Archive - Oct 24, 2013 - Sports Article
In terms of playoff ramifications, the significance of Fridayâ€™s 7 p.m. Division II-B contest pitting St. Raphael at Shea cannot be underscored.
The stakes are pretty high when you consider the 2-2 Saints and the 2-2 Raiders presently share the subdivisionâ€™s fourth and final playoff spot. Sprinkle in a West Warwick squad thatâ€™s also two up and two down in league play and it makes perfect sense to label tonightâ€™s Pawtucket-centric matchup as one of critical significance.
LINCOLN â€” Head coach Brenda Sylvester really couldn't recall what she told her Lincoln High troops prior to facing Bay View in both teams' Division I-North season finale on Thursday afternoon.
â€śI guess I just told them to go out and play as well as they know they can,â€ť stated Sylvester, who attended the contest despite being on maternity leave, giving assistant Lea Miguel the opportunity to serve as interim chief. â€śI just said, 'Go out and play your game.'â€ť
BOSTON â€“ For much of his tenure with the Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia has been a mainstay at the No. 2 spot in the batting order.
What used to serve as a foregone conclusion for Boston received a noticeable jolt this season. On Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, Pedroia found himself hitting in front of cleanup â€śbangerâ€ť David Ortiz while newcomer Shane Victorino assumed the spot in the lineup that used to have the second basemanâ€™s name written all over it.