JV Baseball: West Warwick beats Ponaganset, 13-9, in JV opener!
Led by an 11 hit attack, West Warwick defeated Ponaganset, 13-9, in their home opener. During this non-league game against Division I West Warwick and Division II Ponaganset, the Wizards offense was the difference in the game.
Offensively, the Wizards were led by Garrett Deblois (2 for 4, one triple, 3 r.b.i.'s, and 2 runs scored), Kurtis Melvin (2 for 2, 2 r.b.i.'s, and 2 runs scored), Dom Bisceglio (1 for 2, 1 r.b.i.), Max Motroni (1 for 3, one double), Ryan Lawton (1 for 4, 1 r.b.i, and 2 runs scored), John Morrison (1 for 2, one double), Jim Thornton (1 for 3), Nick Carney (1 for 2, 1 r.b.i.), and Nathan Lacroix (1 for 2, 1 r.b.i.).
Although West Warwick gave up 9 runs (6 earned) on 7 hits, they received some solid pitching from several players. Amine Malki struck out six in the first two innings. Dillon Coffua struck out four in a 1 2/3 innings of work. Cam Genest, who worked 1 1/3 innings of middle relief, struck out one and threw 60% of his pitches for strikes. Scott Tallo pitched a solid sixth inning by striking out two batters and throwing 12 of 15 pitches for strikes. Junior Kurtis Melvin allowed just one run on no hits while striking out two in the seventh.
West Warwick opens up their league season on Monday at East Greenwich. The game which was originally scheduled to be at McCarthy Field as changed.