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May 28, 2014

 

2014 Rhode Island College Baseball Summary
(13-23 Overall; 5-9 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Scott Virgulakís (Career record: 94-105, .472) team finished the 2014 season with a 13-23 overall record and a 5-9 (sixth place) in the Little East Conference.

 

After securing the sixth seed in the 2014 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament, the Anchormen fell to top-seeded Eastern Connecticut, 9-5, in the opening contest on May 7 before bouncing back to eliminate No. 5 Plymouth State with a 7-4 win on May 8. RIC finally saw its season come to a close the following afternoon in a 10-0 loss to No. 2 Southern Maine, the eventual Little East Conference Champion.

 

 

 

Senior center fielder Justin Costa (Cranston, RI) wrapped up his two-year career at RIC having played in 64 games, starting 54 of them. He batted .286 (61-for-213) with 34 runs scored, 61 hits, 11 doubles, one triple, two homers, 22 RBI, 16 walks and eight stolen bases. Costa owned a .376 slugging percentage, a .356 on-base percentage and a .919 fielding percentage.

 

As a senior in 2014, Costa played in 34 games, starting 32 of them. He batted .317 (39-for-123) with 39 hits, seven doubles, six RBI, 14 walks, eight stolen bases and 24 runs scored. Costa owned a .374 slugging percentage, a .408 on-base percentage and a .955 fielding percentage. He led the Anchormen in stolen bases, on-base percentage, and runs scored, ranked second in hits, doubles and batting average, and ranked third on the team in walks and total bases (46).

 

As a junior in 2013, Costa 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. 

 

Prior to his time at Rhode Island College, Costa attended the University of Rhode Island.

 

Costa is a justice studies major and a 2009 graduate of Cranston High School West.

 

Senior first baseman Justin Rainville (Cumberland, RI) closed out his two-year career with the Anchormen having played in 73 games, starting 71 of them. He batted .260 (64-for-246) with 64 hits, 14 doubles, one triple, three home runs, 38 RBI, 17 walks, one stolen base and 32 runs scored. Rainville owned a .362 slugging percentage, a .316 on-base percentage and a .979 fielding percentage.

 

As a senior in 2014, Rainville played in 35 games, starting 34 of them. He batted .283 (32-for-117) with 32 hits, seven doubles, two home runs, 16 RBI, 11 walks and 17 runs scored. Rainville owned a .398 slugging percentage, a .349 on-base percentage and a .979 fielding percentage. He finished the season in a tie for the team lead in home runs, was tied for second on the squad in both doubles and RBI, and ranked third in slugging percentage.

 

As a junior in 2013, Rainville 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2011, Rainville played in 36 games for the Community College of Rhode Island. He batted .310 (40-for-129) with 24 runs scored, 40 hits, 33 RBI, nine doubles, one triple and one stolen bases. Rainville owned a .350 on-base percentage, a .395 slugging percentage and a .703 fielding percentage.

 

As a freshman in 2010, Rainville played in 22 games for the Community College of Rhode Island. He batted .328 (22-for-67) with 14 runs scored, 22 hits, 11 RBI, four doubles, one home run and four stolen bases. Rainville owned a .392 on-base percentage, a .433 slugging percentage and a .667 fielding percentage.

 

Rainville is a business management major and a 2008 graduate of Woonsocket High School. 

 

Senior pitcher C.J. Tsoumakas (Hope, RI) finished his four-year career at Rhode Island College having appeared in 47 games, starting 38 of them. He went 18-18 with 201 strikeouts, five complete games, one shutout and a 5.10 ERA in 236.2 innings of work. Tsoumakas ranks second all-time in program history in games started and strikeouts, third all-time in innings pitched and fourth all-time in wins.

 

As a senior in 2014, Tsoumakas was named the teamís MVP. He appeared in 12 games, starting 11 of them. Tsoumakas went 5-6 with 51 strikeouts, three complete games and a 5.62 ERA in 64.0 innings pitched. He led the Anchormen in games started, strikeouts and innings pitched, while finishing tied for the team lead in wins and complete games. Tsoumakas also ranked third in the Little East Conference in strikeouts. He was named the Little East Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week once on the year.

 

As a junior in 2013, Tsoumakas 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. 

