FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 3, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

Providence, RI

Teams

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Bridgewater State (7-10)

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

14

4

Rhode Island College (8-11)

2

0

3

0

0

4

9

4

-

22

24

2

 

O’CONNORS HELPS ANCHORMEN BLITZ BEARS, 22-4
24-Hit Barrage K.O.’s Bridgewater State

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College outscored Bridgewater State 20-0 from the third inning on in a 22-4 rout of the Bears in collegiate baseball action. The Anchormen scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning and never looked back, bashing Bears’ pitching for 24 hits in the win. RIC improves to 8-11 and the squad’s 22 runs are the most in a game for the club since the 2004 season. Bridgewater State falls to 7-10 with the loss.

 

The Anchormen were led offensively by freshman left fielder Chris O’Connors (North Kingstown, RI) who went 5-for-6 with five runs scored, four RBI, a solo homer and a double. O’Connors, who was named the Little East Conference Baseball Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week earlier today, came up a triple short in his bid for the cycle. He is currently batting .567 with a team-high 38 hits, nine doubles, three homers and 23 RBI. He increased his hitting streak to 19 games in the win.

 

RIC freshman starting pitcher Jake Dent (Somersworth, NH) was touched up for nine hits and four runs in three innings of work. Junior Caleb Barber (Mystic, CT) threw four innings of scoreless relief, allowing only four hits, to earn the win (2-2). Freshman Jeff Costa (Pawtucket, RI) made his first collegiate appearance as a pitcher, throwing two innings of scoreless relief, while notching three strikeouts, to close out the game in the eighth and ninth.

 

Eleven different RIC players registered at least one hit in the ballgame. Sophomore first baseman Jim Connell (Smithfield, RI) went 4-for-7 with two runs scored, three RBI and a double. Freshman center fielder Brian Burrows (Smithfield, RI) went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, three RBI, a double, two stolen bases and two walks. Senior second baseman Ray De La Cruz (Providence, RI) went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, one RBI and two walks.

 

Bridgewater State senior starting pitcher Scott Favreau (Tewksbury, MA) took the loss (1-4). The Bears used four relievers, but could not hold back the Anchormen’s offensive onslaught.  BSC pitchers also walked nine batters, hit two players and threw five wild pitches. Defensively, Bridgewater State made four errors.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host Little East Conference rival UMass Dartmouth on Thursday, Apr. 8 at 3:30 p.m.

 

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