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September 15th, 2014

McGair: PawSox playoff run shows depth of talent in minor league system

September 15, 2014


What goes up must come up as well. Translation: When the Pawtucket Red Sox lose a player to the big leagues, where do they turn to first? Try your friendly neighborhood Double-A affiliate.
 

September 13th

PawSox are Governors' Cup champs!

September 13, 2014


DURHAM, N.C. -- For the second time in three years, the Pawtucket Red Sox are Governors’ Cup champions.
 
The Sox earned a 4-1 victory Saturday night to take the deciding Game 5 of a razor-close championship series against Durham, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It marked the Pawtucket's fourth International League championship in franchise history.
 

September 12th

Shea’s speed burns Lincoln in 41-21 Friday night romp

September 12, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Shea High still owns the kind of speed that can turn a game around in a heartbeat.
 
The Raiders got an 80-yard kickoff return from Momodou Mbye to start the second half on Friday night. Mbye's burst broke open a close game against Lincoln, which trailed by just eight points at intermission. The Raiders then piled it on, rolling to a 41-21 in the Division II opener for both sides.
 

September 11th

PawSox' rally falls short in Game 3 loss of Governors' Cup finals

September 11, 2014

DURHAM, N.C.  –  After dropping a heartbreaking, 4-3, 11-inning loss at McCoy Stadium late Wednesday night, the Pawtucket Red Sox were hell-bent on evening the score against the Durham Bulls in the third game of the best-of-five Governors' Cup finals set 24 hours later.

September 9th

PawSox take Game 1 of Governors' Cup championship, 3-2 over Durham

September 9, 2014


PAWTUCKET – One down, two to go. 
 

McGair: Just call this Governors' Cup finals a rematch, not the renewal of a rivalry

September 9, 2014

 

PAWTUCKET – A disclaimer right off the bat: Rivalries in minor-league baseball do not exist, no matter how hard some in the business wish they did.

New St. Raphael athletic director Tanguay eager to get going

September 9, 2014

 

PAWTUCKET – Inside Ray Tanguay’s office – located a jump shot away from the basketball court inside St. Raphael’s Alumni Hall – is a textbook example of an athletic director who emphasizes staying ahead of the curve.

Hanging on one of the walls are several dry erase boards that contain the schedules for all SRA fall sports teams at the varsity and junior varsity level. If there’s a postponement, all Tanguay needs to do is wipe and write the rescheduled date in its new slot.

September 7th

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Tolman ready to wreak havoc in new division

September 7, 2014


PAWTUCKET — After two years of battling Division I stalwarts like Hendricken, La Salle, Portsmouth and Barrington, Tolman High coach Dave Caito believes his Tigers, now back at Division II-A, could have a special season in front of them.
 

September 6th

Cumberland American LL honored at Fenway Park

September 6, 2014

Cumberland American Little League coaches and players acknowledge the applause from the Fenway Park crowd prior to Friday night's Blue Jays-Red Sox game. Joining the New England champs is Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster.

September 5th

PawSox return to Governors’ Cup finals Tuesday at McCoy

September 5, 2014

SYRACUSE — Pawtucket clinched a trip to the Governors’ Cup finals with a three-game sweep of the Syracuse Chiefs, capped off by a roller-coaster 7-6 win on Friday night on the road.
 
After playing from behind the entire night, PawSox DH Ryan Lavarnway delivered a two-run, game-tying single in the seventh, his first hit of the series. Blake Swihart followed with a base hit to score Lavarnway for what proved to be the winning run.

Tolman impresses with 25-7 scrimmage win over Cumberland

September 5, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Taking center stage following two rather quiet Injury Fund scrimmages, Tolman High all but set Max Read Field’s gridiron on fire Friday night during a 25-7 romp over Cumberland.
 

September 4th

Barnes’ arm, Cecchini’s bat power PawSox past Chiefs, 8-2 in Governor's Cup semi

September 4, 2014


PAWTUCKET — During the regular season, Pawtucket Red Sox righty Matt Barnes was 2-1 in three starts with a bloated 7.18 ERA.
 
But any resemblance between the regular-season Barnes and the post-season Barnes was pure coincidence.
 

September 3rd

Cecchini's base hit helps PawSox draw first blood in I.L. playoff series

September 3, 2014

For The Times

PAWTUCKET -- Garin Cecchini didn’t exactly crush the ball in the 10th inning Wednesday night. But his three-hop single over a drawn-in infield gave the Pawtucket Red Sox a 2-1 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs in  Game 1 of a best-of-five Governors’ Cup semifinal series.

Game 2 is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Thursday with a pair of right-handers on the mound – Syracuse’s Scott McGregor (1-2, 3.91 ERA) and Pawtucket’s Matt Barnes (8-9, 3.95 ERA).

September 2nd

QUEST FOR THE CUP: PawSox face Syracuse in Governor’s Cup semi-final tonight at McCoy Stadium

September 2, 2014


PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox will vie for their second Governors’ Cup crown in three years when they takes on International League-North Division champion Syracuse in a five-game semifinal set to begin tonight at 7:05 at McCoy Stadium.
 
The PawSox earned a club-record fourth straight post-season appearance when they clinched the wild card berth on Sunday.
 

September 1st

PawSox bring postseason baseball to local fans once again

September 1, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Four consecutive trips to the second-season derby known as the Governors’ Cup playoffs: since 2011, no other International League can lay claim to this feat. 
 

August 29th

It's Showtime for 'The Souljah' 
 Pawtucket's Thomas Falowo fights Saturday on national TV

August 29, 2014


PAWTUCKET — Ten years have gone by since Thomas “The Souljah” Falowo first laced up a pair of boxing gloves, and this weekend in Las Vegas the Pawtucket-based pro will bring to bear every bit of that experience as he steps onto the biggest stage of his career.

August 27th

Clipper athletics to stay the course with Tashjian at helm

August 27, 2014


CUMBERLAND – Following the blueprint that has churned out plenty of athletic success in recent years at Cumberland High School is the mission that new Cumberland High athletic director Chris Tashjian sees for himself during the 2014-15 interscholastic season.
 

August 25th

POWER GLOVES: Marrero, Bradley still bring it with the leather despite struggles at the plate

August 25, 2014


PAWTUCKET — PawSox shortstop Deven Marrero swears by a motto that proves quite handy whenever he’s scuffling at the plate: “If I’m not getting hits, they’re definitely not getting any hits,” Marrero said recently while seated at his McCoy Stadium locker.

McGair: Bradley demotion a case of bad timing

August 25, 2014

PAWTUCKET – On the surface, Jackie Bradley Jr. is handling his reassignment to the PawSox just fine.

“When you don’t perform to the best of your capabilities, it’s not a surprise,” the centerfielder acknowledged while recently standing in front of his locker inside the PawSox clubhouse.

Having a thick skin has undoubtedly served Bradley well in a season where nothing has gone right offensively. He credits his upbringing for providing him with a foundation of confidence that he says keep slumps and critics at bay.

August 22nd

Cumberland LL team returns to heroes’ welcome

August 22, 2014