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September 1, 2009

 

2009 Rhode Island College Baseball Season Summary
(Overall Record: 24-15; Little East Record: 6-8, Fifth Place)

Providence, R.I.—Head Coach Jay Grenier’s team (Career record: 385-243-1, .613) finished the 2009 season with a 24-15 overall record and a 6-8 (fifth place) mark in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen earned their fourth consecutive winning season and the club’s 24 wins tied the 2008, 1979 and 1976 editions for the most wins in a season in program history.

 

 

 

Senior catcher Jordan Amorin (Swansea, MA) closed out his career having played in 98 games, starting 84 of them. He batted .293 with 328 at-bats, 42 runs scored, 96 hits, 17 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 64 RBI, 127 total bases, 24 walks, was hit by three pitches, totaled one steal, accumulated 530 putouts and 57 career assists. Amorin ranks sixth all-time at RIC in putouts.

 

As a senior in 2009, Amorin played in 31 games, starting all of them. He batted .314 with 16 runs scored, 38 hits, six doubles, three home runs, 28 RBI and 14 walks. He owned a .438 slugging percentage, a .385 on-base percentage and a .976 fielding percentage.

 

As a junior in 2008, Amorin played in 31 games, starting 27 of them. He batted .353 with 17 runs scored, 36 hits, eight doubles, one home run, 21 RBI and one stolen base. Amorin owned a .461 slugging percentage, a .382 on-base percentage and a .996 fielding percentage.

 

As a sophomore in 2007, Amorin played in 12 games, starting eight of them. He batted .194 with five runs scored, seven hits, two doubles and six RBI. Amorin owned a .250 slugging percentage, a .237 on-base percentage and a .985 fielding percentage.

 

As a freshman in 2006, Amorin played in 24 games, starting 18 of them. He batted .217 with four runs, 15 hits, one double, one triple, nine RBI and five walks. Amorin owned a .261 slugging percentage, a .263 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

He is a finance major and a 2005 graduate of Case High School.

 

Senior shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, MA) closed out his career having played in 146 games, starting 144 of them. He batted .327 with 551 at-bats, 127 runs scored, 180 hits, 31 doubles, five triples, 18 home runs, 114 RBI, 275 total bases, 41 walks, was hit by 21 pitches, totaled 22 steals, accumulated 243 putouts and 425 career assists. Cardoso ranks first all-time at RIC in assists, is second in at-bats and hit by a pitch, third in runs scored and hits, fourth in total bases, sixth in home runs and RBI and eighth in doubles.

 

As a senior in 2009, Cardoso was named Second Team All-Little East as a shortstop. He played in 35 games, starting all of them. Cardoso batted .346 with 34 runs scored, 47 hits, 12 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 29 RBI and six stolen bases. He owned a .551 slugging percentage, a .409 on-base percentage and a .936 fielding percentage.

 

As a junior in 2008, Cardoso played in 39 games, starting all of them. He batted .290 with 33 runs scored, 45 hits, nine doubles, five home runs, 35 RBI and four stolen bases. Cardoso owned a .445 slugging percentage, a .371 on-base percentage and a .935 fielding percentage.

 

As a sophomore in 2007, Cardoso was named Second Team All-New England and Second Team All-Little East. He played in 34 games, starting all of them. Cardoso batted .398 with 39 runs scored, 53 hits, six doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 33 RBI and four stolen bases. He owned a .647 slugging percentage, a .452 on-base percentage and a .886 fielding percentage. He led the team in batting, runs scored and slugging percentage, while tying for the team-high in home runs.

 

As a freshman in 2006, Cardoso played in 38 games, starting 36 of them. He batted .276 with 21 runs, 35 hits, four doubles, two home runs, 17 RBI, five walks and eight stolen bases. Cardoso owned a .354 slugging percentage, a .336 on-base percentage and a .906 fielding percentage. Cardoso established a new RIC single-season record with 126 assists.

 

He is an operations management major and a 2005 graduate of Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical School.

 

Senior infielder Bryan Colombero (Skillman, NJ) closed out his career as an Anchorman, having played in 44 games, starting 36 of them. He batted .312 with 141 at-bats, 34 runs scored, 44 hits, 11 doubles, three triples, one home run, 21 RBI, 64 total bases, 23 walks, was hit by one pitch, totaled three steals, accumulated 50 putouts and 68 career assists.

