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April 26, 2004

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Update #5

(13-14 Overall; 2-8 in the Little East)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Jay Grenier's team is 13-14 overall and 2-8 in the Little East Conference. In five contests last week, the Anchormen came away with a 2-3 record. RIC opened the week with home losses to UMass-Dartmouth, 13-11, on Apr. 19 and Wheaton College, 11-4, on Apr. 20. The Anchormen then traveled to fourth-ranked Eastern Connecticut and split a doubleheader, 1-3 and 10-5. RIC closed out the week with a victory at Rivier College, 13-0.

 

Junior outfielder/pitcher Brandon White (Foster, RI) has played in 14 games, starting 12 of them. He is batting a team-best .419 with 18 hits, two doubles, eight walks, three home runs, 12 runs scored and 12 RBI. White owns a team-high .674 slugging percentage, .519 on-base percentage and a .985 fielding percentage. On the mound, White has appeared in eight games, starting five of them. He owns a 1-3 record with a 7.39 ERA. In 28.0 innings pitched, he has struck out 31 batters.

 

Sophomore outfielder Mike Naylor (Warwick, RI) has played in 27 games, starting all of them. He is batting .386 with 39 hits, nine doubles, two triples, two home runs, three walks, 19 runs scored and 14 RBI. Naylor owns a .574 slugging percentage, a .418 on-base percentage and a .955 fielding percentage.

 

Junior pitcher/outfielder Glenn Dusablon (North Smithfield, RI) has played in 25 games, starting all of them. He is batting .363 with 28 hits, six doubles, two home runs, ten walks, 28 runs scored and 20 RBI. Dusablon owns a .500 slugging percentage, a .417 on-base percentage and a .982 fielding percentage. On the mound, Dusablon has appeared in and started three games. He owns a 2-1 record with a 6.04 ERA. In 22.1 innings pitched, he has struck out 16 batters.

 

Junior outfielder Chris Higgins (Swansea, MA) has played in 27 games, starting all of them. He is batting .360 while leading the team with 40 hits, ten doubles, four triples, four home runs, 30 RBI and 33 runs scored. Higgins also has ten walks, a .631 slugging percentage, a .411 on-base percentage and a .923 fielding percentage.

 

Junior first baseman/pitcher Matt Brannon (Cranston, RI) has played in 17 games, starting 15 of them. He is batting .351 with 20 hits, four doubles, two home runs, three walks, ten runs scored and 11 RBI. Brannon owns a .526 slugging percentage, a .394 on-base percentage and a .984 fielding percentage. On the mound, Brannon has appeared in eight games, starting seven of them. He owns a 3-4 record with a 7.15 ERA. In 39.0 innings pitched, he has struck out a team-high 40 batters.

 

Sophomore shortstop Ray De La Cruz (Pawtucket, RI) has played in 25 games, starting all of them. He is batting .346 with 36 hits, four doubles, two triples, two home runs, five walks, 23 runs scored and 13 RBI. De La Cruz owns a .481 slugging percentage, a .381 on-base percentage and a .895 fielding percentage.

 

Junior pitcher Jim Milano (Johnston, RI) has appeared in nine games, starting six of them. He owns a 3-3 record with a team-best 3.75 ERA. In 50.1 innings pitched, he has struck out 39 batters. Milano pitched eight innings, giving up five runs and striking out four in RICís victory over fourth-ranked Eastern Connecticut.

 

Senior first baseman Eric Gibree (Bristol, RI) has played in 24 games, starting 23 of them. Gibree is batting .321 with 25 hits, six doubles, one home run, six walks, nine runs scored and 11 RBI. Gibree owns a .436 slugging percentage, a .372 on-base percentage and .979 fielding percentage. He became Rhode Island Collegeís all-time leader in career hits (158) in the victory over Becker on Apr. 4.

