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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 5, 2003

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Update #6

(20-17-1 Overall; 5-9 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Jay Grenier’s team is currently 20-17-1 overall and 5-9 in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen had a busy week, playing seven in six days. RIC is the sixth seed in the Little East Conference Tournament and will face top-seeded Eastern Connecticut in Willimantic on Wednesday, May 7.

 

The Anchormen took a pair of non-conference games, downing Becker, 18-16, on Apr. 29 and Johnson & Wales, 10-9, on May 1, before going 3-2 in Little East action to clinch a sixth-seed in the upcoming tournament. RIC defeated Plymouth State, 13-0 on May 2, split a doubleheader with UMass-Boston, falling, 6-3, and winning, 10-7, on May 3, and broke even at Western Connecticut, losing, 7-6, and winning, 3-2, on May 4.

 

Junior first baseman Eric Gibree (Bristol, RI) set new RIC records for a single season with 57 hits and 51 RBI in the doubleheader vs. Western Connecticut. Gibree has played in 38 games, starting all of them. He is batting .370 with 43 runs, 57 hits, ten doubles, three triples, ten home runs, 51 RBI, and one stolen base.

 

Sophomore pitcher/first baseman Matt Brannon (Cranston, RI) has played in 38 games, starting all of them. He is batting .359 with 25 runs, 52 hits, seven doubles, two triples, two home runs, 41 RBI and one stolen base. As a pitcher, he has appeared in nine games, starting six of them. He is 5-2 with a 2.50 ERA, three complete games and 36 strikeouts in 54.0 innings. Brannon hurled a complete game, nine-strikeout, shutout performance in the win over Plymouth State.

 

Sophomore pitcher/outfielder Glenn Dusablon (North Smithfield, RI) has played in 36 games, starting all of them. He is batting .359 with 54 runs, 55 hits, three double, three triples, five home runs, 30 RBI and 14 stolen bases. As a pitcher, he has appeared in seven games, starting six of them. He is 2-2 with a 6.81 ERA, two complete games and 26 strikeouts in 39.2 innings.

 

Freshman outfielder Mike Naylor (Warwick, RI) has played in 38 games, starting all of them. He is batting .254 with 33 runs, 36 hits, eight doubles, one triple, one home run, 21 RBI, and eight stolen bases.

 

Freshman shortstop Adolfo Perez (Miami, FL) has played in 36 games, starting 35 of them. He is batting .265 with 33 runs, 36 hits, 14 doubles, two home runs, 17 RBI and three stolen bases.

 

Junior pitcher John Botelho (Tiverton, RI) has appeared in 11 games, starting seven of them. He is 2-4 with a 5.63 ERA, two complete games and 43 strikeouts in 46.1 innings.

 

Freshman infielder Ray De La Cruz (Pawtucket, RI) has played in 37 games, starting 35 of them. He is batting .246 with 31 runs, 35 hits, nine doubles, one triple, nine RBI, and seven stolen bases.

 

Senior pitcher Dan Furtado (East Providence, RI) has appeared in 12 games, starting one of them. He is 1-0 with a 2.43 ERA, four saves and 23 strikeouts in 29.2 innings.

 

Senior third baseman Brian Peer (Windsor, CT) has played in 34 games, starting 32 of them. He is batting .289 with 20 runs, 33 hits, nine doubles, two home runs and 22 RBI.

 

Sophomore infielder Mike Luke (Cranston, RI) has played in 15 games, starting nine of them. He is batting .194 with two runs, seven hits, one double and seven RBI.

 

Sophomore pitcher Brian Baker (Newport, RI) has appeared in nine games, starting two of them. He is 1-3 with a 4.76 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 28.1 innings.

 

Freshman pitcher Jason DeCesare (North Providence, RI) has appeared in seven games, starting three of them. He is 1-0 with a 4.12 ERA, two saves and 16 strikeouts in 24.0 innings.

 

Sophomore pitcher Jim Milano (Johnston, RI) has appeared in eight games, starting seven of them. He is 3-4 with a 6.15 ERA, one complete game and 35 strikeouts in 41.0 innings.

 

Sophomore pitcher Alex Crotteau (Portsmouth, RI) has appeared in six games, starting five of them. He is 1-1 with a 7.77 ERA and ten strikeouts in 22.0 innings.

 

Freshman pitcher Brian Farley (North Providence, RI) has appeared in eight games. He is 2-0 with a 13.50 ERA and eight strikeouts in 12.2 innings.

 

Sophomore catcher Chris Smaldone (Johnston, RI) has played in 32 games, starting all of them. He is batting .254 with 18 runs, 29 hits, two doubles, 14 RBI and five stolen bases.

 

Freshman outfielder Evan Aten (Middletown, RI) has played in 28 games, starting 23 of them. He is batting .173 with five runs, 13 hits, four doubles, one home run and eight RBI.

 

Sophomore catcher/infielder Anthony Pacitto (Johnston, RI) has played in 24 games, starting 20 of them. He is batting .253 with 15 runs, 19 hits, two doubles, 11 RBI and one stolen base.

 

Freshman pitcher Wade Briggs (Woonsocket, RI) has appeared in eight games, starting one of them. He is 2-1 with an 6.27 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 18.2 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.

 

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