Cranston & LaSalle Advance to Championship Series
The Cranston Bulldogs and LaSalle Rams will take on each other in the 2019 State Championship Series for Rhode Island Connie Mack baseball.
LaSalle Rams 2-0
Game One: LaSalle 4 Flood Ford 1
Led by the solid pitching of Kyle Palardy, LaSalle won their fifth playoff game (only one loss) in eight days over Flood Ford, 4-1.
Game Two: LaSalle 1 Flood Ford 0 (10 Innings)
Led by the solid work of Jack Gannon, the Rams were able to beat Flood Ford Auto, 1-0, in ten innings to advance to the 2019 state finals. Gannon, who pitched all nine innings, stuck out seven batters and scattered six hits in the extra-inning affair. Andrew Florio provided the Rams with the walk-off win with a hit in the bottom of the tenth inning.
Cranston Bulldogs 2-0
Game One: Cranston 4 Narragansett 2
In game one, Rainer Vargas pitched 6 1/3 solid innings to lead the Bulldogs to a 4-2 win over the Lions. Cranston, who lost last year’s final to Narragansett, jumped out t o a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning on hits by Caleb Joubert, Nate Lanigan and Jake San Antonio.
Game Two: Cranston 3 Narragansett 2
Led by the strong relief pitching of Matt Winn and a key sixth inning rbi double by Noah Rennick, the Cranston Bulldogs advanced to the state final for the second consecutive year by beating the Narragansett Lions, 3-2. Winn, who struck out four batters, allowed just one hit in four innings of relief. After Zack Cole reached on a two-base error in the bottom of the sixth inning, Rennick lined double to left-center, allowing Cranston to advance to the championship series for the second consecutive year.
The document RI_Connie_Mack_Baseball_2019_Playoff_Bracket.pdf was attached to this post.