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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-23-2020

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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Cumberland Lincoln Edition Sports & Recreation @ MONTH X-XX, 2020 Have bat/ball, will travel (to Newport) Cumberland, Lincoln college baseball players flock to Cardines Field to compete in Sunset League, NCBL By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor NORTH PROVIDENCE – Nick Croteau and Joey Molis have shared a lot of rides from Cumberland to Newport these past few weeks, and that's not because the former Cumberland High teammates enjoy visiting Easton's Beach or checking out the city's popular sights. Croteau and Molis, who started as freshman third basemen for their respective college baseball teams this past spring, are teammates on the Westcott ballclub that competes in the six-team Sunset League, which is one of the country's oldest amateur leagues and has tradi- tionally served as a haven for players in their 20s and early 30s. But with summer leagues, such as the popular NECBL (New England Collegiate Baseball League), opting to take this season off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, college players throughout the region had been scrambling this spring to find a league that they could call their home in July and August. Luckily for those players, the Sunset League, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last summer, and the newly formed Newport Collegiate Baseball League, which contains mostly Division I and II standouts, kept the doors to Cardines Field opened and brought plenty of buzz back to the venerable ballpark by kicking off their schedules earlier this month. BREEZE PHOTOS BY ERIC BENEVIDES Left, Cumberland third baseman JOE MOLIS gets off a strong throw to first base after charging in to field a slow grounder during Westcott's Sunset League game against R&R Construction last Saturday at North Providence High. R&R Construction posted a 1-0 win. Right, Lincoln reliever BRANDON KELLY was a member of last season's Westcott team that captured the league's championship. CUMBERLAND – The Upper Deck Post 14 Senior Division baseball team saw its R.I. 19-20 Elite Baseball League record slip to 2-3 on Monday night by dropping a 4-3 decision to Howard Rogers Post 25 of Pawtucket at Tucker Field. Howard Rogers scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to pull out the victory and spoil an excellent start by Kyle DeLuca, who worked into the final inning and struck out six bat- ters before Ryan Kirkpatrick relieved him with one out in the seventh. The winning pitcher was Cumberland native Trey Thibeault, who scattered eight hits, two of them coming from Post 14 infielder Randall Hien. Upper Deck was coming off a 4-0 triumph over South Kingstown Post 39 last Thursday night at Wakefield's Old Mountain Field. Ben Hale picked up the win on the mound by throw- ing six innings of stellar one-hit ball, striking out nine batters, and walking two. Offensively, Upper Deck, which broke open a close contest by ral- lying for three runs in the top of the seventh, received two hits each from Michael Nocera and Evan Kirkpatrick. Nocera also knocked in two runs. Post 14, which was back in action on Wednesday night with a game against Scituate Post 19 at Manning Field, will head to Slater Park on Friday for a 6 p.m. rematch with Howard Rogers. Upper Deck Post 14 slips to 2-3 by blanking S.K., falling to Howard Rogers See NEWPORT, Page 18 OSHC is proud to announce that Christine Cassel, PA-C has joined our Lincoln Primary Care location. Christine comes to us with experience in Gastroenterology, Women's Health and Internal Medicine. Her clinical interests include women's health, liver disease, preventive medicine, and urgent care. If you are in need of a new primary care provider please call 401-334-3105 or visit our website for more information! 2 Wake Robin Road Suite 103 Lincoln, RI 02865 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Bldg. 3, Ste. 307, Lincoln, RI Rachel A. Baboian, Au. D. Doctor of Audiology Licensed Audiologist At Hear For You Hearing and Balance Center we strive for excellence in customer care. Our services include: • Diagnostic Hearing tests ages 6 months & up • Hearing Aid Evaluations • Hearing Aid Sales & Repairs Call today to schedule your appointment & ask about our Interest Free Financing! 401-475-6116 Remember the Sound? Reclaim your ability to enjoy every moment with the latest virtually invisible hearing aid technology.

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