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Grand slams send Chariho to victory

April 24, 2014

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — The Chariho fastpitch softball team burst out of the dugout and rushed home plate to welcome teammate Emily Hollister after she rounded the bases. The senior had just nailed a home run on a full count in the Tuesday’s second inning to put the Chargers on the scoreboard with Woonsocket. The Chariho team was down by two after the Villa Novans scored runs off an error in the first, but as the final score would indicate, the Charger girls were just warming up.

“We were pretty solid defensively,” said coach Dave Petrocelli after Tuesday’s 8-2 triumph at Chariho High School. “We got good pitching from [sophomore] Kailee Morgan and [senior] India O’Neil and that’s something we needed. We needed a win today.”

Surf rises for Easter championships in Newport

April 24, 2014

Isn’t it appropriate that the surf gods would be generous on Easter weekend, giving ESA competitors great waves to ride at the 2014 edition of the Newport Surfing Championships. The call came at 7 AM from Newport’s legendary icon, Sid Abruzzi. “ First Beach was firing with perfect waist to chest high swells. It is the right call today. Second Beach is only one foot and choppy.”

“This was the first time in several years, that we decided to run the contest at this beach,” said ESA Competition Director Mario Frade. “We randomly called the event for First Beach and scored. Everyone was surprised at the quality of the surf today.”

On Campus

April 24, 2014

The Colby-Sawyer women’s lacrosse team is just 2-11 on the season but the Chargers are getting another solid performance from senior Adrienne Bender.

Bender, from Wakefield (South Kingstown High), is a team captain and has eight goals and two assists for 10 points to go along with 22 ground balls, 17 draw controls and eight caused turnovers.

“Adrienne is the type of person anyone would want on their team,” coach Emily Rinde-Thorsen said. “She is the prime example of a student-athlete, excelling not only on the field but in the class room as well.”

Artesani pitches EWG to triumph over Scituate

April 24, 2014

WEST GREENWICH – The Exeter-West Greenwich fastpitch softball team powered their way to a 5-2 victory at the softball complex behind Lineham School, defeating D II-South opponent Scituate with powerful bats and a power-pitching arm.

EWG came into Monday afternoon’s matchup with an even 3-3 record, which ranked the Scarlet Knights fourth out of the six teams in the solid D II-South division. Scituate came down for the contest with a 1-4 record.

Rebels cruise to win over Pilgim

April 23, 2014

WAKEFIELD–Starting pitcher Tom Kazounis took the mound Friday afternoon for the Rebels as they looked to win back to back games for the first time this season. The Rebels came into the contest alternating wins and losses for the first five league games, posting a record of 3-2 and would face a struggling Pilgrim squad who had lost two straight and compiled a 2-3 record on the young season. Kazounis got off to a slow start allowing a leadoff double to Brendan Paiva, who would later score on a two-out, RBI single to left by the cleanup hitter, Chris Ray. The Patriots would not score again until the sixth inning when the game was already well out of reach.

Rams battle back at Beck

April 23, 2014

KINGSTON — It has not been a pretty start to The University of Rhode Island’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 doesn’t lack ability or heart, but rather experience and deep understanding of game theory. At the root, it would appear that the team’s youth is keeping Rhody low on the scoreboard, though not in spirits.

Mariners sail to mercy rule victory over Rogers

April 23, 2014

NARRAGANSETT — Everybody loves a win for the home team, but baseball just isn’t as exciting when the game is a slaughter. That was exactly the case when Narragansett’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.

EG offense too much for South

April 23, 2014

SOUTH KINGSTOWN– SK’s girl’s lacrosse team spotted D I-South leading East Greenwich a 7-0 lead for the first half of Saturday afternoon’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.

Wizards deliver Prout second loss of the season

April 23, 2014

WEST WARWICK — The Prout and West Warwick baseball teams came into Monday’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 Monday’s game after an ugly defeat against Chariho.

Mariners sweep Shea, continue undefeated record

April 17, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – 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.

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