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May 3rd, 2013
EAST GREENWICH â€” Coventry baseball coach Leo Bush knew he team was better than the 1-6 record the Oakers brought into Mondayâ€™s Division I-South road game against East Greenwich.
The young Oakers proved their coach right.
After they gave up two more first-inning runs â€“ a re-occurring theme for Coventry â€“ the Oakers exploded for 11 runs against East Greenwich lefty starter Jake Moss and relievers Kyle Matus and Andrew Miner. Erik Oâ€™Connell had three hits and three runs, while Shaun Vigeant hit a three-run double in the sixth inning to lead the Oakers to an 11-8 upset victory.
WARWICK â€” The clearest sign the Coventry volleyball team isnâ€™t the same, old Coventry volleyball team came Tuesday night in a Division I crossover match against perennial powerhouse Bishop Hendricken.
Sure, this isnâ€™t a vintage Hendricken team, but the Oakers made easy work of the 2012 state finalists to earn the programâ€™s first victory of Hawks since Sept. 11, 2003.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”The South Kingstown golf team can relate to how Naragansett was feeling Wednesday at Laurel Lanes Country Club.
Similarly to what the Rebels did against Chariho and Prout Monday, the Mariners fired their best round of the season â€“ a 171 â€“ but it wasnâ€™t enough to get a win.
â€śThereâ€™s a lot of parity,â€ť Narragansett coach Bill Behrends said. â€śWe had a scrimmage [Tuesday] against South at our place [Point Judith Country Club] and we shot really, really well so I thought we had a shot today but Justin [Smith] broke our back right there with that 37.â€ť
WAKEFIELD â€“ Another match, another victory for the Prout boys tennis team as it continued to roll through its 2013 season Tuesday afternoon.
The unlucky victim this time around was winless Scituate, who was shut out 7-0 as the Crusaders bettered their record to a perfect 8-0.
Despite their opponentâ€™s meager record, Prout coach Mary Lou Morissette was not about to let her teamâ€™s recent success take her players out of the game.
BARRINGTON â€“ It was a picturesque spring day in Barrington Wednesday.
The sun was shining, temperature pushing 70 degrees and barely a breeze off the bay.
The perfect day.
For everyone except the Barrington High baseball team.
The Eagles had the unfortunate task of taking on South Kingstown and learned the hard way what most who have stood in Southâ€™s way this season have found out; the Rebels are a good baseball team.
WAKEFIELD â€“ Relief at last.
There has been some frustration this season for the South Kingston softball team as the Rebels had come so close at times but could not break into the win column through their first six games this season.
A sigh of relief went up on Tuesday night, however, as the drought came to an end when South Kingstown routed Johnston, 12-2, in six innings.
â€śWe needed it,â€ť said South coach Joel Tuoni. â€śWeâ€™ve been doing some things in spurts and havenâ€™t strung anything together so after six losses we needed to get a win.â€ť
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€“The South Kingstown boys lacrosse team controlled Cumberland for the majority of Saturdayâ€™s hard-fought Division II matchup on its way to an 8-3 victory.
Junior captain Chad Mitchell was a force for the Rebels, netting five goals and assisting on two others.
His points were also timely, breaking a tie game and scoring five of SKâ€™s final six goals.
Both teams set a defensive tone early, exchanging turnovers and a few meager scoring opportunities.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”For the South Kingstown boys volleyball team Mondayâ€™s match against one-win Barrington had all the makings of a trap game.
The Rebels were coming off an emotional sweep of rival Hendricken â€“ whom SK beat in five games last season to capture the 2012 RIIL Boys Volleyball Division I Championship â€“ and have a match with one-loss East Providence looming Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
â€śWe were up for that match big time,â€ť Fagan said of the meeting with Hendricken. â€śRyan [Casci] had probably the best match of his career. He played amazing.â€ť
WOOD RIVER JUNCTION â€“ The Chariho boys tennis team put an exclamation point on a long week of tennis as it soundly defeated Scituate Friday.
Playing their third match in three days, the Chargers did not look the least bit fatigued as they swept their opponent, 7-0, losing just one set in the process to close out the week a perfect 3-0.
â€śVery pleased,â€ť said Chariho coach Lindsay Bliven. â€śVery happy with how the team played. Theyâ€™ve had a few tough matches in a row.
WOOD RIVER JCT.â€”Starting a program is never easy.
Six games into the 2013 boys lacrosse season the Chariho boys lacrosse team has found out just how hard it can be as the Chargers dropped a 17-5 decision to Coventry Thursday, their sixth loss by seven goals or greater.
The learning curve has been a steep one for the first-year program but as any team that has established itself will tell you, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Perhaps no team knows that better than the Chargersâ€™ opponent Wednesday.