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May 10th

Cumberland hands Chariho its first loss of season

May 10, 2011

CUMBERLAND --- An undefeated team, one of the state’s best pitchers, and some chilly weather were unable to cool off red-hot Cumberland High on Tuesday afternoon.
The Clippers used a four-run rally in the bottom of the second inning and a strong outing from ace pitcher Bethany Paul to knock Chariho High from the unbeaten ranks and grab a 7-2 triumph in their Division I crossover showdown at Tucker Field.
The Chargers came into the game with a 9-0 mark that saw them outscore their opponents by a 71-22 margin, but bused out of Cumberland with a one-sided loss.

PawSox come up short against Gwinnett

May 10, 2011

PAWTUCKET — On a cold and damp night, the Pawtucket Red Sox found themselves undone by a pair of defensive shortcomings in a 5-1 loss to Gwinnett.
One was not ruled an error, as centerfielder Josh Reddick dove but could not come up with a sinking line drive off the bat of Gwinnett’s Wilkin Ramirez, who scooted into third base with a triple. The play loomed even larger as the next Braves hitter, Shawn Bowman, sent a chopper to shortstop that Jose Iglesias would have cleanly fielded for the third out in the seventh inning.

May 9th

Despite injuries, callups, PawSox enjoy strong start

May 9, 2011

Is it too early to start printing Governors’ Cup tickets? Yes, it probably is, but winning sure does change a person’s outlook, doesn’t it?
Forget for a moment that it’s the second week of May and there’s plenty of baseball on the docket between now and Labor Day. Your PawSox kicked off an eight-game homestand Monday night sitting just one-half game behind Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the top team in the I.L. North. It’s also the same Scranton/WB outfit that Pawtucket won three of four games against over Mother’s Day weekend.

PawSox’s TV coverage with Cox is in limbo

May 9, 2011

PAWTUCKET — Citing a strategic decision rooted more in viewer feedback rather than budgetary constraints, Cox Communications has opted to dramatically scale back its television coverage of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

May 8th

PawSox lose Iglesias, beat Scranton

May 8, 2011

MOOSIC, Pa. – What is the PawSox’ response to all the injuries and call-ups currently sweeping through the clubhouse? In the immortal words of Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, “just win baby.”
On a day that saw the promotion of shortstop phenom Jose Iglesias to Boston, the PawSox maintained their winning edge, besting Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 5-4, at PNC Field. The victory allows second-place Pawtucket (17-13) to move within a half-game of Scranton, the top team in the I.L. North. The PawSox wound up taking the four-game series, 3-1.

Karl Allaire looks back on pro baseball career

May 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET – No regrets. No bitterness. No remorse.
Pride and a sense of accomplishment can remain intact even if the ultimate goal is never reached. No matter if he didn’t reach the sport’s ultimate holy grail after toiling for nine years in the minor leagues. Karl Allaire does not have a sense that something is missing, that somehow his career should have “incomplete” rubberstamped on it because he never reached the majors. The Woonsocket native can look back in earnest and take comfort that he put his best foot forward, that he gave it his best shot.

Lincoln softball, baseball players plan benefit game

May 8, 2011

LINCOLN --- It was six years ago today when Mike Monteleone, a 14-year-old freshman on the Lincoln High junior varsity baseball team, tragically died of cardiac arrest during his team’s afternoon practice.
Monteleone’s untimely passing not only affected the community and the high school, it also hit home at Lincoln Middle School, where Monteleone’s sister, Jenna, was a sixth-grade student.

C.F.;s Vazquez clears 6-10 in high jump

May 8, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – Back in February Central Falls coach Brian Palazzo remarked that junior Steven Vazquez, “has a motor that doesn’t stop.” Palazzo also added that he expected Vazquez to flourish during the outdoor season, given that Vazquez would not be divvying up his time between basketball and high jumping, which is the case during the winter months.

May 6th

Tolman '9' blanks Central

May 6, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Tolman High earned one of its biggest victories of the season Friday afternoon, knocking of Division II-Central leader Central with a 5-1 decision at McCoy Stadium.
Trailing by a score of 1-0, Justin Otis keyed a two-run fifth inning with an RBI double. The Tigers tacked on three more runs in the sixth, highlighted by a run-scoring single from Zach Vivieros. Andrew Larson was effective on the mound, hurling a five-hitter with five strikeouts.
“It was a very good win,” said Tolman coach Theo Murray.

May 5th

Tolman golfers taking it one swing at a time

May 5, 2011

PAWTUCKET — When Tolman High’s golf team gathered at Pawtucket Country Club on Thursday afternoon for a dual-meet with North Providence, the Tigers represented a varsity sports program whose success is not based on its win-loss record.
“In the case of golf, our first goal is to just expose the kids to the game,” Tolman athletic director John Scanlon admitted. “A large number of kids (at Tolman) have not played golf. We’ve always felt golf is a lifetime activity.”
The sport is among the least expensive to fund in the school’s athletic budget, Scanlon admitted.

