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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 05-16-2018

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MAY 16-22, 2018 SPORTS & RECREATION 15 just didn't hit it." The Crusaders scored twice in the top of the fourth and seventh innings, but before then, the Saints had their chances to get on the board first. In the bottom of the first, leadoff batter Tori Jacques beat out an infield hit to shortstop and raced to second on a groundout to the first baseman. Jillian Serra walked and Madison Nault laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners into scoring posi- tion, but the next batter struck out to end the inning. In the second, designated hit- ter Kasey Contreras led off with a double down the right-field line. She was bunted over to third, but then stranded there after back-to-back strikeouts by Oatley. And then with one out in the third, Taylor Troiano singled up the middle and Serra laced a single down the right-field line. Troiano took third on the hit, but both runners were left on base. "We played well," LaBree said. "We made all the defensive plays. We just didn't put the bat on the ball enough. We had runners on the bags with less than two outs and we couldn't get them in. It's part of the game. We didn't execute when we had to." Sydney Charette got the start on the mound for SRA and scattered eight hits and two walks while strik- ing out three batters. One of the hits she surrendered was a two-out, two- run single to right by Emma Slade, and only one of the runs Charette allowed were earned. "(Prout) is in the playoffs and we're in the playoffs," said LaBree. "Maybe we'll run across each other again. The playoffs are a different season. (Prout) is a good team that's well-coached. They executed when they had to and we didn't, hence, the loss." The loss to Rogers was truly a diffi- cult one for the Saints, who not only stranded 14 runners on base (includ- ing two in the eighth), but also saw the Vikings force extra innings with a two-out, two-run homer in the sixth and another two-out homer in the seventh. In the victory over S.K., Micayla Bourski singled, doubled, tripled, and drove in three runs. Serra also collected three hits, Saylor Costa col- lected a two-run single, and Charette was the winning pitcher. The Saints have three regular- season games to play, including Thursday's 4 p.m. game at home against Westerly. Next Monday at 4 p.m., they will face Barrington at the Eagles' Victory Field, and then they will wrap up their schedule against Burrillville. SAINTS From Page 11 Veterans Home Run 5K returns Saturday to McCoy Stadium PAWTUCKET – The PawSox Foundation will again present "Veterans Home Run: A 5K Walk 'n' Run" to benefit those who have served in the military, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at McCoy Stadium. The 3.1-mile road race, which had been held on Labor Day weekend from 2012 to 2016 until debuting in the spring last year, will benefit Operation Stand Down, which serves 67,800 veterans and their families, as well as other organizations, and again recognize the "21 Heroes": the Pawtucket veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War. The race will start from the McCoy Stadium parking lot, weave through the streets of downtown Pawtucket, and eventually finish at home plate on the stadium's playing field. The first 500 participants who register on will receive a free race T-shirt. Pre- registration is $25 per person, and teams of 10 or more will be $20 per person. Awards will be presented to various age group winners, and festivities will continue after the race, with food and entertainment in the PawSox Party Tent area at McCoy. All participants will also receive tickets to the PawSox game on Wednesday, May 23, at 6:15 p.m. against the New York Yankees' affili- ate (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre) and be invited to take part in a pre-game on-field parade and award ceremony that evening. Blackstone Valley Heritage Golf Tournament is June 11 at Crystal Lake BURRILLVILLE – The 13th annual Blackstone Valley Heritage Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, June 11, and return to the Crystal Lake Golf Course on Bronco Highway. The fee to play is $135 per person (or $500 for a foursome) and includes lunch, dinner, the golf tournament (an 18-hole scramble format), and a goodie bag. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., with a 1 p.m. shot- gun start. The dinner, auction, and awards ceremony are expected to start at 6 p.m. For the first time in the tourna- ment's history, participants will also have an option to play with a RE/ MAX World Long Drive finalist for a chance at a golf getaway to Pebble Beach. 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