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August 18, 2015

 

2015 Rhode Island College Baseball Season Summary

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Scott Virgulak’s (Career Record: 115-118, .494) team finished the 2015 season with a 21-13 record overall and a 9-5 (third place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

RIC secured the third overall seed for the 2015 Little East Conference Tournament on the final day of the regular season. The Anchormen dropped the opening game of the tourney, 11-5, to fourth-seeded UMass Boston on May. 6. The Anchormen saw their season end at the hands of top-seeded and the eventual conference champions, Southern Maine, 6-2 on May 7.

 

 

 

Senior pitcher Joe Brooks (Pawtucket, RI) wrapped up his career at Rhode Island College having appeared in 39 games out of the bullpen. He posted a 3-1 career record with three saves, to go along 47 strikeouts and a 4.91 ERA in 51.1 innings of work. Brooks ranks sixth all-time in career appearances.

 

As a senior in 2015, Brooks made 14 appearances out of the bullpen. He sported a 2-0 record with a team-best two saves, 24 strikeouts and a 2.70 ERA in 26.2 innings of work. Brooks led the team in saves and opponents’ batting average (.219), while ranking second on the team in appearances and ERA.

 

As a junior in 2014, Brooks 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, Brooks appeared in eight games. He was 0-0 with a 6.48 ERA and eight strikeouts in 8.1 innings on the mound.

 

As a freshman in 2011, Brooks appeared in eight games. He was 1-0 with a 7.27 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 8.2 innings pitched.

 

Brooks is a criminal justice major and a 2010 graduate of St. Raphael Academy.

 

Senior catcher Tyler Collins (Cranston, RI) wrapped up his RIC career having played in 37 games, starting 19 of them. He batted .207 (18-for-87) with 18 hits, 13 RBI and seven walks. Collins owned a .207 slugging percentage, a .281 on-base percentage and a .941 fielding percentage.

 

As a senior in 2015, Collins played in four games. He batted .167 (1-for-6) with one hit, one RBI and one walk. Collins owned a .167 slugging percentage and a .286 fielding percentage.

 

As a junior in 2014, Collins 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2013, Collins 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.

 

As a freshman in 2012, Collins played in four games, starting one of them. He batted .143 (1-for-7) two runs scored, one hit, two RBI and two walks. Collins owned a .143 slugging percentage, a .333 on-base percentage and a .905 fielding percentage.

 

Collins is a management major and a 2011 graduate of Cranston High School West.

 

Senior pitcher Dylan Cummiskey (Warwick, RI) wrapped up his career at Rhode Island College having appeared in 42 games, starting 29 of them. He owns a 11-12 career record with 134 strikeouts and a 5.39 ERA in 183.2 innings of work. Cummiskey is tied for eighth all-time in starts (29), is 10th in innings pitched (183.2) and strikeouts (134).

 

As a senior in 2015, Cummiskey was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He appeared in eight games, starting all of them. He posted a 6-1 record with 40 strikeouts and a 2.65 ERA in 54.1 innings of work. Cummiskey ranked first on the team, and second in the conference, in wins, while leading the team in ERA, complete games (3) and innings pitched.

 

As a junior in 2014, Cummiskey 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2013, he appeared in 12 games, starting four of them. Cummiskey was 0-5 with one complete game, 27 strikeouts and a 5.35 ERA in 37.0 innings pitched. He finished the season tied for the team in lead in appearances, while ranking fourth in both strikeouts and innings pitched.

 

As a freshman in 2012, Cummiskey appeared in 11 games, starting nine of them. He was 3-2 with a 7.50 ERA, 39 strikeouts and one complete game in 48 innings of work. Cummiskey ranked second on the squad in games started and was third in strikeouts.

 

Cummiskey is an operations management major and a 2010 graduate of Toll Gate High School.

 

Senior pitcher William Dawson (Narragansett, RI) wrapped up his career in an Anchorman uniform having appeared in six games on the season. He posted one save on the season with three strikeouts and a 9.45 ERA in 6.2 innings of work.

 

As a junior in 2012, Dawson appeared in five games while at Fitchburg State. He was 0-1 with a 15.60 ERA and six strikeouts in 6.1 innings pitched.

 

As a sophomore in 2011, Dawson appeared in two games while at Fitchburg State. He was 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA and three strikeouts in 6.2 innings pitched.

 

As a freshman in 2010, Dawson played at the Community College of Rhode Island.