Saints fall to Mounties, 5-2

May 5, 2011

WOONSOCKET --- Winning close games hasn’t been a strong point for Mount St. Charles Academy this year, but on Thursday afternoon, the Mounties found a way to take a tight battle with St. Raphael Academy.
The Mounties broke a 2-2 tie with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and received a strong outing from senior pitcher Collins Uttermann to down the Saints, 5-2, in their Division I-North meeting.
The victory was a much-needed one for the host Mounties, who raised their record to 5-7 and came into the contest with losses in four of their last six games.

May 4th

Lincoln's DeSimone now has 75 goals this season

May 4, 2011

LINCOLN --– Lacrosse is a game where goals are often scored in large numbers and multiple tallies by any one individual is not uncommon.
But for Lincoln High junior Jillian DeSimone this spring, it just may be bordering on the ridiculous.
DeSimone has averaged more than eight goals per outing in nine league games for the Lions in Division II. On Wednesday, it was status quo for the high-scoring attack as she netted 10 scores – all coming in the first half – to lift the unbeaten Lions to a rather routine 22-13 decision over North Providence at Ferguson Field.

May 3rd

Navarro joins PawSox's walking wounded

May 4, 2011

PAWTUCKET – The in-game injuries keep piling up for the Pawtucket Red Sox. Promising player Yamaico Navarro became the latest casualty Tuesday afternoon, joining an ever-expanding list of PawSox bitten by the injury bug.
Navarro immediately grabbed his left side after a bunt single in the first inning, giving off the vibe that something wasn’t quite right. Those suspicions were confirmed when Nate Spears replaced Navarro in right field in the top of the second.

Mud Hens put away PawSox again

May 3, 2011

PAWTUCKET – The Red Sox are exercising supreme caution with Felix Doubront. After missing most of spring training with elbow tightness in his pitching elbow and beginning the season pitching exclusively out of Boston’s bullpen, the promising left-hander finds himself in the midst of building up his pitch count.
The process continued Tuesday as Doubront threw 64 pitches, which represents a 14-pitch improvement over his previous start. The alarming sign is that Doubront was only able to provide 3 1/3 innings in Pawtucket’s 7-2 matinee loss to Toledo.

Hendricken hands Lincoln another crossover loss

May 3, 2011

LINCOLN — Before a brutal, four-game stretch of crossover games, Lincoln High was sitting nicely atop the Division I-North standings with an unbeaten 8-0 mark.
It’s a little different now.
Facing some of the upper-echelon of squads from I-South and I-Central over the last week, the Lions suffered their third setback in the last four games Tuesday afternoon with a 5-1 loss to Bishop Hendricken at Chet Nichols Field. The Hawks belted out 11 hits and had a quality start from lefty Tim Pannone to improve to 9-2 for the spring.

May 2nd

PawSox pummel Toledo

May 2, 2011

PAWTUCKET – The PawSox continue to expose Yamaico Navarro to new positions. Monday night marked his second consecutive start in right field, becoming the fifth different position he’s seen time at this season. In the ninth inning Navarro moved over to center, meaning the only positions he’s yet to play are first base, catcher and pitcher.

Martinez lets agent do his talking

May 2, 2011

PAWTUCKET – To trace the path of how Victor Martinez became a Detroit Tiger, one can look back at last July’s trading deadline. The acquisition of Jarrod Saltalamacchia meant the Red Sox had their coveted catcher of the future, and with Martinez heading into free agency, the handwriting was on the wall that the 32-year-old stood a longshot to be back with Boston in 2011.

C.F. softballers stomp on Shea

May 2, 2011

CENTRAL FALLS --- Softball games between second-place and fourth-place teams that are separated by a game in the standings are usually close, competitive battles.
Monday afternoon’s Division III game between Central Falls and Shea was an exception.
The Warriors pounded out 14 hits and took advantage of an usually-high 11 errors by the Raiders on their way to a surprising 15-0 victory at Macomber Stadium that was stopped after 4½ innings by the mercy rule.

May 1st

Kalish rebabs injury with reliable trainer

May 1, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Rehabbing an injury can prove very tricky for many athletes to navigate successfully. That’s why the athletic trainer is an important source, both in terms of offering moral support and aiding the athlete’s quest to return to action as soon as the body permits.
In terms of both critical areas, Ryan Kalish knows he’s in good hands with Jon Jochim, the trainer for the Pawtucket Red Sox. On Sunday morning, Kalish emerged from the trainer’s room with his left shoulder heavily bandaged, tangible proof that another therapy session under Jochim’s care had transpired.

Mud Hens defeat PawSox, Miller

May 1, 2011

PAWTUCKET – A lack of control continues to haunt Andrew Miller.
Throwing strikes was a major flaw for the lanky left-hander Sunday afternoon as Pawtucket dropped a 4-3 decision to Toledo before 3,512 at McCoy Stadium. Miller lasted just three-plus innings and was yanked by PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler after loaded the bases on two walks and a single in the fourth. The former sixth overall pick of the 2006 draft was the definition of off-target, throwing just 41 of his 84 pitches for strikes.

 

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