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The North Providence Breeze 05-22-2019

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MAY 22-28, 2019 SPORTS & RECREATION 15 RBIs, Jalen Antoine drove in three runs, and Jonathan Roman scored three times for Team Cabral. In an earlier victory, Pistacchio led the winners' offense with two hits, two runs scored, and two RBIs, and Antoine picked up the win on the mound. Team Giorgio has flashed the power, as Tommy Ferri and Antonio Giorgio have both belted home runs, with Ferri's homer sailing 300-plus feet. Michael Scetta has added multi- hit games, and Tobias Ritter has also been solid on the mound. From preceding page was hit by a pitch, and with Pete Pimental at the plate, Krikorian stole third, and the throw there sailed into the outfield, allowing Krikorian to score. But in the bottom of the second, the Saints went ahead, 2-1. Nolan Potter, who had two hits, led off with a single up the middle, and after he reached second on a sacrifice bunt by Jake LeFort, Dupras walked. After both runners moved into scor- ing position on Ben Force's groundout to second base, Ryan Sutherland ofted a fly ball to left field, but it was dropped, and that allowed Potter and Dupras to score. But the Saints gave the lead right back to the Cougars in the third, and NP wasted no time in getting run- ners in scoring position, as Krikorian reached on an infield single and moved into scoring position when Ronnie Baccala drove a double into deep left. Matt Mandeville then flied out to Gaspar in center. Gaspar fired the ball home, but instead of tagging up and tryig to score, Krikorian went back to third. Baccala, meanwhile, was stuck in no man's land between second and third, and when the Saints tried to throw out Baccala at second, the ball sailed into the outfield and Krikorian scored with ease. Baccala later crossed the plate when Pimental, who also had three hits in the game, dropped a single into right- center field. The weather threatened to become a problem, but the rain decided at this moment to stay away. The wind then picked up and the sun went behind some dark clouds, but they passed and play continued without pause. The Saints regained the lead in the bottom of the third, 4-3, with Cam Wilson and A.T. DiPina scoring the runs on wild pitches by NP starter Dom Pontarelli. Wilson had singled to right and DiPina reached on a bunt hit that was fielded by the first base- man, but had no one covering first. The Saints added an insurance run in the fourth on a throwing error, but in the top of the fifth, the Cougars loaded the bases with no outs on a leadoff walk to Mandeville and singles by Rioles and Pimentel. Mandeville then scored on a wild pitch, and with a 2-0 count on John DeCarmo, Sorrentine opted to bring in reliever Cam Wilson to put out the fire. Wilson walked DeCarmo to reload the bases, but he got out of the inning by inducing a 3-2-4 double play and getting the next batter to tap out to the mound. In the fifth, the Saints made it a 6-4 game on a run-scoring single by LeFort, and as the contest became official, with five full innings, the weather started to turn again. The top of the sixth had one runner reach, Krikorian, but he was forced out at second, and Mandeville flied out to left to end the inning. The Saints tried to get their at-bats in the bottom of the sixth, but thunder and visible lightning prevented that from happening. As people ran for cover and the umpires tried to wait out the storm, the rain came down in buckets, soaking the field. Since the field was no longer play- able, despite the fact that the sun was returning, the contest was over and the Saints picked up an important win. The Cougars were coming off last week's series sweep of Mount Pleasant that saw NP capture last Wednesday's opener, 10-1, and win the following afternoon's game, 16-6. In the first win, Pontarelli pitched a four-hitter that saw him strike out seven batters, and Rioles led the way offensively with a three-run homer that highlighted a six-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning. The following day, P.J. Rioles and Nick Rioles teamed up on a seven-hit- ter, and the Cougars' offense was led by DeCarmo (three hits, two RBIs), Baccala (two hits, three runs scored), and Mandeville (four runs scored). NP golf team drops state playoff match to La Salle CRANSTON – La Salle Academy defeated North Providence and Johnston in a playoff match for the West Division's third and last spot in next week's RIIL Championships on Monday afternoon at Alpine Country Club by producing a four-player total of 175 that topped Johnston's 185 and the Cougars' 206. Senior standout Nick Petracca was the afternoon's medalist, as he fired a three-over 40 for the Cougars, but the Rams saw their top four golf- ers shoot no worse than a 45. Ryan Vukas added a 53 for NP, which also received a 56 from Jaime D'Amico and 57 from Dante Hamel. The Cougars, who ended their regu- lar season with a 4-8 mark, earned their spot in the playoff match last Wednesday afternoon at Glocester Country Club by posting a 223-257 win over Scituate, which was also bat- tling for the final playoff spot. Petracca again was the medalist with a 39. Petracca, who will continue his golf career at Bryant University next year, will be in action at next week's two-day RIIL championship match at Cranston Country Club, and he is considered one of the favorites to cap- ture the state individual title. Petracca awaits next week's RIIL Championships BASEBALL From Page 13 NP Women's Softball League begins signups NORTH PROVIDENCE – Registration for the North Providence Women's Softball League's summer season is currently underway, and any interested players ages 18 and older can either sign up on Mondays or Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the snack shack at Olney Park or visit to register online. The season will run on Wednesday nights at Olney Park, starting on July 10 and concluding on Aug. 28. The fee is $50, which includes player insurance, umpire fees, and a jersey. Email for more information. NICK PETRACCA Inaugural NP Ahlborg Memorial Day 5K takes place next Monday 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 presented to the top three boys and girls who finish the race. Visit to sign up or for more information. do you know? You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fill 5 every week! They're all at In your time of need, The North Providence Breeze will print your loved one's full obituary for a small charge. The paper also places the obituary on our Web site,, as soon as it is provided to us by your family's funeral director. Notification to friends and neighbors is also made weekdays on WOON-AM radio announcements. Should you desire our services, kindly inform your funeral director. The full charge is $90, or $125 for lengthy obituaries, in the edition of your choice. You may place the obituary in any of our other editions for $50 each. Thank you. OBITUARIES 3rd Generation Family Owned and Operated Geoffrey Greene ~ LfD Jennifer Greene faGan ~ LfD Veronica Houston ~ LfD 2251 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI 231-9307 • 70th Anniversary Year Seventh Anniversary May 22, 2012 – May 22, 2019 Steven J. AlbAneSe Not a day goes by we don't think of you. We lost so much the day you left us. You will be forever in our hearts. We love you, Wife Paula, Mom & Dad, Brothers John and Joseph Monument Manufacturers INDOOR SHOWROOM Cemetery Lettering 91 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford 401-434-4064 Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Sat. 9 a.m.-Noon STANLEY GRANITE CO.

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