Archive - Sports Article
June 27th, 2014
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Ask any South Kingstown baseball player under the age of 13 to name their favorite baseball player, and youâ€™ll likely get answers such as â€śDavid Ortiz,â€ť â€śDustin Pedroia,â€ť and, should they venture outside the hallowed city limits of Boston and the friendly confines of Fenway, â€śDerek Jeter.â€ť Each of those names, however, will not be the answer given by South Kingstown Little Leagueâ€™s only girl player in the Majors division. Her answer would seem out of time.
Ask Ella Denny Prescott what her first love is, and sheâ€™ll point to her family. Ask her again, only this time ask her to specify a sport, and sheâ€™ll say she has a tough time deciding between basketball and baseball. Little wonder. She excels at both. Having just wrapped up the traveling basketball season, her full attention has now turned to baseball. And with good results.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - All game long, the Ocean State Waves struggled to get going offensively on Wednesday night. However, with their backs against the wall and the game on the line, the Waves waited until the final at-bats to make an incredible comeback for their fans, showing they should never be counted out until the final swing.
PROVIDENCE â€” In a court of law, judges and juries often refer to prior decisions made in order to determine the best course of action in new cases. That precedent may be the only scale-tipping factor between a decision being in somebodyâ€™s favor or against it. The same system applies to sports. A procedure and rule must be established in the event that a situation becomes muddled by unforeseen circumstances or human error. But, when does that system give way to simple right and wrong?
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ This seasonâ€™s first win continues to elude SKâ€™s fastpitch softball team but itâ€™s certainly not without effort on the part of the Rebels, who lost deceivingly 10-6 against Exeter-West Greenwich in an exciting game at Broad Rock Playfields.
The Scarlet Knights came into Monday nightâ€™s contest with a 5-4 record in Division II-South while SK came in 0-10 but a common viewer could have mistaken the game as a clash between top-tier contenders.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ What started as a pitching duel through the first two innings became scoring frenzy between the East Greenwich and South Kingstown baseball teams on Tuesday.
After losing this past Saturday, the Rebels looked to get back on track at their home field against East Greenwich. However, the Avengers were simply too much for the Rebels, as they defeated South Kingstown (6-6), 8-4. The Avengers got the bats going later in the game, by scoring three runs in the final inning. Right fielder Steven Shipley had two hits, including an RBI triple in the third inning to give the Avengers their first score of the game. Outfielder Peter Goretoy also had two hits for the East Greenwich. Senior pitcher Andrew Miner put on quite the show on the mound, striking out six batters in five innings.
NARRAGANSETT - Narragansettâ€™s golf team had more than one encounter with Chariho this week, but the results were very different. The teams faced off on both Monday and Tuesday and though Narragansett came out on top both times, one call was far closer than the other.
It was a humbling experience for the Mariners; Coventry played very well under the same conditions, namely top Oaker, Jake Anderson who was two sub par after the first two holes with two birdies in a row. Andersonâ€™s approach to the first pin brought him within three feet of the flag for a putt that he looked like he could have made in his sleep. Anderson finished with a match high score of 39.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ For the second time in 2014, the North Kingstown Skippers girls lacrosse team defeated SK in a Division I-South matchup between the neighboring towns. Skipper co-captain and senior midfielder Finley Kincaid played a monster game offensively, helping her team to the 14-5 victory at Curtis Corner Middle School with eight total goals and one assist. Sophomore Sophie Zaroogian was a comparable offensive force for the Rebels picking up four of her teamâ€™s five goals.
WAKEFIELD â€“ The series of events that unfolded during the Prout-hosted Exeter-West Greenwich baseball game on Wednesday were nothing short of bizarre. Between the cold front that rolled in just in time for the opening pitch to the several interruptions and abrupt ending to the matchup, the Crusaders and Knights had their hands full at The Prout School that afternoon.
Prout had a one run lead in the fourth, but the 2-1 score would not stand for long. What was a fast game quickly turned into a drawn out second half.
WEST GREENWICH â€” It would appear that talent on the outdoor track is contagious at North Kingstown High School. After becoming the division champions during this most recent indoor season, the Skipper girls are back and better than ever. Quite literally; North Kingstown track is collectively ranked its highest rank ever, with both the boys and girls teams currently sitting as the favorite for top three at the state meet.
â€śWe are doing extremely well,â€ť said Skippersâ€™ coach Jenn Chabot during a phone interview on Monday. â€śWe are undefeated so far, despite the horrible weather conditions at Westerly last week.â€ť The North girls competed in the Schomp Invitational on Saturday and this time, the weather was on their side.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The North Kingstown fastpitch softball team remains undefeated, topping Chariho 6-1 at Ryan Park for their sixth win of the season. The bottom of the second inning proved to be the difference in the game as seven Skippers went to the plate and knocked in four runs breaking up what had been a 1-1 tie. The Chargers came into the game with a 5-3 record in Division I having won their last three games defeating Woonsocket, Warwick and Toll Gate, they competed well but the Skippers aggressive base-running and dual pitchers proved too much at home.
Rachel Kantor started as pitcher for NK, picking up three strikeouts in three innings and allowing Charihoâ€™s solo run. Kiara Oliver followed in relief, striking out five Charger batters. The pitching combination has been a strong point for the Skippers all season.