 

As a senior in 2009, Colombero played in 25 games, starting 22 of them. He batted .304 with 16 runs scored, 24 hits, six doubles, two triples, 10 RBI and three stolen bases. He owned a .430 slugging percentage, a .367 on-base percentage and a .947 fielding percentage.

 

As a junior in 2008, Colombero played in 19 games, starting 14 of them. He batted .323 with 18 runs scored, 20 hits, five doubles, one triple, one home run and 11 RBI. He owned a .484 slugging percentage, a .455 on-base percentage and a .903 fielding percentage.

 

As a sophomore in 2007, he batted .304 with 17 runs scored, 31 hits, 16 RBI and three home runs for Dean College.

 

As a freshman in 2006, Colombero batted .319 with 26 runs scored, 36 hits, 24 RBI and one home run for Dean College.

 

He is a business management major and a 2005 graduate of Montgomery High School.

 

Senior third baseman Jeff Costa (Pawtucket, RI) closed out his career having played in 125 games, starting 114 of them. He batted .263 with 445 at-bats, 98 runs scored, 117 hits, 21 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 55 RBI, 152 total bases, 55 walks, was hit by 18 pitches, totaled 17 steals, accumulated 117 putouts and 230 career assists. Costa ranks sixth all-time at RIC in being hit by a pitch, eighth in at-bats, 10th in runs scored and 22nd in doubles.

 

As a senior in 2009, Costa played in 37 games, starting all of them. He batted .273 with 32 runs scored, 38 hits, eight doubles, one home run, 24 RBI and seven stolen bases. Costa owned a .353 slugging percentage, a .404 on-base percentage and a .914 fielding percentage.

 

As a junior in 2008, Costa played in 32 games, starting 31 of them. He batted .303 with 31 runs scored, 43 hits, seven doubles, one triple, two home runs, 17 RBI and two stolen bases. Costa owned a .408 slugging percentage, a .373 on-base percentage and a .875 fielding percentage.

 

As a sophomore in 2007, Costa played in 32 games, starting 28 of them. He batted .196 with 20 runs scored, 20 hits, two doubles, one home run, 10 RBI and a team-high eight stolen bases. Costa owned a .245 slugging percentage a .299 on-base percentage and a .938 fielding percentage.

 

As a freshman in 2006, Costa played in 24 games, starting 18 of them. He batted .258 with 15 runs scored, 16 hits, four doubles, four RBI and nine walks. Costa owned a .323 slugging percentage, a .365 on-base percentage and a .887 fielding percentage.

 

He is a physical education major and a 2005 graduate of Tolman High School.

 

Senior outfielder B.J. Doyon (Douglas, MA) closed out his career having played in 134 games, starting 132 of them. He batted .309 with 527 at-bats, 107 runs scored, 163 hits, 38 doubles, three triples, four home runs, 86 RBI, 219 total bases, 39 walks, was hit by 10 pitches, totaled 23 steals, accumulated 269 putouts and 21 career assists. Doyon ranks third all-time at RIC in doubles, is fifth in hits and at-bats, eighth in runs and total bases, and 11th in RBI.

 

As a senior in 2009, Doyon played in 32 games, starting all of them. He batted .362 with 26 runs scored, 47 hits, nine doubles, two triples, 25 RBI and five steals. Doyon owned a .462 slugging percentage, a .384 on-base percentage and a .984 fielding percentage.

 

As a junior in 2008, Doyon played in 36 games, starting 35 of them. He batted .313 with 30 runs scored, 42 hits, eight doubles, one triple, 22 RBI and seven stolen bases. Doyon owned a .388 slugging percentage, a .382 on-base percentage and a .962 fielding percentage.

 

As a sophomore in 2007, Doyon played in 33 games, starting all of them. He batted .308 with 27 runs scored, 40 hits, a team-high 13 doubles, two home runs, 21 RBI and five stolen bases. Doyon owned a .454 slugging percentage, a .379 on-base percentage and a .975 fielding percentage.

 

He missed all of the 2006 season while recuperating from a broken wrist.

 

As a freshman in 2005, Doyon was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2005 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament, helping RIC to the title. He played in 33 games, starting 32 of them. Doyon batted .256 with 34 hits, two home runs, eight doubles, seven walks, 18 RBI and 24 runs scored. He owned a .361 slugging percentage, a .317 on base percentage and a .984 fielding percentage.

 

He is a justice studies/sociology major and a 2004 graduate of Douglas High School.

