WEST WARWICK â Matt Laferriere personifies everything West Warwick Post Two coach John Parente wants his program to be.
The CCRI righty wasnât feeling well in the first game of his squadâs best-of-three opening round series with Cranstonâs Gershkoff-Auburn Post 20, but the former Coventry Oaker grinded into the eighth inning to give his team a chance to win the game.
WEST WARWICK â Post Two's American Legion playoff run ended just six hours after it started.
After dropping the opening game in their best-of-three series with No. 9 Gershkoff-Auburn Post 20, No. 8 West Warwick scored the opening run in the second half of the doubleheader but wound up dropping a 7-4 decision to lose the series 2-0.
âWe played probably our two crispest games defensively in a long time,â West Warwick coach John Parente said. âWe got good innings out of both of our starting pithcers. We played two errorless games and we showed a lot of mental toughenss.
NEWPORTâPlaying from behind is never a recipe for success.
Ocean State found that out first hand Tuesday night at Cardines Field as the Newport Gulls hung five on the scoreboard in the second inning and never looked back en route to a 14-3 victory.
âWeâve had trouble scoring runs the last couple games,â Waves manager Rian McCarthy said. âWhen they get ahead early like that thereâs really nothing else we can do.
The Gordon Greene Post 27 American Legion baseball team has seen their share of success of late, with multiple trips to the Final Four in recent years. There was different âfourâ of note this summer, however. That being the total number of wins the team amassed over the course of a disappointing 2013 season, which came to an end last week.
After a 4-18 regular season, Greene qualified for the playoffs as the 14 seed. Set to play East Bay-Riverside Post 10 in a play-in game last Thursday, Greene forfeited the contest, ending their season.
JOHNSTONâAs one door closes, another opens for Narragansettâs Jimmy Kershaw.
The now former Mariner saw his baseball career come to a close Monday at Johnston War Memorial Park but heâll have little time to think about the end of what had been a great run on the diamond.
Saturday Kershaw will head to training camp as he begins a new chapter in his life as a member of the University of Rhode Island football team.
JOHNSTONâNo one ever wants to lose.
If you have to though, youâd like to think it would be the way South Kingstown Post 39 fell in Mondayâs best-of-three series finale with Hurd Auto Mall-Post 88 in the second round of the American Legion Baseball playoffs at Johnston War Memorial Park.
Post 39 erased a three-run deficit in the top of the ninth but ultimately could not complete the improbable comeback as SK lost 6-5 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning.
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