FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 18, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

TEAMS

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

R

H

E

Curry (14-6)

0

0

0

0

10

0

0

 

 

10

11

1

Rhode Island College (12-8)

1

0

5

1

4

0

2

 

 

13

13

0

 

HENAULT POWERS RIC PAST CURRY, 13-10
Anchormen Avoid Colonelsí 10-Run Outburst in the Fifth

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior catcher Tim Henault (East Greenwich, RI) blasted a fifth inning grand-slam over the right field fence to lift the Anchormen to a 13-10 victory over visiting Curry College this afternoon in non-conference collegiate baseball at Anchorman Field. Henault paced the attack with a 3-for-5 showing at the plate with four RBIs and three runs scored as the hosts raised their overall record to 12-8. The game was called after seven innings due to darkness.

 

Despite the raw and rainy conditions, the Rhode Island College hitters were red-hot as seven of the starting nine recorded at least one hit with four student-athletes registering multiple knocks. Senior right fielder Mike Naylor (Warwick, RI) turned in a 3-for-4 performance from the dish with three RBIís, while sophomore shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, MA) and junior designated hitter Peter Olson (North Providence, RI) each added multiple hits. Cardoso was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, while Olson went 2-for-5 with an RBI.

 

 Rhode Island College cracked the scoring column early and often as the Anchormen plated runs in three of the first four innings to build a 7-0 advantage entering the fifth inning. The hosts rudely greeted Curry (14-6) sophomore relief pitcher Jim Simon (Deerfield Beach, FL) with a four-hit, five-run bottom of the third. Sophomore second baseman Garrett Grenier (North Smithfield, RI) capped the surge with a two-out, two-RBI single through the right side of the infield.   

 

The Colonels were unable to solve the Rhode Island College pitching staff through the first four frames as the Anchormen held the visitors hitless. Freshman starting pitcher Paul Vatter (Warwick, RI) threw three strong innings, while junior Eric Thibault (Somerset, MA) hurled a perfect fourth.

 

The visitors found their stroke in the fifth inning as Curry erupted for 10 runs on 10 hits to claim its first lead of the contest, 10-7. Freshman first baseman Rick Vail (Lynnfield, MA) and junior catcher Bill Galvin (Deerfield Beach, FL) each went 2-for-2 in the stanza as the Colonels sent 15 hitters to the plate.

 

The Colonels advantage was short lived as Rhode Island College rallied for four runs in the bottom of the inning. The Anchormen were able to capitalize on an error and a pair of walks by junior pitcher Matt Wile (Newburyport, MA) to load the bases. After a runner was eliminated at the plate on a fielderís choice, Henault gave the home crowd fans a reason to cheer with his first collegiate grand slam to put the hosts back on top, 11-10. Wile suffered his first loss of the campaign, giving up five runs on three hits in two innings of work. 

 

The Anchormen staff regained their form in the following two innings, allowing just one hit. Freshman Bobby Germane (Barrington, RI) scattered a leadoff single in the sixth, but buckled down to retire the next three batters in order. Germane gave up three runs on three hits in an inning and a third to earn the victory (3-2), while senior Brian Farley (North Providence, RI) hurled a 1-2-3 seventh inning to register his first save of the season. 

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Bridgewater State on Thursday, Apr. 19 at 3:30 p.m.

 

-Complete box score to follow-