 

Dawson is a communications major and a 2009 graduate of Narragansett High School.

 

Senior right fielder Patrick Rogers (Waterford, CT) wrapped up his RIC career having played in 48 games, starting 45 of them. He batted .325 (52-for-160) with 52 hits, 12 doubles, five home runs, 41 RBI and 10 walks.  Rogers owned a .494 slugging percentage, a .354 on-base percentage and a .974 fielding percentage.

 

As a senior in 2015, Rogers was named First Team All-Little East. He played in 32 games, starting all of them. Rogers batted .379 (44-for-116) with 44 hits, 10 doubles, five home runs, 34 RBI, seven walks and 23 runs scored. Rogers registered a .595 slugging percentage, a .405 on-base percentage and a .979 fielding percentage. He ranked first on the team in doubles, while ranking second in homers and RBI.

 

As a junior in 2014, Rogers 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2013, he played in 21 games while at UConn Avery Point. He batted .339 (20-for-59) with 13 runs scored, 20 hits, five doubles, one home run, three stolen bases and 19 RBI. Rogers owned a .412 on-base percentage, a .475 slugging percentage and a .875 fielding percentage.

 

As a freshman in 2012, Rogers played in 25 games while at UConn Avery Point. He batted .232 (13-for-56) with 10 runs scored, 13 hits, three doubles, one triple, one home run, four stolen bases and nine RBI. Rogers owned a .323 on-base percentage, a .375 slugging percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

Patrick is a healthcare administration major and a 2011 graduate of Waterford High School.

 

Senior third baseman Tyler Santaniello (Cumberland, RI) wrapped up his RIC career having played in 69 games, starting all of them. He batted .298 (72-for-242) with 72 hits, 20 doubles, four triples, 32 RBI and 14 walks. Santaniello posted a .413 slugging percentage, .343 on-base percentage and a .947 fielding percentage.

 

As a senior in 2015, Santaniello was one of three Anchormen to start all 34 games. He batted .308 (37-for-120) with 37 hits, nine doubles, one triple, 19 RBI, seven walks and 20 runs scored. Santaniello owned a .400 slugging percentage, a .351 on-base percentage and a .917 fielding percentage. He ranked second on the team in both doubles and assists on the year.

 

As a junior in 2014, Santaniello 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2013, he played in 28 games while at the Community College of Rhode Island. Santaniello batted .253 (21-for-83) with 12 runs scored, 21 hits, three doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI. He owned a .308 on-base percentage, a .361 slugging percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

As a freshman in 2012, Santaniello played in 34 games while at the Community College of Rhode Island. He batted .383 (44-for-115) with 21 runs scored, 44 hits, eight doubles, one home run, and 22 RBI. Santaniello owned a .405 on-base percentage and .478 slugging percentage.

 

Santaniello is a communications major and a 2011 graduate of Lincoln High School.

 

Junior shortstop Gian Abbruzzese (North Providence, RI) played in 14 games, starting 12 of them. He batted .250 (10-for-40) with 10 hits, three doubles, eight RBI, three walks and five runs scored. Abbruzzese owned a .325 slugging percentage, a .348 on-base percentage and a .878 fielding percentage.

 

Junior left fielder Andrew Berlinsky (North Kingstown, RI) played in 13 games on the season, starting four. He batted .048 (1-for-21) with one hit and four walks. Berlinsky owned a .231 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

Junior catcher Matt Foley (Seekonk, MA) capped an outstanding junior season by being named a First Team All-American by both the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings and D3Baseball.com.  He was also named First Team All-New England by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA), D3Baseball.com and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings. Foley was a First Team All-Little East and team MVP selection.

 

He was one of three Anchormen to start all 34 games on the season. Foley batted .453 (53-for-117) with 53 hits, 10 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs, 45 RBI, 15 walks and 43 runs scored. He owned a .872 slugging percentage, a.515 on-base percentage and a .988 fielding percentage. Foley won the Little East Conference Triple Crown, leading the league in batting average (.453), RBI (45) and home runs (11). He was a three-time Little East Player of the Week selection, while being named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Div. III Player of the Week once on the year. Foley led the Anchormen in eight major offensive categories.

 

Junior pitcher Kory Lawrence (Woonsocket, RI) appeared in 11 games out of the bullpen on the season. He went 1-1 with nine strikeouts and a 12.66 ERA in 10.2 innings of work. Lawrence ranked second on the team with one save on the year.

