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June 27th, 2012

Newcomer Stewart helps PawSox stop bleeding

June 27, 2012

PAWTUCKET — The newest member of the Pawtucket Red Sox played a major role in snapping the team’s third-longest losing streak in club history on Wednesday night at McCoy Stadium.
Starting pitcher Zach Stewart, who was acquired by the Boston Red Sox in Sunday’s trade with the Chicago White Sox for Kevin Youkilis, turned in a splendid outing to help the PawSox defeat the Charlotte Knights, 5-1, and grab their first victory after nine straight losses.

PawSox place four on I.L. All-Star team

June 27, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Mauro Gomez earned a spot on the International League all-star team last season, the third straight year he earned a midseason honor.
Ryan Lavarnway was a Carolina League all-star in 2010, and Pedro Ciriaco picked up his last minor-league all-star honor three years ago in the Southern League.
That being said, when was the last time Justin Germano, the fourth member of the Pawtucket Red Sox named to the I.L.’s all-star team early Wednesday afternoon, selected to a squad?
“(The) 2002 (season) was my one and only,” he said with a smile. “It’s been a while.”

June 26th

Charlotte hands PawSox ninth straight defeat

June 26, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Perhaps the only good news coming out of McCoy Stadium on Tuesday night was this: Catcher Ryan Lavarnway extended his consecutive-game hit streak to eight with a bloop single to left in the fifth.
After that? There wasn’t much for the 6,009 in attendance to get excited about, as the Pawtucket Red Sox dropped a dismal 8-0 decision to the Charlotte Knights.
In the process, Pawtucket’s losing streak increased to nine straight games, and it’s now dangerously close to eclipsing its second-longest skid in club history; that came between Aug. 12-20, 2009.

Newcomer Stewart anxious to start with PawSox

June 26, 2012

PAWTUCKET — New PawSox acquisition Zach Stewart admitted the last 48 hours have been a whirlwind of emotion.
After discovering he and Chicago White Sox teammate Brent Lillibridge had been traded for Boston third baseman/first baseman Kevin Youkilis on Saturday night, he took care of some family business, and didn’t arrive at his new McCoy Stadium digs.
He didn’t arrive at the park until about 4:30 p.m., met with manager Arnie Beyeler and pitching coach Rich Sauveur, exchanged pleasantries with some teammates and walked out onto the turf for some stretching and long tosses.

June 25th

Kahn-Clary makes pro boxing debut Friday in R.I.

June 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET — A strange thing happened to Toka Kahn-Clary on his way to making his pro debut earlier this month.
The Pawtucket junior lightweight was ready to debut in style — on the June 8 undercard of the marquee Kelly Pavlik-Scott Sigmon super middleweight fight at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He put in a strong training camp at Manfredo’s Gym. He and his opponent, Ivan Castellanos, easily made their weight. His fight was going to air live on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” and a lot of his family members and friends back in Rhode Island were going to get to view it.

June 22nd

Statue of late owner completes Mondor Gardens

June 22, 2012

PAWTUCKET — As tranquil and serene Mondor Gardens is, something was missing. That “something” was a remembrance designed specifically to preserve the memory of late Pawtucket Red Sox owner Ben Mondor.
Upon agreeing that a statue would prove fitting, PawSox President Mike Tamburro and General Manager Lou Schwechheimer reached out to the only person they felt would capture Mondor in the light that would display his affinity for PawSox baseball.
Turns out that someone was a familiar face – Carol “Tayo” Heuser, a lady whose artistic talents are on display throughout McCoy Stadium.

Tamburro, Schwechheimer take pride in PawSox's exceptional first half of season

June 22, 2012

PAWTUCKET — The art of running a minor-league franchise isn’t solely based on ticket and merchandise sales or making sure the paying customer enjoys the utmost experience. The success and vitality of the on-field product is just as important to the cause, the belief that if there’s quality in place, the rest will take of itself.

Russell heads into final day with Northeast lead

June 22, 2012

EAST PROVIDENCE — Recent Texas A&M University graduate Jordan Russell had just finished what he deemed an inconsistent round of two-over-par 71 at Wannamoisett Country Club on Friday afternoon, and was less than thrilled with the outing.
He nevertheless remained two strokes ahead of his closest competitors at the 51st annual Northeast Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament.

June 20th

WEB ONLY: Bard blows lead as PawSox drop third straight

June 20, 2012

SYRACUSE, N.Y. --- Three straight singles with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning helped the Syracuse Chiefs score the run that produced a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox on Wednesday night at Alliance Bank Stadium.
Down by a 5-3 score heading into the home half of the ninth, the Chiefs tied the score by scoring twice off reliever Daniel Bard, who gave up a single and a double and only threw half of his 22 pitches for strikes. He did not walk or strike out anyone.

