August 21, 2019

2019 Stoughton, MA Invitational Baseball Tournament won by Riverside, RI

Riverside boys playing for 9-10 LL Title on July 29th at Forbes

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Riverside goes 5-0 undefeated in tournament Field. The two-day Stoughton Invitational Tournament was played during the July 20-21 heat wave and was close to an hour drive from East Providence. The Riverside team, made up of 8 to 10 year olds, with only three aged 10, played 5 games in the tournament and won them all. They persevered the heat and travel to win yet another title.

On Saturday the team played East Bridgewater in game one and came away with a 5-4 win. After a lunch break and plenty of water and Gatorade, Riverside crushed Brocton Downey 16-1. "This was a well run tournament and our kids, although young, came out of pool play as the number one seed out of 8 teams going into Sunday's games," said assistant coach Kris Hallene. The tourney teams included Riverside, Abington, East Bridgewater, Stoughton, Norwood, Whitman, Brocton Downey and Middleborough.

Riverside was now targeted as the team to beat and had to win three games on Sunday to take home the title. "We made sure the kids kept hydrated and rested between games and they came through big time," said manager Vin Enright. First up for the Riverside boys was Marlborough. They were no match and Riverside won the game easily 8-0. The next game was against a scrappy Norwood squad and Riverside took the game in a walk off win. With two runners on, Aiden Martins was walked to load the bases. With Riverside fans on the edge of their seats, Owen Richards delivered a single for the exciting win. Finally Riverside faced East Bridgewater again in the finals. The game was a nail biter with Riverside taking the championship with a 2-1 win as Alex Enright scored on a hit by Aiden Martins.    Aiden Martins pitched 5 solid innings and Jonathan Renaud closed it out with the save in the 6th and final inning.

After the game, coaches said that "we were solid on the mound and defensively all tourney and everyone from the top to the bottom were getting on base. Most teams had mainly 10 year olds and our group ranged from 8 to 10 in age with just three 10's".

Riverside players: Owen Richards, Jonathan JJ Renaud, Jacob Hallene, Jacob Sousa, KJ Levesque, Aidan Martins, Anthony Noelette, John Wooten, Jose Figueroa, Parker Andrews, Alex Enright and Drake Silva. The manager is Vin Enright with coaches Kris Hallene, Jody Richards and Mike Sabourin.

Many of these Riverside players are on the same team that will play for the Ron Silva 9-10 District Two LL Championship. That game will be played against a team to be determined on Monday, July 29th at 5:45 pm at Forbes Field off Wampanoag Trail in Riverside. Riverside has remained undefeated in that tournament to date. Rumford 9-10's are still playing and could possibly meet Riverside on the 29th for an all East Providence final.

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