St. Raphael 14, Rogers 1 - May 15, 1951
St. Raphael Scores 8th Straight Victory By Romping Over Rogers High, 14-11
Bill Parenteau Twirls 4-Hitter; Kennedy Leads Attack With 4 Hits
Lefty Bill Parenteau pitched and second-baseman Bill Kennedy batted St. Raphael's league leading nine to its eighth straight win, 14-1, over Rogers High School in an Easter Division encounter yesterday at Cardine's Field in Newport.
The victory enabled the Saints to maintain their one-game lead over second place Colt Memorial. The two clubs clash Friday at McCoy Stadium. For that game Coach Barney Garrity of St. Raphael has chosen Paul Fiore to make his first start. Art Panza of Colt has selected southpaw Dick Cordeiro.
Parenteau, in notching his second triumph over the Vikings, pitched himself a neat four-hitter. Rogers scored it;s only run in the third inning when Bill Willis dropped a Texas Leaguer in short right for a double, moved to third on a fielder s choice and tallied on Paul Gaines' ling fly to center. From then on Parenteau didn't allow a Viking to reach third and only three to get as far as second.
Saints Score First
The Saints were first to score, picking up a lone run in the second frame on a walk to Ralph D'Ambra, a single by Roy Guarino, an infield out and a two-base wild heave by third-baseman Johnny Hatch.
In the third, a walk to George Lovett and the first of Bill Kennedy's four hits, a line douible to right center produced the second run. the Saints drove Viking started Southpaw Billy Nagle from the hill. george Agostini reached on a fielder's choice and tallied on Ray Killen's double off the left-center field wall at the 347-foot mark.
In the sixth after two were out, George Agostini walked, Ray Killeen singled and Chet Hanewich hit a home run into center field. Gaines attempted to make a shoestring catch but the ball went by him and rolled to the wall, 365 feet away. Lovett followed with a sharp single to right and Kennedy tagged a Medeiros fast ball and sent it high, wide and handsome over the high right field wall at the 310-foot mark.
St. Raphael continued the onslaught in the seventh, D'Ambra was hit by a pitch and Guarino walked. Parenteau sacrificed and was safe as third baseman Bob Davis dropped Medeiros' throw. Agostini then hit a sharp grounder to shortstop Bill Trent, who threw wide to the plate in an attempt to get D'Ambra. Catcher Dick Lendrum fired the ball into left field, trying to nail Guarino at third and then three runs crossed when the ball rolled all the way to the left field wall. That ended the scoring for the afternoon although Rogers threatened in both the eighth and ninth.
The win was Parenteau's fourth of the season. He has now beaten Rogers twice and Colt Memorial and East each once. In 39 innings Parenteau has allowed 10 earned runs, 34 hits, 11 walks and has fanned 27.
Kennedy's four hits boosted his average to an even .400, but Co-capt. George Lovett still leads the club with a .452 mark. Chet Hanewich also has been hitting well with a .382 average.
In eight league games to date the Saints have scored 83 runs to the opposition's 29 and have collected 92 hits to 53 for their opponents.
Rogers Drubbed By St. Raphael, 14-12
Vikings Make 10 Errors, Championship Hopes Fade