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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-23-2019

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26 SPORTS & RECREATION MAY 23-29, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Tuetken said about his team's win streak, which the Clippers brought into their contest on Tuesday at home against Moses Brown. "They're doing all the little things. We keep preaching the fundamen- tals – I preach the same six or seven things over and over again – and they're doing a great job being suc- cessful with those." "They didn't always translate to victories at the beginning of the sea- son, but now they are," continued Tuetken. "Hopefully we can keep this going as we head into the play- offs." The Clippers, who had kicked off their season with a 1-4 record, have been the talk of the division with their amazing turnaround, especially since they had to rely on their young arms to pitch the bulk of their innings over the past three weeks. Kirkpatrick, who made his first start of the year on April 19 in a 3-2 win over Chariho, entered this week with a 4-0 record in his five starts. Clapprood, who got the ball in Tuesday's game against the Quakers, was 3-0 with complete games in his three starts. Two of the outings saw him need less than 73 pitches, and the best of the bunch was a five-hit shutout in a 14-0 vic- tory over Johnston on May 13. And Walsh, who has made a team-high seven appearances on the hill, got the nod to start the Clippers' game on May 11 at Chariho, an 11-3 victory, and he responded with a six-hitter. "That's a testament to how hard those kids have worked," added Tuetken, who has also received three saves and a victory out of the bullpen from senior closer Addison Kopack. "They were put into a tough situation. Losing two of our starters and being thrust into a role like that, they haven't just done a good job, they've done a really great job." "They're all getting the job done in different ways out there. They're not going to blow it past you. They pitch to contact, but they're hav- ing a lot of success. And, of course, our defense has been playing great all year. Even when we were strug- gling, our defense was still doing well." Offensively, the Clippers have averaged more than eight runs and 10 hits per game during their streak, and they've done so with basically the same lineup, which has seen senior center fielder Michael Nocera perched atop it, and Croteau, who is still playing second base, in the number two spot. Davock (left field), Kopack (first base), and senior Adam Bertherman (right field) are penciled in the meat of the order, and rounding out the CHS lineup are junior Ben Fogell (catcher), sophomore Lucas Lariviere (designated hitter), senior Joe Molis (third base), and Calabro (shortstop). That group and the Clippers' pitching staff are hoping to keep the good times rolling in this final week of the regular season – Cumberland will visit Moses Brown in today's 4 p.m. finale on the Quakers' campus. Bishop Hendricken has locked up the Division I-A's top seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs with its spotless record, but third-place Cranston West came into this week a full game behind Cumberland with its 10-6 mark and two games left against Coventry. If Cumberland ends up finishing the regular season in second place, there's a good chance the Clippers could face neighboring rival Lincoln in next Wednesday's single- elimination opening round. The Lions are currently battling North Kingstown and Ponaganset for the Division I-B's sixth and seventh (and last two) playoff spots, and the Clippers will host whoever ends up in seventh place. "It's going to come down to the last week (of the season) for a num- ber of good teams in both divisions, but that's what you expect," added Tuekten. "That's good high school baseball." BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Cumberland junior southpaw pitcher RYAN KIRKPATRICK entered this week with a 4-0 record in five starts. CLIPPERS From Page 23 Moison, O'Shea, Noris win class championships WEST WARWICK – Lincoln junior Kyle Moison piled up the points for his track and field team dur- ing last Saturday's Class B champion- ship meet at West Warwick High, as Moison scored 28 points by capturing the shot put and discus and placing second in the hammer. Moison's throw of 53 feet, 3¼ inches in the shot put won that event by more than six feet, and his throw of 166-8 in the discus topped the rest of his competition by 9½ feet. In the hammer, he lofted a throw of 209-5, but lost to Classical's Jacob Furland, whose winning attempt was 224-2. Thanks to Moison, the boys' team placed fourth out of 12 teams with 67 points. Aidan Fletcher also had a huge meet for the Lions, as he won the 400 in 51.9 seconds, helped the 4x100 relay team of Spiros Revis, Dimitry Lineker, and Sam Tabi place third in 46.23 seconds, and was also on the 4x400 relay team that finished fifth. Lincoln also picked up 12 points in the pole vault behind Solomon Nguyen's runner-up finish of 10-6 and Hunter Lafond's fourth-place effort of 10 feet. Lineker also added a third place in the 100-meter dash in 11.58 seconds. Also winning a championship last Saturday in the Class A meet at Coventry High was Cumberland sophomore Alex O'Shea, who needed 14 jumps to take first place in the high jump with a 4-foot-10 leap. O'Shea and teammate Shakira DePina, who took second places in the 100-meter (17.23 seconds) and 300- meter (49.54) hurdles with personal- best times, were the highlight of the meet for their girls' team, which took sixth place out of 13 teams with 52 points. Nicolette Ducharme also took sec- ond place in the shot put (35-4¼), State meet is June 1 at Brown University Continues on next page Tryout dates are as follows: GIRLS 2019/2020 TRYOUT DATES: 2011: Monday June 3rd & Wednesday June 5th @ 5:45pm – 7:15pm 2010: Tuesday June 4th & Thursday June 6th @ 5:45pm – 7:15pm 2008 & 2009: Monday June 3rd & Wednesday June 5th @ 5:45pm – 7:15pm 2005, 2006 & 2007: Monday June 10th & Wednesday June 12th @ 5:45pm – 7:15pm 2004: Tuesday June 11th & Thursday June 13th @ 5:45pm – 7:15pm 2003: Monday June 10th & Tuesday June 11th @ 7:30pm - 8:45pm *** This birth year tryout will be held at Bayside FC Stadium, 2000 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI (Behind EP High School) 2002: Monday June 10th & Tuesday June 11th @ 5:45pm – 7:15pm 2001: Monday June 10th & Tuesday June 11th @ 7:30pm - 8:45pm *** This birth year tryout will be held at Bayside FC Stadium, 2000 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI (Behind EP High School) ***This is for the 2001 Girls only*** BOYS 2019/2020 TRYOUT DATES: 2008 – 2011 – Tuesday, June 4th & Wednesday June 5th @ 5:45pm – 7:15pm 2006 & 2007 – Wednesday June 12th & Thursday June 13th @ 5:45pm – 7:15pm 2005 – Monday June 10th & Wednesday June 12th @ 5:45pm – 7:15pm 2004 – Wednesday June 12th & Thursday June 13th @ 6:15pm – 7:30pm *** This birth year tryout will be held at Bayside FC Stadium, 2000 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI (Behind EP High School. ***This is for the 2004 Boys only***) 2003 – Wednesday June 12th & Thursday June 13th @ 7:30pm – 8:45pm *** This birth year tryout will be held at Bayside FC Stadium, 2000 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI (Behind EP High School. ***This is for the 2003 Boys only***) 2019-2020 Bayside FC RI Strikers Tryout Registration Thank you for considering Bayside FC RI Strikers! Birth Year Age Chart: 2012 – U8 2011 – U9 2010 – U10 2009 – U11 2008 - U12 2007 - U13 2006 - U14 2005 - U15 2004 - U16 2003 - U17 2002 - U18 2001 - U19 Tryouts will be held at Deerfield Park in Smithfield. 25 Lisa Ann Circle, Smithfield, RI 02917 Registration/check in will start at 5:15 pm. There will be a $20 tryout fee for all players. Feel free to reach out to our Club for some of the answers you may be looking for, please go to our website at www.ristrikersfc.com to register for tryouts!

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