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Led by the stellar pitching of Jack Matus and a defense that did not commit an error, East Greenwich (6-6-1) snapped West Warwick’s seven game winning streak, 6-1.
In a complete game effort, Matus struck out five batters and allowed just one run on four hits. Out of 77 pitches thrown, he threw 56 strikes.
In the bottom of the first inning, the Avengers jumped out to a 3-0 lead when Owen Drolet reached on and error and moved to second on a single by Matus. After both runners advanced on a wild pitch, Ryan Macauley launched a two-run triple to the right field fence. Macauley later scored on a groundout by Matt Licciardi.
West Warwick’s lone run came in the top of the sixth inning when Quinn Kortick reached on an infield single, moved to second on bunt by Calvin Battersby, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on his brother Kyle’s sacrifice fly to centerfield.
Led by the one-hit pitching of Isaac Martin, the Bears of Stonington improved their record to 8-1 on the year with a 9-4 win over Slocum Baseball.
Coventry 000 211 4 7 0
East Greenwich 200 011 4 8 1
It was a game neither team deserved to lose, and neither did.
Coventry and East Greenwich battled back and forth for six tense innings before Mother Nature called the game a 4-4 tie.
Led by the solid pitching of Mason Provoyeur (pictured #40) and some timely hitting from Dylan Lombari (pictured #9), West Warwick (9-3) beat the Knights of East Providence, 8-4.
Provoyeur, who had a shaky first inning, ended up striking out 11 batters and allowing just two earned runs on three hits. Colby Knott closed out the game by striking out two batters in the seventh.
East Providence reliever, Zach Sutton, worked 2 2/3 innings and allowed just one unearned run on two hits.
Down 3-2 in the top of the fourth inning, Provoyeur led off with a double and scored one batter later on Colby Knott’s rbi single to right-center.
In the top of the fifth inning, West Warwick scored four runs on two hits and three walks. Dylan Lombari hit an rbi triple and then, scored on Provoyeur’s suicide squeeze.
In the top of the seventh inning, the Black and Orange added an insurance run when Lombari doubled to right-center, moved to third base when Provoyeur reached on an error and then, scored on a deep sacrifice fly by Alex Pedus.
Offensively, West Warwick was led by Dylan Lombari (2/2, one double, one triple, three runs scored and one rbi), Mason Provoyeur (2/4, one double and one rbi), Kyle Kortick (1/2, two runs scored, two walks and three stolen bases), Colby Knott (1/3, one rbi) and Jack Boulay (three walks and two runs scored).
The Knights received hits from Jason Duclos (1/3, one run scored), Nick Allienello (1/2, two runs scored and four stolen bases) and Zach Sutton (1/1, one stolen base and one rbi).
Led by the solid pitching of Cam Adamec and Brendan McCaffrey, Flood Ford up their league record to 10-1 on the year with a 5-1 road win over Tiverton.
Adamec, who pitched the first four innings, limited the Tigers to three hits and struck out six batters. McCaffrey struck out five batters in two innings of work and Robbie Whalen stuck out one and allowed one run in one inning.
Offensively, Flood Ford received key hits from Xavier Quezada (1/2, one run scored and two walks), Jack Hornstein (2/4, two rbi’s) and Robbie Whalen (1/4, one double and one rbi).
Flood Auto 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 5 6 3
Tiverton 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Flood: Adamec, McCaffrey (5), Whalen (7) and Whalen, Hornstein (5)
Tiverton: Peckham, Connors (5) and Letendre
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