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Henry's walkoff hit helps PawSox clinch division title

August 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET – It was about 11 a.m. Friday when Gary DiSarcina received a text message from Justin Henry, a player who according to the PawSox skipper, “has had a rough year. He was a .300 hitter in Toledo last year, but he’s one of the best teammates out there.”

Henry had a simple request. His mother was in town and was wondering if it was possible for DiSarcina to include him in the lineup for that night’s game against Syracuse.

Buchholz able to achieve peace of mind in rehab start with PawSox

August 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Clay Buchholz classified his 3.1-inning stint at McCoy Stadium on Friday as a step forward.

“Tonight, I was much more impressed with the velocity that I was able to sustain over the period I was out there and being able to throw all my pitches with the same effort level and arm angle,” said Buchholz after scattering seven hits and allowing one run against Syracuse. “That was basically the final hump I had to get over as far as not having a second thought in the back of my head. It was about getting my release point down on all my pitches.”

Why the importance for minor leaguers to learn multiple defensive positions

August 30, 2013

PAWTUCKET — It was a warm late June night and first pitch at McCoy Stadium was still several hours away. Up in the press box, a number of baseball scouts had gathered for some friendly chatter that ranged from strengths and weaknesses of particular players to each one’s travel log of minor-league ballparks.

Curious about the lineups, one scout turned his head left to where they were posted in a plastic case on the wall. He thought his eyes were playing tricks on him, the result of seeing ‘RF’ next to Jackie Bradley Jr.’s name, not the customary ‘CF’ that came to define the prospect.

Shea, Central Falls, Tolman shine in Injury Fund soccer matches

August 30, 2013

CENTRAL FALLS — Tolman High head coach Jack Coutu chose not to play senior goalie and quad-captain Adam Ghazal long before the start of the Tigers' R.I. Injury Fund “game” against archrival Shea on Friday night.
He did so as a precaution, not to mention a safety measure.
“I was worried about the field,” Coutu indicated of the uneven, dusty Macomber Stadium surface minutes before the scrimmage, one designed to raise money for the Rhode Island Interscholastic League for injury/insurance reasons and also give squads statewide an opportunity to face live competition.


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