FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 1, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

TEAMS

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H

E

Rhode Island College (18-12)

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2

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

 

8

13

0

Johnson & Wales (22-18)

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0

1

0

1

0

0

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0

 

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6

1

 

NAYLOR NEARS ALL-TIME RECORDS IN WIN OVER WILDCATS
Briggs Hurls Seven Strong Innings as RIC Wins Fifth Straight

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior right fielder Mike Naylor (Warwick, RI) closed in on the Anchormenís all-time career hits and runs scored records as he went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI in RICís, 8-2, win at Johnson & Wales on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Naylor, who added two doubles to bring his school-record leading total to 45, is just five runs and four hits shy of breaking the all-time school records in those categories. The Anchormen have three regular season games left before the Little East Conference playoffs begin next week.

 

RIC jumped out to an early lead plating seven runs in the first three frames. In addition to Naylor, sophomore left fielder Chris OíConnors (North Kingstown, RI) went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two RBI and two doubles. Senior catcher Tim Henault (East Greenwich, RI) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a double. Junior third baseman Pete Olson (North Providence, RI) went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI triple.

 

Senior pitcher Wade Briggs (Woonsocket, RI) hurled seven strong innings, allowing just two runs on five hits to go along with six strikeouts. Junior reliever Evan Grogan (East Lyme, CT) threw two innings of scoreless relief, allowing just one hit and totaling one strikeout.

 

The Anchormen improve to 18-12, winning their fifth straight game, while the loss drops the Wildcats to 22-18.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Babson at Anchorman Field tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. It will be Senior Day, as Briggs, Naylor, Henault, along with fellow seniors Brian Farley (North Providence, RI), Luis Feliz (Cranston, RI) and Caleb Barber (Mystic, CT) will be honored prior to the start of the contest.

 

-Complete box score to follow-