June 16, 2021

Sports Update


Special Olympic Awards - EPHS
The Rhode Island Interscholastic League and Special Olympics RI Unified Sports Award recipients for 2021 are Townies Alicia Pacheco and Dylan Figueroa.  “A well-deserved recognition for our program and two great kids. Thank you to our Coaches, Dana Brodin, Kristen Coutoulakis and Bruce Zarembka, for being so committed to our athletes and partners,” said East Providence Athletic Director Gregg Amore.

East Providence High School baseball
The Townies defeated Cranston West 7-1 on Friday May 28th, after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at one with East Providence batting in the top of the sixth.  Ilyas Torres singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run and EP secured the victory thanks to five more runs in the sixth inning.  The Townie offense in the inning was led by Torres, Brandon Landry, Brian Petsch, Manny Santos, Jack McKnight, and Rob Lincoln, all driving in runs.  Elijah Barber was on the mound for EP.  The lefthander went seven innings, allowing one run on four hits, striking out five and did not walk a batter.  Jason Patalano took the loss for Cranston West. The hurler lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs while striking out one.  East Providence spread out eight timely hits.  Landry and Andrew Mongeon each had two hits to lead the Townies.

Earlier last month, the Townies bested rival LaSalle 6-2 before a packed house at Pierce Field.  EP dominated throughout the game although LaSalle made a game of it.  EP scored in the first inning on an Andrew Mongeon single RBI and then scored three more runs in the fourth inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Mongeon, by Brian Petsch, and a double by Rob Lincoln.  Lincoln was also on the mound and pitched well to gain the victory.  The righthander allowed just two hits and no runs over three innings, striking out six and walking none. Brandon Landry and Jack McKnight entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.  EP had 11 hits with Mongeon and McKnight each getting three hits to lead the East Providence offensive attack.

Also in May, East Providence defeated Cranston East 11-4.  The Townies were up by three runs early but weathered a two homerun assault by the Bolt in the sixth inning leading to three runs.  However EP secured the win thanks to scoring 6 runs in their top half of the sixth.  East Providence's big bats in the inning were singles by Brandon Landry, Andrew Mongeon, Matt McDuff, and Ziurel Vargas and a groundout by Rob Lincoln leading to six runs.  The offensive firepower was led by Lincoln, Landry, Mongeon, McDuff, and Vargas, all knocking in runs in the inning.  Ilyas Torres was the winning pitcher for the Townies. Torres lasted four innings, allowing two hits and no runs while striking out four and walking none.  Lincoln and Jack McKnight entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

East Providence racked up 14 hits in the game.  Barber, Santos, and McKnight each collected two hits to lead East Providence.

A late score led to East Providence losing to Portsmouth last month.  The Townies lost the lead late in the 2-1 defeat.  The game was tied at one with Portsmouth batting in the bottom of the fifth when Connor Freitas singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.  The pitching was strong on both sides. Portsmouth pitchers struck out 14, while East Providence Townies Varsity sat down five.  Portsmouth got on the board in the first inning. Freitas singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.  In the top of the fourth inning, East Providence tied things up at one when Vincent Enright Jr grounded out, scoring one run.  Will Pierce earned the victory on the mound for Portsmouth. The fireballer allowed one hit and one run over seven innings, striking out 14 and walking one.

Elijah Barber took the loss for East Providence Townies Varsity. The lefty surrendered two runs on five hits over six innings, striking out five.

EP defeated Ponagansett and Mt. St. Charles earlier last month and had losses against South Kingstown and TollGate.  The Townies record as of the end of May stood even at 5-5.
(Statistical contributions from Narrative Science and GameChanger Media)

St. Mary’s Bay View Softball
St. Mary’s softball is on a roll with a 7-0 undefeated record as of the end of May.  In a win over East Providence, Sarah Trosin hit a 2 run homer in the top of the 7th inning followed up by Emily Heaths 2 homers to push Bay View to an 8-3 win.  In a 12-1 route of Rogers, Emily Heath pitched a solid 6 innings sitting down 12 batters on strikes and only giving up 3 hits. Sarah Trosin tossed a no-hitter in a 23-0 crushing win over Barrington High.  Bengal homeruns were hit by Gabrielle Jeffery, and two by Sarah Trosin.  Bay View also shut out Barrington 14-0 earlier last month.

