FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 29, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

TEAMS

 

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9

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E

Salem State (6-7)

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0

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1

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4

0

Rhode Island College (7-4)

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9

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DOYON & BARBER LEAD RIC PAST SALEM STATE
Anchormen Win Fifth Straight

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College senior pitcher Caleb Barber (Mystic, CT) earned his second win (2-0) of the season and sophomore center fielder B.J. Doyon (Douglas, MA) went 2-for-3 with three RBI in the Anchormen’s, 6-2, win over Salem State in collegiate baseball action on Thursday afternoon. RIC has won its last five games and six of its last seven.

 

Barber was making his first start since the club returned from Florida two weeks ago. He surrendered one run in the first inning, before shutting the door on the Vikings over the next five innings. Salem State junior catcher Marc Crovo (Melrose, MA) led off the game with a walk, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Junior first baseman Ken Luongo (Wilmington, MA) plated Crovo with a two-out, RBI single.

 

Rhode Island College scored three runs in the third to take the lead for good. Salem State senior starting pitcher Erik Willett (Salisbury, MA) retired the first two batters of the frame before issuing walks to sophomore left fielder Chris O’Connors (North Kingstown, RI) and senior right fielder Mike Naylor (Warwick, RI). Junior shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, MA) plated O’Connors with an RBI single and Doyon followed with a bases-clearing two-RBI double to put RIC on top, 3-1.

 

The Anchormen scored two more in the fifth as O’Connors and Naylor picked up back-to-back singles to start the inning. Junior first baseman Jim Connell (Smithfield, RI) belted a two-RBI single to give RIC a 5-1 advantage.

 

Barber allowed just one additional hit, while keeping the Vikings off the scoreboard, before giving way to freshman reliever Paul Vatter (Warwick, RI) in the seventh. SSC sophomore left fielder Greg Richards (Saugus, MA) led off the eighth with a walk and scored on junior right fielder Anthony Palmieri’s (Peabody, MA) RBI double.

 

Doyon added an RBI single in the eighth and junior reliever Evan Grogan (East Lyme, CT) pitched a scoreless ninth.

 

O’Connors went 1-for-1 with three runs scored and three walks. Connell and Cardoso each went 2-for-4 with two and one RBI, respectively. Willett (1-2) took the loss, allowing five runs, while walking five in five innings of work. Barber allowed just two hits in six innings on the mound.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will open the Little East Conference schedule with a doubleheader against Keene State at home on Saturday, Mar. 31 beginning at noon.

 

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