FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 29, 2004

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

TEAMS

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Clark (12-18)

0

5

0

0

3

0

1

0

0

9

9

6

Rhode Island College (14-14)

2

0

2

2

1

1

13

1

X

22

19

7

 

RIC STOMPS CLARK, 22-9

Providence, RIóRhode Island College pounded out 19 hits and defeated Clark University, 22-9, to even its record at 14-14. The loss drops the Cougars to 12-18 on the season.

 

The Anchormen trailed 9-7 when they came to bat in the bottom of the seventh inning. Senior first baseman Eric Gibree's (Bristol, RI) three-run home run gave RIC the lead and triggered an offensive explosion as the Anchormen plated 13 runs in the inning. Gibree, who was one of six RIC players with multiple hits, went 3-5 with three runs and three RBI. Junior left fielder Chris Higgins (Swansea, MA) went 2-5 with three runs, three RBI, a double and a home run. Sophomore pitcher Bruce Taraska (Exeter, RI) picked up his first collegiate win (1-0) in relief of starter sophomore Wade Briggs (Woonsocket, RI).

 

Clark senior relief pitcher Blaine Lewis (Liberty, MO) was saddled with the loss (3-3).

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host Bridgewater State on Friday, Apr. 30.

 

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