Sports Roundup: East Providence High baseball, softball teams continue their winning ways


EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School baseball team remained unbeaten in the Division II-Central ranks while its counterparts on the softball diamond won their fifth Division I outing in a row Monday, May 6.

Facing second-place Central, the EPHS baseball team plated the tying and winning runs in the seventh inning as the Townies defeated the Knights, 3-2. Marc LaValley and Jasiah Hatch singled to get the rally started. Collin Costa next plated the tying tally with a sacrifice fly and Mike Allienello's grounder to deep short with two out brought the eventual winning run around. Left-hander Keith Grant went the distance on the mound for the Townies, who improved to a league-leading 10-0.

The EPHS softball team recorded a comfortable 7-0 victory over Toll Gate, upping its record in the Division I standings to 9-2. The Townies have won their last five since dropping two in a row. E.P. actually opened the year on a four-game win streak. Monday, pitchers Michaela Kelley and Lauren DiScuillo combined for a five-hit shutout in the circle. Kelley struck out five and DiScuillo four. Lexi Wilson's two-out, two-run single came as the Townies broke open the game with six runs in the third inning.

The EPHS golf team picked up its first point of the season while shooting its lowest score to date this spring, 204, after the Townies lost to Mt. Hope (174) and beat Rogers (216) Monday at Swansea Country Club. Collin Cardoso was low for the locals with a 45. Cody DeCastro shot a 50.

The EPHS boys' lacrosse team picked up its second win of the season following a 6-4 victory over host Chariho Monday night in a Division III contest. Brant Hall netted for goals while Kyle Medeiros, Tyler Johnson, Corey Amaral and Matt Chace each scored a point for the Townies, who improved to 2-7.

The EPHS girls' lacrosse squad kept things close Monday night on the road against Cranston East, but would dropping a 14-10 decision to the host Thunderbolts. Erica Dias, Logan Fontes and Taikyra Lima each scored three goals while Carolyn Conte chipped in her first goal.


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