FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 2, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

TEAMS

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

R

H

E

Babson (23-13)

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

 

4

9

2

Rhode Island College (19-12)

0

0

4

1

0

3

0

0

X

 

8

9

0

 

ANCHORMEN WIN SIXTH STRAIGHT WITH SENIOR DAY VICTORY
Henault & Feliz Lead Anchormen Offense

Providence, RIóRhode Island College improved to 19-12 on the season, downing Babson, 8-4, at Anchorman Field on Wednesday afternoon. RIC ups its current win streak to six games, while the Beavers fall to 23-13.

 

Senior catcher Tim Henault (East Greenwich, RI) and senior third baseman Luis Feliz (Cranston, RI) both registered three hits in the victory. Henault went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, while Feliz also went 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Senior right fielder Mike Naylor (Warwick, RI) inched closer to RICís all-time runs scored and hits records, going 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. He needs four runs and three hits to become the Anchormenís career leader in those categories.

 

The Beavers jumped on Rhode Island College sophomore starter Jeff Costa (Pawtucket, RI) in the first frame, tagging the righty for two runs on two hits. Junior right fielder Steve Tahmoush (Arlington, MA) led off with a single and scored on junior second baseman Matt Delaneyís (Newton, MA) two-run homer (2) to left center field.

 

The Anchormen took the lead for good in the fourth inning, scoring four runs on four hits off of Babson junior starting pitcher Sam Whelan (Milton, MA). Naylor and Henault each notched RBI singles, while sophomore shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, MA) plated two with a double.

 

Rhode Island College tacked on three more runs in the sixth, chasing Whelan from the game. Sophomore second baseman Garrett Grenier (Smithfield, RI) had an RBI single and later scored on Babson senior reliever Brett Bestís (Yorktown, NY) wild pitch.

 

RIC freshman pitcher Paul Vatter (Warwick, RI) came on in relief of Costa in the fifth inning to earn his third (3-3) win of the season. Costa allowed two runs on six hits to go along with two strikeouts. Vatter hurled three innings, allowing two runs on three hits with one K. Senior reliever Brian Farley (North Providence, RI) came on in the eighth and pitched two innings of hitless and scoreless ball.

 

Whelan suffered just his second loss (6-2), allowing eight runs on nine hits to go along with three strikeouts.

 

It was Senior Day at Anchorman Field, as Henault, Feliz, Naylor, and Farley, along with fellow classmates Wade Briggs (Woonsocket, RI) and Caleb Barber (Mystic, CT), were honored prior to the start of the game.

 

 

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will close out the regular season with a Little East Conference doubleheader at Plymouth State on Saturday, May 5 beginning at noon.

 

-Complete box score to follow-