April 3, 2008


RIC Stays Unbeaten in Little East Play

Providence, RI— Senior right-hander Evan Grogan (East Lyme, CT) and junior closer Eric Fama (Wappingers Falls, NY) combined for a two-hit shutout as visiting Rhode Island College defeated the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s baseball team, 2-0, in a Little East Conference game at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Thursday afternoon.


Junior right fielder Chris O’Connors (North Kingstown, RI) singled home junior third baseman Jeff Costa (Pawtucket, RI) in the third to give the Anchormen a 1-0 lead. Sophomore left fielder Jared Rossi (Johnston, RI) homered in the fourth for the game’s other run. Neither Grogan nor Fama walked a batter in the contest. UMD freshman right-hander Chris Contre (East Bridgewater, MA) allowed both runs in 7.1 innings and took the loss, falling to 0-4. Freshman right-hander Kyle Merrill (Dennis, MA) finished up. Grogan earned the victory and improved to 2-0, while Fama earned his third save of the season.



 Evan Grogan



 Eric Fama


The Corsairs dropped to 1-16 and 0-3 in the Little East Conference with the defeat, while RIC improved to 12-5 and 3-0 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Plymouth State in a Little East Conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon, while the Anchormen will host Southern Maine in a twinbill Saturday.


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