FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 29, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

GAME ONE

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Newbury College (0-9)

2

0

5

1

0

0

0

0

0

8

6

4

Rhode Island College (15-12)

7

1

0

0

2

0

0

2

X

12

11

3

 

ROSSI LIFTS RIC PAST NEWBURY, 12-8
Naylor Paces Anchormen Attack With Three Hits

Providence, RI—Freshman center fielder Jared Rossi (Johnson, RI) rocketed a two-run homer over the left field fence to lift Rhode Island College past Newbury College, 12-8, in collegiate baseball this afternoon at Anchorman Field. Senior right fielder Mike Naylor (Warwick, RI) paced the Anchormen attack with a 3-for-5 showing with three RBIs, including a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning.  

 

The top of the Rhode Island College (15-12) order feasted on Newbury’s starting pitcher David Carroll (North Providence, RI) as they recorded eight of the Anchormen’s 11 hits off of the junior. Freshman left fielder Mike St. Germain (Seekonk, MA) and Rossi each went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a pair of runs scored. Freshman pitcher Michael Boucher (Woonsocket, RI) struck out five in four scoreless innings of relief to earn his first collegiate victory (1-0).

 

Rhode Island College scored seven runs on five hits in the first frame and added a single run in the second to jump out to an early, 8-2, advantage. The first four Anchormen reached safely as sophomore shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, MA) registered an RBI single through the left side, while Naylor laced an RBI double down the left field line. St. Germain knocked in a pair of runs with a two-out single to cap the outburst.

 

Newbury (0-9) showed its resiliency in the third and fourth innings, as the Nighthawks were able to whittle away the deficit to 8-7. Sophomore right fielder Wayne Borden (Methuen, MA) belted a two-out grand slam (1) in the top of the third to seal a five-run inning. The visitors pushed a single run across in the fourth inning to chase Rhode Island College senior starting pitcher Caleb Barber (Mystic, CT). Barber allowed eight runs, seven of which were earned, on five hits and three walks, while registering four strikeouts.      

 

Carroll settled down after the second stanza, limiting the Anchormen to just five hits over the final six innings. Unfortunately for him, two of Rhode Island College’s five hits left the ballpark. Carroll gave up seven earned runs on 11 hits, while fanning eight, in eight innings of work. 

 

Rhode Island College returns to action at noon on Monday, April 30, when the Anchormen travel to Western Connecticut for a Little East Conference doubleheader.