NORTH KINGSTOWN — Winning pitcher Tom Algier fired a three-hitter and struck out 11 in seven innings to power the Westerly Middle baseball team over Davisville, 5-1, in a Southern Division first-place showdown Tuesday.
Algier also contributed offensively with two hits and a RBI for Westerly (8-2, 6-1 Southern Division). Taber Gates had a double, two walks and two stolen bases. Ben Bilotti and James Pedersen added RBI singles.
Westerly scored three runs in the fifth inning to stretch a 2-1 lead to 5-1.
Davisville fell to 6-2, 6-1 Southern Division. Westerly plays 3:30 p.m. Thursday at home against Wickford.