PAWTUCKET â€“ St. Raphael broke out the bats in a 17-7 mercy-rule triumph against Smithfield Wednesday afternoon at Vets Park. The Saints, now 8-8 in Division I-North, scored nine runs in the third inning, sending up 13 to the plate.
Andrew Veiga enjoyed a productive day for SRA, the sophomore finishing with three hits and five RBI. Veiga collected two of the five extra base hits the Saints recorded.
Ty Karalis and Julian Diaz each collected two his for the Saints, who return to Vets Park this afternoon against North Providence.
Smithfield 103 021 â€“ 7-14-3
St. Raphael 209 114 â€“ 17-11-2
Jeff Langellier, Bob Cotoia (3), Derrek Polseno (6) and Connor Judge. Nick Cesino, Alex Collette (6) and Henry Mota. 2B: Parillo, Marco Scotti, Ryan Slattery; Andrew Veiga, Ty Karalis. 3B: Ryan Paul; Veiga, Henry Mota, Julian Diaz.
E.P. upsets Hendricken
EAST PROVIDENCE --- Brandon Normann delivered his second walkoff hit in as many games on Wednesday afternoon, a run-scoring double in the bottom of the seventh inning that helped East Providence High top Bishop Hendricken High, 4-3, at Pierce Field.
On Monday, Normann delivered a grand slam homer in the Towniesâ€™ final swings to help E.P. defeat Pilgrim High.
The Townies, who are 7-7 in Division I-Central action, received a huge game at the plate from catcher Zach Monteiro, who belted a pair of home runs, a solo shot in the third and a two-run blast in the fifth, to give E.P. a 3-0 lead.
E.P. ace pitcher Joe Carnevale raised his record to 6-1 by limiting the Hawks (11-3) to six hits and outdueling Bobby Indeglia, who held the Townies to five hits.
Carnevale, who gave up the Hawksâ€™ three runs in the top of the sixth, struck out five, but also issued a season-high six walks. In his first six starts of the season, Carnevale totaled just two walks.
Hendricken 000 003 0â€”3-6-0
East Providence 001 020 1â€”4-5-1
Bobby Indeglia and Billy Walker; Joe Carnevale and Zach Monteiro.
NORTH PROVIDENCE --- Tyler Proulxâ€™s inside-the-park three-run homer was the big hit of the afternoon on Wednesday in North Providence Highâ€™s 9-1 triumph at home over Cumberland High at the Cougarsâ€™ field.
The last-place Cougars improved to 5-9 in Division I-North play with the win, while the Clippers, who have lost three straight games, fell to 7-7 in the division and 8-8 overall.
Cumberland 001 000 0â€”1-4-1
North Providence 300 402 xâ€”9-12-1
WP -- Dillon McCluskie. LP â€“ Tyler Carr.
Lincoln blanks Mount
LINCOLN â€“ Lincoln starter Joe Yankee was the definition of stingy Wednesday night, allowing just one hit in a 6-0 win against Mount St. Charles at Chet Nichols Field. Yankee was working on a no-hitter before allowing a double to MSCâ€™s Brian Campbell with one down in the seventh inning.
Yankee finished with seven strikeouts and zero walks, needing just 88 pitches en route to tossing a complete game. Max Blais and Kyle Jackson each finished 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored to power Lincolnâ€™s offense while Ryan Oâ€™Dell delivered a RBI double in the fourth inning.
The first-place Lions improve to 11-3 in Division I-North, moving one full game ahead of Moses Brown (10-4). The Mounties fall to 5-9.
Mount St. Charles 000 000 0 â€“ 0-1-3
Lincoln 021 102 x â€“ 6-8-2
Collins Uttermann, Garrett Hayward (6) and Derek Deschene. Joe Yankee and Joe Hamilton: 2B: Brian Campbell; Ryan Oâ€™Dell.