Wheeler ends Block Island’s 1st RIIL campaign, 6-3

SEEKONK — Sam Stockman sat on the grass in foul territory just exterior of 1st foundation, his batting helmet between his knees and his confront in his arms.   “No time for moping Sam,” Block Island mentor Mason Littlefield shouted. “We’ve received the boat at 5.”  Stockman received some help […]

SEEKONK — Sam Stockman sat on the grass in foul territory just exterior of 1st foundation, his batting helmet between his knees and his confront in his arms.  

“No time for moping Sam,” Block Island mentor Mason Littlefield shouted. “We’ve received the boat at 5.” 

Stockman received some help off the grass and he and the relaxation of the Hurricanes packed up in advance of boarding a yellow college bus bound for the Block Island Ferry. Following tradition for Block Island sporting activities, the Hurricanes saved any difficult emotions for the bus ride.  

The inaugural RIIL baseball time for Block Island came to an conclusion on Tuesday afternoon as undefeated Wheeler did what it has been doing all year — hit, strike and hit some far more. Nick Avalos was a triple shy of the cycle and freshman Will Singer overcame a rocky very first inning to generate the “W” in the Warriors’ 6-3 Division III quarterfinal playoff gain.  

“In individuals forms of innings, it’ll rile you up,” mentioned Avalos, who went 3-for-3 with a dwelling operate and two RBI in the get. “It relies upon on how you arrive back again as a group, regardless of whether you get back again up or begin moping. We obtained again up.” 

Hurricane players root on teammate Nick Phillips in the third inning of Tuesday's game against Wheeler.

“After the initial inning, I just sort of wiped it out and, heading up to the plate I just assumed of it as a – sport,” Singer said. “We normally strike. I knew the bats have been going to be powering me.” 

While Stockman was upset about earning the final out, he and his teammates remaining Wheeler Farm in historic trend. Right after several years of competing in the Coastal Prep League, Block Island made the jump to the RIIL and — a lot like their girls volleyball, basketball and softball teams — were aggressive, which is a quite big accomplishment thinking about the school’s quantities. 

Latoyia Bugtong

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