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June 1, 2016

 

2016 Rhode Island College Baseball Summary

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Scott Virgulak’s (Career Record: 128-140-2; .478) team finished the 2016 season with a 13-22-2 record overall and a 2-12 (eighth place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

 

 

Senior shortstop Gian Abbruzzese (North Providence, RI) wrapped up his career at Rhode Island College having played in 66 games, starting 63 of them. He batted .215 (42-for-195) with 42 hits, six doubles, one home run, 14 walks, 17 RBI and 21 runs scored. Abbruzzese owned a .262 slugging percentage, a .303 on-base percentage and a .901 fielding percentage.

 

As a senior in 2016, Abbruzzese played in 22 games, starting all of them. He batted .224 (15-for-67) with 15 hits, two doubles, one home run, five walks, four RBI and nine runs scored. Abbruzzese owned a .299 slugging percentage, .293 on-base percentage and a .931 fielding percentage.

 

As a junior in 2015, Abbruzzese 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2014, Abbruzzese 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 an 11.25 ERA in 4.0 innings on the hill.

 

As a freshman in 2013, Abbruzzese played at the Community College of Rhode Island.

 

Abbruzzese is a management major and a 2012 graduate of North Providence High School.

 

Senior outfielder Andrew Berlinsky (North Kingstown, RI) wrapped up his career at Rhode Island College having played in 32 games, starting 15 of them. He batted .121 (8-for-66) with eight hits, 10 walks, three RBI and six runs scored.

 

As a senior in 2016, Berlinsky played in 14 games, starting nine of them. He batted .182 (6-for-33) with six hits, six walks, three RBI and six runs scored. Berlinsky owned a .182 slugging percentage, a .325 on-base percentage and a .833 fielding percentage.

 

As a junior in 2015, Berlinsky played in 13 games, starting four of them. 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2013, Berlinsky 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.

 

As a freshman in 2012, Berlinsky played at Western New England.

 

Berlinsky is a management major and a 2011 graduate of North Kingstown High School.

 

Senior pitcher Kory Lawrence (Woonsocket, RI) wrapped up his RIC having appeared in 26 games out of the bullpen. He registered a 3-2 record with 18 strikeouts and a 10.36 ERA in 24.1 innings pitched.

 

As a senior in 2016, Lawrence appeared in 15 games. He posted a 2-1 record with nine strikeouts and an 8.56 ERA in 13.2 innings pitched. Lawrence was tied for the team lead in wins (two).

 

As a junior in 2015, Lawrence appeared in 11 games out of the bullpen. 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.

 

Lawrence competed at the Community College of Rhode Island during his freshman and sophomore campaigns. 

 

Lawrence is a physical/health education major and a 2012 graduate of Woonsocket High School.

 

Senior pitcher Dylan Pingitore (Johnston, RI) wrapped up his two years in an Anchorman uniform having appeared in 19 games, starting 17 of them. He owned a 5-6 record with 76 strikeouts and a 3.23 ERA in 106.0 innings of work.

 

As a senior in 2016, Pingitore was named the team’s MVP. He appeared in nine games, starting all of them. Pingitore posted a 2-4 record with 46 strikeouts and a 3.51 ERA in 59.0 innings of work. He led the team in starts (nine), complete games (three), innings pitched, strikeouts and was tied for the team lead in wins (two). Pingitore was named the Little East Pitcher of the Week once on the season.

 

As a junior in 2015, Pingitore 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.

 

Pingitore played at the Community College of Rhode Island during his freshman and sophomore campaigns.

 

Pingitore is a nursing major and a 2011 graduate of Johnston High School.

 

Junior right fielder/pitcher Edward Apice (North Kingstown, RI) played in 37 games, starting all of them. He batted .323 (43-for-133) with 43 hits, 12 doubles, six home runs, nine walks, 35 RBI, 25 runs scored and two stolen bases. Apice owned a .549 slugging percentage, .406 on-base percentage and a .941 fielding percentage. On the mound, Apice appeared in five games, starting three of them. He owned a 1-1 record with 17 strikeouts and a 5.60 ERA in 17.2 innings of work. Apice led the team in batting average, hits, doubles, homers, RBI, slugging percentage and hit by pitch (11). He was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the season.

 

Junior left fielder Austin Barry (North Kingstown, RI) played in 36 games, starting all of them. He batted .304 (42-for-138) with 42 hits, six doubles, one triple, four home runs, five walks, 22 RBI, 27 runs scored and a team-high five steals. Barry owned a .449 slugging percentage, .368 on-base percentage and a .902 fielding percentage.

 

Junior first baseman Andreas Brackett (Woonsocket, RI) played in 11 games, starting eight of them. He batted .200 (5-for-25) with five hits, one double, 10 walks, two RBI and five runs scored. Brackett owned a .240 slugging percentage, .429 on-base percentage and a .962 fielding percentage.

 

Junior pitcher Stewart Braman (Middletown, RI) appeared in 11 games, starting one of them. He posted a 1-1 record with 10 strikeouts and a 7.16 ERA in 16.1 innings of work.

 

Junior catcher Nate Cahoone (Westerly, RI) played in 13 games, starting five of them. He batted .172 (5-for-29) with five hits, one double, one walk, four RBI and six runs scored. Cahoone owned a .207 slugging percentage, a .200 on-base percentage and a .967 fielding percentage.

