WEST WARWICK — The Chariho Snapdragons opened the best-of-three Connie Mack baseball state championship series with a 7-6 win over South Kingstown/Narragansett on Monday night at McCarthy Field.

Jack Kesner had a three-run double to highlight the Chariho offense. Brendan McGovern added an RBI with a two-out, two-strike base hit.

Pitchers Justin Giles and Liam Goldstein combined for the win. Giles threw 5⅔ innings while Goldstein pitched the final 1⅓.

Chariho looks to win its first-ever state championship Tuesday in Game 2 of the series. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. at McCarthy Field.

— Ken Sorensen

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