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April 16, 2008

 

RIC SLIPS BY COLONELS, 3-2
Olsonís RBI Fielderís Choice Gives Anchormen
Eighth Straight Win

Milton, MAóRhode Island College senior second baseman Pete Olson (North Providence, RI) plated freshman catcher Franklin Salcedo (Providence, RI) with an RBI fielderís choice in the top of the sixth inning to lead the Anchormen past Curry, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon.

 

RIC (21-7) wins its eighth straight game and has two days off to prepare for a showdown with Little East Conference rival Eastern Connecticut on Saturday afternoon.

 

The Anchormen came back from a 1-0 deficit in the top of the fifth as junior designated hitter Jeff Costa (Pawtucket, RI) scored on an error and junior third baseman Bryan Colombero (Skillman, NJ) crossed home plate on a passed ball.

 

The Colonels tied the game up, 2-2, in the bottom of the frame prior to Olsonís RBI. Rhode Island College used six pitchers in the game with sophomore Paul Vatter (Warwick, RI) picking up his third win (3-0) in two innings of relief. Junior closer Eric Fama (Wappingers Falls, NY) earned his seventh save, hurling a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts.

 

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