FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 11, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

North Dartmouth, MA

 

TEAMS

 

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9

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E

Rhode Island College (11-6, 4-2)

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0

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

3

10

3

UMass Dartmouth (5-13, 2-4)

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0

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0

1

0

5

0

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6

9

0

 

RIC SEES FOUR-GAME WIN STREAK END
IN LOSS TO CORSAIRS

Five-Run Seventh Spells Doom for Anchormen

North Dartmouth, MAóThe Rhode Island College baseball team saw its modest four-game win streak come to an end in a 6-3 loss to Little East Conference rival UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday afternoon. The two teams split the regular season meetings, with the Anchormen taking a 13-3 decision at home last Thursday. RIC is currently 11-6 overall and 4-2 in the LEC, while the Corsairs improve to 5-13 overall and 2-4 in league play.

 

Freshman right-hander Adam Gustafson (Dighton, MA) pitched his second complete game victory of the season as the Corsairs rallied for five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come from behind and earn the win.

 

Gustafson allowed 10 hits, walked one batter and struck out four in winning his second game in three starts against Little East competition. The Corsairs scored five runs in the seventh against RIC junior right-hander Eric Thibault (Somerset, MA), who had defeated them six days ago in Providence.

 

Senior left fielder Rob LoMuscio (West Roxbury, MA) led off the decisive seventh with a single and was erased at second by a fielderís choice. Sophomore third baseman Dave McGuire (Plainville, MA), who forced LoMuscio at second, advanced to third on a hit by sophomore center fielder Sean Smolinsky (Hull, MA). Consecutive errors by the Anchormen for the first run of the inning, and back-to-back two-run doubles by junior first baseman Dylan Zygmont (Swansea, MA) and junior catcher Billy Reiss (Clinton, CT) made it 6-3. Freshman designated hitter Reid Burns (Westport, MA) drove in UMass Dartmouthís first run with a fifth-inning single.

 

RIC broke on top with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth inning, scoring on senior catcher Tim Henaultís (East Greenwich, RI) sacrifice fly and a run-scoring single by sophomore center fielder B.J. Doyon (Douglas, MA). Junior designated hitter Pete Olsonís (North Providence, RI) sacrifice fly in the sixth made it 3-1

 

Gustafson improved to 3-1 with the victory. Thibault pitched seven innings, was charged with only a single earned run, and dropped to 2-3 with the defeat.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host Southern Maine on Saturday, Apr. 14 at noon.

 

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