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The Valley Breeze & Observer 08-08-2019

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16 SPORTS & RECREATION AUGUST 8-14, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER Genesis run- ner 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 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. BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU Genesis tightens grip on second place North Providence-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 doubleheaders 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 stranglehold 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 pitcher Alex Ferranti, who worked around a leadoff single by Andrew Ferragamo in the first inning and a walk to Dominic Marzilli in the sec- ond. 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 crossed the plate. With Ferragamo taking over on the mound, Genesis scored the go-ahead run. After a leadoff strikeout, Mensah singled to left and stole second. Zach Lavallee then hit a long line drive to left that looked to be the second out, but the ball fell in for a hit and Mensah scored easily. Ferranti, meanwhile, went three innings and was responsible for the one run on four hits and one walk. He struck out five. Starting the fourth By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze & Observer Sports Writer Continues on next page We're close, just 15 minutes from Providence off Rt. 146. 152 School St., North Smithfield Open 6 days: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Our philosophy: (401) 762-2400 • nriah.com We're attentive, grateful, well-behaved (mostly), and always happy to see you. Visit our full-service animal hospital with a team approach to quality veterinary care. S STANLEY TREE Since 1986 • Professional High Quality Service At Reasonable Rates • Licensed Arborists • Serving RI & Nearby Mass. • Our Team Of Professionals Is Fully Equipped To Handle Your Job In A Safe Efficient Manner N. Smithfield, Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems Fully Insured Free Estimates 401-765-4677 www.StanleyTree.com Tree Removal Pruning Cabling Brush Mowing Stump Grinding Crane Service Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems Stump Grinding Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS Accepting New Patients Dental Associates of RI General dentistry with a caring touch Welcomes Dianne Accetturo, R.D.H. Amalgam free Root Canal Specialist on Staff 401-331-7665 1414 Atwood Avenue, Suite 350, Johnston, RI 02919 www.MyRIsmile.com Email me andygoul@gmail.com ATTENTION BUYERS! Great News! INTEREST RATES HAVE DROPPED! Now You Can Buy More House. Call Andre "D"Agent 401-439-5227 (cell)

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