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August 27, 2013

 

 

 

2013 Rhode Island College
Baseball Season Summary

(12-27 Overall; 5-9 in the Little East)

 

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Scott Virgulakís (Career record: 81-82, .497) team finished the 2013 season with a 12-27 overall record and a 5-9 (sixth place tie) in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen finished the regular season tied for sixth place with Western Connecticut, but the Colonials secured the sixth and final spot in the 2013 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament as a result of the tiebreaker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior center fielder Kevin Carey (Wakefield, RI) closed out his four-year career at RIC having played in 148 games, starting 137 of them. He batted .271 (129-for-476) with 129 hits, 17 doubles, 10 triples, one home run, 53 RBI, 55 walks, 30 stolen bases and 84 runs scored. He owned a .355 slugging percentage, a .353 on-base percentage and a .987 fielding percentage. Carey is the programís all-time leader in sacrifice hits (14), ranks fifth all-time in sacrifice flies, sixth in triples and is ninth all-time in career at-bats.

 

 

 

As a senior in 2013, Carey was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 38 games, starting all of them. Carey batted .331 (45-for-136) with 45 hits, six doubles, two triples, 18 RBI, 13 walks, seven stolen bases and 24 runs scored. He owned a .404 slugging percentage, a .406 on-base percentage and a .986 fielding percentage. Carey led RIC in on-base percentage, finished the season tied for the team lead in batting average, finished in a tie for second on the team in both stolen bases and walks, and ranked third in runs, hits and slugging percentage. His eight sacrifice hits on the year set the programís single season record.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2012, Carey played in 35 games, starting 30 of them. He batted .235 (23-for-98) with 16 runs scored, 23 hits, three doubles, two triples, eight RBI, 13 walks and three stolen bases. Carey owned a .306 slugging percentage, a .325 on-base percentage and a .985 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2011, Carey played in 38 games, starting 37 of them. He batted .252 (30-for-119) with 18 runs scored, 30 hits, three doubles, three triples, 10 RBI and 11 stolen bases. Carey owned a .328 slugging percentage, a .316 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage. He finished the season second on the team in steals.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2010, Carey played in 37 games, starting 32 of them. He batted .252 (31-for-123) with 26 runs scored, 31 hits, five doubles, three triples, one home run, 17 RBI and nine stolen bases. Carey owned a .366 slugging percentage, a .352 on-base percentage and a .972 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

He is a community health major with a minor in coaching and a 2009 graduate of South Kingstown High School.

 

 

 

Senior pitcher Mike Farias (West Greenwich, RI) wrapped up his two-year career at RIC having appeared in 20 games, starting seven of them. He was 3-4 with 40 strikeouts and a 8.10 ERA in 50 innings of work.

 

 

 

As a senior in 2013, Farias appeared in 12 games, starting five of them. He was 2-3 with 25 strikeouts and an 8.70 ERA in 30.0 innings on the mound. Farias finished the season tied for the team lead in pitching appearances, while ranking fourth in games started and fifth in both strikeouts and innings pitched.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2012, Farias appeared in eight games, starting two of them. He was 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA, 15 strikeouts and one complete game in 20 innings pitched.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2011, Farias appeared in 11 games for the Community College of Rhode Island. He was 7-1 with a 2.84 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 57.0 innings pitched.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2010, Farias appeared in five games for the Community College of Rhode Island. He was 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 15.0 innings pitched.

 

 

 

He is a justice studies major and a 2009 graduate of Exeter-West Greenwich High School.

 

 

 

Senior pitcher Kyle Florio (Plantsville, CT) closed out his two-year career with the Anchormen having appeared in 16 games, starting one of them. He was 0-2 with one save, 16 strikeouts and a 6.30 ERA in 30 innings pitched.

 

 

 

As a senior in 2013, Florio appeared in nine games out of the bullpen. He was 0-1 with 12 strikeouts and a 4.37 ERA in 22.2 innings of relief.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2012, Florio appeared in seven games, starting one of them. He was 0-1 with one save, a 12.27 ERA and four strikeouts in 7.1 innings on the hill.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2011, Florio appeared in eight games for UConn Avery Point. He was 4-2 with a 3.29 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 52 innings pitched.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2010, Florio was 3-1 with a 2.23 ERA in 36.1 innings pitched to go along with 11 strikeouts while at UConn Avery Point.

 

 

 

He is a secondary education major with a concentration in math and a 2009 graduate of H.C. Wilcox Technical High School.

 

 

 

Senior pitcher David Hoey (Lincoln, RI) wrapped up his four-year career at Rhode Island College having appeared in 46 games, starting 29 of them. He was 13-14 with one save, 155 strikeouts, four complete games, two shutouts and a 4.14 ERA in 217.2 innings on the hill. Hoey ranks fifth all-time in career strikeouts, wins and innings pitched, while ranking seventh all-time in games started.

