For Immediate Release

 

May 8, 2002

 

Rhode Island College Baseball

2002 Season Summary

Overall Record: 10-25; 2-12 (Eighth Place) in the Little East Conference

Providence, RI--Head Coach Jay Grenier's (Career Record: 237-123, .658) team finished the 2002 season with a 10-25 overall record and a 2-12 (eighth place) mark in the Little East Conference.

Senior right fielder Russ Barron (Cranston, RI) leaves RIC having played in 90 career games, starting 86 of them in three seasons. He posted a .284 career batting average with 317 at-bats, 51 runs, 90 hits, 26 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 41 RBI and six stolen bases. He owns a career .445 slugging percentage and a .370 career on-base percentage. Barron is fourth all-time at RIC in career doubles.

As a senior in 2002, the captain played in 35 games, starting all of them. He batted .301 with 21 runs, 40 hits, 11 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 22 RBI and two stolen bases. He recorded a .489 slugging percentage, a .377 on-base percentage and a .953 fielding percentage. Barron led the club in hits, was second in runs and third in RBI. He was one of only two players (Dave Quaglia) to start and play in each of the squad’s 35 contests.

As a junior in 2001, Barron played in 28 games, starting all of them. He batted .277 with 28 hits, 11 RBI, 19 runs, eight doubles, one home run and four stolen bases. He owned a .386 slugging percentage, a .390 on-base percentage and a .954 fielding percentage.

As a sophomore in 2000, he played in 27 games, starting 23 of them. He batted .265 with 83 at-bats, 11 runs, 22 hits, eight RBI, seven doubles, one triple, two home runs, 37 total bases with a .446 slugging percentage, a .330 on-base percentage and a .967 fielding percentage.

As a freshman in 1999, Barron played in the fall pre-season, but not the spring.

Barron is an elementary education major and a 1998 graduate of Cranston High School East.

Senior catcher Sean McNamara (Warwick, RI) leaves RIC having played in 53 games, starting 49 of them in two seasons. He posted a .226 career batting average with 186 at-bats, 26 runs, 42 hits, nine doubles, one home run and two stolen bases. He owns a career .290 slugging percentage and a .301 career on-base percentage as an Anchorman.

As a senior in 2002, the captain played in 27 games, starting 24 of them. He batted .232 with 14 runs, 22 hits, seven doubles, seven RBI and one stolen base. He owned a .305 slugging percentage, a .305 on-base percentage and a .959 fielding percentage.

As a junior in 2001, McNamara played in 26 games, starting 25 of them. He batted .220 with 20 hits, 12 RBI, 14 runs, two doubles, one home run and one stolen base. He owned a .275 slugging percentage, a .308 on-base percentage and a .979 fielding percentage.

Prior to coming to RIC, McNamara played for two seasons, under Jay Grenier, at the Community College of Rhode Island in 1999 and 2000.

He is a physical education major and a 1998 graduate of Pilgrim High School.

Senior catcher Dave Quaglia (Attleboro, MA) closed out his final year of collegiate eligibility with the Anchormen. Quaglia played in 35 games, starting all of them. He batted .280 with 35 runs, 35 hits, 14 doubles, six home runs and 28 RBI. He owned a .536 slugging percentage, a .422 on-base percentage and a .980 fielding percentage. Quaglia led the team in runs, RBI, extra-base hits and RBI. He was one of only two players (Russ Barron) to start and play in each of the squad’s 35 contests. His 14 doubles in ’02 is the second highest total in RIC baseball history for a single season.

Prior to coming to RIC, Quaglia played at the Community College of Rhode Island in 1998 and 1999 where he earned All-New England honors as a backstop.

Quaglia is an elementary education major and a 1997 graduate of Attleboro High School.

Junior pitcher Dan Furtado (East Providence, RI) appeared in 12 games. He was 0-2 with an 8.84 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 19.1 innings pitched.

Junior first basemen Eric Gibree (Bristol, RI) was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. Gibree played in 32 games, starting all of them. He batted .309 with 20 runs, 38 hits, three doubles, four triples, four home runs, 25 RBI, and one stolen base. He owned a .496 slugging percentage, a .380 on-base percentage and a .988 fielding percentage. Gibree led the team in putouts and triples, was second in hits and third in runs. His 241 putouts this spring is a new RIC record for a single season.

Junior outfielder Marco Neves (Pawtucket, RI) played in 12 games, starting four of them. He batted .400 with five runs, six hits, one double, one triple and four RBI. He owned a .600 slugging percentage, a .526 on-base percentage and a .857 fielding percentage.