 

Junior catcher Eric Kelly (Fall River, MA) has played in 18 games, starting 16 of them. He is batting .258 with 16 hits, four doubles, one home run, three walks, nine runs scored and 12 RBI. Kelly owns a .371 slugging percentage, a .309 on-base percentage and a .989 fielding percentage.

 

Junior pitcher Jeremy Edwards (Exeter, RI) has appeared in five games, starting two of them. He owns a 1-2 record with a 4.66 ERA. In 19.1 innings pitched, he has struck 18 batters.

 

Sophomore shortstop/second baseman Adolfo Perez (Miami, FL) has played in 19 games, starting 18 of them. He is batting .214 with 12 hits, six doubles, five walks, nine runs scored and five RBI. Perez owns a .321 slugging percentage, a .286 on-base percentage and a .944 fielding percentage.

 

Junior infielder Mike Luke (Cranston, RI) has played in 13 games, starting ten of them. He is batting .237 with nine hits, one double, one walk, six runs scored and five RBI. Luke owns a .263 slugging percentage, a .286 on-base percentage and a .889 fielding percentage.

 

Junior infielder Chris Smaldone (Johnston, RI) has played in 19 games, starting 17 of them. He is batting .242 with 16 hits, three doubles, four walks, ten runs scored and 12 RBI. Smaldone owns a .288 slugging percentage, a .297 on-base percentage and a .793 fielding percentage.

 

Freshman catcher Tim Henault (East Greenwich, RI) has played in 15 games, starting 13 of them. He is batting .208 with ten hits, three doubles, one triple, nine walks, ten runs scored and 12 RBI. Henault owns a .313 slugging percentage, a .356 on-base percentage and a .971 fielding percentage.

 

Junior catcher/infielder Anthony Pacitto (Johnston, RI) has played in ten games, starting six of them. He is batting .160 with four hits, one double, two walks, two runs scored and one RBI. Pacitto owns a .200 slugging percentage, a .214 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

Junior infielder Brian Trupiano (Franklin, MA) has played in 15 games, starting five of them. He is batting .345 with ten hits, two doubles, one walk, six runs scored and seven RBI. Trupiano owns a .414 slugging percentage, a .367 on-base percentage and a .905 fielding percentage.

 

Sophomore pitcher Wade Briggs (Woonsocket, RI) as appeared in seven games, starting one of them. He owns a 2-1 record with a 7.15 ERA. In 22.2 innings pitched, he has struck out ten batters.

 

Sophomore pitcher Bruce Taraska (Exeter, RI) has appeared in 11 games. He owns a 0-0 record with a 6.75 ERA. In 21.1 innings pitched, he has struck out 12 batters.

 

Freshman pitcher Caleb Barber (Mystic, CT) has appeared in five games started three of them. He owns a 1-0 record with a 14.18 ERA. In 13.1 innings pitched, he has struck out nine batters.

 

Freshman outfielder Bobby DeSousa (Fall River, MA) has appeared in one game at the plate. He is batting .500 with one hit and one RBI. DeSousa owns a .500 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage. On the mound, he has appeared in five games. He owns a 0-0 record with a 9.00 ERA. In 6.0 innings pitched, he has struck out four batters.

 

Junior infielder Jamie Aldoupolis (Ashland, MA) has played in nine games, starting three of them. He is batting .500 with seven hits, three doubles, three walks, four runs scored and two RBI. Aldoupolis owns a .714 slugging percentage, a .588 on-base percentage and a .684 fielding percentage.

 

In upcoming action, the Anchormen will first have a four-game home stand this week. They will welcome Clark University on Thursday, Apr. 29 and Bridgewater State on Friday Apr. 30 for single games before hosting LEC foe Plymouth State for a doubleheader on Saturday, May 1.

 

Just a reminder, you can listen to selected RIC home baseball games live and follow along with live game stats of all home games on the world-wide-web by logging on to www.ric.edu/athletics/ListenLive.html.

 

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