 

 

 

As a senior in 2013, Hoey appeared in 10 games, starting nine of them. He was 2-4 with 38 strikeouts and a 4.58 ERA in 55.0 innings of work. Hoey led the team in innings pitched, finished the season tied for the team lead in games started, and ranked second on the squad in strikeouts.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2012, Hoey was named First Team All-Little East. He appeared in 12 games, starting seven of them. Hoey was 6-2 with a 3.02 ERA, 46 strikeouts, three complete games and two shutouts in 59.2 innings of work. He led the Anchormen in ERA, wins, complete games and shutouts, while ranking second in innings pitched and strikeouts. Hoey was named the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week twice on the year.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2011, Hoey appeared in 14 games, starting nine of them. He was 3-6 with a 4.13 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 69.2 innings pitched. Hoey tied for the team lead in appearances, led the squad in strikeouts and was second in innings pitched.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2010, Hoey appeared in 10 games, starting four of them. He was 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 33.1 innings of work. 

 

 

 

He is a computer information systems major and a 2009 graduate of Lincoln High School.

 

 

 

Senior shortstop Zach Hubbard (Kissimmee, FL) was the only member of the Anchormen to play and start in all 39 games. He batted .321 (51-for-159) with 51 hits, nine doubles, 13 RBI, 14 walks, seven stolen bases and 28 runs scored. Hubbard owned a .377 slugging percentage, a .373 on-base percentage and an .892 fielding percentage. He led the team in runs, hits, and walks, ranked second in doubles, stolen bases, and total bases, and ranked third in batting average.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2012, Hubbard played in 21 games, starting 15 of them, while at High Point University. He batted .167 (8-for-48) with six runs scored, eight hits, one double, one stolen base and seven RBI. Hubbard owned a .255 on-base percentage, a .188 slugging percentage and a .917 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2011, Hubbard played in 40 games while at Lake-Sumter State College. He batted .286 (38-for-133) with 29 runs scored, 38 hits, 10 doubles, one home run, nine stolen bases and 20 RBI. Hubbard owned a .385 on-base percentage, a .383 slugging percentage and a .963 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2010, Hubbard played in 43 games while at Lake-Sumter State College. He batted .256 (33-for-129) with 18 runs scored, 33 hits, five doubles, one triple, one home run, three stolen bases and 16 RBI. Hubbard owned a .373 on-base percentage, a .333 slugging percentage and a .953 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

He is a health and wellness major and a 2009 graduate of Osceola High School.

 

 

 

Senior pitcher Andrew McKeon (Johnston, RI) closed out his three-year career at RIC having appeared in 22 games, starting five of them. He was 1-4 with one save, 30 strikeouts and a 6.91 ERA in 43 innings of work.

 

 

 

As a senior in 2013, McKeon appeared in eight games out of the bullpen. He went 0-1 with one save, five strikeouts and a 7.45 ERA in 9.2 innings pitched.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2010, McKeon appeared in six games, starting five of them. He went 1-3 with an 8.14 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2009, McKeon appeared in eight games. He went 0-0 with a team leading 4.38 ERA and three strikeouts in 12.1 innings pitched.

 

 

 

He is a health/physical education major with a minor in coaching and a 2008 graduate of Johnston High School.

 

 

 

Senior third baseman Cody Ortega (Kissimmee, FL) closed out his two-year career with the Anchormen having played in 66 games, starting 64 of them. He batted .252 (56-for-222) with 31 runs scored, 56 hits, seven doubles, one triple, one home run, 25 RBI, 16 walks and two stolen bases. Ortega owned a .306 slugging percentage, a .305 on-base percentage and an .834 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

As a senior in 2013, Ortega played in 23 games, starting 21 of them. He batted .188 (12-for-64) with 12 hits, two doubles, two RBI, five walks, one stolen base and nine runs scored. Ortega owned a .219 slugging percentage, a .246 on-base percentage and an .863 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2012, Ortega played in 43 games, starting all of them. He batted .278 (44-for-158) with 22 runs scored, 44 hits, five doubles, one triple, one homer, 23 RBI, 11 walks and one stolen base. Ortega owned a .342 slugging percentage, a .328 on-base percentage and an .820 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2011, Ortega played in 39 games for the Community College of Rhode Island. He batted .322 with 27 runs scored, 39 hits, eight doubles and 39 RBI.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2010, Ortega was named All-Region XXI while at the Community College of Rhode Island. He played in 14 games and batted .387 with 12 hits, five runs scored and six RBI.

 

 

 

He is a public relations major and a 2009 graduate of Osceola High School.

 

 

 

Junior pitcher Joe Brooks (Pawtucket, RI) sat out the season due to injury.

 

 

 

Junior outfielder Alex Verrecchia (Cranston, RI) played in 32 games, starting 31 of them. He batted .318 (35-for-110) with 35 hits, six doubles, one home run, 15 RBI, 13 walks, two stolen bases and 21 runs scored. Verrecchia owned a .400 slugging percentage, a .402 on-base percentage and a .926 fielding percentage. He ranked second on the team in on-base percentage and walks, while ranking fourth on the squad in batting average, slugging percentage and runs scored.

 

 

 

Junior first baseman Justin Rainville (Cumberland, RI) played in 38 games, starting 37 of them. He batted .241 (32-for-133) with 32 hits, seven doubles, one triple, one home run, 22 RBI, six walks, one stolen base and 15 runs scored. Rainville owned a .331 slugging percentage, a .288 on-base percentage and a .980 fielding percentage. He ranked second on the team in RBI and third in doubles.

