WEST WARWICK — Chariho High’s baseball team pecked away, scoring in five of the seven innings of its 8-4 Division II-South victory against West Warwick Friday.
Chariho (3-2, 3-2 Division II-South) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a two-out, two-strike RBI single by Darin Thibeault, but trailed 2-1 when it came to bat in the fourth.
Alex Picozzi led off the fourth with a single. Dustin Jarrett then hit a low line drive that struck the umpire near second base. The result of the dead ball was that Chariho had runners on first and second. Jake Whan sacrificed and when the pitcher’s throw was over the first baseman’s head Picozzi and Jarrett scored. Kyle Kirby’s two-out RBI single up the middle made it 4-2 Chargers.
The Wizards (3-2, 3-2 Southern Division) got a run back in the bottom of the fourth, but Chariho scored twice in the fifth, once in the sixth and once in the seventh for the win.
Zack Classey pitched all seven innings for Chariho. He gave up eight hits and the four runs, two of which were earned. He walked six and struck out seven.
Chariho’s defense aided Classey with two double plays, one in the fifth and one in the sixth.
Whan, Kirby and Thibeault finished with two hits. Thibeault and Jake Blacklock hit doubles.
Chariho hosts Tiverton on Wednesday at noon.
(6 innings, mercy rule)
LINCOLN — The Chargers hit the ball fairly well but managed just one unearned run in Friday’s Division I game.
Rachel Boyle scored Chariho’s (2-4 overall, 2-3 Division I) only run of the game when she came home on a passed ball in the top of the first. Boyle reached first after a passed ball on a strikeout. Jayna Ryan singled Boyle to third base to set up the run.
Chariho managed seven hits in the game with Meghan Rousseau and Ryan each hitting two singles.
The Lions (3-2, 3-2) totaled 10 hits off Chariho starter Kailee Morgan and ended the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth, with not outs recorded in the frame. Morgan struck out two and didn’t walk a batter.
The Chargers committed three errors which resulted in three unearned runs.
“Lincoln hit the ball today, there’s no question about that. We did have some hits but left runners on base. We made a few errors and they opened the game up,” Chariho coach Dave Petrocelli said.
Chariho’s next game is Tuesday when the Chargers host Woonsocket at 4 p.m.
Toll Gate .........................12
WARWICK — Chariho had a 3-1 lead early in the second quarter of Friday’s Division III game, but Toll Gate (2-0, 2-0 Division III) was in control the rest of the way.
Mitch Renner scored three goals and assisted on Chariho’s other goal.
Nick Cleary had a goal and two assists, and Tyler Bobbin had an assist.
James Rooney made seven saves for the Chargers (0-4, 0-4 Division III).
Toll Gate took 32 shots. Chariho had 26 attempts, 13 of which resuled in saves by the Titans’ goalie.