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September 18th, 2014
LINCOLN – Despite his squad’s ability to outshoot Davies Tech by an 8-3 count over the first 40 minutes, St. Raphael Academy hadn’t scored.
That’s why veteran mentor Michael Ross Drake assembled his troops at the break and indicated – via whiteboard and black ink – how to pick it up a notch in the final stanza.
PAWTUCKET — Veteran St. Raphael Academy chief Mike Sassi is always so forthcoming as to how a new season will unfold, but admitted this one will be extra special, not to mention memorable.
Instead of playing the primary role of offensive coordinator – as well as overseeing every other aspect of the team – he will turn his focus to defense.
PAWTUCKET – The time-honored tradition of seeing the manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox receive a “job well done” seal of approval in the form of a September call-up to Boston remains alive and well.
Kevin Boles is the latest to receive such a commendation following a transaction-driven Triple-A season that culminated with the PawSox’s capture of the Governors’ Cup.
PAWTUCKET -- PawSox fans are invited to a Victory Celebration at McCoy Stadium tomorrow (Wednesday), September 17 at 12:30 pm to honor the 2014 Governors' Cup Champion Pawtucket Red Sox.
The team is scheduled to arrive back at McCoy via bus from T.F. Green Airport at approximately 12:45 pm. Several players, manager Kevin Boles, coaches, front office executives, mascots Paws and Sox, and many local dignitaries from the City of Pawtucket and the State of Rhode Island will be on hand to celebrate the PawSox championship season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The PawSox will meet the Omaha Storm Chasers tonight in a one-game, winner-take-all game for the Triple-A National Championship.
The game begins at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on NBCSN (Cox Cable Channel 93) and on 920 AM (WHJJ).
Starting for the PawSox is Edwin Escobar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PAWTUCKET – One down, two to go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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