 

Junior third baseman Scott Linnane (North Kingstown, RI) played in 35 games, starting 33 of them. He batted .250 (29-for-116) with 29 hits, three doubles, one triple, two home runs, eight walks, 13 RBI, 19 runs scored and two stolen bases. Linnane owned a .345 slugging percentage, a .315 on-base percentage and a .929 fielding percentage.

 

Junior first baseman TJ Lynch (South Kingstown, RI) played in 35 games, starting all of them. He batted .320 (39-for-122) with 39 hits, nine doubles, one triple, five home runs, 22 walks, 31 RBI, 21 runs scored and two stolen bases. Lynch owned a .533 slugging percentage, a .436 on-base percentage and a .974 fielding percentage. He ranked first on the team in putouts (197), on-base percentage and walks, while ranking second in batting average, doubles, homers, RBI and slugging percentage. Lynch was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the season.

 

Junior catcher Tyler Rains (North Kingstown, RI) played in 33 games, starting 32 of them. He batted .274 (32-for-117) with 32 hits, five doubles, three home runs, six walks, 19 RBI, 11 runs scored and one stolen base. Rains owned a .393 slugging percentage, a .320 on-base percentage and a .956 fielding percentage.

 

Junior pitcher Jake Roy (Seekonk, MA) appeared in 18 games out of the bullpen. He posted a 1-2 record with 21 strikeouts and a 3.16 ERA in 31.1 innings pitched. Roy led the team in ERA.

 

Junior pitcher PJ Watson (Cheshire, CT) appeared in nine games, starting eight of them. He posted a 2-4 record with 30 strikeouts and an 8.04 ERA in 43.2 innings pitched. Watson was tied for the team lead in wins and ranked second in both starts and innings pitched.

 

Sophomore first baseman Collin Costa (East Providence, RI) played in two games. He batted 1.000 (1-for-1) with one hit and one RBI. Costa posted a 1.000 slugging percentage and a 1.000 on-base percentage.

 

Sophomore center fielder Brad Douglas (Wakefield, RI) played in 37 games, starting all of them. He batted .301 (41-for-136) with 41 hits, four doubles, one home run, 17 walks, 27 RBI, 30 runs scored and four stolen bases. Douglas owned a .353 slugging percentage, a .409 on-base percentage and a .968 fielding percentage. He led the team in runs scored and was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the year.

 

Sophomore pitcher Daniel Greaves (Warwick, RI) appeared in 11 games, starting seven of them. He owned a 1-3 record with 32 strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA in 40.0 innings of work. Greaves was tied for second on the team with one complete game.

 

Sophomore pitcher Myles Levy (Cranston, RI) appeared in 15 games, starting three of them. He posted a 1-3 record with 22 strikeouts and a 4.89 ERA in 42.1 innings of work. Levy was tied for second on the team with one complete game.

 

Sophomore pitcher Jake Murray (Middletown, RI) appeared in five games, starting five of them. He posted a 1-3 record with 17 strikeouts and a 7.11 ERA in 25.1 innings pitched. Murray was tied for second on the team with one complete game.

 

Sophomore designated hitter Frank Pettinato (Cranston, RI) played in 29 games, starting 26 of them. He batted .152 (14-for-92) with 14 hits, two doubles, one home run, seven walks, 11 RBI and four runs scored. Pettinato owned a .207 slugging percentage, .218 on-base percentage and a.986 fielding percentage.

 

Sophomore second baseman Shaun Vigeant (Coventry, RI) played in 37 games, starting all of them. He batted .212 (31-for-146) with 31 hits, four doubles, three triples, four RBI, 17 walks and 25 runs scored. Vigeant owned a .281 slugging percentage, a .307 on-base percentage and a .934 fielding percentage. He ranked first on the team in at-bats, triples and assists (97).

 

Freshman second baseman Sam Alkins (East Greenwich, RI) played in 12 games, starting five of them. He batted .105 (2-for-19) with two hits, five walks and five runs scored. Alkins posted a .105 slugging percentage, .292 on-base percentage and a .923 fielding percentage.

 

Freshman pitcher Justin Conti (Lincoln, RI) appeared in 10 games, starting one of them. He posted a 1-0 record with 10 strikeouts and an 8.78 ERA in 13.1 innings of work.

 

Freshman outfielder Erik O’Connell (Coventry, RI) played in seven games, starting two of them. He batted .286 (4-for-14) with four hits, three walks, two RBI and four runs scored. O’Connell owned a .286 slugging percentage, a .412 on-base percentage and a .750 fielding percentage.

 

Freshman third baseman Nicholas Palumbo (Coventry, RI) played in four games, starting one of them. He batted .143 (1-for-7) with one hit and two runs scored on the year. Palumbo posted a .143 slugging percentage, a .333 on-base percentage and a .333 fielding percentage.

 

Freshman catcher Jake Petrin (Lincoln, RI) played in 10 games, starting eight of them. He batted .118 (2-for-17) with two hits, five walks, three RBI and three runs scored. Petrin posted a .118 slugging percentage, a .400 on-base percentage and a .980 fielding percentage.