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Trailing 7-0 after two innings at Chariho, the Wizards methodically came back and posted an 18-12 victory.  

In the top of the fourth inning, the Wizards cut the Charger lead to 7-5 with four runs on four walks (Matt Grenier, Chris Gaipo, Pacer Carpenter and Ernie Wright), a sacrifice fly by Tom Doran and a two-run single by Charlie Tashjian.

After giving a up a run in the bottom of the fourth inning, West Warwick took a 10-8 lead, scoring five urns on hits by Ernie Wright, Matt Grenier, Travis Caddick (rbi single), Tom Doran (two-run single), Matt Hopper (rbi single) and a perfectly executed suicide squeeze by Robert Bird.

While lefty reliever, Robert Bird, kept the Chariho batters in check, the Orange and Black erupted for eight runs in the top of the sixth inning to break open the game. Key hits in the inning were provided by Brogan Guilmette (double), Ernie Wright (rbi single), Matt Grenier (two singles and one rbi), Travis Caddick (two singles and three rbi's) and Tom Doran (two-run double).  

Sophomore Robert Bird picked up the victory with 3 1/3 innings of relief pitching. The lefty allowed just two earned runs on one hit, while striking out three batters and walking four.  

Offensively, the Wizards rcceived hits from Matt Grenier (3/4, two walks, three runs scored and one rbi), Travis Caddick (3/3, two runs scored and four rbi's), Andrew D'Ambrosca (1/2, two runs scored), Chris Gaipo (1/3, three walks and one rbi), Tom Doran (2/4, one double and five rbi's), Matt Hopper (1/3, one rbi), Charlie Tashjian (1/5, one run scored and two rbi's), Brogan Guilmette (1/4, two runs scored) and Ernie Wright (2/3, three runs scored and one rbi).  


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Spartans surge by Wizards, 6-2!

Posted by Richard Grenier at Apr 19, 2016 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Led by the timely hitting of Max Pierce and Mark Gelsomino, Scituate High School surged past the Wizards of West Warwick, 6-2.

In a game that was scoreless after four innings, the Spartans took advantage of their opportunities more than the Wizards who left 7 runners on base over the last three innings.  

West Warwick received a solid outing from left-hander, Tom Doran, who allowed just two hits and struck out one over the four innings of work.  

Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning, West Warwick scored a run on three singles (Matt Hopper, Robert Bird and Ernie Wright), a walk to Matt Grenier and a wild pitch.

After Scituate built a 6-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning on back to back doubles by Gelsomino and Pierce, the Wizards scored a run (Chris Gaipo) on Matt Hopper's fielder's choice.  

In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Wizards loaded the bases with Ernie Wright (lead-off single), Matt Grenier (walk) and Chris Gaipo (walk), but left the bases loaded as lefty reliever Alex Pannone induced a pop-out and groundout to end the game.   


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Wizards no-hit Bulldogs, 8-0!

Posted by Richard Grenier at Apr 18, 2016 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Led by the no-hit pitching of senior Matt Grenier, the Wizards won their second game of the year over the Bulldogs of Westerly, 8-0.

Grenier, who pitched the Wizards first complete-game no-hitter in over a decade, struck out 10 batters and walked two over the seven inning contest.  While he was supported by some stellar defense over the first innings, Grenier struck out 9 batters in the final four frames.  Out of 100 pitches, the righty thre 67 strikes. 

The closest the Bulldogs were to getting a hit was actually in the top of the first inning when sophomore Robert Bird made a diving catch down the right field line off the bat of Trai Collins for the final out.  

After scoring five unearned runs, highlighted by Ernie Wright's two-run double in the second inning, the Wizards broke open the game in the bottom of the fourth inning when they scored three runs on rbi hits by Matt Grenier (double), Chris Gaipo (single) and Charlie Tashjian (single).  

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Wizards upend defending champions, 8-2!

Posted by Richard Grenier at Apr 14, 2016 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

After losing their first two games of the season, West Warwick bounced back with a surprising 8-2 victory over the defending Division II Champions, Mt. St. Charles.  

Led by the solid pitching fo Charlie Tashjian and Robert Bird, the Wizards were able to hold the Mounties to only two runs on seven hits.  Tashjian, who earned the victory, pitched four scoreless innings while striking out three and allowing just three hits.  Bird, who pitched the final three innings, allowed just two runs on four hits.

In the bottom of the second inning, the Wizards, who were limited to just five runs in 16 innings of play to start the season, scored five runs to open up a 5-0 lead.  WWHS received hits from Tom Doran (lead-off single), Andrew D'Ambrosca (single), Brogan Guilmette (rbi single), Matt Grenier (rbi double), Nick Pecchia (rbi single and Chris Gaipo (two-run single).

The Wizards scored single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.

In the fourth inning, Ernie Wright singled, stole second base, moved to third base on a ground-out and then, scored on a perfectly executed suicide squeeze by Nick Pecchia.

In the fifth inning, Hermes Villar-Acosta (pinch-runner) scored from second base on Matt Hopper's line-drive to left center.  

In the sixth inning, WWHS scored the final run of the game when Matt Grenier singled to right field, stole second base and scored on Chris Gaipo's rbi single to right field.   

Offensivley, the Wizards received contributions from Matt Grenier (2/4, one double, 2 runs scored and 1 rbi), Nick Pecchia (1/3, one run scored and 2 rbi's), Chris Gaipo (3/4, 3 rbi's), Tom Doran (1/2, one run scored), Matt Hopper (1/3, 1 rbi), Andrew D'Ambrosca (1/2, one run scored), Brogan Guilmette (1/3, 1 rbi) and Ernie Wright (1/2, two runs scored).