 

Senior closer Eric Fama (Wappingers Falls, NY) closed out his career having appeared in 71 games. He was 3-7 with 23 saves and 121 strikeouts in 84.1 innings pitched. Fama owns a career ERA of 2.88. He ranks first all-time at RIC in career saves and relief appearances.

 

As a senior in 2009, he was named Second Team All-Little East. Fama appeared in 20 games, going 0-1 with eight saves, a 4.58 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 17.2 innings pitched.

 

As a junior in 2008, Fama was named First Team All-Little East. He appeared 18 games, all in relief, posting an 0-2 record with a league-leading seven saves to go along with a 2.18 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 20.2 inning pitched.

 

Fama missed the entire 2007 season while recuperating from off-season Tommy John surgery on his right arm.

 

As a sophomore in 2006, Fama was named a Second Team All-NEIBA All-Star. Fama was also named First Team All-Little East. He was 3-1 with six saves and a 0.68 ERA over 26.2 innings of work in 20 appearances. Fama led the team in ERA and struck out 39 batters on the season.

 

As a freshman in 2005, Fama appeared in a team-high 13 games, all in relief. He owned a 0-3 record with two saves and a 5.12 ERA. In 19.1 innings pitched, he struck out 21 batters.

 

He is a physical education major and a 2004 graduate of New Rochelle High School.

 

Senior pitcher Bobby Fournier (Dartmouth, MA) closed out his career having appeared in 21 games, starting 11 of them. He was 4-1 with a 6.66 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 71.2 innings pitched.

 

As a senior in 2009, Fournier appeared in 11 games, starting nine of them. He went 3-1 with a 6.84 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 48.2 innings pitched.

 

As a junior in 2008, Fournier appeared in 10 games, starting two of them. He posted a 1-0 record to go along with 6.26 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 23 inning pitched.

 

As a sophomore in 2007, Fournier played in 15 games, starting 10 of them, as a third baseman. Fournier batted .250 with four runs scored, eight hits, one double and two RBI. He owned a .281 slugging percentage, a .294 on-base percentage and a .593 fielding percentage.

 

As a freshman in 2006, he played in 22 games, starting nine of them, as a third baseman. Fournier batted .326 with eight runs, 14 hits, one double, one home run, eight RBI and four walks. He owned a .419 slugging percentage, a .412 on-base percentage and a .875 fielding percentage.

 

He is a physical education major and a 2005 graduate of Dartmouth High School.

 

Senior second baseman Garrett Grenier (North Smithfield, RI) closed out his career having played in 69 games, starting 38 of them. He batted .216 with 139 at-bats, 22 runs scored, 30 hits, five doubles, 20 RBI, 35 total bases, 27 walks, was hit by three pitches, accumulated 80 putouts and 101 career assists.

 

As a senior in 2009, Grenier played in 23 games, starting 19 of them. He batted .235 with 13 runs scored, 16 hits, four doubles, 10 RBI and 16 walks. Grenier owned a .294 slugging percentage, a .402 on-base percentage and a .971 fielding percentage.

 

As a junior in 2008, Grenier played in 17 games, starting nine of them. He batted .259 with three runs scored, one double and seven RBI. He owned a .296 slugging percentage, a .382 on-base percentage and a .900 fielding percentage.

 

As a sophomore in 2007, Grenier played in 15 games, starting eight of them. He batted .154 with three runs scored, four hits and two RBI. Grenier owned a .154 slugging percentage, a .241 on-base percentage and a .932 fielding percentage.

 

As a freshman in 2006, Grenier played in 14 games, starting two of them. He batted .167 with three runs scored, three hits, one RBI and two walks. Grenier owned a .167 slugging percentage, a .250 on-base percentage and a .923 fielding percentage.

 

He is a physical education major and a 2005 graduate of North Smithfield High School.

 

Junior pitcher Michael Boucher (Woonsocket, RI) appeared in seven games, going 1-0 with an 8.71 ERA and six strikeouts in 10.1 innings pitched.

 

Junior pitcher Eric Gelsomino (Johnston, RI) appeared in 16 games, going 2-1 with one save, a 6.15 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 26.1 innings pitched.

 

Junior right fielder Jared Rossi (Johnston, RI) played in 39 games, starting all of them. He batted .350 with 46 runs scored, 56 hits, 13 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs, 38 RBI and 23 stolen bases. Rossi owned a .688 slugging percentage, a .450 on-base percentage and a .881 fielding percentage. He led the team in runs scored, triples, RBI, walks and stolen bases, while tying for the team lead in homers.

