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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 07-12-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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18 SPORTS & RECREATION JULY 12-18, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION 22, Nice Hits, Better Aces 21, Serves You Right 20, E.Z. Pass 16, Pre-Marital Sets 15, Rough Sets 14, Kiwi's 12, Heavy Press Graphics 4, Back That Ace Up 3. THURSDAY'S CO-ED 'B' – Dinks & Drinks 28, Empire Spikes Back 24, Paige Plumbing 18, Forever Young 17, JAC Fitness 13, Sandstorm 12, Orville Ready Blockers 11, Cool Air Creations 9. THURSDAY'S DIVISION II – Dirty Diggs 27, Road House Farm 25, Served Hot 21, Bumpin' Uglies 18, 7 & 7 17, Cool Pickle 11, Palmer Spring 7, Leclerc's Bros Painting 5. GATOR'S PUB From Page 17 do you know? You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fi ll 5 every week! They're all at committed three errors, including one on a misplayed fly ball in shallow center field that opened the bottom of the first inning and set the stage for a five-run rally. "You can't make mistakes like that against this team," Woonsocket manager Michael Cinquantini noted. "Those little plays, we never make those mistakes. We can't expect to play every game on the road and expect good things to happen without playing clean baseball. You have to play clean baseball at this level." Lincoln scored all the runs it needed when the dropped flyball and a single to left field by Lopez was followed by a long three-run homer to left by Ryan Thompson. The hosts then scored twice in the second and four times in the third. As for Lopez, who was pitching against his cousin, Woonsocket standout Kenny "K.J." Lopez, he struck out eight batters, walked two, and didn't allow a runner to get past first base. Mariano Lopez's lead- off single to center in the fourth broke up the no-hit bid. "I think going into (the game), they were ready," Cinquantini added. "I think mentally they were thinking way too much and just weren't playing baseball. There were little nerves coming into this. We just had to overcome them, but (Lincoln) is a great team. All the props to them on (the win). We just have to keep working, clean up our mistakes, and keep battling." Woonsocket was coming off a 12-3 victory over Burrillville that saw Isaiah Figueroa and Trenton Brin clock home runs and team up to drive in eight runs and winning pitcher Shayne Godin col- lect three hits and drive in as many runs. WOONSOCKET From Page 16 BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Woonsocket pitcher KENNY "K.J." LOPEZ, shown firing a pitch to the plate during last week's game against Lincoln, was the winning pitcher in the team's District IV opener against Cumberland National, as he tossed 4 1/3 innings of one-hit relief. Lopez and his teammates were back in action on Wednesday night, playing defending state champion Cumberland American in the losers' bracket final. Fugere helps N.U. men's track team claim CAA title WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Woonsocket's Connor Fugere, a senior thrower on the Northeastern University men's outdoor track and field team, helped the Huskies capture the Colonial Athletic Association champion- ship meet at the College of William & Mary by delivering a pair of top-three finishes. Fugere, who graduated from Woonsocket High in 2014, placed second in the javelin with a throw of 153 feet, one inch, third in the hammer with a throw of 181-11, and ninth in the discus with a throw of 116-3. We're close, just 15 minutes from Providence off Rt. 146. 152 School St., North Smithfield Open 6 days: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Our philosophy: (401)762-2400 • We're attentive, grateful, well-behaved (mostly), and always happy to see you. Visit our full-service animal hospital with a team approach to quality veterinary care. Custom Cedar PVC Vinyl Aluminum Steel 401-769-2575 fax 401-766-2956 375 Saint Paul Street, North Smithfield, RI RI Contractor's Reg. #6112 Fully Insured complete line of residential & commercial fencing Your Official Eastern Illusions Dealer Since 2005 fencing materials available for the do-it-Yourself install Chain Link: Galvanized & Vinyl Coated Gates

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