FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 12, 2008

 

Rhode Island College Baseball Score Report

St. Petersburg, Fla.

 

TEAMS

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

R

H

E

Rhode Island College (5-3)

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

 

3

10

3

Eckerd College (9-15)

1

0

0

8

2

0

0

0

X

 

11

16

1

 

Tritons surge past Anchormen, 11-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.Rhode Island College could not overcome an eight-run, fourth inning outburst against Division II Eckerd College this evening at the Turley Athletic Complex, falling to the Tritons, 11-3. The Anchormen suffer their third consecutive loss and slip to 5-3 on the campaign.

 

Eckerd College (9-15) jumped out to a one-run advantage in the bottom of the first inning. Sophomore second baseman Matt Abraham (Worcester, Mass.) led off with a triple to rightfield, and freshman leftfielder Chris Clinton (Seminole, Fla.) followed suit with a sacrifice fly to center field. Rhode Island College senior starting pitcher Eric Thibault (Somerset, Mass.) settled into a groove over the next two innings, allowing just a lone hit.

 

The Anchormen drew even in the fourth stanza as junior third baseman Jeff Costa (Pawtucket, R.I.) led off with a double down the right field line. Classmate shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, Mass.) plated Costa with a single up the middle. Rhode Island College would not get any closer as the Tritons scored eight runs in the bottom half of the inning.

 

Junior catcher Jordan Amorin (Swansea, Mass.) paced the Rhode Island College attack, registering three hits in this four plate appearances. Cardoso went 1-for-4 with an RBI, while junior designated hitter Bryan Colombero (Skillman, N.J.) chipped in with a double.

 

 

 Jordan Amorin

 

Thibault gave up nine runs on nine hits, while striking out two, in 3.1 innings. Sophomore Eric Gelsomino (Johnston, R.I.) allowed two runs on six hits in an effective 3.2 innings, while sophomore Michael Boucher (Woonsocket, R.I.) worked a scoreless eighth inning.  

 

Rhode Island College returns to action at 10 a.m. on March 13, when the Anchormen conclude their seven-day Florida trip against Drew University.

 

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