April 25th, 2013
EAST GREENWICHâOne game at a time.
Itâs about as big of a clichĂ© as there is in sports but for the East Greenwich boys lacrosse team itâs the only thing it can do at this point in the season.
âAs long as thereâs continued improvement,â EG boys lacrosse coach Brian Trapani adds as a caveat. âAre we doing things better today than we did yesterday?
âToday everyone got a good amount of playing time so the team grows in that way. We got some shots, cleared the ball after some weak clears early onâŠwe did a good job moving the ball on offense so itâs an improvement.â
NEWPORTâThe hits just keep on coming for the Narragansett baseball team.
The Mariners battered their way to a fifth consecutive victory Monday, putting a 9-4 beating on Rogers at Cardines Field.
âWeâve been on a roll offensively,â Narragansett coach Keith Vellone said. âWe came out, got two in the first and just kept rolling from there.
âI give the kids a lot of credit. They picked up where we left off in the previous game.â
WEST WARWICK â The regular season is about finding an identity which will carry you through the playoffs.
Monday afternoon the West Warwick baseball team took a big step toward finding an identity, while defending Division II-South champion Prout is still trying to find its footing with a young group of players.
WAKEFIELDâAfter a disappointing loss in their season opener the Prout baseball team bounced back with an 11-1 victory over Tiverton in five innings Saturday.
âItâs a good day for Prout,â said Crusaders coach Mike LaBarbera. âWeâre going to hit, itâs no secretâŠ Certainly, a couple things didnât go Tivertonâs way. Weâre not as good as the result today and they certainly arenât as bad.â
By the end of the game they were clicking but it was a sloppy start for the Prout bats.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâIf the Prout girls lacrosse team is going to secure its first winning season in Division I junior Abby Lyons is going to be a big part of it.
Through three league games Lyons has 10 goals but Saturday against neighboring South Kingstown she had her best scoring outburst of the season.
The junior center netted five goals â four of which came in the first half â as the Crusaders (3-2, 2-1 Division I-South) downed the Rebels (1-2, 1-2 D-I South) 11-7 Saturday.
WAKEFIELDâThe softball season may be just over three weeks old but the contenders in Division II-South are beginning to make themselves apparent.
As expected, everyone is chasing East Greenwich (5-1, 5-0 D-II South) so far but Monday afternoon West Warwick (3-1, 3-1 D-II South) made a statement that itâs at the top of that next tier along with Pilgrim (4-1, 3-1 D-II South).
âItâs looking like itâs going to pan out that way,â West Warwick coach Brian Palazzo said. âItâs looking like itâs going to be one of the three of us; either East Greenwich, Pilgrim or us.â
NARRAGANSETTâSix games into the season the Narragansett softball team has yet to be tested in Division III and at this point itâs questionable whether or not that challenge will ever come.
Having faced every team in D-III so far â except Block Island and Shea â the Mariners have rolled over their opposition by a combined 73-14 this season.
The games may not have been competitive so far but after the season the Mariners had last year, theyâll take it.