FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 6, 2004

 

Scott Virgulak and Andy Crisafulli Join

Rhode Island College Baseball Staff

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College has named Scott Virgulak and Andy Crisafulli assistant baseball coaches.

 

Virgulak will work with the teamís pitchers. In addition, he will assist head coach Jay Grenier with recruiting, scouting, administering practices and game coaching. Virgulak is also an assistant coach with the North Adams Steeplecats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League during the summer season.

 

He played two seasons of baseball at RIC in 2000 and 2001. The North Kingstown, Rhode Island native played in 59 games, starting 58 of the them. He posted a .286 career batting average with 43 runs, 61 hits, 33 RBI, 16 doubles, five home runs, 92 total bases, 33 walks and one stolen base. He recorded a .432 slugging percentage, a .382 on-base percentage and a .938 fielding percentage for his career.

 

As a junior in 2000, Virgulak had an outstanding season and was named First Team All-Little East Conference at third base. He batted .377 with 24 runs, 43 hits, 16 RBI, ten doubles and two home runs.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Virgulak played two seasons for Grenier at the Community College of Rhode Island. He earned his bachelorís degree in management from Rhode Island College in 2003. Virgulak is single and resides in West Greenwich, Rhode Island.

 

Crisafulli will coach first base and work with the pitching staff. In addition, he will assist head coach Jay Grenier with recruiting, scouting, administering practices and game coaching.

 

Crisafulli is also the head coach of the Swansea (MA) American Legion team and coaches the Bay State Gamesí Western Massachusetts squad. He has coached baseball at the high school level for the past four years at Fairhaven H.S. (MA), Bridgewater-Raynham H.S. (MA) and in the Somerset (MA) school system.

 

He is currently a physical education teacher in the Somerset school system. He earned a bachelorís degree in physical education from Bridgewater State College in 2000.

 

A native of Swansea and a graduate of Joseph Case High School, Crisafulli, a pitcher, went on to play at Quinnipiac University for two seasons, before transferring to Bridgewater State for his final two years.

 

He is single and resides in Somerset.

 

The Anchormen will take part in the Cardiís Furniture Fall Baseball Classic on Saturday, Oct. 9.

 

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