Sports highlights: Rapids lose, Tigers fold for now, R&B ready for action

Friday morning sports wrap

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Watertown Rapids weren't able to snap a two-game losing streak when they were home for the second straight night Thursday.

In a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League West Division battle, the Elmira Pioneers beat the Rapids 6-4.

Highlights are in the video.

Tigers suspend rest of season

The North Country Tigers have decided to fold for the remainder of the 2019 season.

Tigers general manager Cody Jenne says he informed the league this week of the decision.

He says low numbers and injuries prompted the move for the Tigers to suspend operations the rest of the season.

Jenne says the team will begin preparing for the 2020 season in January.

The Tigers finish the season 0-2 with both losses to the Carthage Revolution.

North Country also lost head coach Jim Compeau in the off-season when the longtime coach lost his battle with cancer.

R&B in action soon

In a little over two weeks the Watertown Red and Black open their 2019 Empire Football League schedule when they travel to Plattsburgh to face the North Stars.

The team has been practicing in some form for over two months and despite players' work schedules and other commitments keeping some from making all the Tuesday/Thursday practices, R&B coach George Ashcraft is pleased with the way things are coming together.

"So, we have people that have been coming and going for the last two, three months that I think are understanding what we need to have done," said. "I think we're going to have a decent team, I think we're going to win more than we're going to lose and who knows, this might be the year that we can go undefeated, even -- you just never really know.

“I think that things are going really well, you know, we’re really progressing each week -- I think we’re getting better and better, I’d say even every day,” running back Joe Brennan said. “I think the team’s really coming along.”

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