May 19, 2019

EPHS in Baseball Walk-Off Win; Softball in 9-6 Win. EP Tennis is 4-0.

Josh Silveira's Single in the 9th Wins it for EP Baseball!

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East Providence High School wasn't very kind to Cranston West on the playing field this week. The baseball and softball teams both defeated the Falcons. At Pierce Stadium, the Townies baseball team went to 3-2 on the season with a walk-off win in extra innings against Cranston West. Cranston West scored first in the second inning and the game remained 1-0 until the bottom of the 7th inning. East Providence opened with a single by Nate Anselmo who was then erased after Julien Reis hit into a double play. Trailing with two outs Fanara singled to right field and went to 2nd base on a line drive single by Seth Daly. After Cole Poissant walked, Rob Costa singled home Fanara to tie the game. EP however left two runners on base as Silveira grounded out to end the inning.

The Falcons went ahead 2-1 but the rally was snubbed out by Townie catcher Poissant's throw out of an attempted steal of 2nd base by the Falcons. With EP now behind by one, Zach Fanara opened the last of the 9th with a single and advanced to 3rd base on a Seth Daly double to right field. Poissant was hit by a pitch to load the bases for EP. With the Pierce Field crowd rooting loudly, Rob Costa's fly ball to center plated Fanara with the tying run. Josh Silveira then singled home Seth Daly with the game winning run.

Seth Daly struck out 13 batters surrendering just one run and four hits over 6 and a third innings of pitching. Daly walked just one. EP had 15 hits in the game as Daly was 5 for 5. Fanara had 4 hits with Costa, Silveira and Anselmo each getting 2 hits. The Townies go to 3-2, tied for 2nd place in Division I play to date. East Providence plays Coventry on Friday, 4/19, at 11 am at Pierce. The Townies will play Cranston West again on Saturday, 4/20 at Cranston at 11 am.

Townies Softball
The Townies Softball team defeated Cranston West 9-6 as they moved to 3-2 in Division I play. In the win both Sophia Patterson and Vianna Chamberlain slugged homeruns. Tanya Cooper had 10 strikeouts for EP. Page Messier had 3 hits for EP.

In an earlier game, the Townies defeated Prout in another Division I game 7-6. Tanya Cooper led the Townie offense with 4 hits and 3 key RBI's. Taylor Babcock in a key relief pitching role came in the game early and had 12 strikeouts.

EPHS Boys Tennis
The Townie tennis team is off to a 4-0 record in a 4-way tie for 1st place in Division III play. Recording singles play wins against Johnston were: Jared Zollo, Louis Mesi and Jackson Ponte. In doubles action, the team of Alex Proulx and Nikolai Zakrzewski defeated their opponents.

The Townies defeated Central High 7-0. Singles winners for EP were Constantino Capobianco, Jared Zollo, Louis Mesi and Jackson Ponte. Doubles winners were Alex Proulx-Nikolai Zakrzewski, Nate Perry-Brandon Charette and Victor Correa-Kendrick Dias.

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