Bay View Schedule:
Date               Opponent        Score               
05/10/21          Barrington       14 - 0   W
05/11/21          Barrington       23 - 0   W
05/13/21          Prout               12 - 2   W
05/17/21          Prout                 4 - 3   W
05/19/21          Rogers             12 - 1   W
05/20/21          E Providence     8 - 3   W
05/21/21          Rogers             12 – 2  W
05/25/21          Rogers TBD
06/01/21          Lincoln 4:00 PM
06/01/21          Lincoln 06:00 PM                  
06/04/21          S Kingstown 4:00 PM
06/08/21          Westerly 4:00 PM
06/08/21          Westerly 6:00 PM
06/10/21          Portsmouth 4:00 PM
06/11/21          S Kingstown 4:15 PM
06/14/21          Portsmouth 4:00 PM
Team Record: 7-0-0

East Providence High School softball
The EPHS girls softball team defeated North Providence 4-2 late in May improving their record to 3-4 in league play. “Our team showed maturity and composure playing through a scoreless 5 innings,” said Townie coach Katie Kenahan.  “In the sixth, Sophia Patterson started the inning off with a no out double.  She moved to third on a fielder’s choice from Ava Mendence.  After senior captain Hailey Martins was walked, Vianna Chamberland hit a deep sacrifice shot to center, scoring Patterson for the first run of the game.”  North Providence battled back in the bottom of the sixth, with Amauri English starting the inning with a no out double, advancing to third on a past ball. North Providence’s Olivia Pedro, scored English on a deep center fly out- tying the game 1-1. In the top of the 7th, Emma Bergeron started the rally with a one out single, advancing to second on a pass ball, and third on a sacrifice bunt by Senior Captain Alexis Munro. Junior Jenett “Gigi” Sosa gapped a 5-6 shot to pick up the RBI and move the score to 2-1. Patterson cranked a triple down the right field line to keep the inning alive, scoring Sosa.  Ava Mendence brought Patterson in with a hard hit single over second base, bringing the townies lead to 4-1. The townies held North Providence to one run in the 7th, sealing the 4-2 win. Keira Quadros threw a strong game, recording 6 strike outs.

Earlier the Townies defeated Moses Brown 4-2.  In the first inning, Sophia Patterson singled with one out to start the bats and get herself on base. Vianna Chamberlin hit a two out double, driving Patterson home and scoring the first run of the game. An RBI single by Ava Mendence scored Chamberlin to put the Townies up 2-0 after the 1st. Back and forth defensive play kept the score 2-0 through the end of the 4th.  The Townies scored again in the 5th as Jenett Sosa started the inning off with a one out single down the middle.  “Hailey Martins placed a perfect bunt moving Jenett to third and getting to first herself.  An error scored Sosa from third making the game 3-1 at that point,” said coach Kenahan.  Keira Quadros, pitched a scoreless game through the fifth, giving up a solo home run to Costello, the starting pitcher for Moses Brown.

The Townies added their last run in the 6th, with a single from Ava Mendence, a bunt contributed by Josley Sosa, and a suicide squeeze, executed perfectly by Daisy Francis. Moses Brown scored one more time in the bottom of the 7th, with a second solo Home run, again hit by their pitcher Costello.

East Providence defeated Coventry High School 5-2 in a home game. “After a 1-2-3 defensive first inning, Jenett Sosa started the bottom of the first off hot with a single, followed by a sacrifice bunt by Sophia Patterson to move Sosa to second base. Ava Mendence singled to score Sosa for the first run of the game,” said Coach Kenahan. “Our senior captain Hailey Martins kept the inning going with a one out Single, advancing the runners. Junior Daisy Francis picked up two RBI’s with a one out double, scoring Mendence and Martins. Emma Bergeron picked up the first innings last RBI, with a fly ball blooper that stayed in fair territory, scoring Francis from third,” added the Townie coach after the game.  Solid pitching from Coventry’s Emily Cronin, held the Townies to four runs through the 4th inning. In the top of the fifth, Coventry’s Abby Choquette picked up a walk to start the inning. Fran O’Kleasky capitalized on the walk, hitting a triple to the left center gap and scoring Choquette. Three consecutive outs ended the rally for the Oakers.  In the bottom of the fifth, with Oaker’s Samantha Bergantino on the mound, the Townies combined for one more run, fueled by a one out triple by Sophia Patterson. Ava Mendence singled for the RBI to bring Patterson in. After a scoreless 6th inning from both teams, Fran O'Kleasky bombed an in the park solo homerun at the top of the 7th to put the game at 5-2. The Townies defense put out the spark, ending the game with three quick outs.

