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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-11-2019

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JULY 11-17, 2019 SPORTS & RECREATION 29 CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Senior Division (ages 16-18) all-star baseball team repeat- ed as District IV champions by sweeping its best-of-three title series with Woonsocket by scores of 7-3 and 22-4. The opening game, which took place on June 24 at Bentley Field, was a thriller that saw Cumberland finally pull away from Woonsocket by scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Ryan Larson and Nick Plants each went 2-for-3 with a walk to lead Cumberland offensively. Larson also scored twice, and Nick Plants was the winning pitcher, as he worked 4 2/3 innings, yielding just two hits, allowing Woonsocket's three runs, and striking out seven batters. Andrew Stengel also picked up a two-inning save by pitching two hit- less innings. Two days later, the series shifted to Woonsocket's Renaud Field, and Cumberland zapped all the drama out of the game by scoring 12 times in the top of the first inning. Cumberland later added seven runs in the third, and the game was halted after four innings by the mercy rule. Larson again had a big game offensively, as he went 3-for-4 with four runs scored, and Jack Doherty also reached base four times with two singles and two walks. Dylan Powers added a single, double, and walk and also scored twice, and Ben Copans also col- lected two hits. Adam Vartanian and Stengel also scored three runs, and Nick Chowning, who doubled and walked, Ethan McDermott, and Plants each scored twice. Larson, Vartanian, and Sam Kelley also combined on a two-hit- ter on the hill that saw them collect eight strikeouts (five from Larson). LINCOLN – The 2nd annual Lincoln Athletics Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, Aug. 5, at Valley Country Club in Warwick, and registration for this year's event is open through July 29. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the shotgun start is 12:45 p.m. The fee to play is $700 for a foursome or $175 for an individual golfer, and the price for only the post-tournament dinner is $40. Sponsorships, ranging from $75 to $5,000, are also available. For more information regarding the tour- nament, or if you are interested in donating an item for the raffle or auction, visit www. lhs.lincolnps.org or contact Lincoln High athletic director Greg O'Connor at ocon- norg@lincolnps.org or 401-334-7520. Lincoln Athletics Golf Tournament is Aug. 5 at Valley Country Club IN BRIEF CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department's "Transi- tioning to the Big Field" baseball camp will take place Aug. 5-9 at Tucker Field. The camp will introduce and reinforce baseball fundamentals that are required to transition from Little League to regulation- sized fields. Camp attendees will be put into game situations, and "teaching" scrimmages will be utilized. Among the items that will be covered are baserunning, stealing, throw- ing, fielding, pitching, situational hitting, and bunting. The camp will be in session each day from 9 a.m. to noon, and the cost is $125 and includes a camp T-shirt. The clinicians will be coaches from Cumberland High and the North Cumberland and McCourt Middle Schools, and players from all three teams will serve as coaching mentors. Visit the Cumberland Recreation Department during business hours at 4097 Diamond Hill Road or call 401-334-9996 to register or for more information. Transitioning to the Big Field baseball camp is Aug. 6-10 at Tucker Field as the first female finisher was Caitlin Marino, 24, who grew up in Cumberland, but calls Bristol home now. A former state champion on the North Cumberland Middle School girls' cross country team who contin- ued her career at La Salle Academy, Marino's winning time was 23:44.88. "It was awesome," she said. "People were along the route telling me I was the first female. They were all cheer- ing. It's real fun camaraderie." While some people had to con- serve energy because of the heat and humidity, Marino was just fine. She said she went to school in Jacksonville, so she was used to the heat. "It was awesome," she said about running the race. "It was a real good race. I just tried to kind of get a good spot in the beginning and work up to a stronger pace at the finish." The next female to finish placed 46th, Emma Wall, of Douglas, Mass., in a time of 25:37.98. Among the age group winners were Cumberland's Bridget Casey (girls' 14-under division) and former Arnold Mills women's champion Selena Scott (women's 40-49 division). For the first time in decades, Tom Kenwood wasn't directing this race. After Kenwood retired from his duties last summer, a committee led by former CHS runner Steve Mazzone, former Arnold Mills champ Jim Dandeneau, and Cumberland Parks & Recreation director Mike Crawley took over the reign. ARNOLD MILLS From Page 27 The CAMERON & MITTLEMAN LLP BASEBALL TEAM recently wrapped up an exceptional season by capturing the CYBSL (Cumberland Youth Baseball/Softball League) Major Division championship. The members of the team are, in front from left, Zack Ridgeway, Emmet Carr, Taylor Bissette, Lucas Balcarcel, Brady Collins, and Owen Balcarcel; in middle row, Owen Koczera, Ben Jahnz, Teddy Bielecki, Aiden Wilkie, Zack Blanchard, and Aiden Neary; in back, coaches Dan Jahnz, Logan Collins, and Scott Bielecki. Cameron & Mittleman captures CYBSL baseball title Cumberland repeats as District IV senior champs We deliver the highest caliber of medical and rehabilitative care, with the compassion, kindness and respect every patient deserves. Schedule a tour Call Today! 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Without emergency medical assistance benefits, you can easily spend thousands out-of-pocket for treatment and transportation expenses. If you have already booked a trip, you can usually still buy travel insurance up to one day before your departure. To learn more about the benefits of travel insurance, please call HUNTER INSURANCE, INC. at 769-9500. We are located at 389 Old River Rd., Lincoln. We are celebrating our 30th anniversary this year! NOTE: While a Medicare Advantage Plan may cover care outside of its service area (U.S. and its territories), if you travel outside the service area for more than six months, you will be automatically disenrolled from most plans.

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