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September 18th, 2012

PawSox fall to Reno Aces in AAA title game, 10-3

September 18, 2012

DURHAM, N.C. – For a team that has enjoyed a champagne bath or two in recent weeks, this was not the ending the Pawtucket Red Sox had in mind.
The International League champion PawSox felt the sting of the Pacific Coast League’s best Tuesday night as Reno romped to the Triple-A National Championship, 10-3, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Aces jumped all over PawSox starter Nelson Figueroa as the playoff hero was knocked out after just two innings.

Burleson recalls PawSox’s '73 championship team

September 18, 2012

DURHAM, N.C. – If there’s anyone who can relate to the coming-out-of-nowhere playoff run that the Pawtucket Red Sox have enjoyed, it’s Rick Burleson.
A former Red Sox and PawSox shortstop, Burleson is presently the hitting coach for the Reno Aces. The 61-year-old’s presence in the Eastern Time Zone this week conjures up memories pertaining to Pawtucket’s first Governors’ Cup-producing club in 1973. More than eager to take a stroll down memory lane, Burleson says the ’73 PawSox possessed future major-league contributors by the bushel.

September 17th

One-game playoff foreign territory for PawSox

September 18, 2012

DURHAM, N.C. — When does a Game One have a Game Seven vibe to it?
The answer: When you’re participating in a single nine-inning affair that will determine the top Triple-A squad of 2012, which is what’s happening Tuesday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, site of the Triple-A National Championship Game between International League champion Pawtucket and the Reno Aces, the top team from the Pacific Coast League.
It’s a winner-take-all contest that will serve as the final minor-league baseball game of the season, at any level.

McGair: For a change, it's been nice to view the PawSox in a winning light

September 18, 2012

DURHAM, N.C. – What images do the Pawtucket Red Sox conjure? For longtime fans, the question could elicit all kinds of responses.
You think of Ben Mondor, Pawtucket’s late owner who would have been in his glory this week, enjoying every moment of the pomp and circumstance leading up to tonight’s Triple-A National Championship.
You also think of beautiful McCoy Stadium, a befitting monument to Mondor’s tireless efforts to build a first-class, fan-friendly ballpark out of the rundown facility he inherited.

Plenty of PawSox players aided team's quest in reaching Triple-A Championship

September 18, 2012

DURHAM, N.C. — The sum of the phrase “the 2012 Pawtucket Red Sox” is much bigger than the 25-man roster at manager Arnie Beyeler’s disposal for tonight’s Triple-A National Championship at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
With injuries, call-ups, trades and other roster maneuvering, the PawSox needed a proverbial village of ballplayers to get through a challenging season, make the International League playoffs and clinch the Governors’ Cup.

September 16th

McVeigh awaits induction into C.F. Hall of Fame

September 16, 2012

CUMBERLAND — About two weeks ago, Ed McVeigh received a letter at his Circuit Drive home that he found equal parts fascinating and disturbing.
“I was wondering, 'What's up with this?' It was on official Central Falls High School stationary, and I hadn't been there in quite a while,” he said. “My first thought was, 'What'd I do now?!'”

September 15th

PawSox fans invited to watch Triple-A National Championship at McCoy Stadium

September 15, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Fans are invited to McCoy Stadium on Tuesday night to take a photo with the Governors’ Cup and to watch the PawSox play for the 2012 Triple-A National Championship on the video board.
Gates at McCoy Stadium will open at 6 p.m. with first pitch slated for shortly after 7 o’clock. Admission to this event is free.
Winners of their first Governors’ Cup since 1984, the PawSox will now play the winner of the Pacific Coast League Playoffs, Reno or Omaha, for the Gildan Triple-A National Championship on Tuesday night in Durham, N.C.

September 14th

Clippers' 'D' comes up big in 28-0 shutout of Central

September 14, 2012

CUMBERLAND --- Give Cumberland’s ‘D’ an ‘A’ for its excellent performance against Central on Friday night.
The Clippers limited the speedy Knights to just 117 yards of offense and only two trips inside Cumberland’s 30 en route to a well-deserved shutout and a 28-0 victory in their Division II-B meeting at Tucker Field.
Offensively, senior quarterback Brendan Guerin also earned high grades spinning the laces, completing 11 of his 18 passes for 129 yards and three touchdowns, but the story of this night was the Clippers’ defense.

September 13th

PawSox bask in glow of Governors' Cup championship

September 14, 2012

PawSox players made sure to spray champagne on from left, manager Arnie Beyeler, Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett, Pawtucket team president Mike Tamburro and general manager Lou Schwechheimer after the Governors' Cup trophy was handed to them by International League president Randy Mobley (not pictured). The trophy presentation was the result of the PawSox' 4-1 triumph against the Charlotte Knights Thursday night. Photo by Louriann Mardo-Zayat.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: PawSox capture Governors' Cup

September 13, 2012

FORT MILL, S.C. – When you cut right to the heart of the matter, it’s pretty fitting that the Pawtucket Red Sox completed their ascension to the top of the International League mountain in the very same stadium that served as the launching point for a two-plus week stretch of unprecedented success.

