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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-11-2019

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28 SPORTS & RECREATION JULY 11-17, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION suffered an 11-6 loss. Cumberland was back in Portsmouth on Wednesday night, tak- ing on Cranston Western in the los- ers' bracket final – Cranston Western posted a 4-2 win over District II champion Middletown in their losers' bracket game on Tuesday night. The winner of Wednesday's game will face East Greenwich in Thursday's 5:45 p.m. championship game in Portsmouth and need to beat E.G. twice in order to capture the state title. If a winner-take-all game is needed, it will take place the follow- ing night. "We're just going to play," Jenkins said last Friday when asked about the R.I. tournament. "I think it will be an eventful week. I'd put this team against anybody." Cumberland kicked off its run to the District IV title on July 1 by post- ing a 5-3 win over Johnston/Scituate at Diamond Hill Park and continued it the following night by picking up a closer-than-it-looks 7-3 victory over Lincoln at the Saylesville Elementary School complex. When Cumberland drove down Route 295 for last Friday's rematch with Johnston/Scituate, Jenkins and his players expected another tough test. But after one half inning of play, Cumberland surprisingly found itself armed with a 9-0 lead that saw the locals march 13 batters to the plate, collect just three hits, and take advan- tage of five walks, three wild pitches, and a hit batsman. Jillian Ryone, Cumberland's num- ber three batter, belted two of the hits – a two-run single to right after Julia Raymond and Allie Casavant led off the contest with walks, and a run- scoring single to center that made it a 9-0 game. Casavant also singled in a run, and Megan Bradley and Jillian Clapprood drew bases-loaded walks. "I was not expecting that first inning at all," Jenkins admitted. "I was kind of nervous coming into today because ( Johnston/Scituate) does have a good team. But that first inning was a sur- prise." Johnston/Scituate plated runs in the first two innings and picked up its lone hit of the day in the second on a ground single down the first-base line by Eliza Angelotti. But that was all the damage the host team could muster off Lanzi, who struck out the side in order in the fourth and only allowed one batted ball to reach the outfield grass. "I've seen her (pitch) for four or five years and she's been fantastic," Jenkins said. "And her demeanor doesn't change at all. If she throws a bad pitch, she goes right on to the next one." Casavant, who along with Lindsay Molis, Juliana Jenkins, Ryone, Lanzi, and Raymond, are back from last year's team, made it a 12-2 game in the third by socking a two-run double to left. In Monday's victory over Cranston Western, Ryone took the mound and tossed a two-hitter that saw her strike out nine batters, and her teammates backed her offensively by taking a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Several players enjoyed big games offensively, starting with Isabella Iannuccilli, who delivered three hits and drove in three runs, and Campbell Feather, who singled, dou- bled, tripled, and scored three times. Hailey Kuncz, Juliana Jenkins, and Molis also joined the multiple-hit club. Tuesday's loss to East Greenwich was certainly a heartbreaking one for Cumberland, which saw E.G. break open a close game by erupting for six runs in the top of the sixth. Cumberland did its best to battle back in its half of the inning, but only man- aged to score twice. Casavant drove in Cumberland's first two runs of the game with a base hit in the second inning. Also driving in runs were Molis, Bradley, Ryone, and Feather. CANDY MOLDS & MORE recently completed a stel- lar season by repeating as the CYBSL (Cumberland Youth Baseball/Softball League) Minor Division softball champions. The members of the team are, in front from left, Ava Flores, Claire Millette, Angela Zarcaro, Brooklyn Peters, Olivia Lyon, Samantha Putt, and Sofia Bowman; in back, coach Jim Ackley, Ella Ackley, Lindsey Costa, Norah Braza, Payton Jolicoeur, Samantha Libby, McKenzie Lavelle, Ashley Asermely, and head coach Jason Asermely. Candy Molds & More repeats as CYBSL's Minor softball champs CUMBERLAND From Page 25 Cumberland catcher ALLIE CASAVANT, left, gets ready to tag Johnston/Scituate runner JULIA DIRAIMO at the plate during the bottom of the second inning of last Friday's District IV championship game in Johnston. DiRaimo was safe on a close play, but her run merely cut Cumberland's lead to 9-2. BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Looking to rent or for a Rental? 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