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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-23-2019

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Cumberland Lincoln Edition Sports & Recreation @ MAY 23-29, 2019 CUMBERLAND – When the Cumberland High baseball team wrapped up the April portion of its Division I-A schedule with a 3-5 record, the Clippers also finished the month knowing that they weren't going to have the services of their top two starting pitchers for the rest of the season. Arm woes forced junior Brendan Wright and senior Nick Croteau to shut down their mound duties, but just when the future began to look bleak for the Clippers, three young pitchers – junior southpaw Ryan Kirkpatrick and sophomore righties Michael Clapprood and Jackson Walsh – bravely stepped up in their absences, and then some. Thanks to their excellent perfor- mances, the Clippers have been able to take the month of May by storm and reel off an impressive eight-game win streak, with the latest victory coming last Friday afternoon in the continuation of a suspended game at Bentley Field. Senior C.J. Davock's sharply- hit, two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning, past the dive of East Providence's first baseman, allowed junior Shane Calabro to score the run that lifted the Clippers to a 5-4 victory and kept them atop the battle for second place in the standings with Cranston West. "It's a testament to how well these guys are playing," Cumberland head coach Andy A call to arms Young pitchers help CHS baseball team capture eight straight games, move into second place in Div. I-B By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES C.J. DAVOCK, #5, is mobbed by his teammates near first base after his run-scoring single to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning allowed Cumberland High to walk off with a 5-4 victory over East Providence last Friday afternoon at Bentley Field. See CLIPPERS, Page 26 9 Powder Hill Road (Off Rt. 123) Lincoln, RI 401-728-5903 Open Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. VISIT OUR FACTORY OUTLET STORE! WE SELL • WE INSTALL • NO DISAPPOINTMENT KITCHEN AID • WHIRLPOOL LG • SONY • MAYTAG • AMANA Big Screen Specialists We offer specialty air conditioning for apartments & elderly complexes! New Location: 158 Central St., Millville, MA 01529 508-883-5862 Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Closed Fri.-Sun.

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