 

As a sophomore in 2012, Tsoumakas appeared in 12 games, starting 11 of them. He was 4-5 with a 5.43 ERA, 70 strikeouts, two complete games and one shutout in 63 innings pitched. Tsoumakas led the Anchormen in games started, innings pitched and strikeouts, while tying for third on the team in wins. He was named the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week twice on the year. His 70 strikeouts on the year ranked third all-time in single-season program history.

 

As a freshman in 2011, Tsoumakas appeared in 13 games, starting nine of them. He was 7-2 with a 3.22 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 64.1 innings pitched. Tsoumakas tied for third on the team in appearances. He led the team in wins, which tied for the fourth-most in a single season in program history, and ERA. Tsoumakas was third in both strikeouts and innings pitched. He was named the LEC Rookie of the Week twice on the season.

 

Tsoumakas is a business major and a 2010 graduate of La Salle Academy.

 

Senior pitcher Brad Van Fechtmann (East Greenwich, RI) appeared in 14 games, starting three of them as a senior in 2014. He went 0-5 with 21 strikeouts, one complete game, one save and a 4.22 ERA in 49.0 innings of work. Van Fechtmann finished the season tied for the team lead in both appearances and saves, while ranking third in ERA and innings pitched.

 

As a junior in 2013, Van Fechtmann appeared in two games while at the University of North Alabama. He was 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and one strikeout in two innings pitched.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, Van Fechtmann appeared in two games while at the University of North Alabama. He was 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA in one inning pitched.

 

Prior to his time at Rhode Island College and the University of North Alabama, Van Fechtmann attended the University of Rhode Island.

 

Van Fechtmann is a business management major and a 2009 graduate of East Greenwich High School.

 

Junior second baseman/shortstop Dean Beshansky (Cumberland, RI) was the only member of the Anchormen to play in all 36 games on the season, starting 35 of them. He batted .263 (35-for-133) with 35 hits, four doubles, one triple, 11 RBI, 18 walks and 21 runs scored. Beshansky owned a .308 slugging percentage, a .349 on-base percentage and a .935 fielding percentage. He led the team in walks, ranked second in runs scored and triples and finished in a tie for third on the squad in hits.

 

Junior pitcher Joe Brooks (Pawtucket, RI) appeared in nine games out of the bullpen. He was 0-1 with one save, four strikeouts and an 8.22 ERA in 7.2 innings of work. Brooks finished the season tied for the team lead in saves.

 

Junior second baseman Tyler Collins (Cranston, RI) played in 10 games, starting four of them. He batted .167 (3-for-18) with three hits, two RBI, two walks and four runs scored. Collins owned a .167 slugging percentage, a .286 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

Junior pitcher Dylan Cummiskey (Warwick, RI) appeared in 11 games, starting eight of them. He was 2-4 with 28 strikeouts and a 6.50 ERA in 44.1 innings of work. Cummiskey ranked third on the team in games started, wins and strikeouts.

 

Junior pitcher Kyle Morvan (Smithfield, RI) appeared in 13 games, starting 10 of them. He went 5-3 with 46 strikeouts, three complete games, one shutout and a 3.68 ERA in 63.2 innings on the mound. Morvan led the Anchormen in shutouts and finished the season tied for the team lead in wins and complete games, while ranking second in games started, ERA, strikeouts, innings pitched and opponents batting average against (.279). He also ranked fourth in the Little East Conference in strikeouts. Morvan was named the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week once on the season.

 

Junior center fielder Patrick Rogers (Waterford, CT) played in 16 games, starting 13 of them. He batted .182 (8-for-44) with eight hits, two doubles, seven RBI, three walks, one stolen base and four runs scored. Rogers owned a .227 slugging percentage, a .224 on-base percentage, and a .967 fielding percentage.

 

Junior outfielder/utility Tyler Santaniello (Cumberland, RI) played in 35 games, starting all of them. He batted .287 (35-for-122) with 35 hits, 11 doubles, three triples, 13 RBI, seven walks, one stolen base and 20 runs scored. Santaniello owned a .426 slugging percentage, a .336 on-base percentage and a .969 fielding percentage. He led the team in both doubles and triples, was tied for the team lead in total bases (52), ranked second on the squad in slugging percentage, and ranked third in batting average, hits and runs scored.

