April 13, 2007


Rhode Island College’s Josh Cardoso Recognized by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association


Providence, RIRhode Island College sophomore shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, MA) was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division III Baseball Hitter of the Week for the week ending April 15. Earlier in the week, he was selected as the Little East Conference Player of the Week after leading the Anchormen to a 3-0 mark in the conference circuit with a .714 (10-for-14) batting average, seven RBIs, six runs scored, a pair of home runs, a triple and a 1.214 slugging percentage.


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     On April 5, Cardoso went 4-for-5 with his first career multiple-homer game, a season-high five RBIs and two runs scored to lead the charge as Rhode Island College overpowered conference for UMass Dartmouth, 13-3. He continued his white-hot hitting in a doubleheader against UMass Boston over the weekend. Cardoso went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI to lift the Anchormen to a 6-4 victory in game one. He added three hits, including a triple, two runs scored and an RBI as the hosts swept the twinbill with a, 9-4, nightcap victory. He sits atop the Little East Conference standings in batting average (.491), slugging percentage (.825), on-base percentage (.561) and runs scored (21), while sharing the lead in home runs (4).

     Under the watchful eye of Head Coach Jay Grenier, Rhode Island College boasts an overall record of 11-6, including a 4-2 mark in the conference action. The Anchormen return to action at noon on April 14, when Rhode Island College travels to Southern Maine for a Little East Conference doubleheader.