Playoffs start around the city
Warwick West Side Playoffs
Tuesday 6/10 – Quarterfinal - Leo Tire vs. VFW Post, 7:30 p.m., Warwick West Side
Wednesday 6/11 – Semifinal – Winner of Leo / VFW vs. DeGiulio Insurance, 5:30 p.m., Warwick West Side
Friday 6/13 – Final – Winner of Wednesday game vs. Langevin’s.
*Must beat Langevin’s twice.
Warwick National / Warwick American Playoffs
Wednesday 6/11 – Semifinal – Brennan’s Braces vs. Savage & Savage, 5:30 p.m., Warwick National
Wednesday 6/11 – Semifinal – Sheridan Electric vs. Sinapi Law, 6 p.m., Warwick American
Playoff Game Summaries:
Warwick West Side Quarterfinal
Langevin’s Reps 15, VFW 2
VFW, winners in their preliminary match up vs. Donelan’s Reps, did not have the same result against top-seeded Langevin’s. Langevin’s jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and never looked back. Chase Pariseau led the Langevin hitting attack, going 3-for-3 with a double. Dom Brazeau had two hits and Benji Moorby and Jimmy Salisbury all contributed to the Langevin scoring. Langevin’s Aaron Rastella pitched three innings of no hit baseball to stymie the VFW bats. Matt Zubrycki drove in two runs for VFW with a fourth-inning double.
Warwick West Side Semifinal
Langevin’s 1, DeGiulio 0 (8 Innings)
Both Langevin’s and DeGiulio Insurance came into this game with undefeated playoff records. With a trip to the finals on the line, both teams sent their pitching aces to the mound and neither would disappoint. DeGiulio pitcher Jake White tossed six complete innings of no hit baseball, tallying 14 strikeouts. DeGiulio reliever Tom Mullane pitched well in relief with a no-hit, scoreless seventh inning to give DeGiulio a chance to win
Langevin’s starter Aaron Rastella had some early trouble as Danny Riccio led off the game with a single and White doubled him to third. With no outs and runners in scoring position, Rastella settled down and struck out the next three batters. From that point on, Rastella was stellar on the mound, pitching four innings of shut-out baseball with eight strikeouts. Langevin’s reliever Dom Brazeau entered the game in the top of the fifth and picked up where Rastella left off with four shutout innings and five strikeouts.
The well-played, scoreless battle would be decided in the bottom of the eighth. With the game tied at 0 -0, Langevin’s Kenny Rix led off the bottom of the eighth inning by ripping a two strike fastball for Langevin’s first hit of the game. Rix would then steal second base to get into scoring position. Langevin’s Brazeau followed Rix with a six pitch walk. With runners on first and second and no outs, Langevin’s Bryan Denton came to the plate. Denton quickly got ahead in the count on a first pitch ball that got by the catcher. Rix and Brazeau both moved up a base on the passed ball. Denton, ahead in the count, then ripped a fastball up the middle to single in Rix with the game winning run.