Solid hitting from both teams was evident, while Coventry recorded 5 defensive strikeouts on the day, with East Providence recording 2 strikeouts by pitcher Keira Quadros, who pitched all seven innings to secure the EP win.
(thanks to coach Kenahan, EP Teacher of the Year, for game summaries)

Bay View  Spring 2021 Varsity Lacrosse (as of 05-30-21)
Date    Time    Opponent        Score               W/L
05/15/21          03:00 PM        N Kingstown   l4 – 15  L
05/18/21          04:00 PM        Smithfield       14 – 3  W
05/20/21          06:00PM         Lincoln            14 – 2  W
05/26/21          04:00 PM        Chariho           10 – 21 L
05/27/21          07:00 PM        Portsmouth        9 – 11 L
05/29/21          02:00 PM        Pilgrim 12 – 11 W
06/01/21          04:00 PM        Rogers  Home
06/04/21          06:30 PM        C West Away
06/08/21          04:00 PM        Johnston Home
06/09/21          05:00 PM        Westerly Home
Team Record: 3-3-0

EPHS Spring 2021 Boys Varsity Lacrosse (as of 05-30-21)
Date                Opponent          Loc.    Score  W/L/T           
05-10-21          N Smithfield   Away 5 – 15    L      
05-13-21          Classical          Home 7 – 1    W     
05-24-21          NP/John/         Away 6 – 11    L      
05-27-21          EWG/Scituate Away 0 – 9      L      
06-03-21          Smithfield        Home    -                   
06-07-21          Tiverton           Home    -                   
06-10-21          Mt St Charles  Away     -                   
Total W L Record :     1 - 3 – 0

EPHS Spring 2021 Girls Varsity Lacrosse (as of 05-30-21)
Date                Opponent           Loc.    Score   W/L/T           
05-11-21          Toll Gate         Away    3 - 12      L                
05-12-21          PCD/BVP       Home    8 - 14      L                
05-14-21          Mt St Carles    Home  13 - 3      W               
05-20-21          Scituate           Away  12 – 15    L                
05-22-21          Classical          Away     8 – 12    L                
05-25-21          N Providence  Home     21 – 3   W               
05-28-21          Ponaganset      Home     8 – 14    L                
06-01-21          Burrillville       Away     -                               
06-03-21          Tiverton           Away     -                               
06-05-21          N Smithfield   Home     -                               
06-08-21          Cranston East  Home     -                               
Total:               2 - 5 – 0

EPHS Spring 2021 Boys Varsity Volleyball (as of 05-30-21)
Date                Opponent           Loc.  Score  W/L/T
05-11-21          Classical          Away    0 - 3     L       
05-13-21          Westerly          Home    1 - 3     L       
05-17-21          Lincoln            Away    3 - 0   W      
05-19-21          N Smithfield   Home    0 - 3     L       
05-20-21          Barrington       Away    3 - 1   W      
05-25-21          Tolman/Shea   Home    2 - 3     L       
05-28-21          Pilgrim             Away    0 - 3     L       
06-02-21          Cranston W     Home                         
06-04-21          W Warwick     Home                         
06-08-21          Toll Gate         Away                         
06-09-21          E Greenwich   Home                         
Total :              2 - 5 – 0

EPHS Spring 2021 Varsity Wrestling (as of 05-30-21)
Date                Opponent        Loc.   
06-02-21          Toll Gate, Smithfield Away                       
06-05-21          Tri Meet Burrillville, S Kingstown Away             06-09-21          Barrington W Warwick  Home                                  
06-16-21         Central, Pilgrim  Away                       


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