Woonsocket thorn in Narragansett's side, but not Prout's
While Narragansett had problems with Woonsocket in the Division II playoffs, that difficulty did not extend to another South County team, the Prout Crusaders.
In the opening game of the Division II Final Four, Prout beat Woonsocket 3-1. For a box score from The Providence Journal, click here. Prout scored their runs on a combination of walks, wild pitches and steals.
The two teams play again today at Pierce Field in East Providence. A time hasn't yet been posted on the RIIL website, but typically, teams play either at 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. on school days. If Prout wins, they will be in the Division II finals, which start Wednesday at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket.
Earlier in the Division II playoffs, Woonsocket eliminated Narragansett on Saturday afternoon. The Mariners won the first game Saturday, 3-0, to force a second game immediately after, which they lost 3-1. In that second game, Woonsocket scored two runs in the top of the eighth.
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Cumberland survives vs. SK, forces third game
The South Kingstown Rebels remain one game away from McCoy Stadium and the Division I baseball finals, as the Cumberland Clippers managed to eek out a run in the bottom of the sixth to win 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.
For a box score from The Providence Journal, click here, and click here for a small write-up. Both teams only managed three hits each the entire game, but Cumberland was able to scratch across a run in the sixth.
South Kingstown won the Final Four opener between the two teams, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon. For a box score, click here. The Rebels won with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The two teams play an elimination game 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at McCarthy Field in West Warwick, the site of the first two games. Awaiting in the finals for the winner is Bishop Hendricken. The Hawks took care of Coventry in two games. The finals start Wednesday night.
Curtis Corner awaits team for Tuesday afternoon game
In middle school baseball, Curtis Corner Middle School is in the Final Four after beating Feinstein Middle School of Coventry 12-2 last week.
Curtis Corner will play either No. 1 seed Immaculate Conception or No. 9 Riverside. Results from their game last week have not been posted yet. Curtis Corner is the No. 4 seed, so they would host vs. Riverside, or travel to Cranston to play Immaculate Conception. Either game would be at 3:30 p.m.
Unlike the high school playoffs, all match-ups are elimination games. The middle school final is 3:30 p.m. Thursday at McCarthy.
Prout softball eliminated from playoffs
In the Division II softball playoffs, No. 4 Prout was upset by No. 6 West Warwick, 5-3, Sunday afternoon at Rhode Island College.
The loss eliminated the Crusaders from the playoffs. West Warwick plays No. 7 Woonsocket in another loser's bracket game 7 p.m. tonight at Rhode Island College.
Opponent emerges for South Kingstown volleyball
No. 2 South Kingstown will host No. 3 Coventry 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Division I boys' volleyball playoffs. It'll be the first playoff game for the Rebels, who earned a first-round bye thanks to their No. 2 seed.
In the regular season, South Kingstown won 3-2 at Coventry on April 4, but lost 3-2 to the Oakers at home on May 8. The Rebels only lost three games all year – twice to No. 1 seed Bishop Hendricken, and once to No. 3 seed Coventry.