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The North Providence Breeze 08-07-2019

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North Providence Edition Sports & Recreation AUGUST 7-13, 2019 valleybreeze.com @ Genesis tightens grip on second place NP-Smithfield Babe Ruth League awaits start of playoffs NORTH PROVIDENCE – Back in action after its month-long break for its All-Star tournaments, the North Providence-Smithfield Babe Ruth League took the field for three double- headers in as many nights last week at North Providence High. And the first game of the week last Tuesday, July 30, treated fans to a superb pitchers' duel, as second-place Genesis defeated Admiral, 2-1. The game took place in the middle of the second heatwave of the sum- mer, but baseball continued as it stayed dry. And now that the All-Star tourna- ments have wrapped up, the league was trying to squeeze the rest of the regular season and its makeup games into last week, so that the playoffs could start sometime this week. Entering last Thursday night's play, Pauly Penta's Deli had a firm strangle- hold of first place with a 10-0 record, and while all signs point to that team being the top seed in the playoffs, the number two seed looks to be Genesis, which played a "hot one" against Admiral and improved to 10-3 with its win. "Overall, considering the heat, they played really well," Genesis head coach Anthony SanMartino added at the end of the game. "(We had) timely hits and good pitching, and some great defensive plays by our shortstop, Marcus Mensah, really saved us." SanMartino also highlighted Nathan Turcotte at third base and his son, Anthony, at second, and "Isaiah Ramos, a 13-year-old this year, has really come a long way for us," he said. "He's progressed quite a bit." While last Tuesday's game pitted the second-place team against the last- place team, by no means did it play out that way. Admiral got on the board first in the third inning off Genesis starting pitch- er Alex Ferranti, who worked around a leadoff single by Andrew Ferragamo in the first inning and a walk to Dominic Marzilli in the second. In the third, after a strikeout, Ferragamo, who went 3-for-4 in the game, singled to left, and Brayden Shadoian, who was on the hill for Admiral, hit a fly ball that fell into shallow center for another hit. Ferranti struck out the next guy, but a wild pitch allowed the runners to advance and Jordan Hurst got the big hit, a single to center, to score Ferragamo. But Genesis tied the score in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Turcotte walked and advanced to third on a wild pickoff throw to first. During Cam Corriveau's at-bat, the Admiral catcher made a snap throw to third, but Turcotte didn't even look back as he took off for home and By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Sports Writer BREEZE PHOTOS BY KAYLA PANU Genesis runner NATHAN TURCOTTE, right, gets ready to dive across the plate with his team's first run as Admiral catcher DOMINIC MARZILLI gets ready to scoop up a low throw from third base during the fourth inning of last week's North Providence-Smithfield Babe Ruth League game at North Providence High. Genesis improved to 10-3 by posting a 2-1 victory. Genesis starting pitcher ALEX FERRANTI worked the first three innings, giv- ing up one run on four hits and a walk and striking out five batters, in his team's 2-1 victory over Admiral last week at North Providence High. Tickets on sale for RIIL's Hall of Fame banquet WARWICK – Tickets are now available for the Rhode Island Interscholastic League's High School Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony, which is slated for Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased online at www. gofan.co/app/events/61483 or by contacting the RIIL's office at 401- 272-9844. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door. Table reservations are available in groups of eight or 10. The RIIL, the state's high school athletic association, will honor the following athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, and journalist for their distinguished contributions to R.I. high school athletics. The Class of 2019 inductees include North Providence's Jerry Dandeneau, David Belisle, Will Blackmon, Brian Boucher, Ed Bradley, Linda Cimino, Bill Falk (posthumous), John Gillooly, David Harrington, Robert Littlefield, Chelsea Marandola, Bill McCagney, Deb McMullen, and Richard Stapleton. For more information, contact Sue Borges at susana.borges@riil.org or at the RIIL's office. Continues on next page YOUR CHANCE TO GET EVEN The first thing that someone notices about you is your smile. At a glance, people can tell whether your teeth are discolored, positioned correctly, and evenly aligned. Tooth shape is an underlying factor when it comes to tooth alignment. Teeth that are positioned correctly can still look crooked if they are severely out of shape. Because teeth wear down at different rates, they can be different lengths. Chipped teeth can also make teeth look jagged and uneven. Fortunately, these and other problems can be corrected with a simple cosmetic procedure known as "enameloplasty" (or "tooth reshaping"). By gently removing some of the tooth enamel, the dentist can fix minor imperfections and contour teeth to your satisfaction. When you look in the mirror, are you happy with the way your teeth look? Are you pleased with the smile you present to the world? If you answered, "No" to either question, we would like to help the way you see yourself. Schedule a consultation today for full service dental care that can change the way the world sees you. DENTAL ARTS GROUP is located at 1136 Hartford Ave., Johnston, and we're waiting for your call at 401-521-3661. P.S. Cosmetic contouring, which includes polishing, generally takes less than a half hour.

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