FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 19, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

TEAMS

 

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2

3

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8

9

R

H

E

Bridgewater State (12-7)

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0

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4

0

2

0

0

0

8

12

3

Rhode Island College (12-9)

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0

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0

0

1

1

1

1

4

11

3

 

RICís Rally Falls Short in, 8-4, Loss to Bridgewater State
Doyon Provides Offensive Punch

Providence, RIóRhode Island College sophomore center fielder B.J. Doyon (Douglas, MA) went 3-for-5 from the plate, including belting a ninth inning solo home run, but it wasnít enough to overcome an eight-run deficit as the Anchormen dropped an 8-4 decision to visiting Bridgewater State College this afternoon in collegiate baseball at Anchorman Field. The hosts overall record dips to 12-9, while the visitors improve to 12-7.

 

Rhode Island College squandered a strong starting pitching effort from senior Wade Briggs (Woonsocket, RI) as Bridgewater State was able to capitalize on three Anchormen defensive errors to jump out to an early advantage. Briggs hurled six innings, allowing just two earned runs on 11 hits, while striking out four. Classmate Caleb Barber (Mystic, CT) tossed the latter three frames in relief, surrendering just one hit and two walks, while also logging a strikeout.  

 

Bridgewater State cracked the scoring column in the top of the third inning when freshman third basemen Mark Claffey (Bellingham, MA) registered a two-out, two-RBI single. The Bears continued to their two-out trouble in the following inning, plating four runs. Sophomore catcher Kelly LaDow (East Falmouth, MA) scored on a passed ball and a throwing error, while senior shortstop Jay Lamoureux (Walpole, MA) and sophomore right fielder Brad Koneski (North Dighton, MA) each added RBI singles to balloon the visitors advantage to 6-0.        

 

Facing an eight-run deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning, Rhode Island College finally was able to solve Bridgewater State freshman starting pitcher Ben Altman (East Taunton, MA). With runners on first and third and one-out, sophomore shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, MA) grounded into a fielderís choice, which plated Doyon for the Anchormenís first run. The hosts continued to apply the pressure in the stanza, loading the bases with two out. Altman was able to get out of the jam with his fifth and final strikeout of the afternoon, leaving the bases juiced. The freshman right-hander earned his third victory of the season, throwing six innings and allowing one run on six hits.   

 

Rhode Island College scored single runs in the seventh and eighth to cut the deficit to 8-3. Doyon led the ninth inning off with his first home run of the campaign over the left field fence, while freshman outfielder Mike St. Germain (Seekonk, MA) followed suit with a single into left field and Cardoso reached on an error, chasing sophomore pitcher Connor Bishop (Arlington, MA). The Bearsí junior closer Brian Schilling (Weymouth, MA) extinguished the threat by retiring the next two hitters in order to notch his fourth save of the season.

 

Junior third basemen Pete Olson (North Providence, RI) and Cardoso each had a pair of hits for the Anchormen, while sophomore catcher Jordan Amorin (Swansea, MA) chipped in with an RBI double.

 

Rhode Island College will return to action at noon on Saturday, April 21, when the Anchormen host Little East Conference rival Eastern Connecticut State University.

 

-Complete box score to follow-