June 18, 2024
EP @ Tiverton 11 am Saturday

Townies in Walk-Off Win over St. Raphael

East Providence moves to 8-2 in league play. Take on Tiverton Saturday 11 AM away.


It took an extra inning, but the Townies baseball squad moved to 8-2 on the season with a walk-off victory over St. Raphael Academy in a night game at East Providence High School on Wednesday night. With the game tied at 5, freshman Aidan Martins led off the bottom of the 8th with a hard single to left field. Kyler Lorenz grounded to 3rd base moving Martins to 2nd on the sacrifice. Tim Robitaille was hit by a pitch and Colin Roche flied out to centerfield. Up next was Nolan Lorenz whose line drive single to center field scored Aidan Martins with the winning run.

East Providence took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning when Tyler Dicecco walked, and Gavin Palombo’s bunt single moved Dicecco to 2nd base. Martins grounded into a fielder’s choice as Dicecco was out going to 3rd with Palombo going to 2nd base. Kyler Lorenz then doubled to center field scoring Palombo. Robitaille was hit by a pitch and Roche struck out to end the inning.

St. Raphael tied the game at 1 in the top of the third when Tremblay singled to left and scored on a Fernandes single to right field. In the top of the 4th, the Saints scored two runs to take a 3-1 lead over EP. After a single and bunt Smith and Cherniawski both crossed the plate.

Trailing 3-1 going into the bottom of the 5th, East Providence scored four runs to take a 5-3 lead. Kyler Lorenz singled followed by a Robitaille base hit. Roche reached base on an error with Lorenz scoring and Robitaille moving to 3rd base. Lorenz advanced to 3rd on a passed ball and Roche stole 2nd base. Oliver Andrews bunted a fielder’s choice which scored Robitaille and Roche got to 3rd. Brian Rutkowski successfully bunted a fielder’s choice which then scored Roche as Andrews made it to 3rd base. Andrews eventually scored on an error.

EP remained ahead 5-3 until the top of the 7th when Saints tied the game with a couple of walks, a passed ball and a hit batsman. Ep didn’t score in the 7th and held Saints scoreless in the 8th after a fly-out, single and Townie double play. East Providence led off the bottom of the 8th on Martins lead off single, K. Lorenz’ sacrifice and eventually N. Lorenz’s walk off line drive to center field scoring Martins for the extra inning win. Pitching for EP were Annicelli, Desrosiers and Quadros. Kyler Lorenz and Gavin Palombo each had two hits for EP. The Townies next game is Saturday May 4th at Tiverton High at 11 AM.

Photos by Andrea Annicelli


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