FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 23, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

Providence, RI

Teams

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Salve Regina (10-4)

0

0

4

0

0

0

1

0

4

9

16

1

Rhode Island College (4-8)

0

0

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

5

7

3

 

Four-Run Ninth Wins It For Seahawks

Providence, RIóSalve Regina University scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Seahawks past Rhode Island College, 9-5, in collegiate baseball action. The Anchormen fall to 4-8 on the season, while Salve Regina improves to 10-4.

 

Salve Regina junior Davin Sirpenski (Voluntown, CT), who started the game as the designated hitter, came on in relief during the eighth inning and got the Seahawks out of a bases loaded jam. Sirpenski came up to bat with two outs and a runner of second base in the top of the ninth and singled in the go-ahead run. The Seahawks scored three more times in the frame and shut RIC down in the bottom of the ninth to pick up the victory. Sirpenski (1-0) got the win.

 

The Seahawks had four players get multiple hits on the afternoon, led by sophomore center fielder Brendan Haire (Waterford, CT) who went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Freshman right fielder Justin Collett (South Portland, ME) went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.

 

The Seahawks jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the third, but RIC evened the game up with four of its own in the bottom of the frame. Sophomore first baseman Jim Connellís (Smithfield, RI) RBI fielderís choice in the fourth gave RIC the lead until SRU tied it up in the seventh inning.

 

RIC freshman pitcher Kyle Jones (Middleboro, MA) took the loss (0-2) in relief. Freshman left fielder Mike McDonnell (Peabody, MA) homered in the game.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host Mass. College of Liberal Arts on Saturday, Mar. 25, while the Seahawks will play at Wentworth on Mar. 25. Both games are doubleheaders.

 

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