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Cumberland continues to stay the course at Eastern Softball Regionals

July 23, 2013

BRISTOL, Conn. --- After watching his All-Star team nearly mercy-rule the Mount Abraham All-Stars of New Haven, Vt. in an easy victory on Sunday, Cumberland manager Chris Bodington knew that his girls had probably seen their last lopsided win of the Eastern Regional tournament.

On deck was a pool play contest against a team that took Cumberland extra innings a year ago in the tourney, two-time Maine state champ Scarborough, and the next game was against a tougher opponent, the George J. Hummel All-Stars of Seymour, Conn.

Pawtucket RBI club sets sights on Junior World Series

July 23, 2013

PAWTUCKET -- Almost simultaneously, co-managers Matt Bergeron and Luke McLaughlin leaned back in their office chairs rather amused when asked the question, “How the heck did you do it?!”

“We’re still trying to figure that out!” Bergeron exclaimed of the miraculous, comeback 13-12 victory recorded by the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket RBI Junior Division All-Stars over the Jersey City, N.J./Jackie Robinson Mets in Queens, N.Y. back on Saturday, July 13.

Upper Deck Post 86/14 sews up Northern Division title

July 22, 2013

WARWICK – Upper Deck Post 86/14 skipper Steve Reynolds Sr. admitted before his squad's final regular-season tilt against Senerchia Post 74 early Monday night that he'd be a bit shorthanded, as four or five of his players were home nursing minor injuries.
“It's a long season, and those things are going to happen,” he stated. “We're OK.”
The club was much better than that after recent Cumberland High grad and southpaw Dylan Boisclair scattered five hits and three walks while mowing down a half-dozen Senerchia batters in a satisfying 3-1 victory at Hendricken High's Ray Pepin Field.

WEB ONLY: Lincoln Little Leaguers rout Cranston Western in state tournament opener

July 20, 2013

CRANSTON — If the Lincoln All-Stars had any concerns during their R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament opener on Saturday afternoon, they didn't relate to their collective performance but the weather conditions, which slowly deteriorated.
As the skies overhead grew dark and thunder resounding in the background, righty reliever Dave Bordieri put the finishing touches on Cranston Western, the crushed victim of relentless Lincoln's 13-0 “mercy rule” triumph at Michael P. Varrato Field.

Bodington, Cumberland bring heat in 11-1 victory over Charlton, Mass. in Eastern Regionals opener

July 19, 2013

BRISTOL, Conn. — Jocelyn Bodington delivered one of the finest outings of her young softball career, Alex Pina knocked in five runs to lead a potent attack at the plate, and the Cumberland All-Stars made their presence felt in a very big way on Friday afternoon in the Eastern Regional tournament.
The three-time Major Division state champions kicked off their New England pool play by parlaying Bodington’s dominant pitching and an 11-hit assault into an 11-1 win over Charlton, Mass. that went all six innings at Breen Field on the Bart Giamatti Complex.

Lincoln Little Leaguers awaits state tournament, contests Cranston Western in Saturday's opener

July 18, 2013

LINCOLN — On Tuesday afternoon, Lincoln All-Stars’ manager Matt Netto still didn’t know which opponent his team would face in the opening round of the upcoming state Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament.
Because Cranston Western upset winners’ bracket titleist Johnston, 11-6, Monday night, those two District I representatives faced off in a winner-take-all championship game on Wednesday night at Cranston Western’s home site.

Back to Bristol: Cumberland Major All-Stars eye return trip to Eastern Regional softball tournament

July 17, 2013

CUMBERLAND — When the Cumberland Major Division All-Stars arrive at the Bart Giamatti Complex in Bristol, Conn. sometime later this morning, they’re going to have the perfect guide to direct them around the facilities in Jocelyn Bodington.
That’s because the 12-year-old standout is the only member of last season’s ballclub – coaches included – that participated in the Eastern Regionals and was two victories away from capturing the regional championship and earning its way into the Little League World Series.

Upper Deck plates nine in fifth, tops Navigant 11-6

July 15, 2013

LINCOLN – Most skippers would agree: You take 'em how you can get 'em.

Upper Deck Post 86-14 took advantage of seven walks, a hit batsmen and three errors – all in a nine-run fifth frame – to register a stunning, come-from-behind 11-6 marathon victory over Navigant Post 85 at Chet Nichols Memorial Field on Monday night.

With the triumph, Upper Deck – which mustered only three hits in the contest – remained in first place in R.I. American Legion League-North Division action at 13-3 (18-5 overall), while co-manager Jim Gauthier's club fell to 12-5 in league play.

Lincoln nets trip to state tourney with 13-2 win over CALL

July 14, 2013

By JON BAKER
jbaker@pawtucuckettimes.com

LINCOLN -- Southpaw Kyle Marrapese hurled four-plus innings of superb relief and teammate Dominic Cunha went 2-for-2 with a double, walk, three RBI and two runs scored on Sunday night.
With that and more, the Lincoln All-Stars snatched an easier-than-expected 13-2 victory over Cumberland National in the R.I. Little League District IV Tournament’s title tilt at Randy Hien Field late Sunday night.
In the process, Lincoln inked its return to the state tourney, and will begin play on Saturday at Cranston Western’s home.

Lincoln, CALL advance to District 4 Major title game

July 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET — Perhaps 10 minutes after the Lincoln All-Stars had clinched its second straight appearance in the championship final of the R.I. Little League District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament – courtesy of a 10-3 victory over Cumberland National at Bernon’s Ayotte Field on Friday night – manager Matt Netto expressed some dissatisfaction.

 

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