May 28, 2024

Townies win battle of undefeated Monday with 2-0 win over Barrington

EP cools off hot Eagle bats with great pitching from Dicecco & Annicelli

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East Providence High baseball is off and running with a 5-0 division record so far (6-0 overall) after a 2-0 win over previously unbeaten Barrington High in a Monday game at EPHS. The Townies are defending their D2 state championship from last season and so far are meeting the challenge. In the Barrington game the always tough Eagles managed only 3 hits and were shut out by Tyler Dicecco (win) and Dylan Annicelli (save) on the mound. EP had 7 hits and scored their runs in the 2nd and 4th innings. Townie hits were provided by Aidan Martins, Nolan Lorenz, Tyler Dicecco, Tim Robitaille (2), Oliver Andrews and Gavin Palumbo. Barrington played well but EP prevailed with timely run scoring and good pitching. Dicecco struck out 8 in picking up the win. He worked into the 7th inning. Annicelli came in and grabbed the save for EP.

“The season is early, but we continue to improve,” said Townie Head Coach Bobby Rodericks. “We have three really good pitchers, and our hitting was slow to start but is improving with each game. We are playing hard and are in this to win every game. We have tough games ahead, including with Westerly who is undefeated,” Rodericks added. “Just like last year, one pitch, one at-bat, one game at a time.” The Townie Junior Varsity team is also undefeated and “looking very good,” according to Rodericks. “Coach Nick Karalekas and assistants Adam Duarte & Kyle Marquis are doing a great job with our future players.”

East Providence wins to date:
Burrillville 1-0
Chariho 9-3
Johnston 1-0
N. Providence 4-3
Mt. Hope 12-2
Barrington 2-0

East Providence will take on Narragansett High on Friday April 19 at 1 pm at EPHS.

Photos by Andrea Annicelli.

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