Barrington bounced from Majors All-Star bracket

Local team loses to East Providence in opener

Posted 6/28/22

The Barrington Little League Majors Division All-Star baseball team lost to East Providence in the first round of the District 2 tournament on Saturday night, and was eliminated on Sunday night after …

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Barrington bounced from Majors All-Star bracket

Local team loses to East Providence in opener

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The Barrington Little League Majors Division All-Star baseball team lost to East Providence in the first round of the District 2 tournament on Saturday night, and was eliminated on Sunday night after losing to Middletown.

Barrington faced a tough pitcher in the first round game, East Providence’s JJ Renard. Renard struck out 15 Barrington hitters, and helped his own effort by driving in all three East Providence runs in the 3-1 final. Renard gave East Providence the 1-0 lead when he smashed a line drive off Barrington pitcher Tommy Coutant’s leg in the third inning. Later in the game, Renard crushed a two-run home run, giving East Providence a 3-0 lead.

But in the sixth inning, Renard ran out of pitches, and Barrington mustered a rally. With one out, Luchi Floriani hit a single. Finn LoVerme followed that with an infield single, but Floriani was thrown out while trying to advance to third. LoVerme later scored to cut the lead to 3-1, but Barrington could draw no closer. 

On Sunday night, Barrington traveled to Middletown for an elimination bracket game. Barrington came up short, losing 4-2. LoVerme pitched for Barrington and did not allow a hit through the first five innings, but the Barrington lineup struggled to make any noise at the plate. Barrington Manager Will LoVerme said the team’s normally strong defense struggled throughout the game. Floriani finished the game with two hits and LoVerme had a single. 

Seniors softball

The Barrington Little League Seniors Division All-Star softball team lost to Portsmouth 13-0 last week. 

Barrington got on the board first when Anna Aguiar led off the second inning with a walk and later scored on a pass ball. In the third, Abigail Capuano was hit by a pitch and then Riley Fogarty walked. But with runners at second and third, Barrington was not able to plate any more runs.  Fogarty and Joy Cassidy pitched well for Barrington, and were supported by some great defensive plays by Aguiar behind the plate, Alexis Soares at third base, Alice Serpa at first, Hannah Greene at shortstop and Capuano in right field.   

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