March 9, 2008


Anchormen Sail Past Daniel Webster, 15-2


TEMPLE TERRANCE, Fla. – Six student-athletes on the Rhode Island College baseball team registered multiple hits as the Anchormen overpowered Daniel Webster College, 15-2, in the first game of a doubleheader at Florida College. Junior shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, Mass.) paced the offensive attack with a perfect 2-for-2 showing from the dish, while also driving in a pair of runs.



Junior Shortstop Josh Cardoso


             The first four batters in the Rhode Island College lineup each recorded two hits, while the fifth and sixth hitters in the order cracked the scoring column with a base knock each. Junior right fielder Chris O’Connors (North Kingstown, R.I.) turned in a 2-for-3 performance from the plate with two RBI, while freshman catcher Franklin Salcedo (Providence, R.I.) went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in. Junior third baseman Jeff Costa (Pawtucket, R.I.) went 2-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI.


            Rhode Island College (3-0) used a two-out rally in the first inning to jump out to an early advantage. Cardoso started the surge with a single through the left side of the infield. O’Connors drove in Cardoso with a double to left centerfield to give the Anchormen a lead they would never relinquish.


            The visitors strung together five hits and four runs in the bottom of the third inning to increase their advantage to 5-0. Cardoso and O’Connors laced back-to-back doubles to start the scoring, while sophomore Tim Schabowski (Pascoag, R.I.) and classmate left fielder Jared Rossi (Johnston, R.I.) also logged RBI-hits.


The Anchormen continued to apply the offensive pressure, scoring at least two runs in the next three innings. Rhode Island College pushed across six insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth to seal its third consecutive victory. 


Senior starting pitcher Evan Grogan (East Lyme, Conn.) picked up his first win of the season, registering seven strikeouts over six innings. Grogan limited the Eagles to two runs, one of which was earned, on seven hits, while walking one. Sophomore relief pitcher Michael Boucher (Woonsocket, R.I.) struck out the side in order in the seventh.