Cooley, Friars eye 'team building' summer

June 20, 2012

WARWICK – In Rhode Island, the fiscal year begins on the first day of July. To Ed Cooley, the date also signifies the first step the head coach, along with his assistants, will take in laying the foundation for the 2012-13 Providence College Friars.

Brad Schneider overcomes injury, fires 66 at Northeast Amateur

June 20, 2012

EAST PROVIDENCE — On a day when Texas A&M University graduate Jordan Russell owned Wannamoisett Country Club, firing a phenomenal six-under 63 to lead the first round of the 51st Northeast Amateur Golf Tournament, the University of Central Florida's Brad Schneider proved to be the model of consistency.

June 19th

Pressel-Haas’ uncanny surge wins CVS Classic

June 19, 2012

BARRINGTON — Just last year, Morgan Pressel and playing partner Davis Love III had to settle for second at this CVS Caremark Charity Classic after they combined for a 22-under total of 120.
Unfortunately for them, the tandem of PGA standouts Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson finished two strokes better and garnered the $300,000 first prize, not to mention the tournament trophy.

June 18th

MSC sits in three-team league; Lions fall to Div. II

June 18, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Monday afternoon saw the Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s Principals’ Committee on Athletics convene for one final time in 2011-12. Yet before this governing body could officially close the books on the just completed high school sports season, there was the matter of attending to several housekeeping chores.

'Old folks' Quigley-Inkster team share CVS lead

June 18, 2012

BARRINGTON — When 13-time LPGA Tour winner Juli Inkster discovered about two weeks ago that she would be paired with Champions Tour “Iron Man” Dana Quigley for the first round of the 14th annual CVS Caremark Charity Classic, she was ecstatic.
“I was really excited to be playing with Dana,” she said minutes after the two had mustered a birdie on the final hole on Monday afternoon. She then deadpanned, “I'm glad they put me with someone who can tolerate me for 18 holes.

June 17th

Tri-Force MMA's Jeffrey wins first main event fight

June 17, 2012

LINCOLN --- When Keith Jeffrey woke up last Friday morning, he had his sights set on producing an impressive performance later that night in the co-feature of Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.’s “Proving Grounds” card at the Twin River Event Center.
Turns out that Jeffrey was successful in accomplishing that, but he ended up doing so in the main event, the first time in his career that he stepped into the limelight for the night’s grand finale.

Lincoln ends 22-0 season with first softball title

June 17, 2012

PROVIDENCE -- The drama stemmed not so much if Lincoln High would claim its first-ever state title in fast-pitch softball.
It instead revolved around whether junior phenom Lindsay Mayer would hurl a no-hitter while it doing so.
She didn’t, but that didn’t keep the Lions from a wild celebration after sealing a 4-1 victory over never-say-die Coventry High in the R.I. Division I Tournament championship tilt before a crowd of approximately 300 at Rhode Island College on Saturday afternoon.

June 16th

C.F. gridders will appear in Capitol City All-Star Game

June 16, 2012

PROVIDENCE --- The recently-graduated seniors on the Central Falls and North Smithfield football teams put on their helmets and pads on Wednesday night and worked out together on the Northmen’s turf complex to prepare for one final game before officially turning the pages on their high school careers.
But if you’re thinking that final game they’re getting ready for is the 14th annual Governor’s Cup showdown – the one that pits Rhode Island’s top seniors against Connecticut’s finest 12th graders – on June 30 in Southington, Conn., think again.

The son becomes the father: Derwin and Mason Williams

June 16, 2012

What is the most important gift a father can give to his child?

If you answer unconditional love or a top-flight education, you’re right on target. What about providing a supportive and nurturing home life geared toward helping one’s offspring achieve their best? Can’t find fault with that, either.

June 13th

Thanks to PawSox pitching coach, Bard’s arm, confidence on the rise

June 13, 2012

PAWTUCKET — From his dugout vantage point, Rich Sauveur saw something in Daniel Bard’s delivery that was fixable while the pitcher was toeing the rubber – providing that the PawSox pitching coach could grab the attention of catcher Ryan Lavarnway.

June 11th

WEB ONLY: Bard allows run in PawSox loss to Gwinnett; Cook's agent weighs in on pitcher's progress

June 11, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Daniel Bard got his wish Monday night. Unfortunately for the pitcher, the switch to the bullpen did little inspire confidence that he’s ready to turn the corner.
Working one inning, Bard allowed one run on one hit with a walk and two strikeouts as the PawSox saw a ninth-inning rally come up just short in an 11-8 loss to the Gwinnett Braves. Bard ended up tossing 22 pitches, 11 for strikes.

 

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