FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 7, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

TEAMS

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

UMass Boston (9-6, 1-2)

0

0

0

0

2

1

1

0

0

4

6

2

Rhode Island College (10-5, 3-1)

0

1

0

2

0

0

0

3

X

6

9

2

 

TEAMS

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

UMass Boston (9-7, 1-3)

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

2

4

11

3

Rhode Island College (11-5, 4-1)

2

0

0

0

1

1

3

2

X

9

19

5

 

Anchormen Sail Past Beacons
Rhode Island College Raises Conference Win Streak to Four

Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College baseball team sailed past UMass Boston in collegiate baseball this afternoon at Anchorman Field, sweeping the twinbill, 6-4, and 9-4. Sophomore shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, MA) was red hot from the dish, registering six hits (6-for-9) with four runs scored and two RBIís to pace the Anchormenís well-balanced attack.

 

In the opener, Rhode Island College (11-5, 4-1 LEC) scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past UMass Boston (9-7, 1-3), 6-4. Freshman pitcher Paul Vatter (Warwick, RI) surrendered one hit and struck out two to earn the victory in relief, while junior Evan Grogan (East Lyme, CT) closed the door with a scoreless ninth to collect his first collegiate save. The Anchormen received a strong starting pitching effort from senior Wade Briggs (Woonsocket, RI). Briggs threw 6.1 innings, allowing just four hits and two earned runs, while fanning three.   

 

Freshman designated hitter Tim Schabowski (Pascoag, RI) gave the hosts the early advantage in the second inning with two-out, RBI double down the left field line. The Anchormen added two more runs in the fourth, keyed by junior first basemen Jim Connellís (Smithfield, RI) RBI single. 

 

The Beacons were finally able to solve Briggs in the top of the fifth inning, pushing a pair of runs across to whittle the deficit to 3-2. The visitors capitalized on two walks and an error to crack the scoring column. UMass Boston added a run in each of the next two innings to take its only lead of the contest, 4-3, heading into the bottom of the seventh.

 

Rhode Island College came back with three runs on four hits. Senior catcher Tim Henault (East Greenwich, RI) opened the stanza with a double to right field. Henault advanced to third and scored on sophomore outfielder Chris OíConnorsí (North Kingstown, RI) sacrifice fly. Cardoso and sophomore center fielder B.J. Doyon (Douglas, MA) registered back-to-back RBI singles to chase UMass Boston starting pitch Nick Conway (Methuen, MA). Conway gave up nine hits and six runs, five of which were earned and walked three, while posting two strikeouts in 6.2 innings. Sophomore Anthony Lauretto (Pembroke, MA) came on in relief to end the threat.

 

In the nightcap, Rhode Island College used a well-balanced attack with eight players recording multiple hits. Cardoso and Connell headlined the 19-hit attack with three and two hits, respectively. Cardoso drove in one run, while Connell collected a team-high three RBIs, including a two-run homer (4) in the eighth inning.

 

Freshman starting pitcher Robert Germane (Barrington, R.I.) (2-1) spun a gem, allowing just one run on seven hits in eight quality innings of work to earn the victory, while UMass Boston senior Jamie Soto (Peabody, MA) took the loss (1-2).

 

In upcoming action, RIC will play at UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m.

 

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