Chieftains battling for playoff lives

Chieftains battling for playoff lives

The Ponaganset High School baseball team is fighting to stay alive in the Division II state playoffs after being upset 8-3 by Central last week.

The visiting Providence team plated four runs in the second inning and two more in the fourth, and limited the Chieftains to a single run through five innings in posting the win.

Tom Blais had a couple of hits for the Chieftains.

The Chieftains also played Chariho and came away with a thrilling 5-4 win in 10 innings earlier in the week.Danny Keefe pitched into the 10th inning for the Chieftains and was relieved by Josh Greene.

Both teams scored a pair of runs in the first inning, and both scored once in the sixth, and it was 3-3 at the end of regulation.

In the top of the 10th, Chariho pushed across a run to take the lead, but the Chieftains bounced back with a pair.

Jimmy Green's base knock tied the game, and then Blais raced home on a wild pitch for the walk-off win. Blais was four-for-four in the game. On Monday, Ponaganset downed Westerly, 11-1.

Scituate's season came to an end last week when the Spartans lost to Mount St. Charles Academy, 9-1, and then to Prout, 7-5.