EG Baseball: Extra Innings Wins Over Woonsocket, St. Ray’s

by | May 14, 2024

Above: Sean Giannelli gets under it for an out against the Novans. Photos by Chuck Nadeau

It took 9 innings, but the East Greenwich Avengers walked off with a come from behind 5-4 win over the Woonsocket Villa Novans on Saturday, May 11. Cade Thomas, Ryan Sheeran and Alex Tullo each had 2 hits to help the Avengers overcome a 4 run deficit. Jack Drolet threw 3 scoreless innings to keep Woonsocket in check while East Greenwich clawed back into the game. Sean Giannelli closed it out with 2 scoreless innings and got the win when Anders Nelson scored on an error after drilling a double in the bottom of the ninth.

The Avengers followed that extra innings win with another on Tuesday, this time a 6-2 victory over the St. Ray’s Saints. Giannelli was masterful on the mound for the Avengers, striking out 10 over 7.1 innings. But it was his bat that made the biggest impact as he drove in the eventual game winning run in the top of the ninth with a one out single that plated Van Martin. Martin had led off the inning with his second single of the game. Alex DeTomasis and Tullo also had two hits apiece for East Greenwich. Drolet pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win.

The Avengers are now 9 – 6 in Division 2 league play, tied with St. Rays for first place in their subdivision. The two teams square off again on Thursday at East Greenwich High at 4:30 p.m. The teams are battling for a coveted first-round bye in the playoffs.

Cade Thomas gets caught in a rundown between second and third against Woonsocket. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Coach Bill O’Connell hands the ball over to Jack Drolet to relieve Saturday. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Brady O’Brien is clearly safe at first but was called out during the game against Woonsocket. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Sean Giannelli and Martin Donovan think two gloves are better than one Saturday. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

EG Coach Bill O’Conner and Woonsocket Coach Thomas Gray shake hands after a thrilling game. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

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Molly Thomas
Molly Thomas
May 15, 2024 10:23 am

Chuck with the great photos once again!

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