Woonsocket Call

Clippers’ Kopack delivers walk-off hit

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CUMBERLAND — Sophomore Addison Kopack lined a single to left field to plate Matt Murphy in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead Cumberland to a 4-3 Division I victory over Toll Gate Thursday afternoon.

Cumberland (8-4 Division I) received another superb relief performanc­e from sophomore Nick Croteau, who picked up the win after allowing three hits and a run in 3.2 innings of work. Croteau also had two hits, drove in a run and scored a run.

Kopack went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored, while junior outfielder Drew Szafranski chipped in with a pair of hits.

The Clippers will carry a three-game winning streak into Monday’s road contest against Middletown.

Balance key to SRA win

NARRAGANSE­TT — Brendon Aldridge, Braxton Fontaine and Pat Fleming all produced two hits to lead St. Raphael to a 9-4 Division II victory over Narraganse­tt Thursday afternoon.

St. Raphael (7-7 Division II) made freshman Rob Costa’s job much easier with eight runs in the second inning. Costa pitched into the fifth inning to earn the victory before turning the ball over to Jake Lefort.

Chieftains overpower Tolman

NORTH SCITUATE — Ponaganset blew open a close game with eight runs in the fifth inning of a 9-2 Division II home victory over Tolman Thursday afternoon.

Tolman (8-4 Division II) received two singles, along with an RBI in a two-run sixth inning, from Noel Hernandez. Starter Kyle Depatie took the loss after pitching into the fifth inning.

Northmen overcome Central Falls

NORTH SMITHFIELD — The North Smithfield baseball team didn’t commit an error behind senior starter Chris Matulaitis and the Northmen were rewarded with a 9-5 Division III victory over visiting Central Falls Thursday afternoon.

North Smithfield (7-4 Division III) received a pair of hits, three runs scored and two RBIs from Adam Blakemore, while the trio of Trevor Pascoe, Matulaitis and Jake Forbes also had two hits in the win.

“It’s been a struggle for us lately,” North Smithfield coach Jon Leddy said. ‘We’ve been doing all right offensivel­y, but we’ve made some mistakes on defense. It was good to see us get runners on base and get hits to score runs.”

North Smithfield is back in action Friday afternoon against Rogers in Newport.

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