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May 7th, 2014
WAKEFIELD â No amount of crowd enthusiasm could keep Prout from unraveling like a spool of thread on Saturday. The Crusaders baseball team was pinned by Chariho early on and they were not able to come back from a crucial first inning deficit.
âEverything went wrong for us,â Crusadersâ coach Mike LaBarbera said after the loss. âWe didnât do a thing right today. I canât say we werenât ready to play, I feel like every time a team takes to the field theyâre ready, but we just didnât do anything right.â
WEST WARWICK â It started out as a basketball game but ended as a baseball game thanks to West Warwick reliever Matt Grenier.
Visiting Narragansett notched eight runs in the first three innings against starter Tommy Doran and reliever Matt Hopper before Grenier entered the game in the fourth inning and proceeded to allow just one unearned run on just two hits in four innings.
The Wizards, who had 10-runned their last two opponents at McCarthy Field, matched the Mariners run for run early in the game and just kept scoring. Junior shortstop Ray Zincone had three hits and two runs scored, while junior Kody Greenhalgh had two hits, an inside-the-park home run and three runs scored in a 13-9 Division II-South win.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â Itâs true that a win is a win, but when that win could just as easily have been a loss, itâs enough to make a varsity team and its coach rather unsettled.
In what should have been a routine win over Cranston East last Friday, the Rebels controlled the first two games and then slid steadily backwards in games three and four.
As monsoon-like weather passed through the region this week, a number of sporting events for local schools and organizations were canceled. The skies will clear this weekend, and the shows will go on. Here is an overview of dates and times for the next game which you may want to catch:
Friday, May 2
Girls Lacrosse - East Providence at Narragansett, 3:45 p.m.
Baseball - Narragansett at Chariho, 4 p.m.
Softball - Prout at Ponaganset at 4 p.m.
WEST KINGSTON â The Exeter/West Greenwich girls managed to sweep the meet at home on Tuesday afternoon, despite some unpleasant running conditions.
âIt was pretty cold, so times were not incredibly fast and a lot of kids were disappointed with that aspect of it,â coach Thomas Mastroianni said during a phone interview on Wednesday morning. âBut, we did win over both teams. It was very close, but we came out on top so that was good.â
The Knights beat Chariho, 76-73 and defeated East Greenwich in a 69-66 final.
WESTERLY â Whether youâre one of the favorites to win the boys outdoor track and field state championship (North Kingstown) or youâre one of many teams just trying to get an athlete on the podium (West Warwick), it wasnât fun to compete Tuesday afternoon.
The Wizards and Skippers trudged to the southwestern corner of the state to battle Westerly in conditions that were more suited to ice fishing. Battling temperatures in the mid-40âs and a steady head wind down the home stretch, all three teams attempted to earn qualifying teams for Saturdayâs Rich Schomp Invitational at Exeter-West Greenwich.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â The scores were a bit tighter, but the story of three straight match wins was the same with the North Kingstown boys volleyball team as they swept Cranston East 25-19, 25-23 and 25-20 Tuesday night at North Kingstown High School, remaining undefeated.
Cranston came into the game 4-3, third in Division I North. The Skippers have been dominating the field this season and the recent win brought their record to 8-0, first in DI South and best overall in boys volleyball. They have only allowed an astonishing single match victory to slip away all season (Coventry on 4/10) while theyâve won 24 matches against their teammates.