FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 12, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

Providence, RI

Game One

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4

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7

 

 

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H

E

Roger Williams (12-14)

0

2

0

0

1

0

0

 

 

3

9

1

Rhode Island College (11-13)

0

0

0

0

0

1

3

 

 

4

9

0

 

Game Two

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7

 

 

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H

E

Roger Williams (13-14)

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0

3

0

5

0

2

 

 

11

16

0

Rhode Island College (11-14)

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

 

 

3

9

3

NAYLOR’S GAME-WINNING DOUBLE
SALVAGES DH FOR RIC

Anchormen and Hawks Trade Wins in Non-Conference Matchup

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College came from behind in its last at bat to defeat Roger Williams, 4-3, in the first game of a doubleheader with in-state rival Roger Williams on Wednesday afternoon. The Hawks stormed back in game two with a decisive, 11-3, win. RIC is now 11-14 overall, while RWU’s record stands at 13-14.

 

The Anchormen trailed, 3-1, heading into their  final at bat in the bottom of the seventh inning in game one. Senior shortstop Ray De La Cruz (Providence, RI) reached on an error and freshman pinch-hitter Brian Burrows (Smithfield, RI) and junior catcher Tim Henault (East Greenwich, RI) each singled to load the bases with no outs. RWU freshman pitcher Brian Hurld (South Boston, MA) struck out RIC freshman left fielder Chris O’Connors (North Kingstown, RI) for the frame’s first out, which brought up junior right fielder Mike Naylor (Warwick, RI). Naylor hammered a fastball into the gap in right center field for a bases-clearing double to lift the Anchormen to victory.  Sophomore reliever Eric Fama (Wappingers Falls, NY), who came on in the seventh for freshman starter Kyle Jones (Middleboro, MA), earned the win (1-1). Hurld took the loss (2-2).

 

The late-inning loss fired up RWU, who bashed RIC pitching for 16 hits and 11 runs in a 11-3 game two victory. Hawks’ sophomore pitcher Bobby Criscuolo (Branford, CT) went the distance, allowing just three runs on nine hits, while striking out three to earn the win (3-2). Roger Williams scored four runs on RIC freshman starting pitcher Jeff Costa (Pawtucket, RI), who took the loss (0-1) in the first few innings.  The Hawks broke the game open with five runs off of freshman reliever Donovan Rabbitt (Wood River Junction, RI) in the fifth inning and added two more off of freshman Jake Dent (Somersworth, NH) in the seventh. Senior shortstop Kevin Thompson (Southington, CT) went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI. Freshman center fielder Jamie Dahill (South Boston, MA) went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, two RBI and clouted a solo homer to lead off the first inning.

 

In other news, O’Connors recorded a hit in each game, notching at least one  hit in 24 of the 25 games he’s seen action in this spring for the  Anchormen. Naylor had a hit in each game and now has a seven-game hitting streak. The doubleheader split for RIC was its sixth of the season. It is the fourth time this spring the Anchormen have won the first contest of a twinbill, only to drop game two.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will play a doubleheader at UMass Boston on Saturday, Apr. 15 beginning at noon.

 

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