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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-30-2020

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18 SPORTS & RECREATION JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION two thefts, and Jack LaRose each reached base three times, and Nick Croteau high- lighted a five-run rally in the fifth with a two-run double to center. Upper Deck did all the damage it needed to do in the top of the second inning by scoring four times. Hien led off with a base hit, and after he swiped second base, he scored on DeLuca's long triple to center. J.J. Sanzi also singled home a run, and two errors by Howard Rogers help add to Post 14's lead. Ryan Thompson and LaRose also drove in runs with base hits in the fifth, and that helped give starting pitcher Ben Hale more than enough support in raising his record to 3-0. Hale worked the first five innings, striking out two batters and yielding three hits and two walks, and Croteau took the hill for the seventh and struck out the side. "Ben struggled early on, but he got stronger as the game went on," reported Allard. "He's our horse; he's our ace, and every time we give him the ball, we feel like we're going to win." In the victory over Scituate, C.J. Davock joined DeLuca in Upper Deck's three-hit club, and Nocera, who drew three walks, and Shane Calabro tacked on two hits apiece. LaRose and DeLuca each knocked in three runs, and Davock also drove in a pair. Upper Deck wasted no time in taking control of the game by scoring six times in the top of the first inning. After Scituate answered back with two runs in its half of the inning, Post 14 responded with five more runs in the second. Nocera, meanwhile, pitched all five innings for Upper Deck, striking out seven bat- ters and giving up seven hits and two walks. On Monday, DeLuca got the start on the hill and teamed up with reliever Ryan Kirkpatrick to pitch a five-hit- ter. DeLuca picked up the win by striking out nine batters in five innings of work. Upper Deck, meanwhile, found itself in a tight battle with NEFL, but with the score tied at 1-1, Post 14 erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Nocera led the way at the plate with three hits, and Calabro added two hits and as many runs batted in. Monday night's win over NEFL kicked off a busy week for Upper Deck, which was scheduled to head to Newport's Cardines Field on Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. doubleheader with last-place R&R Construction Post 7. Upper Deck is back in action on Friday with a 5:30 p.m. game at Smithfield High against Smithfield/North Providence Post 29. NORTHBORO, Mass. – The Upper Deck Baseball Academy's U15 Showcase baseball team was click- ing on all cylinders last week as it posted a 4-0 record at the High Heat Tournament Upper Deck kicked off the four- day tournament on Monday, July 20, by posting an 8-3 victory over the Bombers Baseball Club at the NEBC, as George Sukatos picked up the win on the hill by tossing two-hit ball and allowing just one earned run in six innings of work. Andy Ray delivered the big hit of the contest with a two-run homer, Connor Allard and Jack LaRose added two hits apiece, and Ryan Thompson, Anthony Martin, and Elijah Moffitt each knocked in a run. The following day, Upper Deck topped the New Hampshire Prospects, 8-5, and received a solid outing from winning pitcher Mike Bradshaw, who struck out eight bat- ters and allowed three hits and two runs in five innings of work. Mike Ficocelli's two doubles and three runs batted in led the attack offensively, and Martin added a pair of hits. The third day of the tournament saw Upper Deck sweep a double- header by blanking L&M Baseball, 9-0, and taking a 4-3 thriller from the New England Nor'Easters that saw Alex Iannuccilli knock in Moffitt with the game-winning run. The victory over L&M saw LaRose pitch a three-hit shutout and strike out eight batters, Christian Vieira and Martin leg out triples, and Thompson and Ray add doubles. Thompson took the mound in the second game and allowed just one run in six innings of work, striking out seven along the way, and Ficocelli and Ray each had two hits and a run batted in. Upper Deck U15s post 4-0 record at High Heat Tournament UPPER DECK From Page 17 BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Upper Deck Post 14 second baseman RANDALL HIEN, left, makes the putout at second to erase Howard Rogers Post 25 runner TREY THIBAULT from the basepaths during the bottom of the third inning of last Friday's game at Max Read Field, won by Upper Deck, 10-0. Jim Carr Memorial Jimmy Fund golf tourney is Aug. 22 at Triggs WOONSOCKET – The 27th annual Jim Carr Memorial Jimmy Fund golf tournament will return to Triggs Country Club in Providence on Saturday, Aug. 22, and because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the state's social distancing guidelines, the tournament's organizers have made some changes. This year's tourney will not have a shotgun start, and each participating foursome will have a tee time that will be assigned on a first-come, first- serve basis. The earliest tee time avail- able is 9 a.m. And in place of the tra- ditional post-tournament tailgate barbeque, a choice of sandwiches will be provided, along with a beer or a soft drink at The Rescue Pub at the course. The tournament was estab- lished in the memory of Jim Carr, a longtime Little League manager and volunteer who passed away after battling cancer. Over the past 26 years, the tourney has raised a total of $296,835, with all the pro- ceeds going to the Jimmy Fund. The cost for a foursome is $500, and the tournament is also currently in need of sponsors and gifts that can be used as prizes or raffle items. Gerry Forget is returning as the tourney's chairman, and any business or individual who would like to enter a foursome, donate prizes, sponsor a hole, or make a cash donation should con- tact Forget at 75 Larch St., Woonsocket, R.I. 02895 or via email at beach_pete@ hotmail.com or phone at 401- 486-5287. MARKET VALUE MAY NOT COVER IT It's something every homeowner hopes never happens, but if disaster strikes and your house is destroyed, will your insurance cover the costs of rebuilding? One big mistake homeowners make is to confuse market value with replacement costs. Coverage for market value only of a home may not meet the expenses of rebuilding materials and labor. For starters, the price of materials can go up even when home values are going down. 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