June 18, 2024

RMS Baseball over Kickemuit 5-1. Play Thompson MS at The Rec on Friday 4:30 pm

Charbonneau, Renaud lead Vikings over Kickemuit to take Division lead.

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Riverside Middle School baseball is sitting on top of the Middle School Eastern Division with an 8-1 record. RMS’ only loss came earlier against Birchwood MS in North Providence. In their next to last regular season game on Tuesday of this week, RMS got a much needed win against always tough Kickemuit (Bristol/Warren) in a 5-1 game at home. Kickemuit scored a run in the first inning after an error, a hit batsman and a passed ball. However, Vikings pitcher JJ Renaud settled down and struck out the next eight (8) batters he faced. In that first inning, Kickemuit had runners on first and third when the Vikings Sousa cut the ball off on an attempted steal and threw the runner out at home to stop any further Kickemuit scoring.

The score remained 1-0 until the bottom of the 5th inning. With 2 outs, Alex Enright walked, Chris Charbonneau walked, Wyatt Andrews walked, and Enright scored on a wild pitch to tie the game.

In the bottom of the 6th inning, Myles Hall walked with 2 outs. Damian Duarte pinch ran for him. JJ Renaud hit a single and Alex Enright followed with another single scoring Duarte. Then Charbonneau hit a 2-run double to make it 4-1. Charbonneau scored when stealing 3rd he made it home on a throwing error. The final score in favor of Riverside was 5-1.

Game highlights: JJ Renaud finished the game with 13 strikeouts and contributed a single. Chris Charbonneau went 3-3 including a double, walk, 2RBI and 1 run scored. Wyatt Andrews went 1-1 with 3 walks and Alex Enright got an RBI single, walked and scored twice for the Vikes.

RMS is playing Thompson at 4:30 pm at Riverside Rec. Field on Friday May 17th. This is the last regular season game before Middle School Playoffs between th four divisions.

Statewide leaders are:
Chariho 9-0-0
McCourt 8-0-0
Narragansett 8-0-0
Riverside 8-1-0
Western Hills 8-1-0
Hendricken 7-1-0
Cumberland 7-1-0
Birchwood 7-2-0
Kickemuit 7-2-0
Lincoln 7-2-0
Thompson 7-2-0

RMS leads the Eastern Division at 8-1 followed by Birchwood, Kickemuit and Thompson at 7-2 each. North Cumberland and McCourt lead the Northern Division at 8-0. Western Hills leads the Central Division at 8-0 and Chariho and Narragansett are on top in the Southern Division at 8-0.

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