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April 24, 2008

 

RUSHTON & O’CONNORS STOP THREE-GAME LOSING STREAK
Anchormen Bounce Back With, 8-1, Win at Framingham State

Framingham, MA—Rhode Island College snapped a three-game losing skid with an 8-1 win over Framingham State Thursday afternoon at Bowditch Field. Freshman pitcher Rob Rushton (Freetown, MA) earned the win (4-0), while junior right fielder Chris O’Connors (North Kingstown, RI) went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.

 

 

 Chris O'Connors

 

RIC (22-10) came back from a 1-0 deficit in the top of the third with a five-run outburst. With one down and the bases loaded, O’Connors delivered a two-run single up the middle. Sophomore designated hitter Tim Schabowski (Pascoag, RI) came up with the bases full with two down and smacked a three-run double to put the game out of reach.

 

RIC added insurance runs in the seventh and eighth as Rushton allowed one unearned run on five hits, while striking out four, in 6.1 innings. Sophomore relievers Paul Vatter (Warwick, RI), Bobby Venditto (Cranston, RI), along with junior Bobby Fournier (Dartmouth, MA) kept the Rams (6-20) off the scoreboard for the final 2.2.

 

 

 Rob Rushton

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Little East Conference foe Western Connecticut on Saturday, Apr. 26 with a doubleheader beginning at noon.

 

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