 

 

 

Junior pitcher C.J. Tsoumakas (Hope, RI) appeared in 10 games, starting seven of them. He was 2-5 with 39 strikeouts and a 6.55 ERA in 45.1 innings on the hill. Tsoumakas led the team in strikeouts for the second straight season, while ranking third in both games started and innings pitched.

 

 

 

Sophomore second baseman Mario Albunia (Jersey City, NJ) played in 27 games, starting 25 of them. He batted .221 (17-for-77) with 17 hits, two doubles, seven RBI, six walks, one stolen base and 11 runs scored. Albunia owned a .247 slugging percentage, a .271 on-base percentage and a .922 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

Sophomore catcher Andrew Berlinsky (North Kingstown, RI) played in five games, starting two of them. He batted .083 (1-for-12) with one single for the season. Berlinsky owned a 1.000 fielding percentage on the year.

 

 

 

Sophomore second baseman Tyler Collins (Cranston, RI) played in 19 games, starting 14 of them. He batted .232 (13-for-56) with 13 hits, eight RBI, two walks, one stolen base and five runs scored. Collins owned a .232 slugging percentage, a .271 on-base percentage and a .937 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

Sophomore pitcher Dylan Cummiskey (Warwick, RI) appeared in 12 games, starting four of them. He was 0-5 with one complete game, 27 strikeouts and a 5.35 ERA in 37.0 innings pitched. Cummiskey finished the season tied for the team in lead in appearances, while ranking fourth in both strikeouts and innings pitched.

 

 

 

Sophomore outfielder Dean Grasso (Cranston, RI) played in 37 games, starting all of them. He batted .270 (37-for-137) with 37 hits, four doubles, seven triples, one home run, 20 RBI, 12 walks, 12 stolen bases and 21 runs scored. Grasso owned a .423 slugging percentage, a .331 on-base percentage and a .925 fielding percentage. He led the Anchormen in triples (which tied the program single season record) and stolen bases, ranked second in slugging percentage, and ranked third on the team in RBI and total bases (58). Grassoís seven triples ranked second in the Little East Conference.

 

 

 

Sophomore pitcher Stephen Lapatin (Cranston, RI) appeared in nine games, starting all of them. He was 2-3 with 29 strikeouts and a 5.72 ERA in 45.2 innings of work. Lapatin led all pitchers in games started, ranked second in innings pitched, and third in strikeouts.

 

 

 

Sophomore pitcher Kyle Morvan (Smithfield, RI) appeared in nine games, starting one of them. He was 1-0 with 17 strikeouts and a 5.57 ERA in 21.0 innings pitched.

 

 

 

Sophomore pitcher Cody Perras (Exeter, RI) appeared in eight games, starting one of them. He was 1-1 with five strikeouts and a 13.50 ERA in 11.1 innings of work.

 

 

 

Sophomore outfielder Chris Siravo (Wakefield, RI) played in 18 games, starting nine of them. He batted .200 (6-for-30) with six hits, one double, seven walks, one stolen base and four runs scored. Siravo owned a .233 slugging percentage, a .385 on-base percentage and a .950 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

Freshman first baseman Andreas Brackett (Woonsocket, RI) played in 10 games, starting four of them. He batted .167 (3-for-18) with three hits, one double, one RBI, one walk and three runs scored. Brackett owned a .222 slugging percentage, a .250 on-base percentage and a .962 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

Freshman catcher Matt Billington (Cumberland, RI) played in 12 games, starting 10 of them. He batted .065 (2-for-31) with two hits, one double, one RBI, five walks, and four runs scored. Billington owned a .097 slugging percentage, a .189 on-base percentage and a .963 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

Freshman third baseman Justin Costa (Cranston, RI) played in 30 games, starting 22 of them. He batted .244 (22-for-90) with 22 hits, four doubles, one triple, two homers, 16 RBI, two walks and 10 runs scored. Costa owned a .378 slugging percentage, a .277 on-base percentage and an .877 fielding percentage. He ranked second on the team in home runs and fifth on the team in both RBI and slugging percentage.

 

 

 

Freshman infielder Austin Finck (Greenfield, MA) played in seven games. He batted .333 (1-for-3) with one single for the season.

 

 

 

Freshman catcher Matt Foley (Seekonk, MA) played in 38 games, starting all of them. He batted .331 (47-for-142) with 47 hits, 14 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 29 RBI, 10 walks, two stolen bases and 25 runs scored. Foley owned a .620 slugging percentage, a .379 on-base percentage and a .989 fielding percentage. He finished the season tied for the team in lead in batting average and led the team in doubles, home runs, RBI, total bases (88) and slugging percentage, while ranking second in runs, hits and triples. Foley finished the season tied for the Little East Conference lead in home runs, while ranking fourth in the LEC in both doubles and total bases. He was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once on the season.

 

 

 

Freshman pitcher Billy Morris (Warwick, RI) appeared in two games. He was 0-0 with two strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in 2.0 innings of relief.