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Who's on third? Gomez, with some hard work

July 17, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Now that Mauro Gomez has acquired a taste of life as a big-league third baseman, the real work can begin.
First things first, though, as Gomez plans to acquire a glove that’s tailor made for someone entrusted with patrolling the hot corner. After that, the next step will entail the 27-year-old working specifically on his footwork with throwing across the diamond serving as the final hurdle.

Repko finds himself victim of numbers game

July 16, 2012

PAWTUCKET – All Jason Repko can do is sit tight, hoping that his chance at parole from baseball’s version of no-man’s-land comes sooner rather than later.
Repko’s placement on the disabled list on July 7 has absolutely nothing do with the hamstring strain that has hamstrung the 31-year-old outfielder to the point that even the player doesn’t know when he’ll be activated. For someone who is completely healthy, Repko finds himself the victim of a numbers game due to the Red Sox being presently flush with outfielders at the major-league and Triple-A levels.

DALL falls to Barrington in District II title game

July 16, 2012

Contributing writer
PAWTUCKET --- At no point in its 13-5 defeat to Barrington on Monday night at Slater Park did Darlington American ever think the game was over, or even out of reach.
Barrington scored three runs on seven hits in the first inning, but DALL responded the very next frame with two of their own to make it a one-run game.
In the bottom of the second, Barrington added three more, but again, Darlington American responded with a run of its own in the top of the third to make it a 6-3 contest.

DALL to face Barrington in R.I. District II title game

July 15, 2012

BARRINGTON — Thanks to some bottom-of-the-sixth-inning heroics courtesy of Sean Dunphy, Darlington American is now one victory away from capturing the program’s first R.I. Little League District II Major Division banner since 2000.
Dunphy broke a 9-all tie with a home run on a 2-1 count, propelling Darlington to a dramatic 10-9 walk-off triumph against Barrington Sunday night at Sherwood Field. Barrington scored four runs in the top of the sixth to tie this District II final game, but DALL and Dunphy responded with two down in the frame.

Longtime E.P. football head coach to stay aboard after pondering retirement

July 15, 2012

SEEKONK — As often is the case during the summer, Sandy Gorham could be found standing on a local pool deck exhorting his Kendbrin Swim and Tennis Club competitors to be the best they can be.
On Thursday, the site just happened to be the six-lane, 25-meter Grist Mill club facility; that's where Kendbrin was competing in an cabana club league dual meet.

McGair: Youkilis' agent says client in good frame of mind; the importance of cutting off Carl Crawford's throws

July 15, 2012

We’ll guess that Kevin Youkilis steps into the batter’s box at Fenway Park around 7:13 Monday night — three minutes after Red Sox pitcher Aaron Cook rocks back and issues the first offering of the game.

Cumberland's Randall falls in finals of R.I. Amateurs

July 13, 2012

MIDDLETOWN — The ever-elusive progress of tracking improvement in one’s golf game … it’s actually not that difficult a chore for Cumberland native son Jamison Randall.

Crawford goes 2-for-3 in rehab stint with PawSox

July 12, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Carl Crawford has 142 million reasons to play for the Boston Red Sox in 2012.
The injured outfielder also has 142 millions reasons why he should shut himself down, undergo Tommy John surgery like he hinted at last weekend, and start planning for the future.
When Crawford does return to the BoSox, he will not be 100 percent. That hasn’t stopped him from looking ahead to Monday, which is when the 30-year-old hopes to play in his first major-league game of what to date has been an empty vessel of a season.

Kalish's callup to Boston was 'good learning experience'

July 12, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Just because Ryan Kalish spent some time with the Boston Red Sox recently doesn’t mean the outfielder is completely in the clear of the shoulder and neck injuries that whitewashed his 2011 season.

Pineview Big League club treks to Eastern Regionals

July 12, 2012

PAWTUCKET --- For Pineview manager Joe Clark, traveling with his Big League ballclub to Dover, Del. on the second weekend of each July has become almost an annual tradition.
That weekend is when the Eastern Regional Tournament gets under way, and in six of the last eight seasons, Pineview has ventured down Route 95 to represent Rhode Island.
Pineview’s best finish during those six trips has been a pair of third-place finishes, the last one coming in 2010.

 

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