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April 23rd, 2014
KINGSTON â€” It has not been a pretty start to The University of Rhode Islandâ€™s baseball season. Time and time again, the Rams have fallen to opposing teams in messy games with lopsided scores. Rams coach Jim Foster has been adamant that the team doesnâ€™t lack ability or heart, but rather experience and deep understanding of game theory. At the root, it would appear that the teamâ€™s youth is keeping Rhody low on the scoreboard, though not in spirits.
NARRAGANSETT â€” Everybody loves a win for the home team, but baseball just isnâ€™t as exciting when the game is a slaughter. That was exactly the case when Narragansettâ€™s boys hosted visitor Rogers at Sprague Park on Monday afternoon. The Mariners took an early seven run lead in only the first inning, which lasted nearly a half hour, and showed the Vikings no mercy until Rhode Island Interscholastic League rules dictated they must. Narragansett and Rogers called it quits in the fifth inning when the score hit and all too easy 15-3 final.
SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€“ SKâ€™s girlâ€™s lacrosse team spotted D I-South leading East Greenwich a 7-0 lead for the first half of Saturday afternoonâ€™s matchup at Curtis Corner Playfields and despite some surprise performances from underclassmen in the second, the Rebels could not manage enough offense, losing 14-5 and dropping their season record to 1-4. With the win EG moves their record to 4-1, the only loss coming to Bay View.
WEST WARWICK â€” The Prout and West Warwick baseball teams came into Mondayâ€™s Division II-South encounter at McCarthy Field still trying to find their identities.
While the reigning II-South champions are still trying to find some solid pitching depth and good defense, the Wizards came into Mondayâ€™s game after an ugly defeat against Chariho.
NARRAGANSETT â€“ Sometimes a little sunshine is all it takes to turn an afternoon around.
The Mariners tennis team hosted the team from Shea on Wednesday at Sprague Field. After a struggled 4-3 match win against North Smithfield on Monday, Narragansett was eager to take advantage of the improved weather and add to their win total.
In record time, the Mariners secured every one of seven matches against the Raiders, not to the surprise of coach, Russel Wyatt.
WARWICK â€” It was a 180-degree difference of performance put out by the Chariho boysâ€™ volleyball team on Tuesday night. Instead of a bested team struggling to find an offensive flow, the team was a collaborative unit, marked by strong blocks and fluid communication.
The Chargers traveled to Pilgrim High School to face a team with a record that wasnâ€™t far off their own in 2013. After Tuesdayâ€™s match, the Patriots sunk to 1-4 and the Chargers took their second win to put them at 2-3 in the first month of the spring season. Not that it was a crushing win all the way through, but the Chariho team made the third game of the match look easy. But, in the end it was a sweep by the Chargers in the 3-0 final, made up of game scores 25-15, 25-23, and 25-7.
The eleventh hour Skippers strike again. The North Kingstown fastpitch softball team claimed another comeback win last week, this time against the visiting team from LaSalle. The teams faced off in Ryan Park on Thursday of last week in what looked like a sure thing for the Rams, but the Skippers had a few tricks up their sleeves.
WAKEFIELDâ€“The fact that there was a significant home crowd at South Kingstown High School for Tuesday nightâ€™s matchup between SK and North Kingstown boys volleyball teams may have added to the feeling that the contest seemed closer then it actually turned out to be. The Skippers took the game with three identical 25-17 scores, pushing their record to 5-0, first in DI South, while the Rebels fell to 3-2.
EAST GREENWICH - Mother Nature wasnâ€™t really a big sports fan this past week.
A few scheduled matches slated to take place on Tuesday involving East Greenwich squads were washed out due to the rains that moved throughout the state.
The boys lacrosse team, which was fresh off of a home victory over Narragansett last week following the Avengersâ€™ first league loss in close to three years, had its non-league road match against neighboring North Kingstown postponed. It is unknown when the match will be rescheduled.
EAST GREENWICH â€” The Easter Bunny was hopping all along the bunny trail at Goddard Park this weekend, probably because he was being chased by over 300 of his friends.
The Third Annual East Greenwich Bunny Hop kicked off at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Hosted by the East Greenwich Track Club and directed by coach Peter Dion, the event was a morning filled with family fun and beautiful weather.