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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 21, 2003

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Update #4

(14-11-1 Overall; 1-5 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Jay Grenier’s team is currently 14-11-1 overall and 1-5 in the Little East Conference. RIC fell to UMass-Dartmouth, 18-8, on Apr. 14, before rebounding with wins over Roger Williams, 20-11, on Apr. 16 and Wentworth, 21-8, on Apr. 18. RIC then dropped a pair of contests to national power Eastern Connecticut, 11-2, 9-0, on Apr. 19.

 

Sophomore pitcher/outfielder Glenn Dusablon (North Smithfield, RI) has played in 24 games, starting all of them. He is batting .376 with 37 runs, 38 hits, one double, two triples, four home runs, 21 RBI and eight stolen bases. As a pitcher, he has appeared in four games, starting all of them. He is 1-2 with a 5.76 ERA, two complete games and 20 strikeouts in 29.2 innings.

 

Junior first baseman Eric Gibree (Bristol, RI) has played in 26 games, starting all of them. He is batting .359 with 31 runs, 37 hits, six doubles, two triples, seven home runs 36 RBI, and one stolen base.

 

Sophomore pitcher/first baseman Matt Brannon (Cranston, RI) has played in 26 games, starting all of them. He is batting .375 with 20 runs, 36 hits, four doubles, two triples, one home run and 25 RBI. As a pitcher, he has appeared in six games, starting four of them. He is 3-1 with a 3.63 ERA, one complete game and 25 strikeouts in 34.2 innings.

 

Freshman outfielder Mike Naylor (Warwick, RI) has played in 26 games, starting all of them. He is batting .286 with 23 runs, 27 hits, five doubles, one triple 17 RBI, and six stolen bases.

 

Freshman shortstop Adolfo Perez (Miami, FL) has played in 26 games, starting all of them. He is batting .267 with 25 runs, 28 hits, ten doubles, one home run, 12 RBI and three stolen bases.

 

Junior pitcher John Botelho (Tiverton, RI) has appeared in nine games, starting six of them. He is 2-4 with a 4.38 ERA, two complete games and 36 strikeouts in 37.0 innings.

 

Freshman infielder Ray De La Cruz (Pawtucket, RI) has played in 25 games, starting 23 of them. He is batting .222 with 20 runs, 20 hits, seven doubles, one triple, six RBI, and four stolen bases.

 

Senior pitcher Dan Furtado (East Providence, RI) has appeared in seven games, starting one of them. He is 1-0 with a 1.62 ERA, two saves and 14 strikeouts in 16.2 innings.

 

Senior third baseman Brian Peer (Windsor, CT) has played in 22 games, starting 20 of them. He is batting .274 with 11 runs, 20 hits, five doubles and 13 RBI.

 

Sophomore infielder Mike Luke (Cranston, RI) has played in 11 games, starting eight of them. He is batting .241 with two runs, seven hits, one double and seven RBI.

 

Sophomore pitcher Brian Baker (Newport, RI) has appeared in six games. He is 0-1 with a 2.65 ERA and nine strikeouts in 17.0 innings.

 

Freshman pitcher Jason DeCesare (North Providence, RI) has appeared in four games, starting one of them. He is 0-0 with an 8.74 ERA, one save and 13 strikeouts in 11.1 innings.

 

Sophomore pitcher Jim Milano (Johnston, RI) has appeared in six games, starting five of them. He is 3-2 with a 6.00 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 30.0 innings.

 

Sophomore pitcher Alex Crotteau (Portsmouth, RI) has appeared in five games, starting all of them. He is 1-1 with a 7.71 ERA and ten strikeouts in 21.0 innings.

 

Freshman pitcher Brian Farley (North Providence, RI) has appeared in seven games. He is 2-0 with a 12.19 ERA and six strikeouts in 10.1 innings.

 

Sophomore catcher Chris Smaldone (Johnston, RI) has played in 20 games, starting all of them. He is batting .265 with 12 runs, 18 hits and ten RBI.

 

Freshman outfielder Evan Aten (Middletown, RI) has played in 20 games, starting 16 of them. He is batting .161 with three runs, nine hits, three doubles and six RBI.

 

Sophomore catcher/infielder Anthony Pacitto (Johnston, RI) has played in 15 games, starting 13 of them. He is batting .208 with ten runs, ten hits, one double and eight RBI.

 

Freshman pitcher Wade Briggs (Woonsocket, RI) has appeared in five games. He is 1-0 with a 12.00 ERA and six strikeouts in 6.0 innings.

 

Junior outfielder Chris Higgins (Swansea, MA) has played in three games, starting all of them. He is batting .500 with three runs, four hits, one triple and three RBI. Higgins injured his ankle during the club’s trip to Florida and is out indefinitely.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will play at Wheaton on Apr. 22, Salem State on Apr. 23 and at Plymouth State on Apr. 26.

 

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