Complex on Tuesday afternoon that one of his best forwards, sophomore Suzette Hernandez, wouldn't be able to play because of a stomach virus.
In fact, her mom already had picked her up to transport her to the doctor's office.
â€śShe's one of my top players, so I didn't know what to do,â€ť Pereira said. â€śI decided to move Nicole Bedoya from defense to Suzette's position, but I also worried about holes in my defense.â€ť
LINCOLN â€” If there was one thing in particular Lincoln High head coach John D'Aloisio wanted to see from his troops on Tuesday night, it was to control the time of possession.
His Lions more than obliged.
D'Aloisio's crew combined outstanding defense with a pair of second-half goals to upend Moses Brown, 3-0, in a Division II contest before a smallish audience of about 50 at Chet Nichols Memorial Field.
PAWTUCKET â€” With the unofficial tally in Tuesday's Democratic primary showing just a three-vote difference between incumbent House 58 William San Bento and his challenger, Carlos Tobon, the winner of the seat depends on today's recount results.
The final numbers from the Rhode Island Board of Elections (including mail-in ballots), showed San Bento with 543 votes or 50.1 percent of the votes, and Tobon with 540 votes or 49.9 percent of the votes cast.
PAWTUCKET â€” A leading insurance professional organization recently recognized Melanie Loiselle-Mongeon, CIC, AAI, of Loiselle Insurance Agency, Pawtucket, for dedication and ongoing leadership in the insurance industry.
The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) honored Melanie Loiselle-Mongeon for ten years of successfully maintaining the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation, denoting significant commitment to advanced knowledge and customer service.
Keri Lynn Bizier
SPRING HILL, FLORIDA - Keri Lynn Bizier, beloved daughter of S. Richard Bizier of Lincoln, RI and Lillian Bizier-Pinkerton of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on August 9, 2012, the day before her 27th birthday.
Keri was born in Johnston, RI, and had been a resident of Florida for the past 15 years.
Alfred H. Robertson
LINCOLN - Alfred H. Robertson, 79, of DuCarl Drive died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Landmark Medical
Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Sandra A. (Nerr) Robertson. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson were married for 37 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Alfred and Edith (Pollard) Robertson, he had lived in Lincoln for the past 54 years.
Robert J. Moskowitz
PAWTUCKET - Robert J. Moskowitz, 81, of Monticello Road, Pawtucket died September 12, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Louise (Palagi) Moskowitz.
Robert was born in Patterson, NJ, son of the late Emanuel and Ann (Franceschini) Moskowitz. Robert is a veteran of the Armed Forces serving his country in both the Navy and Air Force. He was the International Traffic Manager for Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation until he retired. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.
Viola M. Gianetti
SEEKONK - Viola M. (Letourneau) Gianetti, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Bruno J. Gianetti.
PAWTUCKET â€” The Democratic primary resulted in upsets to two incumbent City Councilors and one School Committee member and could affect some of the privatization initiatives of incumbent Mayor Donald Grebien going forward.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline takes to the stage, surrounded by family, close friends and campaign workers, at Blaze Restaurant on Providence's East Side, to claim victory over opponent Anthony Gemma, a Lincoln businessman, shortly after 9:00 Tuesday night. Cicilline, who won 62 percent of the vote to Gemma's 30 percent, in the hardfought primary, was elated after being introduced by R.I.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The anatomy of a young hitter adjusting to a new minor league level has been on full display lately.
In the case of outfield prospect Bryce Brentz, the hot streak he carries into the Governorsâ€™ Cup finals represents a complete 180 from where he stood following a handful of Triple-A games.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The scouting report provided by Pawtucket Red Sox catcher Dan Butler revealed just how on knuckleball pitcher Steven Wright was on Tuesday night.
â€śIt was all over the place and just so unpredictable,â€ť said Butler after Pawtucket took Game One of the Governorsâ€™ Cup finals against Charlotte by a 7-2 count. â€śI couldnâ€™t catch it and they (meaning the Knight batters) couldnâ€™t hit it. I donâ€™t know if (Wright) knew where it was going, but it was a pretty special pitch tonight.â€ť
PAWTUCKET - Annie Astphan, 85, passed away on September 10, 2012 at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her family, after a courageous fight with Alzheimer's Disease.
PAWTUCKET â€” Focusing on depth, along with the current state of Bostonâ€™s maxed-out pitching staff, there are several intriguing options on the Pawtucket Red Sox that the parent club is undoubtedly keeping close tabs upon.
Some of these additional pieces are already included on the 40-man roster, like Zach Stewart and Pedro Beato. For those in the non-inclusive position, such as Alex Wilson and Nelson Figueroa, some manipulating of the roster would have to transpire before they could become eligible to pitch for Boston.