Slocum sweeps Chariho to advance to final!
Slocum Baseball Club advanced to the Rhode Island Connie Mack State Championship by sweeping regular season co-champion, Chariho, in two straight games.
Game One: Slocum 4 Chariho 2
In a well-pitched game by both teams, Slocum edged Chariho, 4-2.
Owen Caldwell went the distance to pick up the victory.
Offensively, Slocum received two timely hits by Geoff Coyne (two doubles) and Jake Morton (two singles).
For Chariho, Justin Giles had a strong pitching performance and Liam Goldstein had two hits and two rbi’s.
After Chariho went up 2-0 early in the game, Slocum tied it 2-2 in the 4th and then scored single runs in the fifth and sixth.
Game Two: Slocum 3 Chariho 2In one of the best games of the playoffs, Slocum held on to a one run win when they turned a 3-2-4 double play with the bases loaded to end the game and advance to the finals with a 3-2 win over regular season Co-Champion, Chariho.
For Slocum, Kieran Gibson threw 5 1/3 innings before Braeden Perry pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for the save.
Brendan Kearns, Geoff Coyne, Aidan Lafferty and Mason Walsh had strong offensive performances for Slocum.
Jack Kesner threw a complete game for Chariho. Offensively, Liam Flynn, Mark Wightman, Liam Goldstein, Josh Smitty and Anthony Fusaro all had hits for Chariho.
After Slocum added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 3-1 lead, Chariho fought their way back, cutting the lead to 3-2 in the top of the seventh inning. When the loaded the bases with one out, however, Slocum turned a 3-2-4 double play to end the game.