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The North Providence Breeze 04-17-2019

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14 SPORTS & RECREATION APRIL 17-23, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION Three days later, the Cougars were dealt a 14-4 loss to mighty La Salle Academy at Notte Park, as the visit- ing Rams totaled 18 hits and received three homers and five runs batted in from Olivia Gilbert. Senior Jessica Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a home run to lead the Cougars. On April 9, the Cougars nearly pulled out a road vic- tory over Chariho, but the Chargers squeaked out a 4-3 win on a walkoff single in the bottom of the seventh inning. Senior Braelyn Beffre's two- run homer in the sixth had knotted the score at 3-3. The Cougars have three games on the road this week, including Tuesday morn- ing's contest at home against Barrington. On Thursday at 11 a.m., they will head to Cumberland, and on Friday at 10 a.m., they will host Davies Tech in a non-league affair. SOFTBALL From Page 13 Deadline to sign up for this summer's Connie Mack baseball team is Saturday NORTH PROVIDENCE – Fresh off another successful summer that concluded with its third straight trip to the state's Final Four, the North Providence Connie Mack baseball team is returning for its sixth season and looking for players who are interested in playing in the upcoming R.I. Connie Mack Wood Bat League season. Players from North Providence, Smithfield, Johnston, Lincoln, and Cumberland, are welcome to play. Visit www.leaguelineup. com/northprovidencecon- niemack to register online or contact Mike Walker at for more information. The team needs a commitment from any inter- ested players by Saturday. New Ahlborg Memorial Day 5K hits town's roads NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence will serve as the host town of a new road race on Memorial Day, the Ahlborg Memorial Day 5K, which will start at noon near the RE/MAX offices on 1417 Douglas Ave. Individual awards will be presented to the top three men and women ages 39 and under, as well as the winners of the ages 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-plus divisions. The online fee to run is $29 until April 30 and $31 after that date, and the mail- in entry fee is $33 until April 30 and $35 until May 20. The entry fee on the date of the race is $35. There will also a fun run for children ages 14 and under that will start at 11:30 a.m. The fee to run is $15, and individual awards will be presented to the top three boys and girls who finish the race. Visit www.memorial5k. com to sign up or for more information. NP baseball team escapes Westerly with 3-2 victory WESTERLY – The North Providence High baseball team bounced back from an ugly 13-4 loss to Westerly earlier last week to defeat the Bulldogs, 3-2, on the road last Friday afternoon. The Cougars, who are 3-1, saw starting pitcher Nick Conte and reliever P.J. Rioles team up on a two-hitter that saw them combine for nine strikeouts. Conte struck out six and gave up both runs, only one of them earned, and Rioles picked up the win. Down by a 2-1 score after five innings, the Cougars tied the game in the sixth and took the lead in the seventh, as Tom Krikorian led off with a base hit, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Matt Mandeville, and later scored on an error. Krikorian had two of the Cougars' six hits and stole three bases. The Cougars, who returned to action on Tuesday with a game against Scituate at Manning Field, will host the Spartans today at noon. On Saturday at 1 p.m., they will visit Woonsocket at the Novans' Renaud Field. Cougars improve D-II record to 3-1 Brunetti shines in NP girls' lacrosse team's loss NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence High girls' lacrosse team fell prey to a nine-goal outburst in the first half of last Friday's Division III game against visiting Cranston East, which ended up with a 13-9 victory. The Cougars, who fell to 0-4, received five goals from Raffaella Brunetti, who cur- rently leads the team with 12 goals this season, and two from Nicole Mendoza. Ashley Siravo and Lucia Rizzo added the other goals, and Stephanie Saucier had two assists. The Cougars won't be in action again until next Monday, as they will host Toll Gate in a 3:30 p.m. matchup.

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