Tiverton softball still in playoff hunt despite riding the roller coaster

Tigers beat Cranston East, 19-9, lose to West Warwick, 6-0

Story by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.
Posted 6/3/21

The Tiverton softball team has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride this season. In their two previous games, they crushed Cranston East, 19-9, on Thursday May 26th at home, then lost at West …

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Tiverton softball still in playoff hunt despite riding the roller coaster

Tigers beat Cranston East, 19-9, lose to West Warwick, 6-0

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The Tiverton softball team has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride this season. In their two previous games, they crushed Cranston East, 19-9, on Thursday May 26th at home, then lost at West Warwick, 6-0, on June 2nd. The team’s record is 3-6 in Division III, and despite the losing record, the team is still in the hunt for the playoffs. Tiverton has four more regular season games left, two of which are at home, where they’ve won two of their three victories. 

Tiverton 19, Cranston East 9

The Tiverton bats feasted on Cranston East pitcher, Taylor Simoneau, smashing 21 hits against the sophomore. Grace Plourde went five for five, with a homer, a double and three singles. She drove in five and scored five runs. Leadoff hitter Morgan Rodrigues went three for five and scored two runs. Cleanup hitter, Abby Monkevicz, went three for five with a double and a run scored. Mikayla Andrews went two for four with a run scored. Paige Peace-Fortin went three for four with a triple, two singles and three runs scored. 

Plourde started the game against East, but had difficulty finding the plate. She walked the first two batters she faced, but got her self out of the inning unscathed, by striking out the side. The Junior got her self into more trouble in the second inning, walking three more, as East took a, 4-1, lead. Head coach Cory Motta had seen enough and brought in freshman pitcher, Abby Demello, who gave up one run, before settling down, and recording the third out. Demello struck out four, walked two and gave up five runs, on five hits, in five and 1/3 innings of work, in the 19-9 victory. 

Tiverton 0, West Warwick 6

Plourde pitched well in the loss to West Warwick. She struck out seven, walked one, gave up six hits and three runs in four innings of work. Devin Bordner came on to relieve Plourde in the fourth.  The freshman gave up a hit and walked five for three more Wizard runs. 

West Warwick flamethrower, Mackenzie Briggs,  struck out 17 in seven innings of work. Briggs, a junior, had a no hitter going against the Tigers, until Plourde broke it up and hit a triple in the seventh inning.

Up Next:

Tiverton hosts Exeter-West Greenwich on June 4th, at 4 p.m.

Tiverton plays at East Greenwich High School on June 8th, at 4:30 p.m.

Tiverton hosts Ponagansett on June 9th, at 4 p.m.

Tiverton plays at Burrillville on June 10th at 7 p.m.

 

 

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