WEST WARWICK —Jack Kesner pitched a two-hitter and the Chariho Snapdragon Connie Mack baseball team advanced to the state finals with a 3-0 victory over West Warwick on Thursday at McCarthy Field.

The victory completed a two-game sweep for Chariho in the best-of-three semifinals. The team has swept all three of its playoff opponents — LaSalle, Cranston and West Warwick — to reach the championship round.

Kesner was threatened in the fourth inning, when West Warwick loaded the bases with two outs. But he escaped the jam with a strikeout to preserve the shutout.

Chariho's offense, meanwhile, was limited to just five hits. Alan Carpenter and Kyle McGovern each had RBIs, however, to give the Snapdragons all the runs they would need.

Chariho next faces the winner of the semifinal series between Hendricken and South Kingstown/Narragansett starting on Monday at McCarthy Field.

— Ken Sorensen

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.