Archive - May 15, 2013 - Sports Article
WOONSOCKET â€” Perhaps the only statistic Lincoln High skipper Andy Hallam didnâ€™t like on Wednesday afternoon came in the â€śLOBâ€ť category.
The Lions may have stranded 11 base-runners, but everything else went the Lionsâ€™ way in a 6-0 taming of Division I-North foe Woonsocket in the chilly drizzle and wind at Barry Field.
Senior southpaw Andrew Veiga whirled a stupendous, complete-game two-hitter with a mere walk and a whopping 13 strikeouts in keeping the Villa Novans at bay; actually, he surrendered only nine batted balls the entire contest.
You take what you can get.
With that mantra in mind, the NCAAâ€™s decree to lengthen college basketballâ€™s preseason is a welcome development in a sport where the run-up to the regular season barrels down on coaches and players like a fastbreak. Earlier this month, the governing body of collegiate athletics ruled that menâ€™s programs can begin practicing six weeks prior to their first game.
The 2013-14 season is set to tip-off on Nov. 8, meaning teams can begin laying the groundwork in earnest on Sept. 27.