FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 6, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

Game One

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Plymouth State (15-23, 3-10)

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

4

9

6

Rhode Island College (19-18, 7-6)

0

1

1

4

1

6

0

0

-

13

11

1

 

Game Two

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Plymouth State (15-24, 3-11)

0

0

1

0

0

3

0

3

0

7

10

1

Rhode Island College (20-18, 8-6)

0

0

0

1

1

8

0

0

-

10

12

2

 

ANCHORMEN WRAP UP REGULAR SEASON WITH SWEEP
Thibault & Barber Earn Wins Over Panthers

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College wrapped up the 2006 regular season with a sweep of Little East Conference rival Plymouth State University. The Anchormen took game one, 13-4, and went on to win game two, 10-7, to improve to 20-18 overall and 8-6 in the Little East Conference. The Panthers fall to 15-24 overall and 3-11 in the LEC with the losses.

 

Rhode Island College sophomore starting pitcher Eric Thibault (Somerset, MA) picked up his fifth (5-5) win of the season in the first contest, throwing six innings, allowing seven hits and striking out five. Sophomore first baseman Jim Connell (Smithfield, RI) went 1-for-3 with three RBI on a three-run homer that broke the game open in the fourth inning. Freshman third baseman Bobby Fournier (Dartmouth, MA) went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, three RBI and belted his first career homer with a solo shot in the fifth. Plymouth State sophomore pitcher Chip Hale (Londonderry, NH) took the loss (3-5). Sophomore first baseman Josh Labossiere (Lincoln, RI) went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI and belted his sixth home run of the season.

 

Rhode Island College junior pitcher Caleb Barber (Mystic, CT) earned his team-leading sixth (6-3) win of the season in game two, throwing six innings, allowing four runs on six hits, while striking out five. Sophomore closer Eric Fama (Wappingers Falls, NY) struck out the side in the ninth to earn his sixth save of the year. Freshman left fielder Chris O’Connors (North Kingstown, RI) went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, two RBI and clouted his fifth home run of the season. Senior second baseman Ray De La Cruz (Providence, RI) went 2-for-5 with one run scored and three RBI to go along with his third dinger of the year. Junior designated hitter Luis Feliz (Cranston, RI) also hit a two-run shot. Plymouth State sophomore pitcher Justin Flanagan (Hingham, MA) took the loss (1-5). Sophomore catcher John Pogorzelski (Hillsborough, NH) went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a double in a losing effort.

 

The 2006 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament begins on Wednesday, May 10 at top-seeded Southern Maine. The Anchormen will be the fourth seed and will battle third-seeded Eastern Connecticut at noon.