 

Junior first baseman Tim Schabowski (Pascoag, RI) played in 30 games, starting 29 of them. He batted .348 with 31 runs scored, 39 hits, 10 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 28 RBI and three stolen bases. Schabowski owned a .563 slugging percentage, a .426 on-base percentage and a .991 fielding percentage. He led the team in putouts.

 

Junior pitcher Paul Vatter (Warwick, RI) appeared in 11 games, starting six of them. He went 3-2 with a 5.86 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 43.0 innings pitched.

 

Junior pitcher Bobby Venditto (Cranston, RI) appeared in 12 games, going 1-2 with a 5.68 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 12.2 innings pitched.

 

Sophomore pitcher Eric Blanchard (Warwick, RI) appeared in seven games, starting two of them. He went 1-1 with an 8.16 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 14.1 innings pitched.

 

Sophomore catcher Justin Corso (Cranston, RI) played in 20 games, starting 17 of them. He batted .255 with 12 runs scored, 14 hits, one double, nine RBI and 13 walks. Corso owned a .273 slugging percentage, a .423 on-base percentage and a .994 fielding percentage.

 

Sophomore left fielder Ryan DePasquale (East Greenwich, RI) played in 17 games, starting 15 of them. He batted .286 with 10 runs scored, 16 hits, two doubles, one triple, eight RBI and three stolen bases. DePasquale owned a .357 slugging percentage, a .328 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

Sophomore infielder Mike Giustino (Wappingers Falls, NY) played in 26 games, starting 20 of them. He batted .287 with 22 runs scored, 25 hits, two doubles, two triples, one home run, 16 RBI and 11 walks. Giustino owned a .391 slugging percentage, a .376 on-base percentage and a .971 fielding percentage.

 

Sophomore pitcher/designated hitter Gary Levesque (East Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-New England as a utility player. He played in 30 games, starting all of them. Levesque batted .465 (a new program record) with 44 runs scored, 14 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs, 36 RBI and two stolen bases. He posted 112 total bases (a new program record), owned a .882 slugging percentage (a new program record), a .514 on-base percentage and a .962 fielding percentage. As a pitcher, he appeared in 11 games, starting nine of them. Levesque was 3-4 with a 5.46 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 56.0 innings pitched. He was named the team MVP.

 

Sophomore outfielder Kevin Martins (Freetown, MA) played in 16 games. He batted .267 with four runs scored, four hits, one double, one triple and two RBI. Martins owned a .467 slugging percentage, a .267 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

Sophomore pitcher Rob Rushton (Freetown, MA) appeared in seven games, starting six of them. He went 4-2 with a 6.07 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 40.0 innings pitched. He led the team in wins.

 

Freshman infielder Kyle Allaire (Uxbridge, MA) played in 18 games, starting 11 of them. He batted .392 with 11 runs scored, 20 hits, two doubles, 13 RBI and four stolen bases. Allaire owned a .431 slugging percentage, a .414 on-base percentage and a .914 fielding percentage.

 

Freshman catcher Willie Cruz (Pawtucket, RI) played in four games. He batted .800 with one run scored, four hits, one double, one triple, and three RBI. Cruz owned a 1.400 slugging percentage, a .857 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

Freshman pitcher Mike DeWald (Hope Valley, RI) appeared in seven games, starting five of them. He went 3-0 with an 8.00 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 27.0 innings pitched.

 

Freshman pitcher Kyle Dumont (Pawtucket, RI) appeared in six games. He went 0-0 with a 20.25 ERA and four strikeouts in 4.0 innings pitched.

 

Freshman pitcher Cory Madore (Carver, MA) appeared in 11 games, starting two of them. He went 3-1 with a 6.41 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 19.2 innings pitched.

 

Freshman pitcher Andrew McKeon (Johnston, RI) appeared in eight games. He went 0-0 with a team leading 4.38 ERA and three strikeouts in 12.1 innings pitched.

 

Freshman outfielder Mike Nadiger (Warwick, RI) played in eight games, starting three of them. He batted .238 with three runs scored, five hits, two doubles, one triple, six RBI and one stolen base. Nadiger owned a .429 slugging percentage, a .273 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

Freshman outfielder Jeff Salcedo (Providence, RI) played in 12 games, starting 11 of them. He batted .286 with nine runs scored, 12 hits, one double, two triples, one home run, seven RBI and three stolen bases. Salcedo owned a .476 slugging percentage, a .333 on-base percentage and a .957 fielding percentage.

 

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