 

Sophomore shortstop Gian Abbruzzese (North Providence, RI) played in 30 games, starting 29 of them. He batted .200 (17-for-85) with 17 hits, one double, five RBI, six walks, one stolen base and seven runs scored. Abbruzzese owned a .212 slugging percentage, a .299 on-base percentage and an .890 fielding percentage. Abbruzzese also made one start as a pitcher. He was 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 11.25 ERA in 4.0 innings on the hill.

 

Sophomore second baseman Mario Albunia (Jersey City, NJ) played in six games, starting two of them. He batted .125 (1-for-8) with one single, one RBI and one run scored. Albunia owned a .125 slugging percentage, a .111 on-base percentage and a .933 fielding percentage.

 

Sophomore catcher Matt Billington (Cumberland, RI) played in 16 games, starting 14 of them. He batted .150 (6-for-40) with six hits, four RBI, four walks, one stolen base and four runs scored. Billington owned a .150 slugging percentage, a .227 on-base percentage and a .977 fielding percentage.

 

Sophomore first baseman Andreas Brackett (Woonsocket, RI) played in 10 games, starting two of them. He batted .167 (2-for-12) with two singles, one RBI, three walks and one run scored. Brackett owned a .167 slugging percentage, a .333 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

Sophomore right fielder Matt Foley (Seekonk, MA) was named Second Team All-Little East. He played in 31 games, starting 30 of them. Foley batted .373 (41-for-110) with 41 hits, six doubles, one triple, one home run, 23 RBI, six walks, one stolen base and 16 runs scored. He owned a .473 slugging percentage, a .402 on-base percentage and a .962 fielding percentage. Foley led the team in hits, RBI, batting average and slugging percentage, was tied for the team lead in total bases (52), and ranked second in on-base percentage and triples. His .373 average was also good for fifth in the Little East Conference.

 

Sophomore first baseman/pitcher Angelo St. Laurent (Cranston, RI) played in 26 games, starting 25 of them. He batted .261 (23-for-88) with 23 hits, three doubles, 16 RBI, 15 walks and nine runs scored. St. Laurent owned a .295 slugging percentage, a .371 on-base percentage and a .939 fielding percentage. He ranked second on the team in walks, finished in a tie for second on the squad in RBI and ranked third on the team on-base percentage. As a pitcher, St. Laurent appeared in six games, starting two of them. He went 0-2 with seven strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA in 25 innings on the hill. St. Laurent finished the season as the teamís leader in ERA and opponents batting average against (.278).

 

Freshman pitcher Aaron Bowen (Foster, RI) appeared in four games out of the bullpen. He was 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 13.50 ERA in 3.1 innings of work.

 

Freshman third baseman Brian Franco (Cranston, RI) played in five games. He batted .286 (2-for-7) with two singles. Franco owned a .286 slugging percentage, a .375 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

Freshman third baseman Sean Getman (Oneonta, NY) played in 35 games, starting all of them. He batted .239 (26-for-109) with 26 hits, two doubles, two home runs, 14 RBI, 12 walks, two stolen bases and 14 runs scored. Getman owned a .312 slugging percentage, a .352 on-base percentage and an .864 fielding percentage. He finished the season tied for the team lead in home runs and ranked second on the squad in stolen bases.

 

Freshman infielder Scott Linnane (North Kingstown, RI) played in seven games, starting one of them. He batted .167 (2-for-12) with two doubles and one run scored. Linnane owned a .333 slugging percentage, a .167 on-base percentage and a .750 fielding percentage.

 

Freshman pitcher Steven Perfetto (Johnston, RI) appeared in four games out of the bullpen. He was 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 3.38 ERA in 8.0 innings of work.

 

Freshman catcher Tyler Rains (North Kingstown, RI) played in 25 games, starting 22 of them. He batted .247 (19-for-77) with 19 hits, three doubles, one home run, 12 RBI, nine walks and nine runs scored. Rains owned a .325 slugging percentage, a .333 on-base percentage and a .958 fielding percentage.

 

Freshman outfielder Stephen Rush (Cranston, RI) played in seven games. He batted .333 (2-for-6) with two singles, one RBI, one walk and three runs scored. Rush owned a .333 slugging percentage, a .429 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

Freshman pitcher Jake Roy (Seekonk, MA) appeared in 14 games, starting one of them. He went 1-1 with 13 strikeouts and a 6.85 ERA in 22.1 innings pitched.  Roy finished the season tied for the team lead in appearances.