ELMS COLLEGE OUTLASTED
BY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE, 11-6

 

CHICOPEE, MA, April 18, 2006 - Elms College senior designated hitter Kevin Furey (Great Barrington, MA) went 2 for 5 with a pair of RBI, but Rhode Island College junior catcher junior catcher Tim Henault (East Greenwich, RI) went 3 for 5 with four RBI, including what proved to be the game-winning two-run double in the eighth inning that helped lift the visiting Anchormen to an 11-6 win over the Blazers in Tuesday nightís non-conference baseball game at MacKenzie Stadium.

 

Rhode Island College won for the fifth time in its last six games to even its record at 14-14 overall. Elms College lost its third straight game and fell to 5-21 overall.

 

With the game tied at 6-6 in the top of the eighth, Henault delivered his two-run double to deep left center field to give the Anchormen an 8-6 lead.

 

Rhode Island College sophomore relief pitcher Eric Fama (Wappingers Falls, NY) then came in and threw two scoreless innings of relief to earn his third win of the season.

 

The Anchormen plated two runs in the first and added single tallies in both the third and fifth innings to take a 4-3 lead.

 

Rhode Island College then escaped a one-out, bases loaded jam in the bottom of the fifth when freshman pitcher Kyle Jones (Middleboro, MA) forced Elms College sophomore shortstop Nathan Hawes (New Hope, MN) to hit into an inning-ending double-play to preserve the Anchormenís one-run lead.

 

Rhode Island College then plated a pair of runs in the top of the sixth to extend its lead to 6-3.

 

In the bottom of the sixth, the Blazers tallied a pair of unearned runs to pull within 6-5 then tied the game at 6-all on Fureyís RBI single to center field.

 

The Anchormen, however, responded by plating five runs over the final two innings to seal the victory.

 

Elms College returns to non-conference play when it hosts Fitchburg State College on Thursday, April 20. Game time is 7:00 p.m.