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Warwick Varsity Sports Wrap-up: Playoffs!



WARWICK, RI — Recapping Warwick varsity sports for June 6, 2023, reported by the Rhode Island Interscholastic League website, brings many local teams into their respective playoffs.

Hendricken is in the baseball playoffs, Pilgrim in in the softball playoffs, and both Toll Gate and Pilgrim entered the boys’ lacrosse playoffs. Let’s see how Warwick teams did in their respective playoff games:


Hendricken awaits semifinal opponent

Bishop Hendricken moved closer to the Division 1 championship round with wins over the Central Knights, 7-2, on June 3 and the Cumberland Clippers, 4-2, on June 5. Junior Griffin Crain threw an 87-pitch complete game against the Knights, and seniors Alex Clemmy and Matt Jarmie combined in the win over the Clippers.

Next up: Cumberland and Central face off on June 6 to determine the Hawks’ opponent in the Division 1 Pod 1 double-elimination semifinals that start June 7. LaSalle Academy and North Kingstown begin the Pod 2 semifinals on June 6.


Pilgrim advances in Division 1 playoffs

Pilgrim defeated Smithfield, 6-1, on June 3, to move into the second round of the Division 1 softball championship tournament. The Patriots posted 3 runs in the first 3 innings and capped off the game with 3 more in the bottom of the fifth to take the victory.

Next up: Pilgrim faces St. Mary Academy-Bay View on June 6 in the first game of the double-elimination second round to determine who faces LaSalle Academy in the winner’s bracket final on June 7 at Rhode Island College.

Boys Lacrosse: 

Pilgrim falls in final; Toll Gate loses close contest

Toll Gate and Pilgrim were eliminated from their respective boys lacrosse championship tournaments, with the Patriots falling to Middletown, 12-10, in the Division 2 final. Pilgrim earned the finals berth with a 17-5 victory over Prout on May 31. The Clippers completed a three-game season sweep against Pilgrim with the win.

In the Division 3 playoffs, Toll Gate lost to Smithfield, 5-4, on May 31 despite a late goal in the 4th quarter. The Sentinals then fell to Westerly, 9-8, on June 4 at Brown University.

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