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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-30-2020

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Cumberland Lincoln Edition Sports & Recreation valleybreeze.com @ JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2020 CUMBERLAND – After averag- ing just four runs and six hits in its first five games of the R.I. 19-20 Elite Baseball League season, it looks like Upper Deck Post 14 has finally found its groove at the plate. The two-time defending American Legion state champions climbed over the .500 mark last week by producing a dozen hits in three straight games, the first two in back-to-back mercy-rule vic- tories on the road, a 10-0 victory over Howard Rogers Post 25 last Friday at Pawtucket's Max Read Field and a 14-3 triumph over Scituate Post 19 two nights earlier at Manning Field. And on Monday night at Tucker Field, Upper Deck bumped its record to 5-3 and moved into a tie for sec- ond place in the standings with New England Frozen Lemonade Post 101 by posting an 8-1 victory over NEFL. "We're starting to get in a groove offensively," Upper Deck manager Matt Allard said after last Friday's vic- tory. "It took everyone a couple of weeks to get used to live pitching, but now they're swinging the bats really well, and we're hoping that continues next week and for the rest of the year." Upper Deck may be 5-3, but with a little bit of luck, Post 14 might have had an extra win or two to its credit. Four nights before blanking Howard Rogers, Upper Deck hosted Post 25 at Tucker Field, but suffered a 4-3 loss that saw the visitors score twice in the top of the seventh inning. And earlier in the season, Post 14 was also dealt a 4-3 defeat in walkoff fashion to Gershkoff/Auburn Post 20 at Cranston Stadium. Gershkoff/Auburn entered Wednesday night's action in first place with a 7-1 mark. "Those two losses had been in the last inning," Allard said. "We've been in every game this year and we feel like we're kind of rolling a little bit now." After collecting three hits in the win over Scituate, Kyle DeLuca continued to swing a hot bat for Upper Deck last Friday, as he went 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, and one of nine stolen bases in the game by Post 14. Randall Hien also went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and two stolen bases; Michael Nocera, who also had BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Upper Deck Post 14 ace pitcher BEN HALE improved his record to 3-0 in last Friday's 10-0 victory over Howard Rogers Post 25 by work- ing the first five innings, striking out two batters, and yielding three hits and two walks. Upper Deck, which entered Tuesday's R.I. 19-20 Elite Baseball League action with a 5-3 record, will take on Smithfield/ North Provi- dence Post 29 on Friday night at Smithfield High School. Upper Deck's bats finally come alive Post 14 improves to 5-3 in R.I. 19-20 Elite Baseball League by defeating Scituate, Howard Rogers, N.E. Frozen Lemonade By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor sports@valleybreeze.com See UPPER DECK, Page 18 9 Powder Hill Road (Off Rt. 123) Lincoln, RI 401-728-5903 www.RhodyRug.com Open Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Our store is presently closed. Please call in your order and we will drop ship to you for FREE! WE SELL • WE INSTALL • NO DISAPPOINTMENT KITCHEN AID • WHIRLPOOL LG • SONY • MAYTAG • AMANA Big Screen Specialists We offer specialty air conditioning for apartments & elderly complexes! New Location: 158 Central St., Millville, MA 01529 508-883-5862 Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Closed Fri.-Sun. 820 Cumberland Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI 02895 401-766-8715 www.facebook.com/RJsHillLiquors Store Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. open SundayS 10 a.m.-6 p.m. SaLe JuLy 30th - auguSt 19th, 2020 flaming leprechan gin hammer & SicKel VODKa eppa Sangria reD Or WhiTe 1800 SilVer TeQUila DOn Q rUm caSa lUnarDi pinOT grigiO paxiS WineS 750 ml 750 ml 1.75 lT 750 ml 750 ml 1.75 lT 750 ml $ 7 99 $ 5 99 $ 11 99 $ 6 99 $ 35 99 $ 16 99 $ 4 99 fOUnDerS all Day SmirnOff ice lagUniTaS $ 14 99 $ 7 99 $ 13 99 15 pacKS 6 pacKS 18 pacKS SKyy VODKa 1.75 lT $ 16 99 barefOOT WineS 1.5 lT $ 9 99 V One VODKa all TypeS 750 ml $ 19 99 mighTy SWell SpriTZerS 4 pacKS $ 1 99 hpnOTic 750 ml $ 14 99 fire ball 1.75 lT $ 25 99 See Our Class Schedule Online at: www.Blainesewing.net 1280 Oaklawn Avenue Cranston, RI 02920 401-463-8824 sewing machine center Sales & Service Since 1950 Bernina • Babylock • Elna • Janome • Necchi • Juki The Largest Selection of Sewing Machines & Sergers throughout Rhode Island

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