 

Junior pitcher Dylan Pingitore (Johnston, RI) appeared in 10 games on the season, starting eight of them. He was 3-2 with 30 strikeouts and a 2.87 ERA in 47.0 innings of work. Pingitore ranked first on the team in starts, second in both innings pitched and complete games, while ranking third in ERA and strikeouts. He pitched a complete game no-hitter against UMass Dartmouth on Apr. 14.  

 

Junior designated hitter Angelo St. Laurent (Cranston, RI) played in 27 games, starting 26 of them. He batted .229 (19-for-83) with 19 hits, four doubles, one triple, three home runs, 12 RBI, 10 walks and 13 runs scored. He owned a .410 slugging percentage, a .326 on-base percentage and a .985 fielding percentage. St. Laurent’s three homers ranked third on the team. As a pitcher, he appeared in three games, starting two of them. He registered six strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA in 10.0 innings pitched.

 

Sophomore catcher Nate Cahoone (Westerly, RI) played in six games, starting three of them. He had one RBI, one walk and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

Sophomore second baseman Rob DeCosta (Cranston, RI) played in 14 games, starting seven of them. He batted .233 (7-for-30) with seven hits, one double, four RBI, two walks and seven runs scored. He recorded a .267 slugging percentage, a .281 on-base percentage and a .865 fielding percentage.

 

Sophomore infielder Scott Linnane (North Kingstown, RI) played in six games. He batted .250 (1-for-4) with one hit. He owned a .250 slugging percentage, a .250 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

Sophomore catcher Tyler Rains (North Kingstown, RI) played in 13 games, starting 12 of them. He batted .128 (5-for-39) with five hits, three RBI, five walks and four runs scored. Rains owned a .128 slugging percentage, a .244 on-base percentage and a .989 fielding percentage.

 

Sophomore relief pitcher Jake Roy (Seekonk, MA) appeared in 17 games. He was 2-2 with 14 strikeouts and a 4.05 ERA in 26.2 innings of work.  

 

Freshman first baseman Collin Costa (East Providence, RI) played in two games on the season. He recorded two putouts.

 

Freshman center fielder Brad Douglas (Wakefield, RI) was named the Little East Conference Co-Rookie of the Year. He played in 32 games, starting all of them. Douglas batted .400 (50-for-125) with 50 hits, five doubles, nine RBI, 14 walks and 31 runs scored. He owned a .440 slugging percentage, a .469 on-base percentage and a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. Douglas led the team in fielding percentage, ranked second in at-bats, hits, walks and on-base percentage, while ranking third on the team in batting average, runs, steals and putouts.

 

Freshman pitcher Antonio Graziano (Smithfield, RI) was a reserve on the team.

 

Freshman pitcher Daniel Greaves (Cranston, RI) appeared in seven games, making two starts. He was 2-1 to go along with 12 strikeouts and a 9.95 ERA in 12.2 innings of work. 

 

Freshman pitcher Myles Levy (Cranston, RI) appeared in four games, starting one of them. He was 0-1 with four strikeouts and an 8.59 ERA in 7.1 innings out of the bullpen.

 

Freshman outfielder Rich McNeil (West Warwick, RI) played in three games. He batted .333 (1-for-3) with one hit, a double and one RBI. He registered one putout on the season.

 

Freshman pitcher Jake Murray (Middletown, RI) appeared in 10 games, starting seven of them. He was 4-2 with 34 strikeouts and a 3.12 ERA in 43.1 innings pitched. Murray ranked second on the team in both wins and strikeouts.

 

Freshman first baseman Frank Pettinato (Cranston, RI) played in 29 games, starting 27 of them. He batted .293 (29-for-99) with 29 hits, four doubles, two triples, two home runs, 16 RBI, four walks and 14 runs scored. Pettinato owned a .434 slugging percentage, a .324 on-base percentage and a .991 fielding percentage. He ranked first on the team with 216 putouts and was second on the team with a .991 fielding percentage.

 

Freshman second baseman Shaun Vigeant (Coventry, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East. He was one of three Anchormen to play and start in all 34 games. Vigeant batted .309 (42-for-136) with 42 hits, six doubles, one triple, one home run, 14 RBI, eight walks, five stolen bases and 36 runs scored. He tallied a .390 slugging percentage, a .360 on-base percentage and a .962 fielding percentage. Vigeant led the team in at-bats and assists, while ranking second in runs and stolen bases. He was named Little East Rookie of the Week once on the season.