Junior third basemen Brian Peer (Windsor, CT) played in 19 games, starting 15 of them. He batted .300 with nine runs, 18 hits, three doubles and seven RBI. He owned a .350 slugging percentage, a .344 on-base percentage and a .816 fielding percentage.

Sophomore pitcher Jeremy Edwards (Exeter, RI) appeared in seven games, starting four of them. He was 1-4 with one save, a 4.60 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 29.1 innings pitched.

Sophomore outfielder Ryan Lynch (Newport, RI) played in 15 games, starting eight of them. He batted .286 with seven runs, six hits, two doubles and three RBI. He owned a .381 slugging percentage, a .500 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Sophomore second basemen Mike Melucci (Lincoln, RI) played in 26 games, starting 21 of them. He batted .270 with ten runs, 24 hits, four doubles, four home runs, 16 RBI and one stolen base. He owned a .449 slugging percentage, a .323 on-base percentage and a .849 fielding percentage.

Sophomore shortstop George Serra (Westerly, RI) played in 19 games, starting all of them. He batted .314 with ten runs, 22 hits, four doubles, one triple, eight RBI and one stolen base. He owned a .400 slugging percentage, a .377 on-base percentage and a .871 fielding percentage.

Sophomore pitcher Jeff Steere (Chepachet, RI) appeared in 11 games, starting six of them. He was 0-4 with a 6.29 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 44.1 innings pitched.

Freshman center fielder Kyle Benchsky (Cranston, RI) played in 33 games, starting 30 of them. He batted .191 with 13 runs, 18 hits, three doubles, two home runs, nine RBI and five stolen bases. Benchsky led the club in steals. He owned a .287 slugging percentage, a .336 on-base percentage and a .962 fielding percentage.

Freshman pitcher/designated hitter Matthew Brannon (Cranston, RI) appeared in 12 games, starting seven of them. He was 2-4 with a 4.53 ERA, two complete games and 48 strikeouts in 55.2 innings pitched. Brannon led the team in innings pitched and strikeouts, was second in wins and third in ERA. As a hitter, he played in 21 games, starting 17 of them. He batted .233 with eight runs, 17 hits, five doubles, nine RBI and one stolen base. He owned a .301 slugging percentage, a .305 on-base percentage and a .960 fielding percentage.

Freshman outfielder Joe Cerullo (Johnston, RI) played in nine games, starting seven of them. He batted .080 with one run, two hits and three RBI. He owned a .080 slugging percentage, a .143 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Freshman pitcher Seth DeCorte (Chepachet, RI) appeared in 11 games, starting two of them. He was 1-2 with one save, a 4.25 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 29.2 innings pitched. DeCorte led the team in ERA.

Freshman pitcher/outfielder Glenn Dusablon (North Smithfield, RI) appeared in nine games, starting seven of them. He was 4-2 with a 4.26 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 50.2 innings pitched. He led the pitching staff in wins and was second in ERA, strikeouts and innings pitched. As a hitter, he played in 19 games, starting 12 of them. He batted .320 with eight runs, 16 hits, two doubles, one triple, one home run, two RBI and one stolen base. He owned a .460 slugging percentage, a .424 on-base percentage and a .902 fielding percentage. Dusablon was named the Little East Conference’s Rookie of the Week four times during the season.

Freshman second basemen/shortstop Mike Luke (Cranston, RI) played in 27 games, starting 25 of them. He batted .204 with 18 runs, 19 hits, two doubles, one home run, 11 RBI and three stolen bases. He owned a .258 slugging percentage, a .393 on-base percentage and a .906 fielding percentage. Luke was second on the team in steals. Luke set a RIC single season record, by being hit by 13 pitches on the season He trails all-time leader Andy Barron ’01 by one for the RIC career record.

Freshman pitcher Jim Milano (Johnston, RI) appeared in nine games, starting five of them. He was 1-5 with a 6.44 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 36.1 innings pitched.

Freshman infielder Anthony Pacitto (Johnston, RI) played in eight games. He batted .500 with two runs, three hits and two RBI. Pacitto owned a .500 slugging percentage, a .375 on-base percentage and a .800 fielding percentage.

Freshman third basemen Chris Smaldone (Johnston, RI) played in 30 games, starting 28 of them. He batted .255 with 14 runs, 26 hits, three doubles, one triple, nine RBI and two stolen bases. He owned a .304 slugging percentage, a .330 on-base percentage and a .822 fielding percentage.

 

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