July 25th, 2013
NARRAGANSETTâ€”A little over two hours after the Exeter-West Greenwich Junior Little League All-Starsâ€™ season came to an end the EWG seniors followed suit.
Exeter dropped a 9-0 decision to Riverside â€“ its second loss to the District 2 champs in as many games â€“ Tuesday at Sprague Park to bring its summer run to an end.
As was the case in Saturdayâ€™s 8-2 loss to starting pitcher C.J. Woods, Exeter-West Greenwich couldnâ€™t get anything going against Riverside starter Ethan Gervais.
NARRAGANSETTâ€”The run for the Exeter-West Greenwich Junior Little League All-Stars finally came to an end Tuesday at Sprague Park.
After winning its first game in the state tournament Saturday EWG dropped two straight, the second of which an 11-2 loss to Glocester to officially end Exeterâ€™s tournament.
The defeat came on the heels of a close 4-3 victory over Rumford â€“ in a game that started late Saturday night and finished Sunday afternoon â€“ and a 12-3 loss to Edgewood Sunday night.
WICKFORD â€“ A baseball force is brewing in Wickford and it comes in the form of the townâ€™s 11-Year Old All-Star Little League team.
The team dominated once again last Friday night as they defeated Warwick Continental 10-0 in five innings in the championship game of the District 3 Tournament at Wilson Park.
â€śTough to put into words, really. Awful proud of these guys,â€ť said Wickford manager Joe Walsh. â€śJust a lot of work and they all just came together.
â€śâ€¦District Championship? 10-0? Iâ€™ll take that every day of the week.â€ť
NARRAGANSETTâ€”In each of the past few seasons the North Kingstown boys basketball team has lost strong players to graduation but had enough veterans return to stay amongst the stateâ€™s elite programs.
This summer, however, has marked the beginning of a drastic change for long-time coach Aaron Thomas and his Skippers.
North graduated the top seven players from its rotation this spring and have had to rely on lesser-used reserves from last season in Grant Gillis, Jake Mansfield, Matt Madoian and Chris Lenox.
Despite his teamâ€™s 2-5 record Chariho coach Corey Downey feels his squad is right where it needs to be in the Narragansett Summer Boys Basketball League to see success this winter.
â€śThis summer hasnâ€™t really been about wins, itâ€™s been about figuring out what our strengths and weaknesses are offensively and defensively,â€ť Downey said. â€śWeâ€™re just continuing to play hard and play good defense whatever it is at that time whether it is man or zone.
WEST WARWICK â€” The West Warwick Post Two American Legion baseball team desperately needed to win Tuesdayâ€™s regular-season finale against Gordon Greene to avoid playing in the single-elimination round of the upcoming Legion playoffs.
Of course, they didnâ€™t expect to win the game in the manner they did.
WEST WARWICK â€“ It is one of the oldest clichĂ©s in the game of baseball; â€śItâ€™s not a sprint, itâ€™s a marathon.â€ť
It is also a clichĂ© that may end up defining the summer of 2013 for the South Kingstown Post 39 baseball team.
After struggling early in the season â€“ opening up with a 3-9 record â€“ Post 39 turned it on over the final eight days of the regular season to roll into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in the league.
SK went 6-3 in that span, which culminated with their 6-5 win over West Warwick Post Two on Monday night at McCarthy Field.