St. Raphael 19, Barrington 3 - May 14, 1951
Saints Wallop Barrington, 19-3, For 7th Straight1
McCaughey Pitches 2-Hitter In First Start
Junior Dick McCaughey of St. Raphael, making his first start of the campaign, pitched a brilliant two-hit victory over Barrington yesterday at Victory Field, Barrington, 19-3. The win enabled the Saints to finish the first round of Eastern Division play on top of the league with an unblemished record of seven wins and no losses.
The two hits off McCaughey were both on the tainted side. In the first inning Tony Longo dropped a soft liner just out of the reach of the second baseman and in the ninth Les Ducan beat out a slow roller to short.
Barrington took a 1-0 lead in the first when Karl christ walked and went to second on Longo's single. He scored as Bill Kennedy threw wide of first on an attempted double play. The Saints tied the score in the second on a walk to George Lovett, an error and "Jigger" Higgins single to left.
Saints Start To Hit
In the third and fourth innings the Saints long silent power broke loose and they took a commanding 7-1 lead. With one out in the third, Chet Hanewich, :pvett and Kennedy singled in succession, producing two runs, and Kennedy scored from second on a wild pitch. In the fourth an error, a double by George Agostini and singles by Hanewich and Lovett produced three more runs.
The Saints continued to hit and in the fifth they notched two more markers. Higgins and Ray Killeen singled and an error in the outfield and a passed ball accounted for the scores.
St. Raphael notched two runs in the seventh on singles by McCaughey and Ray Gemma and a long triple by George Agostini. In the eight frame the roof really fell in on Barrington starter Bud Jodrey as the Saints kept pouring it on, scoring five more runs to make it 16-1. Lovett started i with a line single to center, followed by Bill Kennedy's single, an error, a single by Ralph D'Ambra, a walk to Joe Dragon and another single by Gemma.
Barrington Scores Two
Barrington finally broke the famine in the eighth when McCaughey lost control and walked Tony Longo, Dick Byrne, Bud Jodrey, and hit Herb Peterson.
The Saints finally succeeded in knocking Jodrey from the mound in the ninth as Walt Schwaner, Joe Falvey and Jack Healey walked and Tom Cunningham singled.
George Lovett still leads his mates at bat. He is hitting at a steady .500 clip. Co-capt. Ray Killeen played for the first time since being sidelined at the beginning of the season with a torn ligament in his throwing arm. Ray field in the manner which made him All-Blackstone third-sacker last season, handling three chances flawlessly. He also came up with the play of the game in the fourth when he cut in front of Agostini and picked off a slow roller which would have gone for an infield hit otherwise.
The Saints take on Rogers at Newport today in an important clash. Lefty Bill Parenteau is slated to start. On Friday the Saints will meet second place Colt Memorial. Coach Barney Garrity has already nominated his ace-reliefer, Paul Fiore, to start against the revenge-seeking Colts. Lefty Dick Cordeiro is expected to be Colt's starter.
- Headlines and story from unidentified newspaper clipping, 15 May 1951