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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 06-12-2019

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EAST PROVIDENCE – A close best-of-three semifinal-round series between Tolman High and Mount Saint Charles Academy for a spot in this week's Division II champion- ship series went down to the wire in their third and deciding game last Wednesday night at Pierce Field. Unfortunately for the Tigers, Mount came out with the decisive 2-1 victory by erasing a 1-0 deficit with runs in the top of the fifth and sixth innings. "That was exciting high school baseball," Tolman head coach Theo Murray said. The Mounties had taken the series opener, 6-5, but the Tigers came back the next day to post a 4-0 win. With all three games being played in as many days, there was no time for rest- ing pitchers. Andrew Roy and Izaiah Rivera-Lopez had worked the first two games, so senior Steven Kent was called upon to make his most impor- tant start of the season. Thomas Burke got the start for the Mounties, and this game ended up as a pitcher's duel and defensive affair. Both teams each had one error, but also made excellent great plays, and Roy and Burke went the distance. While Burke ended up with a five- hitter, Kent scattered eight hits and walked just one batter. As for the defense behind him, Murray decided to put sophomore Lonnie Santiago in left field. Santiago had been playing second base, but showed his pension for great plays by making a full-out, diving grab on a long foul ball in the fourth inning. "(Kent) can peck, he can peck, and he'd get behind, but battle back and throw a lot of pitches," Murray said. "Today, he was great. We had our chances with him throwing and Lonnie (Santiago) making plays out there." Both pitchers were on point to start the game, but the Tigers struck for their run in the bottom of the third inning. Kent led off with a base hit into center field, and after he took second on a wild pitch and tagged up and went to third on a flyout to right, he scored on a two-out infield throw- ing error. Kent had pitched two-hit ball through the first four innings, but in the fifth, Mount tied the score when Dan Johnson scored on a two-out sin- gle up the middle by Anthony Cook. Johnson led off with a line single to left and went to second on a passed ball, but Kent retired the next two bat- ters on a popout to first and a flyout to right that allowed Johnson to tag up and head to third. Cook then hit the first pitch he saw to center to drive in Johnson. Things got dicey in the sixth for the Tigers, as Trey Bourque and Everett Misto both led off with singles. Kent got the next batter to fly out, but he walked Burke to load the bases. Johnson then hit a line drive to Santiago that was deep enough to allow Bourque to tag up and score the go-ahead run. But the Tigers did not count them- selves out, as they tried to battle back in their half of the sixth. Justin Klemanchuck led off with a single to right and was sacrificed over to sec- ond on a bunt from Gutierrez, and PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 12-18, 2019 SPORTS & RECREATION 13 So close: Tolman falls to MSC in D-II semis Tigers suffer 2-1 loss in deciding game of best-of-three series By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU The ST. RAPHAEL ACADEMY BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM tell everyone who's number one after capturing the Division III championship on Monday night at Johnson & Wales University. The Saints defeated the Lions by scores of 25-15, 25-15, 18-25, and 25-16 for the program's first title in its eight-year existence. See TIGERS, Page 14 FRESH SEAFOOD SPECIALS FROM THE MEAT DEPARTMENT USDA Choice Porterhouse Steaks ..............$10.99 lb. Fresh Chicken Leg Quarters ...........................89¢ lb. Marinated Chicken Breasts .......................$4.99 lb. The Beyond Burger IS noW AVAILABLe 463 East Washington St., North Attleboro, MA 508-695-7087 • www.FreshCatchNorth.com Sale ends 6/16/2019 FROM THE CAFE – Dine-in SPECIALS Café Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Closed Sunday & Monday Beer & Wine Served hAPPy FATher'S dAy to all the hardworking Dads! Extra Large Raw Shrimp Peeled & Deveined ......$9.99 lb. Fresh Swordfish Steaks ............................$12.99 lb. Raw Lobster Tails 4 oz. each .........................$7.99 ea. Fresh Canadian Salmon Fillets ..................$9.99 lb. Fresh Maine Steamers and Lobsters Available TWIN LOBSTER with Drawn Butter $ 19.99 With purchase of a beverage. Must present coupon. Dine In Only. Valid for Table. Expires 6/17/2019. OPEN FathEr'S Day 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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