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Districts in rear view, CALL preps for states

July 16, 2014

Cumberland American shortstop CJ Davock (5) bats in front of Lincoln catcher Mason Lynch Monday night during the Rhode Island District IV championship game at Sherman Park. (Photo by Ernest A. Brown)


CUMBERLAND – Twenty-four hours after their epic, come-from-behind 9-6 victory over gritty Lincoln in the District IV championship game, it was back to business as usual for the Cumberland American All-Stars.
 
They returned to practice at their Garvin Field home on Tuesday night, ready to move on from one of the most exciting and memorable contests in R.I. Little League Tournament history.
 
Thanks to Jayden Struble’s clutch three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the sixth inning at Burrillville’s Sherman Park on rainy Monday night, CALL earned a chance to continue their season with a berth in the state tourney.
 
Skipper Dave Belisle is now preparing his young men for the next task at hand – that is, winning the Rhode Island crown. The kids will face their first test at 12:45 p.m. this Saturday when they take on District III champion Coventry American at Bristol’s King Philip Little League diamond.
 
For full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Times.



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