FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 19, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

Providence, RI

Game One

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

R

H

E

Thomas (0-1)

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

2

7

0

Rhode Island College (4-6)

2

0

7

0

3

1

-

 

 

13

14

0

 

Game Two

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

R

H

E

Thomas (1-1)

0

2

0

0

1

5

1

 

 

9

9

2

Rhode Island College (4-7)

1

0

1

0

1

2

0

 

 

5

8

2

 

Anchormen & Thomas Split Doubleheader

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College split a doubleheader with Thomas College in its home opener on Sunday afternoon. RIC won game one, 13-2, while Thomas bounced back in game two with a 9-5 victory. The Anchormen are now 4-7, while the Terriers, who were seeing their first action of the season, are now 1-1.

 

A seven-run third inning propelled RIC to the victory in game one. Sophomore pitcher Eric Thibault (Somerset, MA) earned the win, going the distance with seven strikeouts to improve his record to 2-1 on the season. Freshman shortstop Josh Cardoso’s (Dartmouth, MA) three-run homer in the third helped secure the win. Cardoso went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, four RBI, one double and a homer, while freshman designated hitter Chris O’Connors (North Kingstown, RI) went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, three RBI and a two-run blast. Junior catcher Tim Henault (East Greenwich, RI) also homered for the Anchormen. Thomas senior pitcher Jordan Stebbins (Gardiner, ME) falls to 0-1 on the season, surrendering nine earned runs, seven hits and three walks in 2.2 innings of work.

 

It was a different story for RIC in the second half of the twinbill, as the Anchormen struggled to solve Terriers’ senior pitcher Ryan Rulman (Westbrook, ME). The Anchormen grinded out three runs and freshman starting pitcher Jake Dent (Somersworth, NH) held Thomas to three runs through the first five innings before RIC unraveled in the sixth frame. The Terriers scored five runs on zero hits, capitalizing on two Anchormen errors, which resulted in four runs, to take an 8-3 lead. The Anchormen tried to come back in the bottom half of the inning, loading the bases with no outs, but only came away with two runs. Thomas senior third baseman Jordan McDonald (Pelham, NH) went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a double, while senior right fielder Jerry Randall (Milton, NH) went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a run batted in. RIC freshman relief pitcher Donovan Rabbitt (Wood River Junction, RI), who gave up three runs in relief during the sixth inning, takes the loss and sees his record dip to 0-2.

 

The Anchormen will face Roger Williams on Tuesday, Mar. 21, while the Terriers head to Arizona for their spring trip.

 

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