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Lions fall to Titans in eight innings

April 26, 2012

LINCOLN — Euphoria quickly gave way to frustration Thursday afternoon at rainy Chet Nichols Field.
Lincoln, which rallied for three runs in the home portion of the seventh inning to tie the game at 3-3 against visiting Toll Gate, watched as the Titans pushed across an unearned run in the top of the eighth to secure a 4-3 verdict.

May 1 is fast approaching for PawSox's Cook

April 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET – If recent history is any sort of indication regarding the Red Sox’s handling of minor league players with opt-out clauses written into their contracts, then expect pitcher Aaron Cook to head up to Boston next week.

PawSox's win streak is stopped at nine

April 25, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Leave it to the Yankees to spoil what would have been history-in-the-making for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Standing just three outs away from extending their winning streak to a franchise-best 10 consecutive games, the PawSox watched as reliever Garrett Mock melted down in an 8-6 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Wednesday afternoon at McCoy Stadium.

Clippers top Lions in battle of lacrosse unbeatens

April 25, 2012

LINCOLN -- Cumberland High head coach Scott Carpenter couldn’t believe his good fortune when, back on March 19, two new girls claiming to be goalies showed up at to his first practice at Tucker Field.
“I was grinning ear-to-ear, and I know the girls were wondering why,” Carpenter chuckled. “We had two kids who had never played lacrosse before; they were (senior Kara Gorman and (freshman) Julia Eaton. From Day One, you could definitely see both had huge potential.”

PawSox sweep doubleheader from Bulls

April 23, 2012

PAWTUCKET --- A few pitchers who could find themselves with the Boston Red Sox in the very near future stated their cases for a promotion on Monday night in the Pawtucket Red Sox’s doubleheader with the Durham Bulls.
In the opener, starting pitcher Justin Germano and rehabbing Boston Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller teamed up to blank Durham on three singles, and run-scoring singles by Mike Rivera and Tony Thomas provided all the offense in a 2-0 victory.

Before moving on to Cubs, Michael Bowden reflects on Red Sox tenure

April 22, 2012

In a span of seven days, Michael Bowden went from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs.
All’s well that ends well, it seems, as the ex-Red Sox relief pitcher now gets a chance to start anew with his hometown team, the Chicago Cubs. Perhaps just as important, the 25-year-old now has a legit shot to find a niche on a big-league roster – something that proved quite elusive during his seven-year tenure with Boston.

Iglesias learns the power of patience

April 22, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Granted, it’s only April, but when a player increases his batting average by 170 points in less than two weeks, curious minds want to know why.
Is the player seeing the ball better? Or is the spike the result of some sort of mechanical adjustment, such as closing the stance or shortening the stride? Are all those extra sessions in the batting cage finally paying off?
In the case of Jose Iglesias, the recent rise in his offensive production can be traced to the adjustments the shortstop prospect looked to make before the first pitch of the 2012 season was even thrown.

Andino's homer lifts Woonsocket past Tolman

April 20, 2012

WOONSOCKET — As soon as senior Zack Viveiros grounded out to third to end the top of the sixth inning, Tolman High skipper Theo Murray huddled his troops in front of their first-base dugout early Friday afternoon and implored them to exhibit outstanding defense.
“This is it,” he told them, referring to the Tigers’ 2-1 cushion. “They’ve got 9-1-2 (the ninth, first and second batters) coming up! We’ve got to get out of this inning!”

Woonsocket puts the squeeze on Burrillville

April 19, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Playing tight, or extra-inning, tilts is becoming quite the norm for Burrillville High.
Back on April 11, the Broncos snatched a 10-6, 10-frame affair against Central Falls, then – the very next day – lost to red-hot Johnston, 6-5, in nine. And, on Tuesday, it overcame an early deficit and edged North Smithfield, 10-9, with a run in the back half of the seventh.

Mistakes cost softball Novans

April 19, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Three throwing errors, three walks, some mental miscues, and a couple of squeeze bunts in the final two innings of play added up to a disappointing loss for Woonsocket on Thursday afternoon.
Visiting South Kingstown erased a 2-1 deficit by scoring five unearned runs in those frames and found themselves busing home with a 7-2 victory in this Division II crossover game at Cold Spring Park.

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