FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 20, 2005

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

The 2005 NCAA Division III Regional Tournament
Auburn, NY
 

TEAMS

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#6 Rhode Island College (19-21)

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#5 Pittsburgh-Bradford (26-15)

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ANCHORMEN SHUT OUT AND ELIMINATED FROM
NCAA TOURNAMENT
PANTHERS GET A COMPLETE GAME VICTORY FROM BEN MILLER
 

Auburn, NY—Sixth-seeded Rhode Island College fell to fifth-seeded Pittsburgh-Bradford, 2-0, in the second day of the NCAA Division III Baseball Regional Tournament at Falcon Park. The Anchormen are now eliminated from the tournament and finish the season with a 19-21 overall record. Pitt.-Bradford will go on to play tomorrow and improve its record to 26-15.

 

The Rhode Island College offense was no match for Pitt.-Bradford junior starting pitcher Ben Miller (Evans City, PA) as he went the distance, throwing a complete game shutout to pick up his fifth win (5-4) of the season. The only runs Miller needed came in the bottom of the third inning when  the Panthers struck for two.

 

With one out, Pitt.-Bradford sophomore center fielder Corey Smock (Guys Mills, PA), who went 3-for-3 on the day, singled, which was followed by a double from sophomore catcher Dom Morelli (DuBois, PA) that advanced Smock to third. Panther junior designated hitter Ryan Snyder (Aliquippa, PA) hit an infield single to score Smock and send Morelli to third. Morelli would then score on a fielder’s choice to make the score 2-0. The Anchormen threatened twice, but were unable to break through for any runs.

 

The hard luck loser on the mound for the Anchormen was freshman starter Eric Thibault (Somerset, MA) who pitched seven innings, giving up two runs, three walks with seven strikeouts. The loss completes his season with a 4-3 record.

 

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