FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 26, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

TEAMS

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9

10

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Framingham State (7-14)

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0

5

1

1

1

0

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0

9

9

1

Rhode Island College (14-12)

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1

1

1

0

0

0

4

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10

13

6

 

FELIZíS BUNT SINGLE WINS IT IN 10 FOR ANCHORMEN
Costa & Naylor Play Key Roles in Walk-Off Victory

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior shortstop Luis Feliz (Cranston, RI) laid down a one-out, bases loaded bunt single to plate sophomore left fielder Chris OíConnors (North Kingstown, RI) with the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Anchormen past Framingham State, 10-9, in collegiate baseball action.

 

Rhode Island College sophomore Jeff Costa (Pawtucket, RI) was another hero in the win, starting the game at shortstop and then coming in to pitch in the seventh inning. He went 1-for-5, with a solo homer in the second inning and pitched four innings of shutout ball to earn his (1-0) first collegiate win.

 

The Anchormen went into the bottom of the eighth inning, trailing in the game, 9-5. Senior right fielder Mike Naylor (Warwick, RI) belted a bases loaded triple to pull the Anchormen within one, and then scored on junior first baseman Jim Connellís (Smithfield, RI) sacrifice fly to force extra innings.

 

The Rams jumped out to an early lead as freshman second baseman Paul Bonfiglio (Belmont, MA) belted RIC senior starting pitcher Caleb Barberís (Mystic, CT) first pitch of the afternoon over the left field fence. The lead was shortlived as an OíConnors sacrifice fly and a Connell RBI single gave RIC a 2-1 advantage.

 

Framingham State scored five runs in the third frame, keyed by senior left fielder Jon Kincaidís (Braintree, MA) RBI triple and a two-RBI double by senior first baseman Mario Maloni (Agawam, MA). The Rams tacked on three runs over the next three innings to build a four run advantage heading into the eighth.

 

FSC used six pitchers, with junior reliever Luke Guarino (Winthrop, MA) taking the loss (0-2). Connell paced the RIC attack, going 3-for-5 with two RBI. OíConnors went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI, while Naylor went 2-for-6 with two runs scored and three RBI.

 

Kincaid went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI to lead the Rams.

 

In upcoming action, the Anchormen will play a doubleheader at Western Connecticut on Saturday, Apr. 28 beginning at noon.

 

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