At long last, league play has arrived for area high school football squads

September 13, 2012

Now the games count.
The preseason scrimmages, Injury Fund contests, and last weekend’s non-league openers are all history. Now the high school football games, pitting division opponents against each other, mean something in the standings.
And they get under way tonight, with eight league games scattered throughout the state, and one, a Division IV contest between North Smithfield and Hope, taking place tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in Providence.

September 12th

PawSox now one win away from Governors' Cup title

September 13, 2012

PAWTUCKET – PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler likes to point out that each playoff game has been the equivalent of a box of chocolates – you just never know who’s going to play the role of hero on a given night.
Wednesday saw Pawtucket’s battery of pitcher Zach Stewart and catcher Dan Butler step to the forefront and take their bows. Their induction into the club’s ever-expanding legion of primetime performers was officially cemented after PawSox silenced the Charlotte Knights, 2-0, in Game Two of the Governors’ Cup finals before an audience of 3,525.

Brentz's sliding plays key role in PawSox's wins

September 12, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Lately, much attention has been paid to the hitting exploits of Bryce Brentz – deservedly so, too.
The outfield prospect carried a .471 postseason average into Game Two of the Governors’ Cup Championship Series, a figure buoyed by a little bit of everything from two home runs to two doubles to five runs batted in.

Bedoya's big day helps Tolman girls beat SRA

September 12, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Longtime Tolman High head coach Bel Pereira didn't discover until he arrived at the McKinnon-Alves Complex on Tuesday afternoon that one of his best forwards, sophomore Suzette Hernandez, wouldn't be able to play because of a stomach virus.
In fact, her mom already had picked her up to transport her to the doctor's office.
“She's one of my top players, so I didn't know what to do,” Pereira said. “I decided to move Nicole Bedoya from defense to Suzette's position, but I also worried about holes in my defense.”

Lincoln boys' soccer team downs Moses Brown

September 12, 2012

LINCOLN — If there was one thing in particular Lincoln High head coach John D'Aloisio wanted to see from his troops on Tuesday night, it was to control the time of possession.
His Lions more than obliged.
D'Aloisio's crew combined outstanding defense with a pair of second-half goals to upend Moses Brown, 3-0, in a Division II contest before a smallish audience of about 50 at Chet Nichols Memorial Field.

September 11th

PawSox's Brentz produces hot bat in postseason

September 11, 2012

PAWTUCKET – The anatomy of a young hitter adjusting to a new minor league level has been on full display lately.
In the case of outfield prospect Bryce Brentz, the hot streak he carries into the Governors’ Cup finals represents a complete 180 from where he stood following a handful of Triple-A games.

PawSox take Game 1 of I.L. finals from Charlotte

September 11, 2012

PAWTUCKET – The scouting report provided by Pawtucket Red Sox catcher Dan Butler revealed just how on knuckleball pitcher Steven Wright was on Tuesday night.
“It was all over the place and just so unpredictable,” said Butler after Pawtucket took Game One of the Governors’ Cup finals against Charlotte by a 7-2 count. “I couldn’t catch it and they (meaning the Knight batters) couldn’t hit it. I don’t know if (Wright) knew where it was going, but it was a pretty special pitch tonight.”

September 10th

Pawtucket Red Sox pitchers find balance between Governors’ Cup finals, possible callup to Boston

September 10, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Focusing on depth, along with the current state of Boston’s maxed-out pitching staff, there are several intriguing options on the Pawtucket Red Sox that the parent club is undoubtedly keeping close tabs upon.
Some of these additional pieces are already included on the 40-man roster, like Zach Stewart and Pedro Beato. For those in the non-inclusive position, such as Alex Wilson and Nelson Figueroa, some manipulating of the roster would have to transpire before they could become eligible to pitch for Boston.

Tigers net win against crosstown rival Raiders

September 10, 2012

PAWTUCKET — At Tolman High's first team practice a few weeks ago, third-year head coach Carminda Rocha sat down her players and offered them a simple philosophy as to how they should attack each match.
That is, keep the ball in play, or continue to be cautious during rallies.
“I told them to try to extend the point; that, if they didn't make an error, eventually their opponent would,” Rocha said.
Her Tigers pretty much followed that advice at Slater Park's Mike Kenny Courts on Monday afternoon, cruising to a 6-1 Division III-East triumph over archrival Shea High.

Mounties prove too much for volleyball Townies

September 10, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Ever since Mount St. Charles made the move to Division I two seasons ago, the Mounties have hooked up with Division I-North foe East Providence to play in some competitive matches, with both sides bringing out their very best brand of volleyball.
On Monday night, the Mounties and Townies renewed acquaintances, but to the dismay of the fans that packed the Mounties’ gymnasium, they saw two teams trying to shake off their early season cobwebs and overcome more than their share of errors.

 

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