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March 10, 2008

 

Anchormen raise winning streak to FIVE

 

SAINT LEO, Fla. –The Rhode Island College baseball team won its fifth consecutive game this afternoon, handing Mount Union College its first loss of the campaign, 17-5, at Saint Leo University. Junior centerfielder B.J. Doyon (Douglas, Mass.) led the 18-hit assault with a 3-for-5 showing from the dish and a game-high five RBI.

 

 

 B.J. Doyon

 

            Rhode Island College (5-0) reached double digits in the scoring column for the fourth straight game, putting a season-high 17 runs on the board. Senior second baseman Peter Olson (North Providence, R.I.) and sophomore third baseman Brian Colombero (Skillman, N.J.) joined Doyon with three hits apiece, while junior leftfielder Chris O’Connors (North Kingstown, R.I.) and classmate catcher Jordan Amorin (Swansea, Mass.) each chipped in with two hits. Colombero belted his first home run of the season, stroking a second inning curveball over the rightfield fence for a two-run blast.

 

            The Anchormen scored at least three runs in the first five innings to jump out to a commanding, 16-3, advantage. The Purple Raiders (2-1) aided Rhode Island College with a pair of defensive miscues in the first frame, allowing the Anchormen to take a lead they would never relinquish. 

 

             Junior Bobby Fournier (Dartmouth, Mass.) gave Rhode Island College its fifth consecutive strong outing from the pitching corps. Fournier tossed 5.2 innings, surrendering three runs on eight hits, while striking out three. Sophomore pitcher Michael Boucher (Woonsocket, R.I.) pitched effectively in relief, striking out one and not allowing a hit or run over the final 1.1 innings.

 

            Rhode Island College and Mount Union will complete the twinbill at 2:45 p.m. this afternoon.