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The North Providence Breeze 05-15-2019

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18 SPORTS & RECREATION MAY 15-21, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION of their last seven contests, Doorley pitched a masterful two-hitter that included six strikeouts and a walk, and Rizzo and Ambra teamed up to collect four of NP's eight hits and drive in three runs. The Cougars have four regular- season games left before the state playoffs, including today's 4:15 p.m. showdown at Notte Park against Chariho, which is 12-1. Chariho had walked off with a 4-3 win over NP in their regular-season meeting on April 9 at the Chargers' field. SOFTBALL From Page 17 Domenic Pistacchio led the winners' offense with two doubles, two runs batted in, and four runs scored. In other action, FOP-13 NPPD defeated Barone Orthodontics, 9-5, and Mayor Lombardi also put away Barone, 9-6. In Mayor Lombardi's victory, Mario Fonseca picked up the win, striking out seven batters in 4 1/3 innings, Brendan Ryone and Samantha Linehan each collected two hits and two runs scored, and P.J. Notargiacomo also drove in three runs. NPLL From Page 17 Ryan some time (on the mound) and let him get into a comfort zone. We've been basicially relying on (starting pitchers Dom) Pontarelli and Rioles, and I know that if we are going to be successful in the next few weeks, then I have to establish more than just those two guys." Offensively, Ron Baccala and DeCarmo each led the Cougars with three hits, while Mandeville ended up with two. Baccala also scored three runs, Christian Matarese drove in two, and Rastelli, who got beaned in the sixth inning, stole four bases. The Cougars will next play Mount Pleasant in their two-game series this week, with the Cougars hosting this afternoon's 4 p.m. opener and the Kilties entertaining NP in tomorrow's 4 p.m. rematch. Next week, all eyes will be on the Cougars' important two-game series with the Saints, which will see SRA host next Monday's 4 p.m. opener at Pawtucket's Vets Park and the Cougars welcome the Saints to their field two afternoons later. BASEBALL From Page 16 North Providence senior catcher BEN RASTELLI get beaned in the hel- met with a fastball during the top of the sixth inning of last Wednesday's game against Classical. Rastelli reached base three times and had four of the Cougars' seven stolen bases in helping NP roll to an 8-0 victory. The first-place Cougars entered this week with an 11-3 record and a half-game cushion over St. Raphael Academy in the Division II-B standings. BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES NP boys' tennis team nips N.S. for first D-II victory NORTH PROVIDENCE – The third doubles team of juniors Jorge Menacho and Oscar Menacho picked up a thrilling 6-7 (7-3), 6-3, 7-5 victory that helped the North Providence High boys' tennis team net its first win of the season, a 4-3 triumph over North Smithfield earlier last week at the Olney Park courts. The Cougars swept the doubles competition and received a 6-4, 6-3 victory in fourth singles from Chris Grivers to defeat the Northmen. The first doubles team of Kenny Tang and Dylan Auslander posted a 6-4, 7-5 victory, and the second doubles team of Nick Lizotte and Zach Auslander was a 7-5, 6-3 winner. The Cougars, who entered this week with a 1-10 record, will wrap up their Division II schedule this week with a match today at 3:30 p.m. at Ponaganset and tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at East Greenwich. PROVIDENCE – Senior Nick Petracca overcame miserable weather conditions to shoot a three-over 38 on Monday afternoon at Triggs Golf Course and help the North Providence High golf team down Shea, 231-280, for its third West Division victory of the season. The Cougars, who are 3-6, also saw Jamie D'Amico shoot a 58 and Ryan Vukas card a 62. Last Wednesday afternoon at Triggs, the Cougars delivered their best overall performance of the spring against two of the state's top teams, but it wasn't enough to pre- vent them from suffering a 159-202 loss to defending state champion Moses Brown and a 175-202 defeat to La Salle Academy. The Bryant University-bound Petracca was again the medalist with a superb one-over 36, and Vukas (54), D'Amico (55), and Alex Nicolo (57) also shot well. The following day at Rumford's Agawam Hunt club, the Cougars lost to the Wheeler School, 161-213. Petracca had a rare off-match by shooting a 42, and behind him were D'Amico (55), Vukas (57), and Dante Hamel (59). The Cougars, who were scheduled to take on Johnston and Wheeler at Triggs on Tuesday afternoon, will wrap up their West Division schedule today at 2:15 p.m. by facing Scituate at Glocester Country Club. NP golf team tops Shea for third win 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 $31, and the mail-in entry fee is $35 until May 20. The entry fee on the date of the race is $35. There will also a fun run for chil- dren ages 14 and under that will start at 11:30 a.m. The fee to run is $15, and individual awards will be pre- sented to the top three boys and girls who finish the race. Visit www.memorial5k.com to sign up or for more information. Town's Ahlborg 5K is Memorial Day 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 • nriah.com 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. S STANLEY TREE Since 1986 • Professional High Quality Service At Reasonable Rates • Licensed Arborists • Serving RI & Nearby Mass. • Our Team Of Professionals Is Fully Equipped To Handle Your Job In A Safe Efficient Manner N. 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