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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 05-08-2019

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16 SPORTS & RECREATION MAY 8-14, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION Webb is RIC baseball team's MVP Pawtucket native MIKE WEBB, who is a junior pitcher on the Rhode Island College baseball team, was recently named the Anchormen's Most Valuable Player. He posted a 5-0 record with a 2.48 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 61 2/3 innings of work. it's the last hurrah, so to speak. I have to rebuild the team and get kids to come out (next year), and the best way to get kids to come out is to do well this year. Looking at what I have, I think we have a good shot to win a champi onship. That's a pos sibility." Jasionowski said that his team would like to finish the regular season among the top two teams, but if they can get one of the top four seeds, they will host a home playoff game. "I kind of said at the begin ning of the year that this is the year," he added. "Our nine seniors have worked hard to get to this point and that makes a difference. I'm happy with the way they play." The team, which began its week with matches against Scituate and Burrillville, will host East Providence, which entered the week in first place with a 71 mark, tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at Slater Park, and wrap up its week by visiting Providence Country Day on Friday afternoon. TENNIS From Page 14 ished the game by going 3for 4 and driving in two runs, and one of White's hits was a double. Taylor Gaspar also reached base three times, with two walks and a single, and scored two runs. "We're going to be in a dogfight right now because we're tied (for first place in the Division IIB standings) with North Providence and we still have to play them," Sorrentine remarked. "We're not mak ing it easy on our selves. We'll see what we're made of in the next couple of weeks." Fortunately for the Saints, they returned to the win col umn on Monday by defeating Westerly, 83, at the Bulldogs' Cimalore Field. Nolan Potter and Caden Dupras teamed up to pitch a fivehitter, and Gaspar collected three hits and drove in two runs to lead the offense. Wilson and Dupras also contributed two run singles late in the game. The Saints will host the Bulldogs this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at Vets Park. BASEBALL From Page 15 PROVIDENCE – Pawtucket's Mike Webb, who is a junior pitcher on the Rhode Island College baseball team, was named the Anchormen's Most Valuable Player for his exceptional season during RIC's annual spring sports banquet at the Quonset Point Officer's Club on Monday, April 28, as each of the school's six spring teams honored its most valuable performer. Webb, who was an outfielder/ pitcher and 2015 graduate of Bishop Hendricken who helped the Hawks win backtoback state titles, recently completed his third season with the Anchormen. He posted a 50 record with a 2.48 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 61 2/3 innings of work. He also turned in a remarkable 6to1 strikeouttowalk ratio this year, and while his 88 strikeouts led the Little East Conference, his earned run average was also the thirdbest in the conference, and his five wins tied him for fifth place. Webb also recorded double digits in strikeouts three times, including a seasonbest 16 punchouts in his team's 20 win over Utica on March 14. On Tuesday, April 29, Webb, along with 10 other RIC student athletes, was recognized by Nicholas Mattiello, speaker of the House, and the Rhode Island House of Representatives at a reception in the House Chamber at the Statehouse. The event recognized studentath letes from the Community College of Rhode Island, RIC, and the University of Rhode Island who not only produced significant achieve ments in their academic and ath letic pursuits, but also demonstrated exemplary citizenship and communi ty service. It was the second straight year Webb received this honor.

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